You have been assigned 4 patients on an Intermediate Medical Care Unit. Two of the patients are post myocardial infarctions at various stages of their infarctions with multiple types of arrhythmias, the third patient is having drastic blood sugar fluctuations 218 down to 50 within minutes and its rebounds back up with changes in mentation and the fourth is reported to be having frequent TIA’s. One of the MI patients is having some dizziness and your TIA patient is presenting signs of impending stroke.
How would you prioritize your assessments and activities? How would you describe your critical thinking process and how do you organize and prioritize implementation of care?
List (using bullet points) IN ORDER from 1st to last how you would approach this situation. Who would you see first?
Then, in 4-5 sentences, I want you to justify your decision regarding why your chose your first patient.