Chapter 6: Knowledge Integration

Case Study: Adolescent Client

Initial Assessment Data

  • Biographical data: Adolescent client (age 14)
  • Reason for seeking care: Post-op surgery
  • History of health/illness: Healthy
  • Past history: No medications, no illnesses
  • Client had abdominal surgery and was transferred from the recovery room to the surgical floor. Lethargic and oriented x 3. Awakens when name is called and responds to questions appropriately. Client rates pain 2/10. The healthcare provider assesses client’s vital signs every 30 minutes x 2 hours.

Vital Sign Record


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