stabbing chest pain case study

An 89-year-old female complains of a “stabbing chest pain” and points to the area just below her scapula at the right mid- clavicular line. She s tates that she had an upper respiratory infection last week that “just seems to hang on.” She has no other complaints.

Discussion Prompt #1

· In order of importance, describe three (6) questions that you would like to ask this patient and give a brief explanation of why.

Which lab or imaging tests would you order for this patient? Why?

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