Use the image in “Discussion Question Resource: Chest X-Ray” to answer the following Critical Thinking Questions. Examine the x-ray of a patient diagnosed with pneumonia due to infection with Mucor. Refer to the “Module 4 DQ Chest Xray” resource in order to complete the following questions. Critical Thinking Questions Explain what Mucor is and how a patient is likely to become infected with Mucor. Describe the pathophysiologic progression of the infection into pneumonia and at least two medical/nursing interventions that would be helpful in treating the patient. Examine the laboratory blood test results and arterial blood gases provided in “Discussion […]
This week, we will examine a case study about smokers in Poland. As noted in Levine (2007), prior to 1989, Poland had the highest rate of smoking in the world, with three-fourths of all men aged 20-60 smoking every day at a rate of 3,500 cigarettes per person per year. It should be noted that 30% of all women smoked every day, as well. This behavior resulted in a life expectancy of about 60 years due to the highest rates of lung cancer in the world and all-time high levels of smoking-related cancers and cardiovascular and respiratory disease. To prepare […]
Consider the following topics. In many U.S. communities, low-income populations use the emergency room instead of going to a physician or mid-level provider’s office. They often do not pay the bill for their service, which shifts the cost of their care to other, paying patients at the hospital. This practice drives up the cost of health care, but what else can hospitals do? They have to have a certain amount of income to keep their doors open. Is this fair? What if these sick people remain untreated and infect others? Is this just? Do they deserve care so that they […]
Assume that the agency in Problem 2 operates a total of 250 days year. How many care hours must it provide per day? Assuming 8-hour shifts, how many nurses must be on duty each day? How many nursing positions would you have if you were the manager?
Hospitals today are faced with many financial challenges.One method of cost containment has most patients, transferring them to other location for some of their care,such as nursing homes. rehabilitation centers, and home health agencies.is this appropriate utilization of services , or simply a method of patient dumping?
People who are ill and have no regular source of care and no money to pay for care often go to the hospital emergency department to receive care that may not fit the strict sense of ” emergency ” . The hospital is obligated to care for patients without any payment for that service. Should this be the responsibility of the emergency department? if not, what is the answer to caring for people who have no medical insurance and cannot afford to pay?