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developed and applied to the care of the patient. The care plan incorporated the history of the patient and adjusted the medications that were available to treat the disease’s present as well as the symptoms he was experiencing. The plan consisted of the patient continuing the recommended dosage of lasix, as well as incorporating atropine drops under the tongue, as well as implementing fluid restrictions and decreasing the amount of salt in the diet. Atropine is a medication that is designated as a anticholinergic, but has been shown to work well in decreasingthe amount of fluid retention in the body. This medication has also been beneficial in patients with congestive heart failure. While not all patients with congestive heart failure require this treatment, this was the treatment that worked well for this patient. The patient is still in hospice care a year and a half later and doing well. Recently I was able to speak with him and he is still enjoying life, retired and working on his farm.References
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