Mrs. J Case Study.docx - Running head CASE STUDY MRS J 1 Case Study Mrs J Student\u2019s Name Institutional Affiliation CASE STUDY MRS J 2 Case Study Mrs J

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Running head: CASE STUDY: MRS. J. 1 Case Study: Mrs. J. Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation
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CASE STUDY: MRS. J. 2 Case Study: Mrs. J. 1. Describe the clinical manifestations present in Mrs. J. The clinical manifestation in Mrs. J is symptoms of flu which comprise nausea, fever, productive cough, incapability to perform the ADLs and failure to walk short devoid of needing assistance. 2. Discuss whether the nursing interventions at the time of her admissions were appropriate for Mrs. J. and explain the rationale for each of the medications listed. In ascertaining whether the nursing interventions made during her admission were appropriate it is first vital to know the reasons for her admission. Mrs. J was admitted for the acute decompensated heart including acute exacerbation of the COPD. As such, it is apparent that she was exhibiting extreme signs of cardiac failure hence she was facing heart failure and acute respiratory complications which impaired her ability to breathe normally. Based on these observations, I admit that the nursing interventions were appropriate as they were targeted at stopping a looming heart failure, restoring the respiratory system to its normalcy for the body to get sufficient oxygen. Nonetheless, I consider the administration of Morphine SULFATE Vial as the only inappropriate intervention since it is used for severe pain yet Mrs. J had no pain. The rationale below describes the use of other appropriate interventions. IV furosemide (Lasix): This was the right intervention as it is used in the treatment of edema which results in excess fluids accumulation due to heart failure. Intervening with Lasix helped in managing heart failure symptoms thereby stopping further cardiac complications.
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CASE STUDY: MRS. J. 3 Enalapril (Vasotec): Vasotec was an appropriate intervention medicine since Mrs. J was experiencing acute symptoms of heart failure and the drug treats congestive heart failures. Metoprolol (Lopressor): This medication does not treat heart failure, nonetheless it was administered because it lowers high blood pressure. Although no diagnosis was conducted to observe Mrs. J’s blood pressure, her patient history tells us that she has
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