M.W. is a 65-year-old female. She is a retired auto worker who lives in a condo with
her golden retriever, Charlie. She has a history of diabetes type II diagnosed 3 years ago. She had a myocardial infarction in 2012. She does not exercise. She denies smoking or alcohol use. She was feeling fine until yesterday.
Basic Assessment Data
A&O x4, shortness of breath on exertion, fine crackles in bilateral lower lobes, O2 saturation 89% on RA. S1 and S2 audible without murmur, cap refill >2 secs lower extremities, <2 secs in upper extremities. Vitals: BP 100/60, HR 84, RR 28, Temp 36.1C
Ht: 5' 5" Wt: 200 lbs.
What nursing diagnostics are most important for this client. Name 3 and which is a top priority.
The nursing diagnostics would be first blood work to check on infection possibly in the lungs, heart, and... View the full answer