Assignment: Sallie Mae’s Physiological Needs
Sallie Mae’s Physiological Needs: Observe the simulated “Home Visit With Sallie Mae Fisher” video (http://lc.gcumedia.com/zwebassets/courseMaterialPages/nrs410v_vp01Alt.php).
Refer to “Sallie Mae Fisher’s Health History and Discharge Orders” for specifics related to the case study used to inform the assignment.
Using “Home Visit With Sallie Mae Fisher” and “Sallie Mae Fisher’s Health History and Discharge Orders,” complete the following components of this assignment:
Sallie Mae’s Physiological Needs
After viewing the home visit, write an essay of 500-750-words in which you do the following:
- Identify, prioritize, and describe at least four problems.( problems identify are as follows
Mrs. Fisher’s number one problem is dehydration. In the video her vital signs are: Heart rate 58, blood pressure 90/56, respiratory rate 24 and temperature 97.8F (GCU, 2017). Her physical assessment reveals poor skin turgor, tenting, dry mucus membranes, hypoactive bowel sounds, no bowel movement for three days and a 14 pound weight loss in one week (GCU, 2017). She admits to “not having an appetite.” She is taking Lasix, a diuretic further contributing to her fluid loss. All of these finding are consistent with dehydration. Dehydration can lead to a kidney injury, seizures and hypovolemic shock (Mayo Clinic, 2017).
The next problem is an unsafe living environment. In in video we see a loose rug on the floor, prescriptions on the table and mail on the couch. This lack of organization and Mrs. Fisher’s age put at risk for a fall. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states, “One out of five falls in an older adult causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury” (CDC, 2017).
Then we look at her lack of understanding surround her discharge. She is supposed to be on home oxygen but didn’t have it delivered because she thinks she will, “Be in the poor house” due to cost of her medications and medical supplies. The final problem is her depression. Mrs. Fisher explains her husband died. She now lives alone and, “doesn’t even care, is so lonesome and misses him so” (GCU, 2017). Sallie Mae’s Physiological Needs.
- Provide substantiating evidence (assessment data) for each problem identified.
- Identify and describe at least four medical and/or nursing interventions.
- Discuss your rationale for the interventions identified.
Prepare this step of the assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
Scripted Dialogue Portion
Utilizing the information learned from the home visit, health histories, and discharge orders, write a scripted dialogue in which you provide Sallie Mae with education that describes her problems and the interventions identified to improve her condition. Consider Sallie Mae’s physiological, psychosocial, educational, and spiritual needs when developing your dialogue. Sallie Mae’s Physiological Needs.
Your dialogue should resemble a script. The following is an example of a few sentences from a scripted dialogue:
Nurse: “Good morning, Salle Mae, my name is ______ and I will be your nurse today. I understand you are experiencing problems with ________.”
APA format is not required for this part of the assignment, but solid academic writing is expected.
Refer to “Home Visit With Sallie Mae Fisher Grading Criteria.”
Entire Assignment Sallie Mae’s Physiological Needs
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.
Important information for writing discussion questions and participation
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Important information on Writing a Discussion Question
- Your response needs to be a minimum of 150 words (not including your list of references)
- There needs to be at least TWO references with ONE being a peer reviewed professional journal article.
- Include in-text citations in your response
- Do not include quotes—instead summarize and paraphrase the information
- Follow APA-7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
Participation –replies to your classmates or instructor
- A minimum of 6 responses per week, on at least 3 days of the week.
- Each response needs at least ONE reference with citations—best if it is a peer reviewed journal article
- Each response needs to be at least 75 words in length (does not include your list of references)
- Responses need to be substantive by bringing information to the discussion or further enhance the discussion. Responses of “I agree” or “great post” does not count for the word count.
- Follow APA 7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
- Remember to use and follow APA-7th edition for all weekly assignments, discussion questions, and participation points.
- Here are some helpful links
- Student paper example
- Citing Sources
- The Writing Center is a great resource
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