Hondros College of Nursing; the answers to the questions must be complete to receive credit.
(Boxes and blanks filled in.) The answers do not have to be 100% correct, but show evidence of
attempting to correctly answer the questions.
Describe the situation.
What does this situation mean within the context of
Do you have any concerns about this situation?
What data would you collect to help you interpret what you "noticed"?
How do the data you collected compare with the normal expectations?
How do the data you collected compare with what you would expect for
What conclusions can you draw?
What will you do at this time about the situation?
We won't use this step in the homework because you will not be implementing the nursing
As you work through the two patient situations, apply the above model. Then, state:
1. What concept (issue, problem, concern) is occurring.
2. What you know about the concept.
3. Interventions based on your knowledge of the concept.
4. Any interrelated concepts you need to consider.
Patient Situation -- Millie Larsen
You have taken care of her in past courses. Millie is now 88 years old. She had a stroke three
days ago which left her right side paralyzed. She is in the hospital and currently has an IV for
hydration. She complained of nausea and vomiting. She has a temporary NG tube in place as her