3) On what basis could County argue that it is conforming with the criterion at 1715(3)? On what basis could the state agency argue that County's application in nonconforming with the criterion? In your opinion, which side has the more persuasive argument? Why?
In the UK, reports show that heart failure has been affecting up to 2% of the population, over 900,000 people are living with heart failure, with 63,000 new cases being diagnosed each year (BHF, 2015). It costs the NHS £625 million per year, as a result of the high portion of emergency admissions, readmission and long length of inpatient stay (NHS Improvement, 2010). DH (2000) confirmed that Heart failure accounts for all cardiac admissions and the readmission rate can be as high as 50% within 3 months; also, it further estimated 50% readmission might be preventable. Unfortunately, Heart Failure can’t be cured, but early
There will be a need for additional catheterization labs, surgical suites and expanded cardiac rehabilitation programs. There needs to be better coordination of care to ensure timely scheduling of procedures. Education programs need to be developed emphasizing cardiac risk factors, healthy living and lifestyle modifications.
We live in the wealthiest nation in the history of the world and practice our profession in an era of unprecedented technological capability. In cardiovascular medicine, we can diagnose and treat heart disease with innovative approaches unimaginable to the previous generation of physicians. However, as a wealthy nation with a technologically advanced health care system, history will judge us not by our scientific progress, but by how we treat the weakest and most vulnerable amongst us. By this critical measure of
Hi, my name is LeAna. I am a student at Midlands Technical College hoping to someday be a professional in the field of cardiovascular technology. Because of my interest in cardiac imaging, I have decided to do some research on the Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals, SICP. This professional organization works provide professionals in the cardiovascular health care field with educational opportunities for invasive specialist, high quality care for patients, and support for invasive cardiovascular leaders. Someday in the near future, I will be one of the healthcare professionals in the cardiovascular field. In this essay, I will discuss SICP’s purpose, design, interactivity, and its influence.
Cardiac diseases alone have been estimated, direct and indirect costs, for the overall American population are “approximately $165.4 billion for 2009” (CDC, 2013). A survey found that heart disease accounted for 4.2 million of the hospitalizations in 2006. In 62% of these cases were short stay hospitalizations and occurred amount peoples ages 65 and older. These hospitalization rates also vary by gender, racial, and ethnic groups.
Each year the number of readmissions of the heart failure patient within 30 days of discharge has grown. The Medicare division in relation with the Affordable Care Act is reducing the amount of money they are willing to pay for readmissions to the hospital. Hospitals are now more than ever looking for ways to reduce the number of readmissions to the hospital for the heart failure patient. The purpose of this paper is take a look at a program designed with to reduce the readmission rates of one hospital to reduce the number of readmission through improved education and follow up of the heart failure patient.
According to the American Heart Association (2015), heart failure is defined as “a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood through to meet the body 's needs for blood and oxygen. Basically, the heart can 't keep up with its workload”. Congestive heart failure is a progressive illness that effects millions of Americans every year. Many other illnesses can lead to the development of congestive heart failure. Examples of these diseases include: coronary artery disease, past heart attack, high blood pressure, abnormal heart valve, heart muscle disease such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy or inflammation such as myocarditis, congenital heart disease, severe lung disease, diabetes, obesity and asthma. (American Heart Association, 2015 (Centers for
Form precise neurosurgery through the leg and heart valve replacement without opening the chest to robotic surgery through the belly button and custom joint replacement procedures, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Main OR continuously provide patients with the best possible care. TMH OR offers a variety of surgical interventions. However, regardless of the surgical or interventional procedure, in most cases are required a sterile technique, a legal formed consent and administration of medications. Therefore, my goals, which I completed, for week # 3 in the TMH Main OR are:
People, who receive artificial hearts, fall into two categories being “bridge” or “destination.” The “bridge” group, are those people who would most likely die waiting for a suitable donor heart. The “destination” group are those patients who’s body would not suit a donor heart transplant but would benefit in additional years lived from an artificial heart.
For years now, I’ve had dreams of going to medical school and becoming a surgeon. I don’t know what kind of surgeon I would want to be, but cardiothoracic is up there. In my eighth-grade science class we dissected pig’s hearts and a kid’s dad, a heart surgeon, helped. He told me I had the hands of a surgeon, which I thought was incredible considering my aspirations. Not only did this article interest me because I have general knowledge on the workings of a heart, but also because it shows the process of cleaning up mistakes in a medical
Credentials: I feel strongly about this topic because there are quite a few people in my own family that struggle with heart issues, one relative even needing a transplant.
Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) is a non-profit Pediatric Hospital that serves the region of Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. CHKD’s mission, focus, and priority is to assist children and to set the regional standard for healthcare excellence. CHKD is home to many specialties for children as well as adults. One of those specialties and the focus of this project is the heart clinic. As part of their mission, the heart center at CHKD is committed to providing compassionate, dedicated and the highest quality cardiovascular care for both children and adults. They are devoted to achieving the best possible outcomes for their patients and families. From their outpatient clinics to their inpatient services
During my Med-Surg clinical, I was assigned to a patient who was a 94 year female that had several medical conditions. The situation that ensued was difficulty communicating with her, since she did not speak English. Not only did the patient not speak English, but was only alert to herself, as well as extremely confused. As a result, being able to provide effective and quality care became a challenge. The reason for her admission was hyperkalemia, UTI, congestive heart failure (CHF) and acute renal failure (ARF). Unfortunately, the patient had other comorbidities that affected her well being such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, BPPV, CAD, s/p stent, DVT, CKD, stage 4 sacral decubitus ulcer, cholecystectomy, hip fracture and LE fasciotomy DVT.