Teri Dactyl is 17 years old. She comes to see you, the schoolnurse, when she fainted in class. Teri reports that she finds shehas no energy and falls asleep in class all of the time. Shethought it was just because she is so busy and school is so heavy.She also recently decided to become a vegan. She is pale, has asunken-eyes appearance, and complains of pain to her stomach, whichyou assess is in the upper left quadrant. When asked, she tells youshe is experiencing very heavy menstrual flows. She denies anynumbness or tingling anywhere. Upon further assessment you findthat her heart rate is 124/min, RR 25 breaths/min, BP 89/42, and O2Sat 92%. On examination you note glossitis of her tongue. You alsonotice her hands and feet are white in colour and cool to thetouch. She reports that she has felt this way for “a really longtime now” and “just thought it was normal for me.”
a) Based on your assessment findings above, whattype of anemia do you suspect Teri is suffering from (0.5mark)?
b) Indicate what you would expect to see in yourpatients’ blood work prior to treatment. Please answer “high”,“normal”, or “low” for each laboratory test: (0.5 for each).
Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) ________
Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH) ________
Reticulocyte Count ________
c) Identify one actual priority nursing diagnosis.To receive full marks, you must accurately include all 3 componentsof the nursing diagnosis statement. (1.5 marks)