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Question:

In the Nursing Care Plan you note it is written; “O2 per N/C @3L, Orthopnea pos. as needed”. As a CNA, you know what does this mean?

A Resident has oxygen with a nasal cannula on 3 liters, assist to sit Mrs Fowlers
Explaination

This nursing care plan means that the customer is receiving oxygen at a constant rate of 3 liters per minute, using a nasal cannula. The CNA can help the customer sit in a Fowler’s (upright) position if the customer has trouble with breathing. The CNA should become familiar with list of approved abbreviations in their facility, for reading care plans and for doing documentation.