You are working as a nurse in the ED when a 42-year-old female comes in complaining of chest discomfort. Although she states that she has been experiencing this discomfort “on & off” for a couple of weeks, today it is much worse. She says that today she has also been anxious, fatigued and nauseated. Other than that, she is vague about her symptoms and hesitant to get into a hospital gown. When you question her about her pain, she is very timid and appears afraid to answer your questions. When she finally agrees to change into a gown, you notice that she has bruises, in various stages of healing across her anterior chest wall. You ask her how she got the bruises…she states “she is clumsy and always running into the shelf in her pantry”. Her husband is in the room, appears frustrated and tells you that he thinks that she is just complaining of pain to get attention.
Patient’s vital signs are:
Question: You are working at a small community hospital that does not have a cardiac catheterization lab. Therefore, the physician can only treat this patient medically. If this hospital had a cardiac cath lab, what are some of the interventions that may be done to treat this patient? List 4 interventions
Some of the intervention which can be done to treat this patient are
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