Your Gut! Diseases and Disorders of the Digestive System. The digestive system plays a critical role in how our body takes in and processes food. Organs of the digestive system are usually referred to as “your gut.” It is also the beginning of the process in which our body receives nourishment. Understanding this process can be helpful when communicating with patients or when analyzing charts for assigning the correct medical codes. If you had to explain the point at which the digestive process actually begins and one related disease or disorder, how would you describe it? Be sure to use […]
1. What are the current patient safety characteristics of your organizational culture? Identify at least three aspects of your culture that need to be changed with regard to patient safety, and suggest strategies for change. 2. Identify a workaround that you have used and analyze why you chose this risk-taking behavior over behavior that conforms to a safety culture.
We talk a lot about weight loss. But why do you think some people have difficulty gaining weight? As a student who has taken a nutrition course, what would you say to someone who says “Why does weight loss slow down or stop when I am on a weight-loss diet?” As a student who has taken a nutrition course, what would you say to someone who asks “How do I lose fat from my thighs?”
You begin your career in an acute care hospital as a newly licensed RN. During your orientation, you observe your preceptor checking gastric feeding tube placement by injecting air and auscultating the abdomen, stopping continuous enteral tube feedings before a patient is turned or repositioned, and routinely inserting rectal tubes for patients with diarrhea. You know that ALL three (3) of these practices are currently NOT supported by nursing evidence. When asked, your preceptor responds, “This is the way we have always cared for patients with tube feedings and diarrhea.” You prepare to talk to this peer about necessary changes […]
Subject: Bruce, 21 y.o. male Physical activity: running daily, 60-90 minutes Height and Weight: 5’10”; 155 lbs 24-hour dietary recall: breakfast: 2 cups Cheerios 1 cup nonfat milk 1 banana lunch: turkey sandwich: 3 oz. turkey, 2 slices wheat bread 1 apple 12 oz. bottled water snack: 1 apple dinner: 3 oz. chicken breast 1 cup cooked mixed vegetables ½ cup white rice 12 oz. bottled water snack: 1 cup Cheerios 1 cup nonfat milk Questions: 1)Bruce’s calorie intake is approximately 1300 Kcal. Determine his approximate needs using the BMR/EER equation. For men over 19, use: 66 + (6.23 x […]
The issue with the socioeconomic status is that many patients status changes when diagnosed with cancer. How can we assist those that may have insurance, but it is not great or the patient cannot work anymore?
I need two paragraphs Discussion : Examine the IOM report: The Future of Nursing. Discuss the four recommendations addressed in the Future of Nursing report related to practice, education, interdisciplinary care, and data collection/quality. Link for the IOM report: The Future of Nursing Report : http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2010/The-Future-of-Nursing-Leading-Change-Advancing-Health.aspx
Ose is a 45-year-old competitive master’s power lifter who competes in the 181-pound weight class. He has been having trouble keeping his body weight low enough to compete in the 181-pound class and is concerned that his body fat level is actually increasing despite his heavy weight-training regimen. He has a rather sedentary office job and tries to walk about a mile every weekday in the evening with his wife. He states that he eats well (approximately 3500 calories per day). To help build muscle and enhance recovery, he consumes about 250 grams of protein per day from natural food […]