Mr. T, a 62 year old male, is admitted to the ER complaining of chest pain. At this moment he is pain free.
Neuro: Sleepy, but rouses easily to voice. AAOx3. Exhibits equal strength in all extremities.
Pulmonary: Lungs are clear. Resp. even and unlabored. Mr. T. is on O2 via nasal cannula at 2L/min.
GI: Bowel sounds normal, abdomen soft and nontender.
GU: Voiding clear yellow urine without problems.
CV: Heart sounds normal with S1 and S2 present. Nail beds pink with good capillary refill. Denies chest pain at this moment.
Vitals: HR: 60, BP 102/55, Resp. 16, Temp. 97.2 F, Height 60", Weight 210 lb.
Mr. T. is a construction worker and states he is active and normally healthy. He has been having episodes of chest pain for the past 3 months, but thought it was just "gas" and didnt go his physician. Mr. T. is a past smoker and has been cigarette free for the past 12 months. He states he had "a few beers with his buddies after work".
Medications: Tums 2 tabs prn prior to this admission.
Questions: (IMPORTANT! See instructions below*)
The basic dysrhythmia course that is recommended as background for this Cardiac Case Studies course is the RnCeus.com course:
EKG Strip Indentification and Evaluation
Please write down and save your answers to the above questions. The questions will be repeated on the "Exam and Evaluation", but the scenarios and strips will not be repeated.