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What is the significance of the subjective and objective data provided with regard to follow-up diagnostic/laboratory testing, education, and future preventative care?

Pathophysiology and Nursing Management of Clients Health –
Introduction to Pathophysiology and Nursing Management

The case scenario provided will be
used to answer the discussion questions that follow.

Case Scenario
Ms. G., a 23-year-old diabetic, is
admitted to the hospital with a cellulitis of her left lower leg. She has been
applying heating pads to the leg for the last 48 hours, but the leg has become
more painful and she has developed chilling.

Subjective Data

Complains of pain and heaviness in
her leg.

States she cannot bear weight on her
leg and has been in bed for 3 days.

Lives alone and has not had anyone
to help her with meals.

Objective Data

Round, yellow-red, 2 cm diameter, 1
cm deep, open wound above medial malleolus with moderate amount of thick yellow
drainage

Left leg red from knee to ankle

Calf measurement on left 3 in >
than right

Temperature: 38.9 degrees C

Height: 160 cm; Weight: 83.7 kg

Laboratory Results

WBC 18.3 x 10 / L; 80%
neutrophils, 12% bands

Wound culture: Staphylococcus aureus

Critical Thinking Questions
1.
What clinical manifestations are
present in Ms. G and what recommendations would you make for continued
treatment? Provide rationale for your recommendations.
2.
Identify the muscle groups likely to
be affected by Ms. G’s condition by referring to “ARC: Anatomy Resource
Center.”
3.
What is the significance of the
subjective and objective data provided with regard to follow-up diagnostic/laboratory
testing, education, and future preventative care? Provide rationale for your
answer.
4.
What factors are present in this
situation that could delay wound healing, and what precautions are required to
prevent delayed wound healing? Explain.Pathophysiology and Nursing Management of Clients Health –
Introduction to Pathophysiology and Nursing ManagementThe case scenario provided will be
used to answer the discussion questions that follow.Case ScenarioMs. G., a 23-year-old diabetic, is
admitted to the hospital with a cellulitis of her left lower leg. She has been
applying heating pads to the leg for the last 48 hours, but the leg has become
more painful and she has developed chilling.Subjective Data
Complains of pain and heaviness in
her leg.
States she cannot bear weight on her
leg and has been in bed for 3 days.
Lives alone and has not had anyone
to help her with meals.Objective Data
Round, yellow-red, 2 cm diameter, 1
cm deep, open wound above medial malleolus with moderate amount of thick yellow
drainage
Left leg red from knee to ankle
Calf measurement on left 3 in >
than right
Temperature: 38.9 degrees C
Height: 160 cm; Weight: 83.7 kgLaboratory Results
WBC 18.3 x 10 / L; 80%
neutrophils, 12% bands
Wound culture: Staphylococcus aureusCritical Thinking Questions1.
What clinical manifestations are
present in Ms. G and what recommendations would you make for continued
treatment? Provide rationale for your recommendations.2.
Identify the muscle groups likely to
be affected by Ms. G’s condition by referring to “ARC: Anatomy Resource
Center.”3.
What is the significance of the
subjective and objective data provided with regard to follow-up diagnostic/laboratory
testing, education, and future preventative care? Provide rationale for your
answer.4.
What factors are present in this
situation that could delay wound healing, and what precautions are required to
prevent delayed wound healing? Explain.

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