I arrived to work well rested and ready to start the day. I had just returned after a two week long vacation. Because of the time off, I arrived to 7 East to find that the assortment of patients was not familiar at all. As I began getting reports on my patients, one in particular I started to feel a little anxious and stressed. At first glance I could tell I would be busy for the next twelve hours. Lynda was a 45 year old woman that was admitted almost a week ago after having an emergent tracheostomy placed. Lynda was newly diagnosed with laryngeal cancer with already having several other diagnoses including: seizure disorders, mild mental retardation, behavioral issues, and was legally
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After sharpening the instruments, we went over the OSHA power points for the Dental Hygiene Compliance exam. It was 3 PM and one of the Hygienist came to ask us if we wanted to see two kids for dental prophy. We were happy to have the opportunity to work on these two kids. My patient was a 5 year old girl who came to the clinic with her mom and brother. Her mom could not be with her in the operatory room because she was with her two year old son while Erika did a prophy. When my patient entered the room, she was a little afraid. I introduced myself and
The dental office can be a place of weakness for any cardiac attacks. Whether stable or unstable angina, patients subject to these attacks should be handled with a higher level of awareness. If a patient with a known history of angina experiences chest pain during a dental procedure, the procedure should be immediately stopped. The patient should be seated upright and given GTN sublingually and oxygen immediately. If the patient’s pain is not relieved within 3 minutes this pain may be caused by a possible myocardial infarction and medical help should be summoned.
Patient A was then admitted to Hospital A, which is known to be one of the best hospitals in town. Patient A has never been hospitalized before. She is also scared and worried about her surgery. The surgical oncologist communicates effectively about the procedures. Before the surgery, the surgical oncologist held Patient A’s hand and comforted Patient A not to worry too much because she is in good hand. After the surgery, Patient A woke up in the PACU (recovery room). Patient A was then transferred to a hospital room. Patient A said, “the room is clean and have a window with a beautiful view,” (Patient A, personal communication, February 23, 2015). Even though Patient A is still in pain, the nice and beautiful hospital environment makes her feel at ease.
In the medical field, there is many ideas of a mid level provider, this is just one, the mid level dental provider. A midlevel dental provider or therapist is commonly unheard of but there is a need for them, they do need dental education, and not everywhere has them though. There is a lot that they can do for the community and also the dentist. Mid level dental providers have a lot in common with a physician, but also very many differences. All of these will be discussed as we move on.
"Basing a virtual dental home in a school, a nursing home or other community setting allows dental hygienists to prevent or treat the majority of oral health problems on site, and also brings prevention information to patients, families and caregivers.” – Professor Paul Glassman
As hygienist we want to make sure that we are constantly educating and reminding our patients of the benefits of losing weight yet this are motivating factors. W e got it make sure we are especially educating those patients which certain risk factors. We want to provide them the pros that are gain from weight loss and provide them with the risk factors. Because as stated in In "The Dental Hygienist Guide to Nutritional Care" weight loss is so difficult, so it is recommended that we strongly emphasized to patients that is better to
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“Hey there” John looked over his shoulder at the smiling face of his new coworker. John greeted him as hallway smiled back not wanting to talk since he had woken up at 5:00am that morning. He quickly dashed over to his office and switched on his computer. He thought about the nine years of intensive study that he had to go through. The loud ringing of his pager interrupted his thoughts. He answered a few nurses difficult questions about what medicines to prescribe what to do with a few difficult patients. He placed his phone down a little nervous wondering if he had just killed someone by prescribing the wrong medicine. He grabbed his clipboard, jacket and stethoscope and went to go meet his first patient. “Mrs. Anderson, how are
I arrived for the early shift at work; after hangover I was allocated to work with the nurse who was in charge of doing the drug round. After dispensing the drugs to a few patients, we went in a bay with 4 patients. One patient had problems with speaking and movement; the nurse placed the medication on the
To train dental students to perform a dental surgery requires many dental surgery instruments and many of them need replacement. The scope of writer’s research is an Head Mounted Display (HMD) dental training simulator with Haptic Feedback which aimed to solve this issue. An integration between haptic devices and HMD technologies could replace the use of multiple instruments yet remains the characteristic of force feedback of the traditional dental training procedure. This simulator simulates the access opening stage of the root canal treatment. The users will be required to wear a HMD device which is HTC Vive in this case. The users will find themselves immersed in the dental operating environment provided with virtual dental instruments.
Metabolic acidosis results from all conditions that decrease the pH of the body fluids below 7.35 and HCO3- levels are <22 mEq/L, with the exception of conditions resulting from altered function of the respiratory system. As hydrogen ions accumulate in the body fluids, buffers first resist a decline in pH. If the buffers cannot compensate for the increase in hydrogen ions, the respiratory center helps regulate the body fluid pH. The reduced pH stimulates the respiratory center, which causes hyperventilation. During hyperventilation, carbon dioxide is eliminated at a greater rate. The elimination of carbon dioxide also eliminates excess hydrogen ions and helps maintain the pH of the body fluids within a normal range. (Angus, 2006)