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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.

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The nursing diagnostics would be first blood work to check on infection possibly in the lungs, heart, and... View the full answer

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