Lab Assignment

Gary is a 62-year-old man with diabetes, diagnosed 3 years ago, who presents to the outpatient
diabetes clinic for a routine preventive checkup. Subjective Data Complains of occasional dizziness when rising in morning Follows 1,600-calorie diabetic diet Married with two
grown children Retired construction worker Goes to the gym 3 times a week Objective
Data Vital signs: T 37 P 118 R 18 BP 120/68 Glucose reading: 96 Weight: 165 HT: 5 feet. 8 inches Questions (a) What type of assessment should the nurse perform on this
patient? Explain your answer. (b) What prevention level is this visit? Explain your answer.
(c) What other prevention levels should be included in this patient’s care? Explain your answer. (d) What step-by-step approach should the nurse take to identify and resolve this
patient’s problem? (e) What five (5) interventions might be included in the plan of care for this patient? Explain your answers.

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