Assignment 11: Signs of dehydration.
Addie, age 15 was brought to the school nurse after fainting during gym class. She was grossly underweight, wears baggy clothes and has dry skin. She complains of feeling cold despite wearing two sweaters. As the nurse examines her perfunctorily, she noticed that Addie’s skin seems slightly yellow and a gentle scrape of her skin shows signs of dehydration. She has on two sweaters, but still claims to be cold. Addie’s skin seems slightly yellow and a gentle scrape of her skin shows signs of dehydration as the nurse examines her briefly and superficially.
1. Based on the findings, what is the likely diagnosis?
2. What are contributing factors?
3. What would be an appropriate treatment plan? ( Include possible medications, interventions, etc)
4. List one short term and one long term goal for this client.