Module 2 Case Study/Assignment

NURS 6501-Assignment

Week 4 Case study: note (please use three or more current references from within the past 5 years, and also please format the paper with the following, title page, introduction, summary, and reference page).

Scenario: 76-year-old female patient complains of weight gain, shortness of breath, peripheral edema, and abdominal swelling. She has a history of congestive heart failure and admits to not taking her diuretic, as it makes her “have to get up every couple hours to go to the bathroom.” She now must sleep on two pillows to get enough air.

In your Case Study Analysis related to the scenario provided, explain the following:

1.) The cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary pathophysiologic processes result in the patient presenting these symptoms.
2.) Any racial/ethnic variables that may impact physiological functioning.
3.) How these processes interact to affect the patient.

A paragraph and at least three primary references are needed to support your points (peer-reviewed current articles, classroom textbook)

Reminder: The College of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references.

Thank you, Peter!!!