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Question Answered step-by-step PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CASE STUDY SCENARIO AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW:The Case of Betty Betty is an 80-year-old female who has been the hospital for two days. Betty has been doing fine, and has no memory complaints. One morning, Betty does not want to get out of bed. Betty does not seem to be interested in food and seems very slowed down. She appears sleepier than usual, and is disoriented to time, place, and mistakes her nurse for one of her relatives. Betty does not seem to be paying much attention when you talk to her. Over the next few days, Betty spends a lot of time just lying in bed and staring into space. According to the family, she did not have a history of depression, sadness, or feeling blue. 1. Please rate the patient’s mental status as: A. Not confused B. Somewhat confused C. Very confused D. Uncertain of mental status 2. Do you think this patient has experienced an acute change in mental status (yes or no)? Yes No 3. Please choose ONE ANSWER from the choices below regarding what you think is happening to this patient A. Dementia B. Delirium C. Delirium Superimposed on Dementia D. Normal aging E. None of the above 4. Have you ever had this happen before with patients that you have cared for? Yes No 5. What, if anything, do you think may be causing it? 6. What, if anything, do you think you need to be done about the problem? 7a. Would you call the on-call physician for this patient? Yes No 7b. If yes, why? 8. Would you consider calling the on-call physician to medicate this patient, and if so with what medication? Yes medication: No 9. Is there anything else you would like to add regarding this case Health Science Science Nursing NURSING 360 Share QuestionEmailCopy link Comments (0)

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