Ms. L started her chemotherapy treatments this year. As a result, she has become increasingly fatigued. The fatigue started about halfway through her treatments. She is sleeping well each night, with mild pain that is relieved by over-the-counter analgesics. She is eating enough each day and has an adequate daily fluid intake. She cannot do rigorous exercise, as she has in the past, but she does walk on occasion when she has some energy. She is recently divorced and has two kids in college. During today’s visit, her sister accompanied her and expressed concern about her increasing fatigue. Ms. L has also had some intermittent chest pain.
Her vital signs for today are as follows.
Temperature: 98.6 degrees
Pulse: 106 bpm
Respirations: 16 bpm
Blood pressure: 109/68
O2 sat: 96%
ECOG score: 2-3
Her labs for today are as follows.
Her physical assessment does support the tachycardic rate. Fortunately, the rhythm is regular. She has bilateral pale conjunctivae, and her lungs are clear to auscultation.
The 2013 Nurse Compensation Survey Results Are In Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN, 5/3/2013 32 In February, TheONC surveyed more than 600 oncology nurses to find out more about their careers. We wanted to know if they felt adequately compensated and satisfied within their ...
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