Our first care plan for block 2 is a case study. We have three pathos to write. Two are obvious and one requires a bit of critical thinking and I want to know if my thinking is sound. I've emailed my instructor but she won't give me a straight answer.
Pt has CHF, history of MI, chronic A-fib, and a CXR shows infiltrates in the lower lobes, bilaterally. C/o SOB and and dizziness.
Obviously I wrote pathos on the CHF and A-fib...
Is my thinking correct in that the lung infiltrates are indicative of pulmonary edema r/t the CHF and A-fib?
I've read that lots of things can cause infiltrates, usually infections, but his labs show a normal WBC level.
I just started block 2 two days ago! This is due Friday! Talk about hitting the ground running!