Week 1 Case Study
Below you will find a case study. This case study is due at the end of week 1. Please submit only your answers. View the assignment rubric for how this assignment will be graded. The case study is worth 75 faculty points. Questions # 5 and 6 must be different but still address the case study (No duplicate answers). Turnitin is being used for the assignment responses. All work must be original. No previous work is allowed. The academic integrity policy is strongly enforced!
Case Study 1
S.P is a 55-year-old retired painter who is experiencing left leg calf pain. The pain began approximately 6 months ago but has worsened significantly in the past month. The pain is precipitated by exercise and is relieved with rest. Six months ago, S.P. could walk two city blocks before stopping because of leg pain. Today, he can barely walk across the yard. S.P has smoked 1 pack of cigarettes per day (PPD) for the past 40 years but has since quit three months ago. The patient denied the use of alcohol or recreational drugs. He has a history of coronary artery disease (CAD), hypertension (HTN), peripheral artery disease (PAD), and osteoarthritis. Surgical history included a quadruple coronary artery bypass graft (CABG×4) 3 years ago. He has had no further symptoms of the cardiopulmonary disease since that time; he has been compliant with the exercise regimen his cardiologist prescribed. However, despite adherence to the exercise program, the patient reported no improvement, and his symptoms progressed. Other surgical history includes open reduction internal fixation of a right femoral fracture 20 years ago. S.P is in the clinic today for a routine semiannual follow-up appointment with his primary care provider. As you take his vital signs, he tells you that in addition to the calf pain, he is experiencing right hip pain that worsens with exercise. The pain goes away promptly with rest.
Please Answer the Following Questions:
- Identify a minimum of three subjective cues (risk factors) that are clinically significant and provide a brief rationale for each cue.
- Based on the clinically significant data, what health condition is the client experiencing?
- Using your words, describe the pathophysiology consistent with this condition.
- Describe a minimum of three objective signs you will anticipate on inspection and palpation.
- Discuss one health promotion teaching topic- relevant to the identified health condition.
- Discuss one older adult teaching topic relevant to the identified health condition.