In 2006, Mr. D, 62 years old, was diagnosed with systemic amyloidosis (AL) affecting the kidney. He still works full time and remains in remission following autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant (aHSCT). While he sees his oncology NP or oncologist every six months, he presents to his primary practitioner for evaluation of worsening fatigue.
Mr. D reports that lately he has cut back on work due to fatigue. He notes that he sleeps more often in the last month, “like when I was diagnosed.” He has not had any recent illnesses, hospitalizations, or surgeries. His chronic osteoarthritis has been flaring up lately but the pain resolves when he takes ibuprofen 400 mg oral twice per day, as needed. His blood pressure has been consistently reading around 120/70.
Lisinopril 10 mg oral daily
Aspirin 81mg oral daily
Ibuprofen 200-400 mg oral three times/day as needed for arthritis (prescribed by an orthopedic physician)
Blood Chemistry Panel: Total Protein 5.9, last 6.6 (6.0-8.4g/dL), Albumin 3.4, last 3.6 (3.5-5.0g/dL), glucose 113, last 122 (65-100mg/dL) BUN 35, last 16 (10-25mg/dL) Creatinine 2.9, last 1.2 (0.7-1.4g/dL). ALT, AST, Alkaline Phosphatase was normal.
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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