A What is the rationale for computing body mass index What is Mrs Varners BMI A

# A what is the rationale for computing body mass index

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A.What is the rationale for computing body mass index? What is Mrs. Varner’s BMI? A BMI is the ratio based on body weight and height. The obtained value is compared to the established standards. Trends or changes in values over time are
considered more useful than isolated or one-time measurements, BMI highly correlated with body fat, although increased lean body mass or a large body framecan also increase the BMI. People with a low BMI lower than 18.5 are at an increased risk for problems associated with poor nutritional status. Low BMI is associated with a higher mortality rate among hospitalized patients and community -dwelling older adults. Those with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered over-weight. Obesity is defined as BMI greater than 30(WHO,2011). In addition to the calculation of BMI, waist circumference measurement is a useful assessment tool. To measure waist circumference is a tape measure is placed in a horizontal plane around the abdomen at the level of the iliac crest. A waist circumference greater than 40 inches for men or 35 inches for women indicates excess abdominal fat. Those with a high waist circumference are at an increased risk for diabetes, dyslipidemias, hypertension, heart attack, and stroke (Bickley,2009; Weber & Kelley, 2010)Mrs. Varner’s BMI is: 28.3 B.Calculate her ideal body weight. What is your assessment of her BMI and weight?Mrs. Varner ideal body weight should be 120.3 pounds. Base of her BMI of 28.3 Mrs. Varner is overweight.C.Based on Mrs. Varner’s BMI and weight, the nurse measures her waist circumference.Describe the proper procedure for this assessment. To measure waist circumference is a tape measure is placed in a horizontal plane around the abdomen at the level of the iliac crest. A waist circumference greater than 40 inches for men or 35 inches for women indicates excess abdominal fatD.Mrs. Varner’s waist circumference is 38 inches. What is your assessment?Mrs. Varner’s has a waist circumference of 38 inches which would indicate that she has excess abdominal fat, which can put her at a high risk for diabetes, dyslipidemias, hypertension, heart attack, and stroke.
E.What laboratory values would the nurse review to evaluate Mrs. Varner’s protein levels?The lab values that the nurse would use to evaluate Mrs. Varner’s protein levels are albumin and prealbumin levels. Case Study, Chapter 6, Individual and Family Homeostasis, Stress, and Adaptation2. Mary Turner stepped on a nail 5 days ago and sustained a puncture about 1 inch deep. She immediately cleaned the area with soap and water and hydrogen peroxide and applied triple antibiotic ointment to the site. Today she comes to the clinic with complaints of increased pain and swelling in her foot. On assessment, the nurse notes that the puncture site is red and edematous and has a moderate amount of yellowish drainage. (Learning Objective 9)