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Patient Profile M.J. is a 23-year-old white woman transferred via ambulance to the hospital after a fire in her apartment. She was asleep when the fire started and managed to make her way out of the apartment through the smoke. She sustained second- and third-degree burns over the right side of her face and neck, the right side of the anterior trunk, 2/3 of the lower right thigh, and right arm. In the emergency department, she received a tetanus shot, morphine for pain, and 2 L of IV fluids. M.J had also tried to jump out of her apartment window during the fire and sustained a compound fracture Subjective Data Single lives alone Attends local college part-time while working full-time as a waitress Denies tobacco, alcohol, and drug use Objective Data Physical Examination Blood pressure 190/80, pulse 88, temperature 99° F, respirations 28 Height 5’4”, weight 180 lbs Voice is hoarse; singed nose hair Productive cough with moderate amounts of gray sputum

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