Mrs Brown, a 78 year-old female, was admitted to the Emergency Department at 6am after waking up with severe breathlessness. Her family informed you that the patient has a history of heart failure that had been diagnosed two years ago. On admission to the Emergency Department the clinical manifestations were:
Mrs Brown was connected to an ECG monitor that showed atrial fibrillation. A diagnosis of acute exacerbation of chronic left-sided heart failure was made.
Question 1. (500 words) (Learning outcome 1 and 5) Explain the pathogenesis causing the clinical manifestations with which Mrs Brown presented.
Question 2. (200 words) (Learning outcomes 2, 4 and 5) Discuss two high priority nursing strategies to manage Mrs Brown and provide evidence-based rationales for these strategies.
Question 3. (300 words) (Learning outcome 3 and 5) Two of the drugs that were given to Mrs Brown were IV furosemide and sublingual glyceryl trinitrate.
could include journal articles, textbooks, government websites and reports, and creditable organisational websites such as the Heart Foundation (https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/).
Concept Map (500 words)
assist you in organising your information. The template will also assist in identifying key concepts
and their relationships.
be used on the concept map.
relationships between concepts.
boxes. If you use numbers, you must include a reference list in numerical order, corresponding to
your references immediately after the concept map.
needs to be visually stimulating.