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What considerations should the nurse make when communicating with the patient?

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John Neer, a 78-year-old patient, is admitted to outpatient testing for a cardiac angiogram. The patient has a history of hearing impairment from the war. His left ear is deaf, and his right ear has a 50% hearing loss. He has a hearing aid for the right ear, but his family did not bring the hearing aid with the patient since he was going for a procedure today. They live 100 miles from the hospital, and it will not be possible for them to bring in the hearing aid. The nurse assesses how the patient would like to communicate. The patient states that he reads lips.
a. What considerations should the nurse make when communicating with the patient?
b. What additional equipment or interventions could be used to improve communication with the patient?

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