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Posted by shan on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 3:34pm.


A nurse was working in ER, during her shift, she see a patient who is having a fever of 101 degree F. The patient also has a open wound on his left leg, the wound is red, painful, swollen, and foul-smelling pus is showing signs of infection. The patient ‘s pain level was 7 that is severe. While she was assessing the patient, a CNA informed her that one of her shift patient, who was receiving oxygen, is having difficulty breathing. ER RN immediately go to patient ‘s room and assess where is the problem. The patient accidently removed his oxygen mask while he was sleeping. Nurse immediacy fixes the oxygen mask and stay with patient until SaO2 remain stable at 96-98%.
Nurse make this decision based on knowledge that airways is always the highest priority and she attend the client who was experiencing the airway problem first because she used Maslow’s Hierarchy of need theory. According to Maslow’s theory, breathing, food, water comes first than any other human body need. Apparently patient with fever and infection need help too but Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a based on the theory that one level of needs must be met before moving on to the next step.

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