Describe a patient with a cardiac symptom or group of symptoms such as palpitations hypertension hypotension tachycardia or bradycardia. Do not limit yourself to these examples.
What questions would you ask as part of your focused assessment?
What history might be associated with the symptom if any?
What are the known risk factors for this condition?
What physical examination techniques would you use?
What patient education would you give to the patient?
Find a nursing journal article about this symptom or condition
DAmico D. & Barbarito C. (2012). Health & physical assessment in nursing (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River NJ: Prentice Hall.
Chapter 15: Respiratory System ?pages 358392 (Older Adults Focused Interview Health Promotion)
Chapter 17: Cardiovascular System
?pages 442457 (Older Adults Focused Interview Inspection)
?pages 460473 (Auscultation Abnormal findings Health Promotion)
Chapter 18: Peripheral Vascular
?pages 479505 (Older Adults Focused Interview Physical Assessment Abnormal Findings Health Promotion
Review anatomy and physiology (A&P) of the cardiovascular peripheral vascular and respiratory systems as needed to support your assessments. An A&P review
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