task allows students to demonstrate theoretical knowledge around pathophysiological changes in disease

This assessment task allows students to demonstrate theoretical knowledge around pathophysiological changes in disease, pharmacological management of disease, planning nursing care and evaluating care. Students are required to answer the case scenario questions provided. Students should attempt all questions in the case study:
…You are just starting your shift as a graduate nurse and you are about to review your first patient, Jon Edwards. Jon is a 64 year old man who has been admitted to the medical ward with cellulitis to his left lower leg. During admission, it is documented that Jon has a past history of hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, and Angina for the last 3 years. He is prescribed Metoprolol, Aspirin, Pravastatin and Glyceryl Trinitrate Spray as needed and is prescribed Cefazolin 2g TDS IV for his cellulitis. His social history reveals he is married to Gabby, he smoked 20 cigarettes per day for 25 years but recently stopped. Drinks 4 glasses of red wine per day and eats “fairly healthily”. Jon walks his dog daily, but doesn’t partake in any other additional exercise. Jon’s father died at age 48 years of a heart attack. 1.1 Describe the pathophysiology (cause, progression and outcome) of Angina. Include in your answer risk factors for Angina and the treatment options for Angina. Demonstrate links to Jon’s case (ie. What has been commenced for Jon in terms of preventative pharmacology and what preventative strategies would be appropriate in his case?). 1.2 Discuss THREE types of physical nursing assessments that would be appropriate for Jon’s complaint (excluding vital signs) you would initiate for Jon and provide a description of each of these in the context of Jon’s complaint with rationale as to why these would be your priority.  1.3 Discuss THREE nursing interventions (excluding pharmacological) you would initiate and provide rationale as to how these would improve physiological outcomes of Jon’s chest pain. Nursing interventions would include nursing activities or actions that the nurse could initiate in response to nursing assessment findings.  1.4 Discuss the administration (including administration, benefits, risks and contraindications) of sublingual Glyceryl Trinitrate for Jon’s pain. Include in your explanation what education you need to provide to Jon on its administration.  1.5 Report the major abnormal finding and apply your findings to Jon’s case. Explain why this finding would need to be reported immediately to the Doctor.