NRS211 Essential Nursing Care- pathophysiology of Acute Coronary Syndrome


Question 1

Carol has reported crushing, central chest pain which she has rated at 6/10 severity. Provide an example of any two (2) additional questions you would need to ask her to complete a systematic assessment of her chest pain. For each question, provide a brief rationale that addresses the underlying pathophysiology of Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Question 2

Identify two (2) nurse-initiated medications that you would administer to Carol in the initial stages of her presentation. Explain how each addresses the underlying pathophysiology of Acute Coronary Syndrome. 

Question 3 

Acute Coronary Syndrome is an umbrella term for three conditions that share the same underlying pathophysiology. Identify these three conditions and provide an explanation of their underlying pathophysiology. 

Question 4  

Choose two (2) abnormal assessment findings from the case study.  For each, provide an explanation of the disruptions to normal organ and tissue function that have caused the abnormality. 

Question 5

Identify two (2) nursing interventions related to the two abnormal assessment findings discussed in the previous question. Provide rationales for these interventions that clearly demonstrate how they will address the underlying pathophysiology of the patient’s injuries.
(Approximately 200 words)

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