By Suzanne Burns
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External stimulation should be minimized and a quiet, restful well-lit room maintained during the day. Consistency in care providers is also important. Repeating orientation cues minimizes fear and confusion; for example, "Good morning Bill, my name is Sue. It's Monday morning in April and you are in the hospital. " Background noise from a television or radio often increases anxiety as the patient has trouble processing the noise and content. Explain all procedures and tests concretely. Introduce one idea at a time, slowly, and have the patient repeat the information.
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Also evaluate nail color and capillary refill. Inspect for the presence of edema, particularly in the dependent parts of the body such as feet, ankles, and sacrum. If edema is present, rate the quality of edema by using a 0 to +4 scale (Table 1~10). Auscultate heart sounds for sI and s2 quality, intensity, and pitch, and for the presence of extra heart sounds, murmurs, clicks, or rubs. Listen to one sound at a time, consistently progressing through the key anatomic landmarks of the heart each time.
AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing by Suzanne Burns