emergency department

D.F. is a 37-year-old woman who presents to the emergency department after having a seizure.

Subjective Data
PMH: Seizures, unknown type
Headache
Housewife
Feels weak
No loss of consciousness

Objective Data
Vital signs: T 37 P 72 R 18 BP 114/64
Lungs: clear all bases
O2 Sat = 100%
CV = heart rate regular, positive peripheral pulses
PERRLA

  1. What other questions should the nurse ask about the seizures?
  2. What other assessments are necessary for this patient?
  3. What are some of the causes of seizures?
  4. Develop a problem list from objective and subjective data.
  5. What should be included in the plan of care?
  6. What other risk factors are associated with this presentation?
  7. Based on the readings and the subjective and objective data, this patient most likely had what type of seizure?
 

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