Posted: December 11th, 2017
The nursing assistant tells you that a patient who is receiving oxygen at a flow rate of 6 L/min by nasal cannula is complaining of nasal passage discomfort. What intervention should you suggest to improve the patient’s comfort for this problem?
A. Suggest that the patient’s oxygen be humidified
B. Suggest that a simple face mask be used instead of a nasal cannula.
C. Suggest that the patient be provided with an extra pillow
D. Suggest that the patient sit up in a chair at the bedside
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