Sallie Mae Fisher’s Health History and Discharge Orders

Sallie Mae Fisher’s Health History
and Discharge Orders

 

Sallie Mae Fisher Health History

Ms. Fisher is an 82-year-old female with a history of chronic congestive heart failure (CHF), atrial fibrillation, and hypertension. During the last 6 months, she has been hospitalized four times for exacerbation of her CHF. She was discharged home last Saturday from the hospital after a 3-day stay to treat increased dyspnea, an 8-pound weight gain, and chest pain.

Ms. Fisher is recently widowed and lives alone. She has a daughter, Thelma Jean, who lives in town but works full time and has family issues of her own. Therefore, family support is limited.

Hospital Discharge Instructions

  • Mountain Top Home Health to evaluate cardio-pulmonary status, medication management, and home safety.
  • Medical Equipment Company to deliver oxygen concentrator and instruct patient in use. O2 at 2 liters per nasal prongs PRN.
  • Prescriptions given at discharge:
    • Digoxin 0.25 mg once a day
    • Lasix 80 mg twice a day
    • Calan 240 mg once a day
  • Order written to continue other home meds.

 

Sallie Mae’s Home Medication List

  • Zocar 50 mg once a day
  • Minipres 1 mg once a day
  • Vasotec 10 mg twice a day
  • Prilosec 20 mg once a day
  • Furosemide 40 mg once a day
  • Effexor 37.5 mg at bedtime
  • Lanoxin 0.125 mg every other day
  • Multivitamin once a day
  • Potassium 40 mEq once a day
  • Ibuprofen 400 mg q 4 hours as needed for pain
  • Darvocet N 100 mg q 4 hours as needed for pain
  • Nitroglycerin ointment, apply 1 inch every day

 

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