Chapter 6: Knowledge Integration

Case Study 1: Adult Client

Initial Assessment Data

  • Biographical data: Adult client
  • Reason for seeking care: Vomiting and diarrhea
  • History of presenting illness: Vomited x 4 daily x 3 days, diarrhea x 6 daily x 3 days, currently severely nauseated and dizzy, tolerating sips of clear fluid
  • Past history: No medications, no illnesses


Think about the client data and try to answer the following questions. Write your answers on a piece of paper.

  1. What infection control measures should the healthcare provider implement?
  2. What method should be used to measure temperature for this adult client?
  3. What pulse and blood pressure readings should be taken for this adult client?
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