Review the Case Studies below and answer the associated questions. Case Study #1 You are a nurse on a postpartum floor and recently received a new mother-baby admission. Both are bonding and appear

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Review the Case Studies below and answer the associated questions.

Case Study #1

You are a nurse on a postpartum floor and recently received a new mother-baby admission. Both are bonding and appear to be doing well. When taking routine admission vitals on the baby you notice that there is a difference between the upper and lower extremity blood pressures. You retake them just to make sure. The blood pressure in the arm is 60/40 mmHg and 45/30 mmHg in the leg.

  1. Based on this assessment finding what is going on and why?
  2. What additional assessment and diagnostics are a priority for this patient?
  3. Describe treatment plan, priorities of nursing care, and education that needs to be done for this family.

Case Study #2

You are a nurse in the ER caring for a 10-year-old. The child presents with lower abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, and frequent urgency to have a bowel movement. The mother is worried about the bloody diarrhea and fears her child is getting dehydrated.

  1. Based on these assessment findings what is going on and why?
  2. What additional assessment and diagnostics are a priority for this patient?
  3. Describe the potential treatment options, priorities of nursing care, and education that needs to be done for this family.

Case Study #3

You are a nurse in the ER caring for an 8-year-old. The child presents with fatigue and a recent increase in weight with visible swelling in the lower extremities noted. The child’s blood pressure is high and has very little urine output.

  1. Based on these assessment findings what is going on and why?
  2. What additional assessment and diagnostics are a priority for this patient?
  3. Describe the potential treatment options, priorities of nursing care, and education that needs to be done for this family.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

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