A patient has just arrived to the floor after an enucleation procedure following a workplace accident in which his left eye was irreparably damaged. Which of the following should the nurse prioritize during the patients immediate postoperative recovery?

Answer Explanation: When surgical eye removal is unexpected, such as in severe ocular trauma, leaving no time for the patient and family to prepare for the loss, the nurses role in providing emotional support is crucial. In the short term, this is a priority over teaching regarding prostheses, medications, or vision adaptation.

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