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Living Will | Question of the Day

A patient is admitted to the hospital for hip replacement surgery and the nurse notes in the documentation that the patient has a living will. In addition to placing a copy of the document on the patient’s chart, the nurse should:
a. Inform the patient that she knows about the living will.
b. Notify the surgeon on the case that the patient has a living will.
c. Contact the pharmacy about withholding medications in case of patient compromise.
d. Direct the family to their spiritual advisor to further discuss the living will.

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