XYZ Family Practice

Location: XYZ Family Practice

You are an NP student in this practice. Your next patient is the following:

“I had to come in today because I have been coughing for a long time”

Amanda Smith (69 year old, black female) is a retired postal worker. During the visit, she is coughing continually. She states the cough started 5 days ago intermittently but 2 days ago it became constant. Her chart indicates that she has been a patient of the practice for 5 years, gets care regularly and her HTN has been controlled for 4 years.

Social History

Married – 2 adult children A & W

Non-Smoker now. Smoke 1 pack a day for 15 years. Quit x5 years ago

No alcohol or drug use

Baptist, attends church regularly and is a member of the choir

Family History

Mother – Deceased at age 27 from traumatic accident

Father – Deceased age 78 related to renal failure secondary to diabetes type II

Siblings – one brother age 61 A & W

Medical/Surgical/Health Maintenance Hx

Measles, mumps and chicken pox as a child.

Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis – Last dose 2 years ago

Influenza – Last dose 9 months ago

Pneumococcal vaccine at age 65

Zostivax at age 60

Chronic diagnoses – HTN x 5 years

Takes HCTZ 25 mg daily

ROS

General

Usual weight has been maintained

Fever for 5 days up to 101

Skin

Dry skin, uses emollient frequently

HEENT

Wears reading glasses

Dentition fair. Partial upper denture

Neck

No swelling or stiffness

Chest

Substernal pain on cough

Respiratory

Began coughing 4 days ago. Started mild, intermittent and non-productive. Two days ago became constant and productive of frothy sputum. Keeps her awake at night. No relief with OTC cough syrup. She states she is short of breath today.

CV

No CP at rest or when not coughing

PV

Some swelling of feet and ankles at end of day, relieved by elevating feet

GI

Decreased appetite for one week

No change in bowel habits

GU

 
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