Case study ( discussion)

Case study ( discussion).

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Module 1 Discussion

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Ms. Brown is a 70-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus who has been too ill to get out of bed for 2 days. She has had a severe cough and has been unable to eat or drink during this time. On admission, her laboratory values show the following:
• Serum glucose 412 mg/dL
• Serum sodium (Na+) 156 mEq/L
• Serum potassium (K+) 5.6 mEq/L
• Serum chloride (Cl–) 115 mEq/L
•Arterial blood gases (ABGs): pH 7.30; PaCO2 32 mmHg; PaO2 70 mmHg; HCO3– 20 mEq/L

Case Study Questions

1. What type of water and solute imbalance does Ms. Brown have?

2. What symptoms would be expected?

3. What would be the appropriate treatment?

4. What do her ABG results indicate?

5. Does she have an anion gap and what does this indicate?


Submission Instructions:

  • Your initial post should be at least 500 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources
iscussion Rubric
Criteria Ratings Points

Identification of Main Issues, Problems, and Concepts

5 points
Distinguished

Identify and demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the issues, problems, and concepts.

4 points
Excellent

Identifies and demonstrate an accomplished understanding of most of issues, problems, and concepts.

2 points
Fair

Identifies and demonstrate an acceptable understanding of most of issues, problems, and concepts.

1 points
Poor

Identifies and demonstrate an unacceptable understanding of most of issues, problems, and concepts.

5 points

Use of Citations, Writing Mechanics and APA Formatting Guidelines

3 points
Distinguished

Effectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Exceptional use of citations and extended referencing. High level of APA precision and free of grammar and spelling errors.

2 points
Excellent

Effectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Moderate use of citations and extended referencing. Moderate level of APA precision and free of grammar and spelling errors.

1 point
Fair

Ineffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Moderate use of citations and extended referencing. APA style and writing mechanics need more precision and attention to detail.

0 point
Poor

Ineffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. An unacceptable use of citations and extended referencing. APA style and writing mechanics need serious attention.

3 points
Response to Posts of Peers

2 points
Distinguished

Student constructively responded to two other posts and either extended, expanded or provided a rebuttal to each.

1 points
Fair

Student constructively responded to one other post and either extended, expanded or provided a rebuttal.

0 point
Poor

Student provided no response to a peer’s post.

Case study ( discussion)

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