Posted: February 26th, 2018

Malpractice claim : 5 Important Issues to Note

A male client who has heart failure receives an additional dose of bumetanide as prescribed 4 hours after the daily dose.

The nurse assesses him 15 minutes after administering the medication and reminds him to save all urine in the bathroom.

Thirty minutes later the nurse finds the client on the floor, unresponsive, and bleeding from a laceration. Determine the issues that support the client’s malpractice claim. Select all that apply.

1. Failure to replace body fluids
2. Increased risk of hypotension
3. Failure to teach the client adequately
4. Increased need to protect the client
5. Excessive bumetanide administration
6. Lack of follow-up nursing actions

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