CASE STUDY 3 – Reflecting on week 4’s lessons in the syllabus, select a patient population (pediatric, young adult, adult or geriatric), and briefly analyze a chronic cardiovascular disease (HTN, Heart failure, Dyslipidemia, Heart murmur etc.…), that may affect this population. Briefly tell how it impacts the patient’s quality of life and analyze the current research evidence on this topic and gold standard of care if any for your chosen population. (You may use an example from your clinical rotation (past or present) that you have encountered). Describe how you, the FNP, can/or have made a difference in the care of patients with this specific disease and tell of one specific patient care teaching that he/she may do to help minimize disease symptoms. Please post your CS directly in the thread so that your colleagues can see it and be sure to read and respond/comment on one of your colleagues posting. Hide
In response to the continuous changes in health care today, nurses are charged with staying well informed on many rapidly evolving aspects of patient care.