Q: Discuss what steps a hospital should take to help ensure that a physician is competent to perform the procedures he or she is requesting Q: Discuss how a hospital has a direct and indirect responsibility to it’s patients to take reasonable steps to ensure that physicians using hospital facilities are qualified for the privileges granted, such as a surgery.
The RN is developing a plan of care for a 78-year-old patient who was admitted from home with a medical diagnosis of pneumonia and dehydration. Medical orders read: out of bed 3 times a day, oxygen 2 liters nasal cannula, and regular diet as tolerated. The patient’s vital signs are temperature 100.8° F, heart rate 88 respiratory rate 18, B/P 100/68, pulse oximetry 91%. The patient has tenting at the clavicle. The patient has a productive cough with green-yellow sputum and is short of breath with all activities. An intravenous infusion of normal saline is infusing at 100 mL per […]
Threefold Stepwise Implementation Model: The social utility of health promotion programs can be enhanced by a stepwise implementation model. In this approach, the level and type of interactive guidance is tailored to people’s self-management capabilities and motivational preparedness to achieve desired changes. The first level of this model includes people who have a high sense of efficacy and positive outcome expectations for behaviour change. They can succeed with minimal guidance if they have someone walking along side and supporting them to accomplish the changes they hope to seek or make. People who are at the second level have normally will […]
The Purnell Model provides a framework for health-care providers to learn concepts and characteristics of culture. Discuss how this module will benefit you in learning about other cultures and provide examples related to an assumption related to the model.
Incidence is affected by the prevalence of a disease and its duration 2. When a new treatment is developed that prevents death but doesn’t produce recovery from a disease, does it increase the prevalence or the incidence?
How should the medical assistant adapt temperature-taking techniques in the following scenarios? ▪A patient who talks continuously with the thermometer in his mouth ▪A 7-year-old patient with bilateral otitis externa ▪A 3-month-old patient when a temporal artery thermometer is available ▪A 46-year-old patient with a severe asthma attack ▪A 72-year-old patient with bilateral impacted cerumen ▪A 28-year-old patient who has just smoked a cigarette