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Patient C. Z Case Study Nursing

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Patient C.Z. was a 64 year old female who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with acute chronic heart failure (CHF). Prior to her arrival, the patient had been seen by her primary care provider (PCP) for a routine visit. Due to the patient’s poor status, the PCP sent her to the emergency department (ED) of Christiana Hospital. Upon arrival to the ED, the patient’s chief complaint was difficulty breathing; this was evidenced by the patient stating she could not breathe. As part of her treatment plan for CHF, patient C.Z. explained she had been prescribed 40 milligrams (mg) of furosemide (lasix) to relieve symptoms related to hypervolemia which often accompanies CHF; her presenting condition corroborated that the prescribed lasix had
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