Below is a summary of Ryan’s EHR activity during the two hours he is in the ED. As the health coach, you will recommend lifestyle changes to alleviate symptoms, prevent symptoms from recurring and decrease the need for future emergency care or hospitalization. You will also provide the education he needs to understand his diagnosis and the risk factors that may have caused his condition. Using his EHR, Virtual Physical Exam (VPE) and Internet research, answer the questions and be prepared to discuss the responses with the rest of Dan’s health care team.
Review Dan’s VPE: Review the image of Dan’s angiograph. What does it indicate?
Internet Research: The physician will diagnose Dan and select the best treatment option after reviewing all of Dan’s test results and health history. In the meantime, you want to provide Dan with information about possible treatments. List the different treatment options for heart disease and provide basic information about each.
Review Dan’s EHR: What are the results of his Lipid Profile panel?
Internet Research: Provide Dan with information on how he can lower his Lipid Profile (cholesterol) through exercise.
Internet Research: One dietary suggestion for Dan to lower his cholesterol is to consume foods that are low in saturated fat and high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Define each type of fat and explain why they have been recommended to Dan?