Project #43559 - Pathophysiology

Mr. Jones is a 44-year-old man admitted to the hospital after inhalation of smoke in a house fire. His physician tells the family that he has reduced compliance and high alveolar surface tension. They come to you for an explanation of what this really means. What would you tell them?

 

    George arrives in the emergency department by ambulance with acute dyspnea, tachypnea, and cyanosis. His arterial blood gases are: pH 7.232, PaO2 54 mmHg, PaCO2 56 mmHg. How would you interpret these, and what do these values indicate?

 

Mrs. Garcia brings her 5-year-old, Manuel, to the emergency department with high fever, irritability, sore throat, and inspiratory stridor. She reports that he has had croup several times in the past and has required hospitalization for treatment twice. You see that Manuel is very anxious and is sitting on his mother’s lap leaning forward. She says he has had trouble swallowing because of his sore throat and that he likely has the croup again, but he isn’t coughing like before. What is your priority for Manuel at this time?

 

You are assigned to care for a surgical patient who just returned to the regular unit from the post anesthesia care unit. The nurse reports to you the urine output for this patient has been 20 ml/hour for the past 2 hours. What does this indicate to you? How would you respond to this information?

 

Victoria develops hematuria and proteinuria and oliguria with peripheral edema approximately 24 hours after an upper respiratory infection. She asks you whether she needs to go to the clinic. What would you advise and why?

Cody is a 4-year-old whose mother detects a firm, smooth mass in his abdomen while bathing him. He has no pain when she touches the mass. She brings him to the emergency department to find out what this is and how it needs to be managed. What will she likely be told once a diagnosis is confirmed?

 

Distinguish between adrenarche, gonadarche, thelarche, and menarche.

 

 Darlene, a 15-year-old, comes to the clinic with her mother. She reports having pain with her menstrual period, which interferes with her ability to go to school and participate in softball and tennis. What disorder does she likely have and how will this be managed?

 

Questions must be answered in APA format. 

 

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Due By (Pacific Time) 10/16/2014 12:00 am
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