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Meet your client, Blake.
You have just received a report from the emergency department (ED) on a client named Blake. According to the ED report, Blake is being admitted due to chronic renal failure. He is married and an employed 58-year-old man, and he has a long-standing history of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). During the past three days, he reports that he has developed swelling and decreased sensation in his legs and has difficulty walking, which he describes as “slight loss of mobility.”
Critical Thinking Questions
List five questions that will help you assess and plan the immediate and long-term care for Blake?
Based on the information provided and the questions listed, what are the priority problems?
Identify at least two resources you can use to find out more about the pathophysiology of renal failure? How do you know the sources are credible? As you are assessing Blake, who is your best source and why?
Write one collaborative problem statement for Blake. If you do not know the potential complications of chronic renal failure, look them up in a medical-surgical or pathophysiology resource. Explain why you would not use a nursing diagnosis to describe the problem.
Aside from his physical condition, what is at least one psychosocial concern Blake might have right now? In other words, what else might Blake want to have resolved that could–for him–be more important than his chronic renal failure?
In the answers, please incorporate the Pathophysiology, the information about the side effects, communication skills, physical assessment pain assessment collaboration Average daily living skills, and psychomotor skills.