Please respond to discussion below using current APA edition and 2 scholarly ref

Please respond to discussion below using current APA edition and 2 scholarly ref

Please respond to discussion below using current APA edition and 2 scholarly references. Must be 150 words.
Clinical experience is an essential part of the nursing education. It helps nursing students explore the clinical environment while interacting with different patient case scenarios and conducting diagnosis and assessment. This majorly contributes to acquiring the right knowledge required in nursing practice since this acts as a major determiner of the competence of nurses (Kalyani et al., 2019). During this week’s clinical experience, I faced different challenges. The main challenge that I encountered this week was a high workload. The unit I was in had increased patient turnouts with limited healthcare workers to handle all patient cases. High workload, therefore, resulted in long working hours without breaks.
Another challenge that I encountered was fear and anxiety. The environment in which I was working brought up fear in me due to the high rate of contagious infections and diseases that patients presented with (Kalyani et al., 2019). Despite the few challenges during the week, all operations and activities succeeded. I improved my relations with other healthcare workers and learned how to handle patients to improve their satisfaction. I could focus more on the patient’s wellness and not their illness. This week was also a success since I acquired clinical and financial data planning knowledge and skills.
Patient Assessment
One of the patient cases I handled this week was a 65-year-old male patient who presented to the clinic complaining of chest pain. The patient stated that the pain started while walking at his home compound with his granddaughter. The patient is a retired teacher who has been living at home for five years since he retired. Some of the signs and symptoms portrayed by the patient include sweating, shortness of breath, fever, high body temperatures, body weakness, high blood pressure, and faintness.
After physical assessment, the patient was referred to undertake more diagnostic tests to help accurately diagnose the condition. Blood tests were conducted, including cardiac marker tests and chest X-rays (Kumar et al., 2022). The differential diagnosis for the patient was heart attack, gastroesophageal reflux disease, heart attack, pneumonia, and unstable angina. Pneumonia was eliminated after the physical assessment since the patient didn’t have any signs of nasal congestion or other symptoms associated with chest congestion.
The laboratory diagnostic test findings identified that the patient had a heart attack. The plan of care for the patient involves taking medications aimed at treating a heart attack. Some medicines that can be administered as a plan of care for the patient include heparin and fibrinolytics, which contain blood-thinning elements that help dissolve blood clots and prevent the formation of other clots (Kumar et al., 2022). Depending on the severity of the heart attack, the patient can also undergo heart surgery to remove the blood clots. Patients with more severe heart attacks are directly referred for heart surgery, while those with less severe cases are given medical prescriptions with close monitoring.
Health Promotion
The health promotion for the patient should be aimed at controlling blood pressure and managing it within normal ranges, adhering to the medication as prescribed. The patient should eat a healthy diet by eliminating saturated fats and reducing body cholesterol levels. Frequent exercising is also an essential plan of care whereby the patient should engage in low-intensity exercise to improve their heart health. This week, I gained much knowledge and experience in nursing care that benefits me (Immonen et al., 2019). I learned the importance of remaining calm while handling patients and focusing on better outcomes and good patient experiences.

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