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  • Introduction To Nursing Research And Evidence Based Practice

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    feeling pain in their bones, such as their pelvis. These drugs come in the form of an injection, and are given in the subcutaneous fat in the abdomen or back of the arm. They can be a very good option for patients under active treatment that drop their counts after chemotherapy. Infections in neutropenic patients can progress very rapidly, with minimal signs and symptoms, due to the inability for the body to produce inflammatory responses (Wingard, 2016). With neutropenic patients, life-threatening complications

  • Nursing: The Importance Of Evidence Based Practice In Nursing

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    When I first became a nurse and I needed information, the over-sized 3 ring binder marked “Policy and Procedure Manual” was the only resource. It was often a disheveled mess, and rarely kept current with up to date information. At the end of each policy was a list of research articles validating my hospital’s policy. Accessing one of those articles required traveling in person to an academic library, searching for it, then if available, photocopying it or printing it for several cents per page. That

  • Sepsis Case Study Essay

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    Sepsis is one of the main causes of mortality and morbidity in preterm babies and is responsible for 45% of late deaths in the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).1 early diagnosis and management of sepsis are a great challenge facing neonatologists. Clinical diagnosis is difficult due to non specific symptoms and signs while laboratory diagnosis is time consuming.2 Blood culture is the gold standard diagnostic method of neonatal sepsis. However, technical problems as insufficient blood sample

  • Clozapine Research Paper

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    patients, there are risks associated with this drug. Specifically, clozapine can decrease the number of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell that function in the body to fight off infections. When neutrophils are significantly decreased, severe neutropenia may result and the body may become prone to infections. For this reason, patients taking clozapine need to have the absolute neutrophil count (ANC) monitored on a regular basis. Clozapine is a drug that has an extensive list of

  • Improving Patient Outcomes For Nurses

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    I have selected a patient scenario that will further explain these elements. There was a 27 year old man that was admitted to the hospital one week after a chemotherapy session, he had a fever of 102.5F, his white blood cell count was 0.3, and his absolute neutrophil count was zero. This specific patient was also complaining of nausea and vomiting and had a new central line placed 10 days ago. The NANDA: Nursing Diagnosis Definitions and Classification are a critical component in the nursing process

  • Breast Cancer

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    thou/cmm. Differential WBC count shows 37% granulocytes, 60% lymphocytes, 3% monocytes. Chem 14 is within normal limits, with the exception of BUN 28 mg/dl, creatinine 1.6 mg/dl, and lactic acid 2.4 mg/dl. Chest x-ray demonstrates diffuse infiltrates in the left lower lung. • Granulocytes include neutrophils, basophils, and eosinophils. • Bands, or stabs, are immature neutrophils. • Nongranulocytes include lymphocytes and monocytes. The formula for absolute granulocyte count (AGC) is: AGC = Granulocyte

  • Breast Cancer

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    Case Study 1: Breast Cancer Situation: The client is a 50-year-old female teacher who was notified of an abnormal screening mammogram. Diagnosis of infiltrating ductal carcinoma was made following a stereotactic needle biopsy of a 1.5 x 1.5 cm lobulated mass at the 3:00 position in her left breast. The client had a modified radical mastectomy with lymph node dissection. The sentinel lymph node and 11 of 16 lymph nodes were positive for tumor. Estrogen receptors and progesterone receptors were

  • Patient 's : Patient Demographics

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    Student Nurse: Joshua Goodwin Patient Demographics Patient Name: C, H Description of Disorder/Disease: The patient is a 1 month and 14 days old male who is diagnosisd with a congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot. Tetralogy of Fallot consist of 4 defects: Ventricular septal defect (VSD), Overriding aorta, Pulmonary stenosis, and Right ventricular hypertrophy. This defect can result in decreased oxygen in the systemic circulation. Potential Complications: May not grow and develop properly

  • Overview of Normocytic Anemia

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    increase in the white blood cell count (the leukocyte count) that is above the normal range in the blood. Inflammatory, it is often the result of infections and therefore exists in certain parasitic infections. It can also occur after strenuous exercise, and following convulsions such as epilepsy, emotional stress, pregnancy and labor, anesthesia, and epinephrine administration. Leukocytosis falls into five categories: 1.Neutrophilia (the most common form; in which neutrophils are elevated) 2.Lymphocytosis

  • Patient Safety In Health Care

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    Patient safety has been described as the prevention of errors and adverse effects to patients associated with health care (WHO, 2016). Medication errors is a prevalent patient safety issue in today’s health care environment. It is estimated that approximately 10,000 preventable errors and 2000 preventable deaths occur in the Republic of Ireland alone. That means 1 in 10 people experience a medication error once entering a hospital (Oglesby, 2012). Although some of these errors may be minor many can