Dq 2 - reduce the swelling. Also depending on the uric acid...

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Scenario 2 Mr. Jones came into the office today because he has been having sudden pain in his right knee. Mr. Jones states that the pain occurs more during the night and it is a throbbing pain. The knee appears to be warm and he states it is tender when it is touched there is also some swelling. Mr. Jones states that even laying a sheet or a blanket over the knee is painful there has not been any signs of a fever. I believe that Mr. Jones is suffering from possible gout. I suggest that we run blood work to check the levels of uric acid in the blood. Also Mr. Jones can take a non-steroidal ant-inflammatory such as ibuprofen for the pain and help to
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Unformatted text preview: reduce the swelling. Also depending on the uric acid blood levels a medication will be prescribed to help lower the patients uric acid levels. I have also advised the client to cut down or avoid if possible, sardines, alcohol, organ meats such as liver, legumes, spinach, asparagus, and to limit how much meat that he is eating. If Mr. Jones does not see a decrease in pain and tenderness within the next two weeks it would be advised to give a cortical shot into the right knee. http://host7721.mytruvirtual.com/AudioAceHHS/?a=eJbRH5rtvkOUzV0eBRHVcQ...
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