The purpose of this paper is to conduct an in depth exploration of the nursing care considerations of patients in a specific clinical area. Through the synthesis of prior knowledge, clinical experiences and skills, evidence based best practices, and care of patients a comprehensive care and teaching plan will be composed. Integration of critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills, combined with evidence-based research will provide confirmation of nursing process comprehension. The inclusion of reviewed literature will further support knowledge and understanding.
Dale Gordon has been a patient in the ICU for 6 days after developing complications after open heart surgery. He is an 82-year-old African American who is disoriented to place and time. He lives with his daughter Claudia in her home. Claudia and her two brothers visit Mr. Gordon daily since he has been hospitalized. Mr. Gordon has not been eating well since the surgery and has lost 3 pounds. Mr. Gordon has type 2 diabetes and is on oral antihyperglycemic medication. Before he came to the hospital, Mr. Gordon was able to only ambulate for short distances. He has orders to get up in a chair twice a day. Joan, a student nurse, is caring for Mr. Gordon this morning. She has reviewed his medical record and is now ready to start caring for him.
The band-aid is important since it prevented people from getting diseases or infections. Also, the band-aid was able to let people still do everyday activities by still keeping their cut(s) protected. This shows us that more people were healthier from keeping their cuts protected rather than leaving them uncovered and opening up the cut. Medical advancements were on the rise at the time, and the band-aid allowed people to get common medical treatment at
I observed the documentation process from week -2 in my clinical setting and through reading the related documents I gained theoretical knowledge of documentation . I week -4 I did the the return demonstration of documentation with my instructor successfully and started the documentation process in clinical and developed my communication skill . I think my learning plan helped me to achieve this goal . When I started this semester I wanted to learn about the wound care . To achieve this goal I observed the techniques of wound care in week -10 demonstrated by my instructor and reviewed the related resources of wound care . In week -11 I was successful in return demonstration of wound care and evaluated by my instructor . The plan I made
Human Immunodeficiency Virus is HIV that develops into AIDS, which is Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. This virus starts to break down white blood cells, as a result the immune system starts to deteriorate and our greatest shield cannot fight any longer (Mayo Clinic, 2016). The CDC (2015) states, that over 1.2 million people live with HIV in the United States and most who are infected are oblivious of their disease. Healthy people 2020 has declared HIV a public health crisis in the United States, and continues to sweep the nation with more than 500,000 new cases each year (HealthyPeople2020,2016).
Band-aid is one of the most popularly known current products, invented in 1920 by Thomas Anderson and Earle Dickson. The purpose of the product was to serve as a economical, easy to use first aid for minor injuries. In the early 1920’s, Canada had shifted economical paths from agricultural to industrial activity, in regards to Urbanization. This evolution meant more people would be working in harsh factory conditions in cities, than on the fields. The uncertainty of safety, access to healthcare ,and affordability were all issues the average Canadian working in the labour department faced in 1920, all things that the band-aid marketed to. It is estimated that the average price for a pack of band-aid was 10 cents when the product was first launched.
It was designed by a French merchant, named Stephen Girard, when he was asked by the mayor Philadelphia for help. Girard stepped up and recommended his compatriot, Dr. Jean Devèze, to head the hospital. However, Devèze refused to believe that the yellow fever was contagious and he disapproved of Rush’s aggressive treatments. So he became a world authority on the Yellow Fever.
Illicit drugs in general are a major problem worldwide, more specifically IV drugs. Adopting needle exchange programs is a good way to reduce IV drug addiction and effects. Not only do drugs become addicting, but they ruin you and your loved ones lives and needle exchange programs can help reduce this problem. Needle exchange programs exchange dirty, used needles and syringes for clean ones, and have additional services: helps get homeless people off the street, rehab options, and mental health services. Even though they give out clean needles and syringes, they do not support drug use and do not allow you to use them on site. Needle exchange programs
There are different types of technology that is used by medical assistants which also depends on which type of office one is working in. If it is an administrative medical assistant they will use the computer, a fax machine, printer, the telephone if they are mainly in the office. If it is a clinical medical assistant then they will be more than likely working in a medical setting. In the process of checking a patient’s blood pressure they will use an electronic blood pressure monitor if a manual one is not at their disposal. Another piece of equipment that a medical assistant may use would be a high frequency ultrasound machine. They will also use electrocardiograph equipment to check a patient’s heartbeat pattern. Clinical medical assistants
Medical assistants is a medical support professional that performs a variety of tasks to assist physicians in providing patient care, while ensuring that clinics run smoothly. Medical assistants are responsible for performing both clinical and administrative duties. On the clinical side, medical assistance is needed for patient care, maintaining medical records, taking blood, checking blood pressure, and checking any vital signs from patient when updating medical history. On the administrative side, medical assistants are responsible for answering telephones, scheduling appointments, filing medical records and charts, billing, and medical insurance. There are several other important tasks that a medical assistant must perform such as prepare
Most people who attend Cerritos College may be unfamiliar with the services that are offered to help students reach success. Among all the student assistance that is offered at Cerritos College, I would say one of the most important and beneficial advantages of being a student is the health center. The health center is a place where s student can receive all types of care including mental health counseling, nutrition guidance, and checkups for physical well-being. With a place that’s not too far away and completely free of charge, the Cerritos College health center is certainly a place that can reassure students and help them reach success.
Physician Assistants, or PA’s, work directly under the supervision and guidance of other medical professionals, such as physicians or surgeons. Their work includes mainly examining, diagnosing, and treating patients. PA’s typically review the medical history of patients, order tests to diagnose illnesses (such as x-rays and blood tests) and then interpret the results, make a diagnosis and then provide some sort of treatment (such as a cast or sutures), give information and advice to patients and their families, and prescribe medicine when needed. Furthermore, PA’s can work in any area of medicine, including family care, psychiatry, emergency medicine, or elsewhere. PA’s are highly qualified to take care of
Prior to the 1970’s, ambulances were staffed as basic life support (BLS) type units. They would transfer people on a basic level of transport performing “non invasive” interventions. The people who staffed this units were not called EMT’s at this time however were called Ambulance Attendants. They were severed with little medical training and only performed routine interventions. In 1966 there was an article called “The Accidental Death and Disability Report” also called “White Paper”. In this report The National Academy of Sciences Did studies on trauma and shock. This project was a federally funded report of their research which came to the conclusion that both the public and government were "insensitive to the magnitude