List common causes of fluid volume deficit and fluid volume overload. In a chart format, provide the assessment findings that constitute a patient...
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List common causes of fluid volume deficit and fluid volume overload. In a chart format, provide the assessment

findings that constitute a patient with Fluid deficit (hypovolemia) vs. Fluid overload (hypervolemia).


Meet the Client: Patty Mills

Patty Mills is a 74-year-old female with a past medical history of coronary artery disease with stent placement, hypertension, and diabetes. Her son brought her to the Emergency Department because she has become increasingly weak and confused and was found by a neighbor wandering her neighborhood unable to locate her home. Patty's son tells the nurse that his mother takes a "water pill" for her blood pressure 2 or 3 times a day. The label on the medication bottle that she brought to the hospital states, "Furosemide 40mg BID". Patty is admitted with fluid volume deficit.


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