6521 Week 9 Discussion.docx - My patient HH is a 68-year-old male admitted with community acquired pneumonia His past medical history includes COPD

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My patient, HH, is a 68-year-old male admitted with community acquired pneumonia. His past medical history includes COPD, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. The patient is on day 3 antibiotic therapy with Azithromycin 500mg IV daily and Ceftriaxone 1g IV daily. The patient’s respirator status appears to be improving, but the patient has a poor appetite due to complaints of nausea and vomiting. For this patient, the primary focus should be his respiratory status. Being that the patient has a diagnosis of a chronic lung condition, it is important to ensure that he is getting the proper oxygenation and perfusion. Additionally, with conditions such as COPD, you must also ensure that the patient is not receiving too much oxygen, as this may decrease their respiratory drive (Hammer, G., & McPhee, S. 2019). The second major concern for this patient is his glycemic control. The patient is a diagnosed diabetic who has not been eating. It is important for the health
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