Discussing alcohol use with patients is important as alcohol consumption before bedtime is shown to negatively affect patient sleeping patterns.
Although the beneficial effects of drinking coffee include increased mental alertness, stamina, muscle recovery, and wakefulness, unwanted effects can include restlessness, palpitations, hypertension, insomnia, tremors, and increased urine output.
A middle-aged black woman has been experiencing swelling of her arms and legs for the past 5 years.
A 91-year-old Hispanic woman was referred for wound care services with a stage III sacral pressure ulcer.
A mass located above the left groin of an 85-year-old woman was found to be a subcutaneous abscess.