Rhuematoid arthritis

  1. I have a question what would the expected Dr orders be for a patient with rheumatoid arthritis ?
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  3. by   KelRN215
    What is going on with the patient? Are they in the hospital? In the rheumatologist's office? In their own home?
  4. by   blondy2061h
    Is the diagnosis confirmed or suspected?
  5. by   amoLucia
    Is this a student assignment?
  6. by   loriangel14
    What is the patient's complaint/situation? What problem are the orders addressing? Is it a new diagnosis? What are the symptoms?
  7. by   TheCommuter
    Post has been moved to the Nursing Student Assistance forum.
  8. by   clopez9
    The Dx is confirmed, she is in a hospital and it is a nursing assignment
  9. by   Esme12
    Welcome to AN! The largest online nursing community!

    We are happy to help with homework......but we will not do it for you. Our goal is to make you the best nurse you can be! We need more information and your input to give you the best answer for you.

    There is not enough information provided for us to help you. Start the dialog and we will pitch in!
  10. by   nurseprnRN
    Welcome to AN! We are here to help. However: We do not do your homework for you. You are in nursing school to learn how to be a nurse; asking someone for the answers like this is not learning. If you tell us, "I have this and this nursing diagnoses because my patient has these things going on and I found thus and such on my examination, but I'm confused about...." then we'll really work hard to help you understand. Or if you said, "My nursing text says A, B, and C, but my lab text says D, E, and F, so which one is it?" we could help you see the reasons for that.

    But going on an online nursing forum and saying, "Give me three nursing diagnoses, two actual diagnoses and one risk diagnoses and also the nursing care plan and two priority needs" by tonight (yes, that's an actual example; though yours is smaller, it's the same idea!) is not what your faculty had in mind when they made this assignment.

    Nurses have to keep learning their whole professional lives. One of the things you are supposed to learn in nursing school is how to learn, that is, how to find out what you have to know. Reading reference books, looking in the textbooks you're assigned, and so forth...you will be doing that forever. This is how it starts.

    If all you do about learning new things is "Go to the keyboard and hit send," then you are limiting your chances of actual learning a valuable skill you will need all your working life. AN is not "Ask Jeeves."

    So, OP: what have you learned so far that we can help explain? What does your textbook suggest?