Week 8 Assignment Question: Care of a licensed practical nurse
Assignment: The LPN and the patient requiring tube feedings. Go over the case study on Chapter 5 and submit APA Paper.
Instructions: In Chapter 5, a patient was transferred to a nursing facility under the care of a licensed practical nurse. The nurse failed to follow tube feeding directions on a timely basis and this eventually led to the patient dying. Answer the following questions in the form of an APA paper:
a. What were the physician’s orders during the transfer from the hospital to the nursing care facility?
b. In your opinion, what should the care team done differently to avoid such a dire outcome?
c. What was the nurse’s responsibility when assessing the patient and realizing she would not have the feeding tube available in a timely manner?
d. Should the care team have discharged this patient to this level of care or not and why?
Paper must be at least 1 page, excluding title page and reference page. (at least 1 reference no more than 5 years old), make sure to reference the article.