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Swift River Patients Nursing Practicum

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Swift River Joyce Workman Room 304

Joyce Workman, Joyce Workman, 42- year old female who presents to the Diabetes Clinic with a new diagnosis of type II diabetes. She has been documented as being obese, new onset hypertension, polyuria, and a rash on her abdomen. She was asymptomatic upon arrival. She was admitted yesterday for stabilization of her glucose levels, and assist her with lifestyle modification. She states she leads a sedentary lifestyle as a bank officer. Her HbA1C is 10%.

Robert Sturgess Room 307

Robert Sturgess, 81 years old, Dx- Metastatic CA of Colon, Hx of diabetes. Palliative care. No Known allergies (NKA). Vital signs- Temp 98.7, BP 114/67, P 115, RR 20, SaO2 98%. Neuro WNL alert and cooperative. Skin warm and dry, all vital signs in WNL except 115 pulse, which is normal for him. Blood Glucose 185, 4 units of insulin sliding scale for coverage. ADA diet, intake 25%. Demerol 25mg SIVP for pain, patient reports 7/10 on pain scale. Patient and family upset regarding dx. Dr. Donofrio

Mark Robinson Room

Mark Robinson, is a 52-year-old advertising executive. He presented to the Emergency Department complaining of abdominal pain with a history of black stools for 5 days. He is also complaining of lightheadedness when he tries to stand, and prior to that he has been extremely fatigued to the point that he had to take a couple days off work. He thought he was coming down with the flu, so he has been taking Motrin 800mg twice a day. He is currently on Prednisone 30 milligrams a day for Behcet’s disease, and Cardizem 120 mg a day for hypertension. He has admitted to taking twice his Prednisone dose as he is had a flare up with his gout. Mr. Robinson admits to drinking two to three alcoholic beverages daily. His respirations are equal and unlabored, bowel sounds are active in all four quadrants, he is pale and diaphoretic. Vital signs are BP: 109/58, P: 102, R: 18, SpO2 95, Temp 97.6 F, 36.4 C. Labs are pending; they had to be redrawn as the lab stated that the blood, they sent was hemolyzed. He has been admitted to the floor for a GI work up, and a possible blood transfusion.

Hildegard Lowe Room 301

Hildegard Lowe, 68 y/o female, newly admitted after a rough night in the ER after coughing for the last 2 months. Patient is alert and cooperative, on Oxygen at 2L. She has an IV 0.9 normal saline, 125 an hour. Chest x-ray upon admission showed right middle lobe pneumonia. Vital signs are BP: 128/86, P: 105, R: 32, T: 99.8 F, 37.7 C, SaO2: 93%.. Plan of care is antibiotic therapy, incentive spirometry, O2 supplementation, and pending labs and blood cultures from the ER. Patient is receiving Rocephin and received Zithromax in the ER. Patient does have a history of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis, but has been stable for 5 years w/o treatment. She is widowed, and came to us from the retirement community. She has one daughter who is on her way from out of state; she will be arriving sometime today. Patient states she is allergic to mangos.

John Duncan Room 302

John Duncan, 56yr-old male, Dx- Gastroenteritis, returned yesterday from Cancun, c/o intractable diarrhea, weak, pale, and refusing to eat. No known allergies (NKA). Nonsignificant past medical Hx. Vital signs Temp 99.4, BP 106/72, P 96, RR 20, SaO2 91%. Neuro WNL’s, alert and cooperative. IV maintenance fluids with D5 1/2 NS at 125ml per hour in left forearm. c/o headache- medicated with Lortab 5mg PO at 0900, takes

Swift River Julia Monroe

Julia Monroe, 74-year-old, widowed, female arrived to floor alone last night. She was admitted from the ER complaining of swelling in her legs as well as having gained 5 lbs over the past two days. Chest x-ray and EKG were unremarkable. She stated that her legs were hurting most of the night. She has a medical history of hypertension and hypothyroidism. She was admitted to Dr. Gray for full diagnostic work up to determine the cause of her symptoms.

Swift River Jose Martinez Room 303

Jose Martinez, 43- year old male experiencing chest pain while watching a state rival football game earlier in the evening. Chest pain became progressively worse, so he called for an ambulance to bring him to the Emergency Department. Once the ambulance arrived, he reported his pain as 10/10. The 12-lead EKG showed ST elevation. Vital signs were HR 160, BP 145/102, Respirations 23, and Pulse Ox 89%. He was given nitroglycerin during transport to the hospital with little relief. He complained of feeling “light- headed”. He has been admitted to the unit, and the pain has subsided. He does have a 10-year history of hypertension.

Tim Jones Room 309

Tim Jones, 82 -year old male patient of Dr. Diggs just arrived this morning from the local nursing home. He was confused upon arrival. During the initial assessment, fresh and various stages of bruise healing were noted to his shoulders, lower back, ribs, and thighs. Admitted to Med-Surg for new onset confusion. Mr. Jones is guarded and has facial grimacing anytime someone reaches toward him or touches him. He does moan when rolled.

Tom Richardson Room 310

Tom Richardson, 46yr-old. Dx- urinary stones with 3 episodes/5yrs. Allergic to sulfa drugs. Vital signs -Temp 98.4,BP 175/105, P 112, RR 28, SaO2 94%; Neuro WNL’s. Skin warm and pale. Generalized weakness, blood tinged urine and severe pain upon urination, GI- n/v. Clear liquid diet. Strict I&O and strain all urine, filters in bathroom. Patient demonstrates urine strain procedure. Severe pain (10/10) medicated q 30 minutes x4 with IV Morphine 2mg with little relief. IV D5 1/2 NS @100ml/hr. Dr. Small at bedside with patient and family. Stat lithotripsy treatment ordered. Awaiting transport.

Sarah Getts Room 308

Sarah Getts, 77 yr-old, Dx- Chronic Renal Failure, admitted with hyperkalemia (5.9, Eq/L)/hyponatremia (128mEq/L). No known allergies (NKA). Vital signs -Temp 98.8, BP 102/76, P 102- irregular, RR 22, SaO2 90%, cardiovascular on telemetry with Sinus irregular rhythm. Disoriented to time and place, speech slurred. Pupils PERRLA, eyes clear. 20 ga. Hep-Lock in right forearm, skin warm and dry, generalized weakness with recent weight loss. 50% intake. High fall risk. Renal diet. Family in room with patient very concerned. Dr. Brown




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