The patient is a 67 year-old female on an orthopedic unit, post-op day 3 following right total hip athroplasty (RTHA). Diagnosed postop day 2 with a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in her right calf. A heparin protocol was initiated and is infusing well.
The patient has a medical history of a previous anterior myocardial infarction (MI) 12 months ago surgically treated with placement of two cardiac stents. Vital signs have been stable over the night shifts.
Learners are expected to perform a baseline assessment and appropriately respond to abnormal assessment findings.
This virtual pre-simulation game focuses on relevant assessment and interventions when an inpatient experiences respiratory distress.
Suggested target audience:
Nursing students enrolled in, or having completed medical-surgical nursing course.