Review Category : Charting

Sample Clinical Reflection

Week Three Med-Surg Journal By  Leigh Ann Tatnall, SN Experience: What happened? Day one: My patient was a 73 year-old male that had just undergone a facet injection for lower back pain and left-sided sciatica. He had a history of atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, Type II diabetes, renal insufficiency and a high PSA. I performed my assessment and noticed that he had a hard, distended abdomen and hypoactive bowel sounds. It had been four days since his last bowel movement. The only other abnormality with the assessment was the diminished pulses in the lower extremities were at ...

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