A 50-year-old male presents to the community clinic. He has just relocated to the area and has no primary provider. He is a long distance truck driver and requires a physical examination as a requirement for his continued employment.
Physical examination demonstrates a BMI of 33, blood pressure of 180/90 mm Hg, diminished femoral pulses and bilateral varicose veins with 1+ pitting edema in both ankles. He has a 30 year history of smoking two packs of cigarettes per day.
Initial Discussion Post:
- Identify the risk factors for cardiovascular problems that need to be modified for this patient.
- Using evidence based research, determine which risk factor the RN will aIDress first.
- Describe how the RN will implement a patient centered plan to aIDress the priority risk factor for this patient.
Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic.