Addressing Different Standards of Labs

Addressing Different Standards of Labs

Addressing Different Standards of Labs

Case Study: Chronic Hypertension

Female was admitted to inpatient care with a diagnosis of chronic hypertension with severe features and started on Labetalol 200 mg po q 8 hours. She was monitored for 3 days and her BP stabilized at 130/78. Fetal testing was reassuring. She was discharged home on hospital day 3 on Labetalol and was to be seen twice weekly for BP checks, and was instructed to take her BP at home twice daily. Safety of medications was discussed in-depth with her. Signs/symptoms of PIH were reviewed with her. Two weeks later she had po nifedipine added. She subsequently delivered a healthy baby girl at 39 weeks gestation. She was discharged home on above medications (as she was breastfeeding) and continued meds for hypertension past her 6-week postpartum appointment. She was referred to her primary care provider for continuing care. Addressing Different Standards of Labs

Purpose of this case study is to address the significantly different standards of labs and vital signs for pregnant patients.

Please post your FOCUSED SOAP NOTE and post your primary diagnosis. Include the additional questions (additional questions ONLY related to the HPI/CC) you would ask the patient and explain your reasons for asking the additional questions. Then, explain the types of symptoms you would ask. Be specific and provide examples. (Note: When asking questions, consider sociocultural factors that might influence your question decisions.)

Based on the preemptive diagnosis, explain which treatment options and diagnostic tests you might recommend. Use your Learning Resources and/or evidence from the literature to support your recommendations. Your primary diagnosis, additional questions, and types of symptoms are what this assignment and grading is focused on. Your critical thinking for this assignment

Addressing Different Standards of Labs