Elias2021-11-10 23:14:362021-11-10 23:14:36Melissa White is a 67-year-old female with ischemic cardiomyopathy and a history of chronic heart failure, HTN, high cholesterol and coronary artery disease (CAD).
|Melissa White is a 67-year-old female with ischemic cardiomyopathy and a history of chronic heart failure, HTN, high cholesterol and coronary artery disease (CAD). She is a past smoker that quit 5 years ago after her husband died of emphysema in 2007. She is a retired school teacher who cares for her ailing 90-year-old mother at home. Her neighbor brought her to an emergency department because she was complaining of shortness or breath, fatigue and swelling in her ankles and feet. Patient states that her shortness of breath is especially prominent at night and when walking. Physical examination revealed mild respiratory distress and 2+ pitting edema. Serum Creatinine level was 1.0. Upon questioning the patient about the events leading up to this morning, she ??a?ed ?ha? ?he did n?? ?ake he? ??a?e? ?ill? f?? ?he la?? fi?e da?? beca??e he? m?m?? ankle? ?e?e ???llen ?? ?he ga?e he? ?he ?ill?. She al?? admi??ed ?? being ??? ?f ??ne ?f m? hea?? ?ill?? b?? cann?? ?emembe? ?hich ?ne. She ??a?e? ?he i? ?n ?e?e?al heart medications. She has not brought any of her medication with her to the ED. 12-lead EKG revealed sinus
|tachycardia without ectopy. Her chest radiography showed borderline cardiomegaly. An ABG was drawn and the results are pending. A saline lock was inserted into left forearm and she was admitted to the telemetry unit. She is allergic to penicillin, cephalosporin, and midazolam.
- What are the abnormal assessment findings for this patient?
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- What is 1 at risk nursing diagnosis for this patient?
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