Discussion 10.1 –
Case Study One
Discuss what you would teach a patient receiving treatment
for hypertension and the importance of continuing to take prescribed drugs.
What signs and symptoms do promptly need to report to the health care provider?
Discussion 10.2 –
Case Study Two
Your patient is a 40 year old woman who is returned to your
ambulatory care unit after having a cholecystectomy performed as minimally
invasive surgery by laparoscopy. After moving her from the stretcher to her
bed, you take her VS pulse is 118 and therady, blood pressure is 88/72
respiratory rate is 28 and pulse oximetry is 88%. When you call her name she
opens her eyes but does not answer any questions.
What should you do first?
What manifestations of shock are present based on the
information you currently have?3. How would you classify this stage of shock?
Provide a rationale for your evaluation.
What other assessment data should you obtain?
Given the type of surgery she has undergone, where would you
expect bleeding to occur and what manifestations would indicate possible
Discussion 10.3 –
Case Study Three
An 82 year old man living alone at home had a sudden onset
of chest pain. He called 911 and was taken to the emergency department.
As his ED nurse what is your first action in response to his
report of chest pain?
The physician prescribes IV nitroglycerin for the pain. What
assessment will you perform prior to administering this drug and why?
The physician prescribed oxygen at 3L via nasal cannula.
What is the purpose of this intervention for managing chest pain?