Case Scenario

C.K. Is a 76-year-old woman who presents to the family practice with complaints of difficulty seeing at night, especially when driving. The patient was last seen by the ophthalmologist 6 months ago and needs a referral to be seen by the specialist. The patient has hypertension and diabetes, both managed with medications. She has no complaints of pain at this time. Vital signs are T 97.5, P 68, R 16, and BP 120/60.

  1. What subjective information should the nurse obtain?
  2. The nurse is assessing the internal anatomy of the eye. What are the physical features?
  3. The nurse is assessing the patients eyes through the ophthalmoscope. What structures can be viewed through the scope?
  4. What are some possible causes of decreased visual functioning in older adults?
  5. What is the most likely cause of this patients night blindness?

Your report should be coherent and precise, and should address all the required components in a research-based manner using text support and outside research to create a set of responses to the supervisor prompts above.

The essay should be 1000-1250 words and should include at least three (3) citations. The sections should be clearly marked with headings so that your instructor knows which points you are addressing. Follow the guidelines for APA writing style. The title page and references page do not count towards the minimum word amount for this assignment.


Assignment Expectations

Length: 1000 1250 words; answers must thoroughly address the questions in a clear, concise manner.

Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA style. These do not count towards the minimum word count for this assignment.

References: Use the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. Include at least three (3) scholarly sources to support your claims.

Format: Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx).

Filename: Name your saved file according to your first initial, last name, and the assignment number (for example, RHall Assignment 1.docx)

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