NR 507 Week 5 Case Study Discussion Part One

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NR 507 Week 5 Case Study

Ms. Blake is an older adult with diabetes and has been too ill to get out of bed for 2 days. She has had a severe cough and has been unable to eat or drink during this time. She has a history of Type I diabetes. On admission her laboratory values show:

  • What is the etiology of Diabetic Ketoacidosis?
  • Describe the pathophysiological process of Diabetic Ketoacidosis?
  • Identify the hallmark symptoms of Diabetic Ketoacidosis?
  • Identify any abnormal lab results provided in the case and explain why these would be abnormal given the patient’s condition.
  • What teaching would you provide this patient to avoid heart failure symptoms?
  • What teaching would you provide this patient to avoid diabetic ketoacidosis?