Adult Health History Essay

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Adult health history
Running Head Adult Health History

Adult Health History and Examination
Michelle Pierson, RN
Grand Canyon University
Health Assessment
NRS 434-V
Lisa Zamudio
September 29, 2012
Health History and Examination

|Michelle Pierson |9/26/2012 |

|Client/Patient Initials: JP |Sex:F |Age: 62 |
|Occupation of Client/Patient: Retired |
|Health History/Review of Systems
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She self-treats this with over the counter Claritin-D 10/240mg. She reports that|
|she does not like the nasal spray her doctor prescribed and prefers the decongestant in the Claritin-d. |
|JP feels that she has seasonal allergies, more from fall to spring months. She has never had an allergy test. Jp’s last dental visit was June |
|2012, where she had her teeth cleaned and 2 cavities filled. She reports that she brushes her teeth only in the mornings. |
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|The decongestant in Clartin-D is Pseudoephedrine sulfate, which is the synthetic salt of one of the naturally occurring dextrorotatory |
|diastereomers of ephedrine. It is classified as an indirect sympathomimetic amine, and is in the amphetamine class. |
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|The American Dental Association recommends that adults brush their teeth two times a day. Research has shown that infections in the mouth may |
|be associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pneumonia and other health problems that are common in older adults (American Dental |
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