Health care-associated infections (HAIs)are the most prevalent hospital-associated infection.Which of the following evidence-informed practice guidelines is effective at reducing surgical site infections?
The goal of prophylactic antibiotic therapy is to protect the patient from infection with as little risk as possible.To achieve this goal,the nurse recognizes that antibiotics should be administered when they will be most beneficial.When would that be?
The nurse is providing the patient with preoperative education.When the nurse informs the patient that she will not be able to wear makeup,the patient states,"But I never go anywhere without my makeup." The nurse's response is based on what rationale?
The patient has been taught how to use diaphragmatic breathing.When the patient returns from surgery,however,he cannot be placed upright and must remain flat.What does the nurse tell the patient about performing the diaphragmatic exercises?
The nurse is providing care for a patient who is recovering in the postanaesthesia care unit (PACU).Given that the patient is restricted to the supine position,which intervention provides the patient with adequate chest expansion?