A nurse is caring for a patient with empyema. The patient’s family is discussing the patient’s medical treatment. Which of the following statements made by the family requires further education?
“If his infection isn’t treated with the chest tube and antibiotics, he may need a major surgery.”
“We should encourage him to use an incentive spirometer to prevent more complications with his lungs.”
“This infection is likely a result of the pneumonia he has been fighting for the past few weeks.”
“He will only need to be on antibiotics for a couple of days and then he can go home.”
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