Suppose you are tasked with confidentially interviewing members of a retirement community to see who may be at risk for cardiovascular disease. At the same time, you are asked to help educate the retirement community about what they can do to control their risk of developing a cardiovascular disease. Use the template below to design an interview form you would be able to take to members of the retirement community (age 60 and up). Refer to Ch. 7 of the text, and this week’s articles on cardiovascular health.
Remember—you will come into contact with seniors from all walks of life, so write questions that are direct, yet friendly. Apply judgment when writing questions; you cannot possibly cover all forms of cardiovascular disease with one 10-question interview. Finally, imagine you are actually conducting the interviews within a retirement community when one interviewee says her sister has been diagnosed with a particular cardiovascular disease. She wants you to explain what must be done to treat the disease because her sister did not understand the doctor’s explanation. Complete the interview and case study below.Post your response to the Individual forum. Part 1: Interview Form Cardiovascular Disease Interview Checklist for Symptoms and Signs of Cardiovascular Disease ?1.
Do you have swelling of the ankles on a regular basis?. ?2. Do you suffer from shortness of breath?. ?3. Do you suffer from abdominal pain or sensitivity to touch in that area? ?4. Do you feel pressure in your chest, neck, or arms?. ?5.
Do you have cold sweats on a regular basis?. ?6. Do you have high blood pressure?. ?7. Do you feel fatigued or tired a lot?. ?8. Have you ever been diagnosed with a rapid heart beat?.
?9. Have you ever been diagnosed with an enlarged heart? 10. Do you ever feel like there is so much pressure on your chest that you could suffocate? Risk Factor Discussion Prompts 1. Do you or have you ever smoked in the past? If so for how long? 2. Do you exercise on a regular basis? 3. Do you have a history of high blood pressure? 4. Is there a history of cardiovascular disease in your family? 5.
(OPTIONAL) Add a conversation-starting sentence that would lead to a discussion of what individuals can do to decrease the impact of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Part 2: Case Study An interviewee named Mattie has been telling you all about her sister.Mattie’s sister is a delicate, 72-year-old great-grandmother. She recently had an ultrasound that revealed an aneurysm near her heart. Mattie’s sister did not understand the doctor’s explanation clearly enough to share details with Mattie. Explain to Mattie what her sister is likely to go through when she is treated for her aneurysm. Your sister will be started on medication to help slow the growth but it will eventually have to be repaired.
The doctor will monitor your sister by doing ultrasound or MRI’s twice a year to see if it is growing. If the aneurysm appears to be growing or leaking they will have to do surgery. She has a
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