Examine Dr Bennett’s presenting history, medical history, vital signs, and Chest x-ray; explain how these are suggestive of a diagnosis of an acute exacerbation of COPD?

Examine Dr Bennett’s presenting history, medical history, vital signs, and Chest x-ray; explain how these are suggestive of a diagnosis of an acute exacerbation of COPD?
Week One and Two laboratory sessions

Worksheets represent the independent enquiry-based learning portion of MSN. Answers should have correct paragraph and sentence structure and be referenced according to UTS Harvard guidelines, including in-text citations and a complete reference list. Assistance with academic writing and referencing is available through the UTS library and the HELPS service. It is up to you, as independent adult learners to seek assistance. Preliminary sources of information are suggested in your charts and checklist books, however the expectation is that you read widely and evidence this through referencing reputable sources.

Week One
Question One: Pathophysiology, symptomology (max. 250 words)
Examine Dr Bennett’s presenting history, medical history, vital signs, and Chest x-ray; explain how these are suggestive of a diagnosis of an acute exacerbation of COPD?

Question Two: Nursing Management (max. 250 words)
Explain why oxygen is indicated for Dr Bennet? Discuss the suitability and nursing considerations of the different types of oxygen devises that are available and appropriate in the context of Dr Bennett’s condition.

Question Three: Associated Pharmacology (max. 250 words)
Prednisolone
Explain the doctor’s rationale for prescribing prednisolone. Describe the action and side effects.

Dr Bennet is ordered Prednisolone 40mg. Using the MIMS online look at the available strengths and decide which ones would be appropriate to administer to reach the total 40mg.

Thyroxine
Explain why Dr Bennet is prescribed thyroxine?

What is the action and common side effects of thyroxine?

Is the medication thyroxine charted correctly in the medication chart (located in the charts and checklist folder – Lab week 2). Describe your actions if you find an error on the medication chart.

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