Below is a summary of Mike’s EHR activity during his first few minutes 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 Mike’s health care team.
Review Mike’s VPE: How will Mike’s physician use his echocardiogram with ejection fraction, chest X-ray and blood test results to determine if he is suffering from congestive heart failure or a heart attack?
Review Mike’s ED EHR: Together with Mike, you review his Lipid Panel results. What are the results of Mike’s Lipid Pan and which results are abnormal?
Internet Research: How can Mike’s results impact his health?
Internet Research: You make several recommendations to Mike that he should make to improve his overall health. What lifestyle recommendations do you make to lower his blood pressure?