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A.P. is a 73-year-old woman who presents to the women’s health clinic for an annual physical examination. She states that she is having difficulty sleeping and has been having panic attacks for the past year, since the death of her son

A.P. is a 73-year-old woman who presents to the women’s health clinic for an annual physical examination. She states that she is having difficulty sleeping and has been having panic attacks for the past year, since the death of her son.

 

Subjective Data

Lives with husband

Daughter, age 50 years, lives nearby

Had a son, age 52 years, who died in the past year from a drug overdose

 

Objective Data

Vital signs: T 37 P 80 R 18 BP 140/68

Weight: 140

Height: 5 feet, 5 inches

 

Questions

 

1. What specific observations should the nurse make with regard to mental status?

2. What specific questions should the nurse consider asking when obtaining the past medical history?

3. What specific questions should the nurse ask regarding panic attacks?

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