Pneumonia Case Scenario

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This is an older adult with a risk factor for pneumonia as enumerated in the case scenario. Some of the risk factors stated in the case scenario are as follows: The patient age, current exposure to his granddaughter who had an upper respiratory infection and the patient recently had a cold. According to Woo & Robinson, “pneumonia should be considered in any patient who presents with respiratory symptoms such as cough, dyspnea, or sputum production" (2016). When an older patient with more than one risk factor presents with “not feeling well”, and an increasing fatigue, I will be more concern about pneumonia. Moreover, the patient forgot a lunch scheduled with her daughter, which showed an episode of confusion. The patient also has a fever, cough
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