Case 3......jointly with the 3rd year CIDR cohort
They have been dealing with an elderly (sorry Julie) lady with a chronic chest condition. With it being CIDR they have been dealing with the chronic nature of the disease, but now she has become sick it's over to us!!
Both 3rd and Final years feel free to comment.....
The patient has been admitted to hospital after a few days of increasing Shortness of Breath.....
How are you going to assess her? What are the key things that you want to know in the initial few minutes both about her acute and chronic condition? X-rays and gases to come.....and some thoughts on therapeutics and the ethics of what we do.