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Case Study in the ER:Week 11: Circulation Lab Directions:This week we will go throughcirculation. The main goal is for you to be able to explain the role of the heartby tracing the blood flow through the heart and the body. This lab is worth 40points total, induvial question point values for each question are listed below.You will work independently to complete the case study below. First, gothrough the accompanying power point your TA has uploaded for thebackground needed to complete this lab assignment. Read the narrative andanswer the questions below each partin complete sentences(this willcount towards your professionalism points). You can type your answers inthis document, in a separate document, or on a sheet of paper and scan it.Upload it to the drop box on iCollege by this Sunday April 5 at 11:59pm.Part I- The Call for HelpIt was a dark and stormy night when Mrs. Whatsit arrived home fromCostco.She put the giant case of toilet paper on the kitchen counter andyelled loudly to Mr. Whatsit. “Charles, I’m home and I bought all the toiletpaper they would allow! I’m starving. Are you about ready for supper?” Mrs.Whatsit did not hear her husband respond, so she walked down the hall tothe living room and saw her dear husband lying face down on the rug.“Charles! Can you hear me? Are you alright?” she asked as she turned himon his side. Charles Whatsit gripped his chest and tried desperately torespond but was unable to speak. Sobbing hysterically, Mrs. Whatsit ranback to the kitchen to retrieve her cell phone and called 911. Theparamedics were on their way. To Mrs. Whatsit, it seemed like days, but EMSarrived within moments and rushed Charles Whatsit to the hospital. Once Mr.Whatsit was admitted to the hospital, his vitals were recorded by NurseJackie. See the vitals Nurse Jackie recorded for Charles Whatsit below.Mr. WhatsitNormalSystolic blood pressure (mm Hg)90120Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)5280Oral temperature(°F)98.997.8 to 99.1Heart rate (beats per minute)120, irregular60-80Respiratory rate (breaths per minute)33, labored12 to 20Questions1. Which of Mr. Whatsit’svital signs and lab numbers were atypical? (1pt)
2.Are there any additional medical tests would you order for Mr. Whatsit toobtain more information on his condition, choose one below and explain yourreasoning? (1pt)

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