NUR-641E: Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nurse Educators

NUR-641E: Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nurse Educators

ADVANCE HEALTH ASSESSMENT

ASSIGNMENT-FOCUSED ASSESSMENT

Document a focused history, physical exam, nursing diagnoses, and nursing process of a case study from NUR-641E: Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nurse Educators and compare the differences with a complete assessment.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.NUR-641E: Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nurse Educators

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion

BUY A PLAGIARISM-FREE PAPER HERE

Case Study

A 22-year-old woman reports being “sick with the flu” for the past 8 days. She is vomiting several times every day, having difficulty keeping liquids or food down, and has been using more than the recommended dose of antacids in an attempt to calm the nausea.NUR-641E: Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nurse Educators . She has become severely dehydrated. After fainting at home, she was taken to a local hospital. An arterial blood gas sample was drawn and then an IV was placed to help rehydrate her. The arterial blood gas revealed the following:NUR-641E: Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nurse Educators

Test                                                     Result                                   Normal levels

pH                                                                   7.5                                                       7.35 – 7.45

PaCO2                                                 40 mm Hg                               35-45 mm Hg

PaO2                                                    95 mm Hg                               80-100 mm Hg

SaO2                            97%                                         95-100%

HCO3-                                           32 meq/liter                       22-26 meq/liter

 

How would you classify the patient’s acid-base disturbance and explain why?

Given the case study, what are the possible factors causing this acid-base disturbance? Explain the pathophysiology created by these factors.NUR-641E: Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nurse Educators

How would the renal and respiratory systems try to compensate for this acid-base disturbance?

What pharmacologic intervention is commonly used to correct this acid-base disturbance? Describe the pharmacological actions.

Describe the educational needs for this patient and what your approach will be.

 

© 2010. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved.NUR-641E: Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nurse Educators