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Assessment 2: Case study Essay Name Course title Name Professor Name of Institution Date Assessment 2: Case study Essay Mrs. Brown is suffering from a condition known as Angina which occurs as a result of inadequate supply of oxygen to the parts of the heart.
The two priority problems in Mrs. Brown’s case are; the acute pain on the patient’s chest which she rates it at 9 in a scale of 10 that relates to Angina and the patient’s lack of tolerance to activity which emanates from various factors like Mrs. Brown’s weight which indicates that she is obese, stress, lack of physical activity and the cardiac responses. This essay is therefore going to elaborate on the nursing problems in Mrs. Brown’s case as well as the nursing interventions for each problem illustrated (Anderson 2007). The patient’s first problem is the acute pain on the chest which she rates it at a scale of 9/10. This problem relates to the patient since the symptoms that the patient narrates are the characteristics of Angina. The patient points out that she is sweaty and that she feels an extreme pain on the chest which feels like someone was squeezing out on her chest. The patient’s history of hypertension implies that she has a problem with the circulation of blood in her body due to the narrowing of the airways. The two main priority interventions for this problem are the administering of nitroglycerin to the patient to relieve the acute pain and encouraging deep breathing and coughing exercises (Johnson 2008). Before embarking on any intervention, a nurse should be able to establish the history of the patient in order to match the patient’s condition with the symptoms that she depicts. ...
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