Tuesday, October 23, 2012
HST II Case Study
Her lungs were clear, abdomen soft, skin cool, dry, pale. She had a german shephard who was unaffected.
She was placed in the ambulance and hooked up to a heart monitor, which showed a rapid but normal heart rhythm.
The outside temperature on January 10th was -10 degree Farenheit.
2. Mrs. X has no known medical history, and recently had her Keppra, and Ativan (look them up) renewed by her primary care physician. She is not under psychiatric care. What medication factors could be contributing to her condition? What types of drugs are these?
3. Upon arriving at the hospital, Mrs. X has received 500mls of NaCl solution, through a R AC IV. Her consciousness is unchanged, however her vital signs are now: 96-80-14 110/60. O2 Sat: 95% on RA.
Given the little information you have what can you surmise about her condition? (is she improving or worsening) What is a possible diagnosis at this point? What data can you use to back up your diagnosis?
4. When you give report to the hospital staff what are you going to report?