Med surg case study
Ms. Teresa is the staff nurse on a medical unit. She is assigned to care for the following patients during her 7 am to 7 pm shift.
A. Mr. Brody, a 42 year old African American male, diagnosed with abdominal pain, etiology unknow. B. Ms. White, a 60 year old Asian female, admitted with a diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia. C. Mr. Gonzales, a 48 year old Hispanic male, diagnosed with chest pain rule out myocardial infarction. D. Ms. Smith, a 24 year old Caucasian female, diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis. E. Mr. George, a 38 year old white male, diagnosed with renal calculi.
Based on the information provided, what order should the patient’s be seen in. Also include the reasoning behind the nurse’s decision.
Ms. Teresa has received change of shift report and will care for the assigned patients. Answer the questions below.
Mr. Brody is scheduled for an endoscopy this morning. He is scheduled to receive an intravenous proton pump inhibitor and an oral ACE inhibitor. List at least four interventions Ms. Teresa should implement when preparing Mr. Brody for this diagnostic test.