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Question:

Mrs. Shumway’s nursing care plan lists CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) as her primary dx. (diagnosis). What would you expect her ADL routine to include?

A Daily am weight measurement
Explaination

A chronic disease called congestive heart failure occurs when the heart becomes weak and is unable to pump efficiently. It is significant to supervisor the client’s weight, as sudden weight gain means that the client is retaining fluid. This puts a strain on the heart and lungs. The nurse aide should weigh the client every morning at the same time and record the weight. Notify the nurse of any sudden change.