Jackie Sprat is 58 y/o female who is Vietnamese speaking only and presents to the ED with a 4-day history of productive cough, orthopnea, low-grade fever, and generalized malaise. WBC 19.6K, Hgb 7.6, HCT 23, PLT 222k.
possible Diagnosis: Community acquired pneumonia, congestive heart failure exacerbation, fluid overload
Discuss diagnostic tests that should be performed for the workup keeping in mind cost-effective care.
Provide three differential diagnosis.
Describe the management of the patient.
provide at least 3-5 references. This will be put on a power point slide.