Case Scenario Assignment Paper.

Case Scenario Assignment Paper.

The case scenario provided will be used to answer the discussion questions that follow.

Case Scenario

Ms. G., a 23-year-old diabetic, is admitted to the hospital with a cellulitis of her left lower leg. She has been applying heating pads to the leg for the last 48 hours, but the leg has become more painful and she has developed chilling. Case Scenario Assignment Paper.

Subjective Data

  • Complains of pain and heaviness in her leg.
  • States she cannot bear weight on her leg and has been in bed for 3 days.
  • Lives alone and has not had anyone to help her with meals. Case Scenario Assignment Paper.

Objective Data

  • Round, yellow-red, 2 cm diameter, 1 cm deep, open wound above medial malleolus with moderate amount of thick yellow drainage
  • Left leg red from knee to ankle
  • Calf measurement on left 3 in > than right
  • Temperature: 38.9 degrees C
  • Height: 160 cm; Weight: 83.7 kg Case Scenario Assignment Paper.

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Laboratory Results

  • WBC 18.3 x 10¹² / L; 80% neutrophils, 12% bands
  • Wound culture: Staphylococcus aureus. Case Scenario Assignment Paper.

Critical Thinking Questions

  1. What clinical manifestations are present in Ms. G and what recommendations would you make for continued treatment? Provide rationale for your recommendations. Case Scenario Assignment Paper.
  2. Identify the muscle groups likely to be affected by Ms. G's condition by referring to "ARC: Anatomy Resource Center." Case Scenario Assignment Paper.
  3. What is the significance of the subjective and objective data provided with regard to follow-up diagnostic/laboratory testing, education, and future preventative care? Provide rationale for your answer.
  4. What factors are present in this situation that could delay wound healing, and what precautions are required to prevent delayed wound healing? Explain. Case Scenario Assignment Paper.