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(Solved) PNCI® - Learner Leo Halgren_ Postoperative Care of the Patient with Complications: Pneumonia

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Postoperative Care of the Patient with Complications: Pneumonia PNCI® - Learner Leo Halgren Age: 55 Weight: 80 kg Location: Surgical Unit Background Patient History Past Medical History: No ... significant medical history Allergies: No known allergies Medications: None Code Status: Full code Social/Family History: : Plumber works 40 hours a week. Divorced with three independent adult children and two grandchildren. Recently engaged and plans to be married within the next six months. Lives with his fiancée. His father died of colon cancer before the age 60. Patient has smoked 2 packs a day for most of his adult life Handoff Report Situation: The patient is a 55-year-old male who is one day postoperative after an abdominalperineal (A-P) resection for colorectal cancer, colostomy, lymph nodes dissection and liver biopsy. His surgical dressings are dry and intact, his nasogastric tube is draining minimal secretions and he has been resting comfortably since returning from surgery. Background: He presented to his healthcare provider with complaints of fatigue, rectal bleeding and a change in bowel patterns (constipation alternating with diarrhea). Initial diagnostic testing revealed anemia, a carcinoembryonic antigen level of 22 and a positive CT scan showing a mass in the sigmoid rectal region. He has had no other significant medical history. [Show More]

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