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End-Cap ScenarioHistory: Sam is a 52 year old man, who has become progressively immobilized by multiplesclerosis over the last 35 years. The symptoms appeared when he was in seminary in his mid20s. His wife Terry (49) works part time. Her mother (82) cares for Sam when Terry is at work.Sam requires total assistance with transfers during the past 22 years, and has remained at homeand remarkably free of the hazards of immobility because of Terry‘s care. He had several boutswith pneumonia, a number of urinary tract infections, a deep vein thrombosis and diffusepulmonary emboli sustained two weeks after a fall and hip fracture which led to his transfer to atransitional care unit. He has a long term supra-pubic catheter. He requires thickened fluids. Heis diabetic. For purposes of this case study he is being treated for a duodenal ulcer, and arecurring UTI.Why do you think hetakes these medicines?What nursing concerns relate to them?

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