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A 50-year-old male presents to the community clinic. He has just relocated to the area and has no primary provider. He is a long distance truck driver and requires a physical examination to maintain his continued employment.

 

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Physical examination demonstrates a BMI of 33, blood pressure of 180/90 mm Hg, diminished femoral pulses and bilateral varicose veins with 1+ pitting edema in both ankles. He has a 30 year history of smoking two packs of cigarettes per day.

Initial Discussion Post:

Identify the risk factors for cardiovascular problems that need to be modified for this patient.

Using evidence based research, determine which risk factor the RN will address first.

Describe how the RN will implement a patient centered plan to address the priority risk factor for this patient.

Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic.

Responses to Peers:

You are required to make two (2) responses to the initial posts of two (2) different peers. In each response to your peers:

State whether you agree or disagree with their prioritization of risk factors for this patient. Explain why or why not.

State whether you agree or disagree with the implementation plan to address their choice of priority risk factor for this patient. Explain why or why not.

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