Transient Ischemic Attack Case Study

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Case study Paper A transient ischemic attack-- also known as a mini-stroke-- occurs when an area of the brain is blocked causing a lack of blood flow. When this occurs, oxygen supply is interrupted and emergency services are needed. TIAs come and go quickly, so “although the symptoms of a TIA may disappear, take it as a warning of an impending, serious ischemic stroke” (“What is a stroke?”, 2010). Care delivery, delegation, and prioritization are important concepts to consider when examining a patient’s condition on the neurology unit. The patient is often confused, cannot speak, has difficulty in mobility, or needs extra attention and guidance for activities of daily living. Risks for injury, disturbed visual perception, delirium, need for assistive devices, and falls may occur as a result of the client’s inability to effectively communicate with the assigned staff or abstain from obstacles in an unfamiliar environment.
Assessment Data The client is a 58-year-old African American female admitted to the hospital due to a massive stroke. She has a left eye droop unrelated to her
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For her early morning vital signs, her emotional state depicts as uncooperative and groggy, but as the morning progressed, she became more awake and alert. Her 0800 vital signs are as follows: oral temperature 98.3 degrees Fahrenheit, respiratory rate 16, heart rate via left radial pulse is 46, blood pressure 170/66 left arm lying down, oxygen saturation is 97% using her left digital probe finger and is on room air. The patient denies any pain, and I was told to monitor the patient periodically throughout my shift by the HCP. The patient reported understanding on teaching about pain management via a head nod. Her height and weight are 167lbs/76kgs using standing scale and 5’2”/157.5cm, respectively. Blood glucose at 0700 was 125mg/dL and increased to 134 mg/dL at 1100. I notified her provider of the

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