After 72 hours of hydration, oxygen, and antibiotic therapy, Mr Thomas’ respiratory distress has begun to improve. He is more consistently responding to questions, conversing with his wife, sleeping better and appears more oriented. There are no signs of agitation. Mr Thomas is now taking his antibiotics orally.
A family meeting with Mr Thomas, his wife, the AHW, social worker, discharge nurse, clinical nurse specialist, physiotherapist and attending physician will be held to discuss Mr Thomas’ discharge plan.