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6.16: Case Study 1- Adult Client (continued)

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    16878
  • Vital Sign Measurements

    0800 hours, May 1, 2018

    • Temperature 37.9°C tympanic
    • Pulse Lying 92 bpm (radial)
      • regular rhythm, force 1+, weak and thready, equal radial pulses
    • RR 22 bpm irregular rhythm
    • BP lying 122/78 mm Hg
    • 02 saturations 96%

    0802 hours, May 1, 2018

    • Pulse sitting 110 bpm (radial)
    • BP sitting 112/72 mm Hg

    0804 hours, May 1, 2018

    • Pulse standing 120 bpm (radial)
    • BP standing 98/68 mm Hg

    Questions to Reflect On

    1. Which findings are considered abnormal for this adult client? What medical terminology is used to define/label these findings?
    2. What further assessment should the healthcare provider do based on this adult client’s findings?
    3. What actions should the healthcare provider take based on this adult client’s findings?
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