This article discusses children’s experiences of hospitalization of children between the ages of 7 through 14. It talked about how the hospital services should be focused on the child and it should be involved in all aspects of their care. Adults usually are the speaker for the children. They wanted
Heart disease is the number 1 killer in the United States of America. It’s important to have a heart protection strategy, especially as you get older. It should include exercise and a healthy diet, plus supplements for heart health as needed. Know your cholesterol, blood pressure and ideal weight. Lower risk factors and prevent early disability, illness or even death from heart disease. And although you can't help heredity, you can certainly be aware of any risk factors that may have been passed down through your family tree. After following the steps in this assignments all of the supplements I would recommend along with the information I have given you here are proven to help in preventing heart health. Most can be safely taken in combination.
According to, this quote “So I know Andy was afraid. His soul is probably still out there somewhere—floating in the darkness, looking for hope, hoping for forgiveness, and terribly, terribly frightened.” Andy’s friends and his family knew exactly how Andy
Andy’s questionable decisions contributed to his untimely death. One of those decisions was when Andy decided to join the Royals gang and wear the jacket that symbolized his loyalty to the gang. Andy eventually realized that he was stabbed because he was apart of that gang. Who had a rival gang called The Guardians. While Andy was bleeding he thought to himself: “Had they stabbed him, Andy, or had they only stabbed the jacket and the title, and what good was the title if you were dying?”(Hunter 38). This contributed to his death because if he hadn’t joined the gang in the first place he wouldn’t have been recognized as a Royal. He also wouldn’t have been stabbed because he was just Andy and none knew him to be a Royal. Another arguable decision
This book has an introduction, a total of 20 chapters, and a conclusion. King organizes her book by expressing how her daughter, Josie, passed away at age four due to a hospital error. She then gives contextual information about the family in the following chapter, leading up to when Josie was first taken to the hospital, and how Josie’s passing enabled King to revolutionize the healthcare industry regarding patient care. King narrates the novel in first person, and reveals her experience in a chronological order.
The kidneys filter fluid and waste products from the blood into the urine, but when the heart cannot pump adequately, the kidneys malfunction and cannot remove excess fluid from the blood. This is because when the heart is no longer pumping efficiently it becomes congested with blood, causing pressure to build up in the main vein connected to the kidneys and leading to even more congestion of blood, except this time in the kidneys as well. The kidneys also suffer from the reduced supply of oxygenated blood because of decreased pulmonary circulation. Both of these when combined together are the main factors as to why kidney filtration decreases due to left sided heart failure.
Left-sided Heart Failure Condition where the left side of the heart is unable to pump an adequate amount of blood to the body, and can be life-threatening.
I am a NP currently working for a Hospital Medicine group in an inpatient setting. My primary job responsibilities are to admit patients into the hospital, round on patients, provide cross cover on the patients on our service, provide cross cover on inpatients who our group is consulted to see, respond to rapid response codes, and occasionally discharge patients.
Left sided heart failure that is forward failure can be manifested by dyspnea on exertion, ortopnea, cough, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, cyanosis, and basilar crackles. Left sided heart failure that is backward failure can be manifested by fatigue, oliguria, increased heart rate, faint pulses, restlessness, confusion, and anxiety. Right sided heart failure that is
Left-Sided Heart Failure Sayra Y. Campbell Columbia Basin College Left-Sided Heart Failure Heart failure is the inability of the heart to efficiently pump blood to the rest of the body. In left-sided heart failure, it is the faulty left ventricle that is not pumping blood effectively due to anatomical abnormalities or secondary factors that decrease its functionality. The purpose of this research paper is to inform the reader of statistical data on the disease as well as risk factors, usual signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, treatment and nursing implications.
Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD, but commonly referred to as heart failure) is a chronic, progressive cardiac syndrome in which a damaged heart fails to beat efficiently and deliver enough blood to meet the body's needs. Although coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common cause, for example, myocardial infarction, and many of the conditions are intertwined, there are several other causes of heart failure including cardiomyopathies, hypertension and valve disease.
Introduction Heart failure is a long-term (chronic) condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood through the body. When this happens, parts of the body do not get the blood and oxygen needed for them to function properly. There is no cure for heart failure at this time so it is
Diagnosis: Left-Sided Heart Failure Left-sided heart failure is the most common type of heart failure, and it is a result of left-ventricular dysfunction. This disease poses a significant threat to patients because the primary function of the left side of the heart is to provide sufficient oxygenated blood to satisfy the metabolic demands of the body’s cells. Understanding the main function of this portion of the heart will help with the understanding of other complications associated with this diseased. Left-sided heart failure is usually the result of the loss of heart muscle function, specifically in the left ventricle secondary to coronary artery disease, prolonged hypertension, or myocardial infection (Lewis et al. 2014, 766). The
The left side of the heart brings oxygen-rich blood from the lungs through the left atrium to the left ventricle, then out into body. When the left side of the heart is damaged or can’t pump as well, it has to work harder to send blood through the body. This causes fluid to build up in the body, especially the lungs. That’s why shortness of breath is one of the most common symptoms of heart failure. Systolic failure happens when the heart doesn’t pump out blood the way it should. Diastolic means the heart doesn’t fill back up with blood as it should. The symptoms of left sided heart failure are tachypnea, increased work of breathing, crackles initially heard in lung bases, but when severe, heard throughout the lung fields, pulmonary edema, and dullness in lung fields to finger percussion, pleural effusion detectable by reduced breath sounds at the bases of the lungs, and cyanosis.
Right-sided heart failure can be ruled in. When the heart is backed up it produces an overload of fluid in the lungs and entire body. As fluid accumulates in the lungs it can cause chest tightness, sob, jugular vein distention and coughing which produces a pink frothy colored sputum in which patient is positive for. Although this diagnosis has strong symptomology the BNP is normal and the diagnosis of Heart failure may be ruled out. (Dunphy & Winland-Brown,