Okay, here's the blurb:
"S.P. is admitted to the orthopedic ward. She has fallen at home and has sustained an intracapsular fracture of the hip at the femoral neck. The following history is obtained from her:
She is a 75 year-old widow with 3 children living nearby. Her father died of cancer at 62 years of age; mother died of CHF at 79 years of age. Hit 5'3", wt 118 lb. She has a 50 pack-year smoking history and denies alcohol use.
She had severe rheumatoid arthritis with UGI bleed in 1993 and CAD with CABG 9 months ago. Since that time she has engaged in 'very mild exercises at home.' VS are 128/80, 98, 14, 37.2 degrees C.
Medications: nizatidine (Axid) 150 mg bid, prednisone (Deltasone) 5 mg PO qd, and methotrexate (Aemthopterin) 2.5 mg/weekly"
I have two questions on this sheet that I can't figure out.
"What predisposing factor, identified in S.P.'s medical history, places her at risk for infection, bleeding, and anemia?"
"Briefly discuss S.P.'s nutritional needs."
Can you at least give me some clues here? I am utterly lost and hopeless in figuring these out