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The nurse responds to an alarm on a pulse oximeter and sees the patient's oxygen saturation is reading 38%. The nurse observes the patient, noting a respiratory rate of 12 breaths per minute, pink mucous membranes, and easy regular respirations.

The nurse concludes the pulse oximeter is not reading accurately. Whose theory of nursing is this nurse demonstrating?
1.
Annie Goodrich
2.
Lillian D. Wald
3.
Florence Nightingale
4.
Linda Richards

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Florence Nightingale promoted treating the patient based on the patient's individual needs rather than treating the disease or, in this case, the machinery.

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My sincere thanks.