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Case Study21.10.20Deadline - Monday, 22:00Write Answers. Use same Word file.Jeraldine Yates is a 70-year-old woman originally from Alabama. She lives alone and is ableto manage herself independently. She is active in her community and church. Mrs. Yates wasadmitted to the hospital two months ago with heart failure. Since her discharge, a visitingnurse visits every other week to assess for symptoms, of heart failure and see that Mrs. Yatesis continuing to manage well on her own. The visiting nurse stops in to see Mrs. Yates today.The nurse immediately notices that Mrs. Yates’slegs are very swollen. Mrs. Yates states, “Inoticed they were getting a bit bigger. They are achy, too.” The nurse asks Mrs. Yates if shehas been weighingherself daily to which Mrs. Yates replies, “I got on that scale the last timeyou were here, remember?” The nurse weighs Mrs. Yates and she hasgained 10 pounds.Additional assessment findings indicate that Mrs. Yates gets short of breath when ambulatingfrom one room to the other (approximately 20 feet) and must sit down to catch her breath.Her oxygen saturation is 95% on room air. Bibasilar crackles are heard when auscultating her

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