Question 2119

Question Answered step-by-step Geraldine Talbott, an 83 year-old African American female client,… Geraldine Talbott, an 83 year-old African American female client, is being transferred into your practice today. She has recently moved from her home over 5 hours away (from another state) to live with her oldest daughter, Frances, who is 61 years old and her spouse, Edward, 64 years old. The following is information provided to you by your CMA at the initial intake:–Geraldine is here for an “acquaintance” visit. She states she is “fine, but having a bit of a time adjusting.”–PMH includes HTN, CKD, T2DM, Obesity, RA, Depression, Glaucoma–PSH includes TAH w/BSO 40 years ago; L Total Hip for fracture 6 months ago–Allergies PCN; causes rash & diarrhea  –Current medications include:• Lisinopril 10 mg 1 po daily• Furosemide 20 mg 1 po BID• Metformin 1000 mg 1 po BID•  Hydrochloroquine 100 mg 1 po BID• Methotrexate 2.5 mg 6 tabs once weekly•  Amitriptyline 75 mg po q hs• Timolol Opthalmic 0.5% 2 gtts both eyes BID• Ibuprofen 400-800 mg 1-3 times daily for arthritic pain• Multivitamin with Iron 1 daily• Acetaminophen ES 500 mg 2 caps 1-3 times daily for arthritic painVital Signs:  97.4- 88 (irreg)-18- 192/66Weight: 230#   Height: 60.5″Daughter is with client. CMA states, “They are kinda picking at each other. It’s a bit tense in there- just sayin'”.      From your review of the above information:• List your set of concerns and needs to assist in providing care to this client. What do I need to know to care for Geraldine (and her family)?  • Prioritize the list, providing a brief, concise rationale for your prioritization.  Health Science Science Nursing Share QuestionEmailCopy link Comments (0)

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