A patient presents in the ER with a severely low hemoglobin and hematocrit count. Symptomatology includes listlessness, pale, pallor, and hypotensive. The initial assumption is blood loss via the gastrointestinal tract.
As either an FNP or an AG-ACNP student, provide an initial evaluation for either a pediatric or an adult patient. In addition, include the following in your presentation:
- The presentation of the patient
- A list of possible conditions that present similarly based on the patient's symptoms
- A list of treatment modalities
- A rationale explaining the possible conditions
- A rationale explaining the treatment