Posted: July 22nd, 2021

NURS2164 Introduction to Acute Specialty Nursing: Case of Anderson

Take into account pt. state of affairs

Mr. Anderson, aged 76 years, was admitted to the emergency division of the hospital with suspected unprovoked angina. Preliminary statement confirmed that he's affected by fatigue, occasional palpitations and progressive bilateral decrease extremity oedema (Supply: Information in emergency division).

Acquire cue/info


Mr. Anderson reported that he's affected by the intense fatigue related to occasional palpitations and progressive bilateral decrease extremity oedema (as per the assertion recorded by the affected person).

Medical Parameters

Affected person’s Parameter

Regular Parameter

Blood Stress



Coronary heart Fee


60 to 100 beats per minute

Respiratory Fee


12 to 25 per minute

Oxygen Saturation (SaO2)


98 to 100 %

Physique Temperature (T diploma Centigrade)



Desk: Customary Grownup Common Statement (SAGO) Chart of Mr. Anderson

Determine: ECG report of Mr. Anderson taken inside 5 minutes upon arrival to the Emergency Division

Affected person Is Having An Myocardial Infarction, S-T Elevation Mi

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Title of the check

Affected person Report

Regular Parameter

Ldl cholesterol (complete)

7.1 mmol/L

Beneath 5.2 mmol/L (Boekholdt et al., 2012)

Low density lipoprotein (LDL)

5.2 mmol/L

2.59-Three.34 mmol/L (Boekholdt et al., 2012)

Excessive Density Lipoprotein (HDL) mmol/L

1.Three-1.5 mmol/L  (Boekholdt et al., 2012)



zero.5 to 1.1 milligrams (Boutten et al. 2013)


zero.66 mmol/L

2 to four.eight mmol/L (Shay et al., 2012)



Three.6 to five.2 mmol/L (Shay et al., 2012)


135 mmo/L

135-145 mmol/L (Shay et al., 2012)


T <zero.03mirco gram per liter

<zero.01 mirco gram per liter (Shay et al., 2012)


2.6 mmol/L

2.5 to eight mmol/L (Brisco, Coca, Chen, Owens, McCauley, Kimmel & Testani, 2013)

INR ratio


1.1 or under (Haibo, Jinzhong, Yan & Xu, 2012)

Desk: Blood Take a look at Report of Mr. Anderson executed after his admission within the Emergency Division

Earlier Nursing and Medical Outcomes

On June 2016, he has been identified with Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Illness (GORD). The one remedy that we used to take is Nexium (Esomeprazole) 20mg as soon as a day for four weeks (Supply: Earlier medical stories of the affected person). Nevertheless, after taking the remedy for the four weeks, Mr. Anderson didn't return to the physician for additional session (as per affected person’s document). Mr. Anderson has a earlier medical historical past of higher epigastric ache (Supply: earlier medical stories and prescription).

Collect new info

  • Airway: Affected person can speak (airway is patent) (supply: emergency dept)
  • Respiratory: Regular (supply: emergency dept)
  • Circulation: 160/90 blood stress (supply: every day examine up)
  • Incapacity: None
  • Publicity: NA

Recall information

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Course of info


Understanding of indicators and signs

Evaluate regular vs irregular

The ECG report of the affected person indicated that he's having Myocardial Infarction (MI) attributable to ST elevation the presence of MI is resulting in his unprovoked angina (Jneid et al., 2012). Throughout his admission he complained about excessive fatigue related to occasional palpitations and progressive bilateral decrease extremity oedema. All these signs are indications in the direction of MI (Thygesen et al., 2012)

Present indicators and signs

The blood check confirmed that Mr. Anderson has excessive degree of complete ldl cholesterol, widespread phenomenon at his age. Nevertheless, extraordinarily focus of LDL (unhealthy ldl cholesterol) provides an alarming signal. LDL is unhealthy ldl cholesterol which stays unused and the liver fail to make the most of or break this ldl cholesterol (Tousoulis, Papageorgiou, Charakida, Siama, &Tsioufis, 2013). The unused ldl cholesterol will get deposited within the arteries of the guts resulting in the era of arthrosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and the end result is angina (chest ache) (Nichols, 2013). It's due the presence of excessive ldl cholesterol in blood; Mr. Anderson is affected by excessive fatigue (Six, et al., 2013). His coronary heart is failing to pump out satisfactory blood within the distant part of the physique (hardening of the arteries decreases the effectivity of the guts). This lack of blood transport is reducing the oxygen content material, resulting in fatigue (Eckhardt, DeVon, Piano, Ryan, &Zerwic, 2014).


Establish related and irrelevant info

The related info that has been recorded up to now in case of Mr. Anderson is, he has excessive degree of blood ldl cholesterol, with extraordinarily excessive degree of LDL that provides the indication in the direction of atherosclerosis, the explanation behind coronary coronary heart illness (angina) (Tousoulis, Papageorgiou, Charakida, Siama, & Tsioufis, 2013). Irrelevant info in case of Mr. Anderson is, he has low degree of magnesium in blood and excessive ranges of serum creatinine.

Recognise inconsistent info

Hypomagnesium reveals that Mr. Anderson nonetheless suffers from GORD. Drawback within the abdomen or within the bowel interferes with the absorption of the Magnesium into the cell resulting in hypomagnesium (low degree of magnesium in blood and therefore, electrolyte imbalance). The used magnesium is excreted out of kidneys. Alternatively, excessive degree of creatinine within the blood serum indicated defect in renal operate which can be cited as one other explanation for hypomagnesium(Sakaguchi, 2014).

Prioritise an important info

Mr. Anderson has permissible degree of HDL which is a optimistic signal as HDL takes up the unused LDL, report them to the liver. Different necessary info consists of:

  • Excessive degree of blood ldl cholesterol
  • Excessive degree of LDL
  • Hypertension

Narrowing down info

  • Affected person is having
  • Excessive BP
  • Regular RR
  • Elevated fatigue
  • Occasional Palpitation
  • Progressive bilateral decrease extremity

Gaps within the info

There are not any clear indication of the prevalence of his prior GORD illness (no endoscopy has been carried out up to now) and new prevalence of kidney drawback (no correct kidney/liver operate check)


Mr. Anderson has excessive degree of blood ldl cholesterol (as per the blood check report) and this excessive ldl cholesterol is attributed attributable to excessive ranges of LDL (Six, et al., 2013). Further LDL will not be absorbed within the kidneys and is deposited within the arteries within the type of waxy deposits, plaques. Plagues clog the arteries, disturbing the elasticity (Rapsomaniki, et al., 2014). This causes hardening of the arteries; stopping regular blood stream, impart stress in coronary heart to pump extra blood, inflicting chest ache or angina. Mr. Anderson can be experiencing progressive bilateral decrease extremity oedema which one other principal signal of coronary heart illness of chest ache (Six, et al., 2013). Oedema is characterised as extreme accumulation of watery fluid within the tissues or the cavities of the physique. Oedema additionally happens attributable to renal malfunction attributable to irregular salt retention (Shlipak, Matsushita, Ärnlöv, Inker, Katz, Polkinghorne&Levey, 2013).


The interpretation, discrimination and relation of the signs and the situation of Mr. Anderson analysed up to now result in the inference that, Mr. Anderson is affected by angina arising out of accelerating within the blood ldl cholesterol degree (Rapsomaniki, et al., 2014). This chest ache is likely to be the reason for coronary coronary heart illness or ischemic coronary heart illness. In opposed situation, coronary coronary heart illness could result in coronary heart failure or sudden cardiac arrest (Six, et al., 2013).

His earlier medical complication GORD may need obtained cured however the low degree of magnesium within the blood contradict that assertion (Thrift, 2013).


Mr. Anderson with a previous medical historical past of higher epigastric ache and GORD has been admitted within the hospital with unprovoked angina. The ECG report, hypertension (hypertension) and excessive degree of complete ldl cholesterol and LDL in blood supplied indication in the direction of the arthrosclerosis resulting in chest ache of Angina (Rapsomaniki, et al., 2014). His chest ache may additionally be as a result of extreme smoking (Mr. Anderson smokes 15 cigarettes per day). A excessive diploma of chain smoking results in the blockage of the pulmonary arteries and vesicles which can result in chest ache after which subsequent fatigue. Chain smoking additionally has a direct reference to the heart problems (Messner& Bernhard, 2014). Alternatively, progressive bilateral additional proves the existence of sure cardiac issues. The proof in the direction of the kidney drawback is mirrored by way of excessive degree of serum creatinine (Shlipak, Matsushita, Ärnlöv, Inker, Katz, Polkinghorne&Levey, 2013). Nevertheless, Mr. Anderson has regular degree of urea, one thing uncommon with the kidney drawback (Shlipak, Matsushita, Ärnlöv, Inker, Katz, Polkinghorne&Levey, 2013).


The prediction of the medical case research of Mr. Anderson is affected by cardiac issues and from this, he's encountering chest ache. The cardiac drawback is principally attributable to excessive ranges of ldl cholesterol in blood (Rapsomaniki, et al., 2014). This additional ldl cholesterol is getting deposited over the cardiac arteries, resulting in its hardening after which chest ache (Eckhardt, DeVon, Piano, Ryan, &Zerwic, 2014). As a result of cardiac drawback solely, Mr. Anderson is affected by excessive fatigue and palpitations. The physique will not be getting satisfactory oxygen in blood and therefore, there occurring lack of ATP within the cells and the end result is fatigue. The end result o this chest ache could also be coronary coronary heart illness or ischemic coronary heart illness which will result in sudden coronary heart assault and myocardial infarction (Eckhardt, DeVon, Piano, Ryan, &Zerwic, 2014).

The fluid consumption of Mr. Anderson should be restricted as a way to cope with the oedema as a result of additional fluid consumption may change the oedema right into a deadly situation as it's in a progressive state (Eckhardt, DeVon, Piano, Ryan, &Zerwic, 2014).

Establish Issues/points

Mr. Anderson has excessive ldl cholesterol degree in blood together with hypertension and thus is likely to be affected by Arthrosclerosis resulting in coronary coronary heart illness or ischemic coronary heart illness which will trigger sudden coronary heart assault and myocardial infarction (Eckhardt, DeVon, Piano, Ryan, & Zerwic, 2014).

Probably the most alarming and pressing concern that should be considered into an instantaneous foundation is excessive focus of LDL (unhealthy ldl cholesterol). LDL stays unused and the liver fails to make the most of or break this ldl cholesterol. This unused ldl cholesterol will get deposited within the arteries of the guts inflicting arthrosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and the end result is angina (chest ache) and fatigue (Rapsomaniki, et al., 2014). The guts fails to pump out satisfactory blood within the distant part of the physique inflicting reducing the oxygen content material, resulting in fatigue (Eckhardt, DeVon, Piano, Ryan, & Zerwic, 2014).The ECG report confirmed ST-elevation which indicated MI (Jneid et al., 2012).

Institution of Targets

In an effort to enhance the general situation of Mr. Anderson, I need do perfrom sure fundamental physiological step

  1. Measure his oxygen saturation as a way to know his motive of fatigue (Chen et al., 2012) (Eckhardt, DeVon, Piano, Ryan, &Zerwic, 2014)
  2. Restrict his water consumption as a way to examine the progressive bilateral decrease extremity oedema (Meeus, Goubert, De Backer, Struyf, Hermans, Coppieters&Calders, 2013)
  3. Examine is respiration charge as he's experiencing excessive fatigue and is refusing to step exterior the mattress (Meeus, Goubert, De Backer, Struyf, Hermans, Coppieters&Calders, 2013).

Please additionally point out a couple of timeframe for objectives

ECG reveals he's having MI subsequently; the objectives can be completely different and range in response to that

ECO cardiogram ought to be executed to confirm whether it is really an MI

Please additionally discuss establishing objectives concerning his levels of cholesterol and blood pressureinterventions

SMART objectives

  • Particular: Conduct the Echo cardiogram of coronary heart analyse the current picture of coronary heart
  • Measurable: Echo cardiogram will assist to id the severity of the plaque deposition
  • Achievable: Echo cardiogram might be straightforward to carry out
  • Reasonable: The objective of conducting Echo cardiogram is sensible as a result of it would assist in the method of correct illness analysis (Rapsomaniki, et al., 2014)
  • Well timed: Echo cardiogram should be executed in an pressing foundation

Motion Plan

Mr. Anderson is refusing to step exterior the mattress as he's complaining of utmost fatigue. It's the obligation of the nurse to ring the physician to get additional advise

an order to place him beneath by means of monitor machine to get a reside feed of the guts charge, respiratory charge and oxygen saturation

The attending registered nursemust additionally inform physician to present orders for Echo cardiogram, endoscopy and kidney operate check. Echo cardiogram will present photographs of the guts by way of utilizing normal two dimensional, three dimensional and Doppler ultrasound strategies (Donofrio, Moon-Grady, Hornberger, Copel, Sklansky, Abuhamad&Lacey, 2014). Endoscopy will give the precise image of the oesophagus (Shaheen, Weinberg, Denberg, Chou, Qaseem, &Shekelle, 2012).


Until now there is no such thing as a enchancment in affected person situation has he has refused to step out of the mattress attributable to excessive fatigue. The nurse must preserve a have a look at his blood stress and urine output and respiratory charge (Gottlieb, Stebbins, Voors, Hasselblad, Ezekowitz, Califf& Hernandez, 2013).

You may as well point out about retaining him on ECG monitor machine till additional investigation has not been executed.

Reflection on the educational course of

If I encounter with this type of comparable state of affairs once more, I'll undoubtedly not have the identical feeling of hysteria and apprehension. Furthermore, Iwillconfirm that the echo cardiogram and kidney operate check executed on time. I will even preserve an hourly document of the oxygen saturation, respiratory charge and urine output. Moreover, I'll talk with the affected person as a way to know if he/she is experiencing any degree of misery or discomfort. Communication is the core to ship the very best quality nursing and on the similar time, it helps in minimising preliminary apprehension (Riley, 2015).


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