Retrieved from chest ct

This preview shows page 2 - 6 out of 12 pages.

Retrieved from Chest CT. (2018, July 20). A.D.A.M Multimedia Encyclopedia. 1-1. Retrieved from Echocardiogram. (2017, April 16). A.D.A.M Multimedia Encyclopedia. 1-1. Retrieved from Jones, Nya. (n.d.). Reasons for Crackling in the Lungs. 1-1 Retrieved from 2
Image of page 2
Sydney Sikes Course Project HIT111 JOAN SMITH WEEK #5 Week #5 Prompt: What diagnoses have you ruled out A list of further tests/procedures and the corresponding diagnoses (there may be more than one). Identity and define 5 abbreviations found in the test/procedure results Diagnoses Ruled Out: Heart Angina Pulmonary obstruction Cystic Fibrosis Pneumonia Br onchiectasis Procedures: A ECG test was done on Joan Smith and there was no evidence of any rhythmic problems with the heart, the heart rate was 112 resting rate which is very high and can be considered as tachycardia. Other than that there were no major signs of issues during the ECG. A cardiac blood test was preformed and her troponin level came back <0.01 ng/mL which is a negative result for myocardial infarction. Mrs. Smith is able to rest comfortably, getting her O2 from a nasal cannula, and was also given an IV. An EpiPen was inserted intramuscularly but Mrs. Smith still complains of shortness of breath. She is taken for a chest X-ray which shows that she is positive for Hamptons hump in the right inferior lobe. Hamptons hump can be caused by pulmonary embolisms or infarctions. If Hamptons hump is not due to either cause then it will typically heal itself within a week. Abbreviations: ng/ml: nanograms per milliliter PICC line: catheter tube that’s inserted into an arm, leg or neck ECG: Echocardiogram Pt: Patient PA view: Posteroanterior IM: Intramuscular SOB: shortness of breath 3
Image of page 3
Sydney Sikes Course Project HIT111 Sources: Conti, C. (2002). Value of “Borderline” Troponin T Measurements in Patients with Chest Pain . 139-140. Retrieved from Hacking, C. & Fischer, J. (2019). Hamptons Hump . 1-1. Retrieved from Palliative Care – Shortness of Breath. (2018, February 18). A.D.A.M Multimedia Encyclopedia. 1-1. Retrieved from 4
Image of page 4
Sydney Sikes Course Project HIT111 JOAN SMITH WEEK #7 Week #7 Prompt: Final diagnosis Treatment Prognosis Prevention Procedure: A CTA chest pulmonary angio, with the use of contrast dye, was preformed on Mrs. Smith. The doctors used 100mL of Isovue-300 contrast dye, injected into the veins. Dye is used because it will highlight and show any blockages, in Mrs. Smith’s case, the doctors were looking to see if Mrs. Smith has a pulmonary embolism, which is a blood clot that interrupts blood flow
Image of page 5
Image of page 6

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 12 pages?

  • Spring '14
  • optic nerve, SYDNEY SIKES

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture