Care planning help

  1. 0 Patient is 83years old. Admitting diagnosis is: sepsis, pneumonia and dehydration and a stage 3 pressure ulcer. Past history include: CVA, right side weakness and paresthesia, myocardial infarction and PVD. vital signs are: BP 98/32, HR 88 and regular, RR 38 and laboured, T 38.1 C

    Can someone help me to identify this patients primary disease or condition?

    Can it be pneumonia?

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    About ayodhya

    Joined Feb '10; Posts: 5.

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  3. Visit  Daytonite profile page
    They already told you in the admitting information. It is sepsis. You can tell from the vital signs.
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    hey daytonite, thanks for your reply. But i thought sepsis is secondary to pneumonia and therefore pneumonia will be the primary condition. Thanks again for clearing my doubts.

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