Mrs. Brown is a resident in a long-term care facility. She is 82 years of age.
Mrs. Brown is a resident in a long-term care facility. She is 82 years of age. You read her nursing notes and find: Last evening she reported feeling sick to her stomach and threw up, had a watery bowel movement, and said she felt like she had a cold or flu. The assessment by the LPN reported that she had a temperature via ear thermometer; BP 152/94; skin was pale, cool, and sweaty, except for her cheeks, which were red in colour. When you read her medical history, you find that her history includes: Low blood pressure, high blood pressure, Caesarian section, heart palpations, clouded lenses, heart muscle disease, low red blood cell count, shortness of breath, swelling of her ankles, heartburn, itchy skin, and an open fracture of her lower left leg from an MVA (past history).
1. Based on the above description, identify the medical term for all the lay terms. Use a table format.
2. Identify five ways that Mrs. Brown’s health may be at risk and suggest strategies for each to maintain her current level of health or improve it.
3. If you were Mrs. Brown’s care provider, what strategies could you use to keep her integumentary system healthy? Briefly explain why you have selected each strategy.
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