Jeraldine Yates is a 70-year-old woman originally from Alaba

Jeraldine Yates is a 70-year-old woman originally from Alabama. She… Jeraldine Yates is a 70-year-old woman originally from Alabama. She lives alone and is able to manage herself independently. She is active in her community and church. Mrs. Yates was admitted to the hospital two months ago. Since her discharge, a visiting nurse visits every other and see that Mrs. Yates is continuing to manage well on her own. The visiting nurse stops in to see Mrs. Yates today. The nurse immediately notices that Mrs. Yates’s legs are very swollen. Mrs. Yates states, “I noticed they were getting a bit bigger. They are achy, too.” The nurse asks Mrs. Yates if she has been weighing herself daily to which Mrs. Yates replies, “I got on that scale the last time you were here, remember?” The nurse weighs Mrs. Yates and she has gained 10 pounds. Additional assessment findings indicate that Mrs. Yates gets short of breath when ambulating from one room to the other (approximately 20 feet) and must sit down to catch her breath. Her oxygen saturation is 95% on room air. Bibasilar crackles are heard when auscultating her lung sounds. The nurse asks Mrs. Yates if she is currently or has in the past few days experienced any chest, arm, or jaw pain or become nauseous or sweaty. Mrs. Yates states, “No, I didn’t have any of that. I would know another heart attack. I didn’t have one of those.” The nurse asks about any back pain, stomach pain, confusion, dizziness, or a feeling that Mrs. Yates might faint. Mrs. Yates denies these symptoms stating, “No. None of that. Just a little more tired than usual lately.” Her vital signs are temperature 97.6ºF (36.4ºC), blood pressure 140/70, pulse 93, and respirations 22. The nurse reviews Mrs. Yates’s list of current medications. Mrs. Yates is taking aspirin, clopidogrel bisulfate, lisinopril, and carvedilol. The nurse calls the health care provider who asks the nurse to draw blood for a complete blood count (CBC), basic metabolic panel (BMP), brain natriuretic peptide (B-type natriuretic peptide assay or BNP), troponin, creatine kinase (CPK), creatine kinase-MB (CKMB), and albumin. The health care provider also prescribes oral (PO) furosemide and asks the nurse to arrange an outpatient electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG), chest X-ray, and echocardiogram   Health Science Science Nursing NUR 12

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