Gloria Sanchez is an 87-year-old Hispanic female with a past medical history of Type II Diabetes Mellitus.

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Gloria Sanchez is an 87-year-old Hispanic female with a past medical history of Type II Diabetes Mellitus. Two weeks ago, she had an uncomplicated femoral-popliteal bypass graft and was sent home with instructions to monitor the site for signs and symptoms of infection. She presented to the ED with general malaise, nausea, weakness x 5 days. Allergies: NKDA

1. What is a femoropopliteal bypass? Describe possible postoperative complications. 2. What actions can be taken to prevent contamination during a sterile procedure? 3. What are the signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia? How would each be treated? 4. Describe the significance when a RN needs to be sterile vs. clean during a wet-to dry dressing change. 5. What would be appropriate teaching strategies for an elderly, Hispanic patient in regards to diabetic foot care? 6. Compare and contrast the clinical manifestations, underlying pathophysiology

 
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