Discuss at least four medical and/or nursing interventions to meet client needs.
Sallie Mae Fisher’s Health History
and Discharge Orders
Sallie Mae Fisher Health History
Ms. Fisher is an 82-year-old female with a history of chronic congestive heart failure (CHF), atrial fibrillation, and hypertension. During the last 6 months, she has been hospitalized four times for exacerbation of her CHF. She was discharged home last Saturday from the hospital after a 3-day stay to treat increased dyspnea, an 8-pound weight gain, and chest pain.
Ms. Fisher is recently widowed and lives alone. She has a daughter, Thelma Jean, who lives in town but works full time and has family issues of her own. Therefore, family support is limited.
Hospital Discharge Instructions
· Mountain Top Home Health to evaluate cardio-pulmonary status, medication management, and home safety.
· Medical Equipment Company to deliver oxygen concentrator and instruct patient in use. O2 at 2 liters per nasal prongs PRN.
· Prescriptions given at discharge:
o Digoxin 0.25 mg once a day
o Lasix 80 mg twice a day
o Calan 240 mg once a day
· Order written to continue other home meds.
Sallie Mae’s Home Medication List
· Zocar 50 mg once a day
· Minipres 1 mg once a day
· Vasotec 10 mg twice a day
· Prilosec 20 mg once a day
· Furosemide 40 mg once a day
· Effexor 37.5 mg at bedtime
· Lanoxin 0.125 mg every other day
· Multivitamin once a day
· Potassium 40 mEq once a day
· Ibuprofen 400 mg q 4 hours as needed for pain
· Darvocet N 100 mg q 4 hours as needed for pain
· Nitroglycerin ointment, apply 1 inch every day