Week 4 Module 2 Assignment: Case Study Analysis
Module 2 Assignment: Case Study Analysis
An understanding of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems is a critically important component of disease diagnosis and treatment. This importance is magnified by the fact that these two systems work so closely together. A variety of factors and circumstances that impact the emergence and severity of issues in one system can have a role in the performance of the other.
Effective disease analysis often requires an understanding that goes beyond these systems and their capacity to work together. The impact of patient characteristics, as well as racial and ethnic variables, can also have an important impact.
An understanding of the symptoms of alterations in cardiovascular and respiratory systems is a critical step in diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. For APRNs this understanding can also help educate patients and guide them through their treatment plans.
In this Assignment, you examine a case study and analyze the symptoms presented. You identify the elements that may be factors in the diagnosis, and you explain the implications to patient health.
By Day 1 of this week, you will be assigned to a specific case study scenario for this Case Study Assignment. Please see the â€œCourse Announcementsâ€ section of the classroom for your assignment from your Instructor.
Assignment (1- to 2-page case study analysis)
In your Case Study Analysis related to the scenario provided, explain the following
- The cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary pathophysiologic processes that result in the patient presenting these symptoms.
- Any racial/ethnic variables that may impact physiological functioning.
- How these processes interact to affect the patient.
By Day 7 of Week 4
Submit your Case Study Analysis Assignment by Day 7 of Week 4
Reminder: The College of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The sample paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements (available at https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates). All papers submitted must use this formatting.
Week 4 Case Study Assignment
A 42-year-old female presented to the dentist complaining intermittent right upper toothache pain over a week which intensified 1 day ago and seemed to radiate to the back of her neck. At the time of her appointment the dentist refused to treat the patientâ€™s toothache pain with anything other than oral antibiotics because her blood pressure was 210/155. The patient presented to her local ER where she reported that she had been experiencing edema and voiding very little despite her increase in fluid intake. Her labs revealed a non-fasting blood glucose level of 410, proteinuria and an initial, elevated troponin level of 0.3. Her vital signs were blood pressure 225/150, pulse 86, respirations 18, and temperature of 97.7. Medications included Lasix 20mg po daily, coreg 12.5mg daily, losartan 25mg daily, clonidine 0.1mg po TID, metformin 875mg po BID and Humulin 70/30 insulin 15U in the morning and 10U in the evening sq.