Harold Jenkins, a 73-year-old male presents to an emergency department of a local hospital. Initial assessment reveals the following: • Afebrile • Mild tachypnea with mild shortness of breath • Acrocyanosis • Mild tachycardia •

Harold Jenkins, a 73-year-old male presents to an emergency department of a local hospital. Initial assessment reveals the following:
• Afebrile
• Mild tachypnea with mild shortness of breath
• Acrocyanosis
• Mild tachycardia
• History of smoking
• History of diabetes
• Moderately overweight
• Family history of coronary artery disease
This problem is best worked on by a group of students. Based on the information given, have members of the group identify which system or systems of the body they would want to further investigate to determine why this individual has come to the emergency department. You have learned some medical terminology already but may need additional help from the text, medical dictionary, or website. Compile a list of specialists or health care professionals to whom you might refer this patient, and explain why.


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