Teaching project topic :Firearm safety,
7-year-old gunshot victim (not life threatening, lower left leg), in the trauma unit, lives at home with dad. gun shot wound was due to the child shooting himself. Gun was obtained by the child from the fathers unlocked gun safe and the Gun was loaded.
Blood pressure 104/62, Pulse 78, Respirations 18, Temperature 98.7°F, SaO2 99% room air. His mother explained what had happened, but she was not aware of any history of allergies. J.T. has younger sisters, and his Father and mother are divorced. Once stable, the nurse gained a more thorough history, assessment, and began discharge instructions. The mother is devastated and the father is very apologetic with felings of guilt