Case Study - PN - Age Related Risks.docx - Case Study PN Age Related Risks Meet the client Marvin Reedle Marvin Reedle is an 84-year-old widowed African

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Case Study – PN – Age Related Risks Meet the client: Marvin Reedle Marvin Reedle is an 84-year-old widowed African American male who moved into an assisted living center after a recent hospitalization for complications related to diabetes. Mr. Reedle lives alone in an apartment in the center. Although his apartment as its own kitchen, Mr. Reedle prefers to eat with the other residents in the centers dining room. He ambulates with a cane and no longer drives but he does take public transportation when needed. He is visited monthly by a registered nurse (RN), weekly by a licensed practical nurse (PN) and every two days by an unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP), all of whom are employed by the assisted living center. Mr. Reedle has had type 1 diabetes mellitus for 60 years. He is experienced with self-administration of insulin injections 3 times per day. 1.The PN understands which is correct regarding diabetes mellitus in the aging client? 2.Which information about the client is of most concern to the PN? 3.Which other symptoms should the PN expect in the client with a diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy?
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