The nurse is caring for an adult who had an appendectomy 6 hours ago. Which intervention would the nurse expect to perform to promote rest and sleep? Select all that apply.

  • provide a substantial meal of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn, and milk
  • offer Ambien 5 mg as ordered
  • lower the temperature of the room
  • change bed linen
Numbers 2, 3, and 4 are correct.
Providing an ordered hypnotic will promote sleep. Lowering the temperature of the room will promote sleep. Fresh linens will provide comfort. A light snack rather than a large meal should be provided.