JessicaHauge1 Assignment Unit9

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Unit 9 Assignment Jessica Hauge HS111-10 Medical Terminology HS111 Unit 9 Assignment Template DIRECTIONS: There are 2 parts to this assignment. PART 1 –Read through the medical report listed below and the follow the directions listed after the report. PART 2 – Read through the questions and respond using layman’s terminology. Main Street Hospital and Medical Center 6000 North Tree Street - Branch, Pennsylvania 12345 – (555) 123-4567 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PATIENT NAME: Eldon Drake MEDICAL RECORD: 8888888 DATE OF BIRTH: 12/25/19XX DATE OF ADMISSION: 08/01/2013 PROGRESS NOTE HISTORY:…show more content…
Expressive (motor) Aphasia is a neurological condition that occurs when words cannot be formed, expressed, or may be absent due to an injury to the cerebral cortex. (Brooks & Brooks, 2012). During the physical exam, your father was conscious and alert but yet he was also disoriented and confused as to what day and year it was. Eldon also had no idea as to where he was. His blood pressure level was 160/80 mm Hg, which is high, but we closely monitored his levels. His temperature increased from 101.3° F during transport to 101.8° F during the exam. We found that there were no focal neurologic deficits, meaning that we did not find any deficiencies or diseases of the nervous system. Chest x-rays, urinalysis, and blood cultures were also negative as well. When the radiology technicians performed a Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI on Eldon, The MRI image showed that he had encephalitis. Encephalitis is an inflammatory condition of the brain. The condition is characterized by headache, fever, and nausea. Neurological disturbances can include seizures, personality change, restlessness, and disorientation. In some cases, a comatose state might occur. We also performed an electrocephalogram or EEG to record Eldon’s brain wave activity. Your father’s brain wave activity was normal for his age and showed no signs of abnormalities. The Doctor prescribed Eldon take Acyclovir, which is an antiviral agent for encephalitis. On the second

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