Mr. Peterson is a 79-year-old that lives at home with his da
Mr. Peterson is a 79-year-old that lives at home with his daughter…. Mr. Peterson is a 79-year-old that lives at home with his daughter. His daughter must work Full Time and is not home with him during the day. He presents to the hospital with a 4-week history of 7/10 pain to right foot, and you have noticed an open wound underneath the right heel. When you asked what happened, Mr. Peterson replied, “I can’t remember if I hit it against the counter, or if it’s because I don’t move around much, but I have been just putting a dressing over it, and taking Tylenol for the pain. It is not getting any better and I am worried about it not improving.” He is rocking back and forth on the stretcher and rubbing his right foot stating, “how am I going to cope with this now?”Past medical history of: Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Anxiety, Dementia and had a stroke 8 years ago with minimal deficits.You are the Practical nurse assigned to Mr. Peterson 1.What 3 priority assessments would you complete for Mr. Peterson? (3marks) 2.Explain why it is important to complete these assessments? (3marks) After the doctor assessed Mr. Peterson it is discovered that he has a stage 3 ulcer to the area. He is admitted to the hospital for 2 weeks, and is now being discharged home. As you are preparing him to go home, he tells you that he worried about going home. Mr. Peterson asks, “so how am I supposed to do the dressing to the area again?” What additional concerns would you have if any about Mr. Peterson being home alone? This should not be related to your priority assessments (2marks) Are there any other assessments that you may want to do at this time? (2marks) What concerns if any do you have about Mr. Peterson being discharged home? (2marks) 4. What will you do about it? (2marks) After completing your assessment, you now need to develop a plan. Start by developing a nursing diagnosis.1.What is the priority nursing diagnosis for Mr. Peterson? (1 mark) Health Science Science Nursing
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