How do you do it? Despite the dramatic reduction in the mortality rate in Semmelweis’ ward, his colleagues and the greater medical community greeted his findings with hostility or dismissal. Even after presenting his work on childbed fever (more technically referred to as puerperal sepsis) to the Viennese Medical Society, Semmelweis was not able to secure the teaching post he desired, and so he returned to Hungary. There he repeated his successful handwashing attack on childbed fever at the St. Rochus hospital in Pest. In 1860, Semmelweis finally published his principal work on the subject of puerperal sepsis but this, […]
Nancy is a 23-year-old African American woman who has been coming to your pharmacy every month for her oral contraceptives and during allergy season for her Zyrtec D. Today, she has a prescription for hydrocortisone cream and has questions for you regarding her new diagnosis of lupus. Her aunt has lupus so she was not surprised, but she’s not sure how to manage it or what it may mean for her future. Up to now, she has felt relatively healthy and just went to the dermatologist for the rash on her face and then was referred to a rheumatologist for […]
A cohort study following a group of 200 randomly selected adolescent females over 4 years finds the results shown in the table below. Drops Out of High School Finishes High School Totals Pregnancy 36 24 60 No Pregnancy 56 84 140 Totals 92 108 200 *Review the McHugh & Welk readings and the Determining Risk Calculations handout in this week’s lesson introduction and the Determining Risk PowerPoint presentation in the Instructional Materials section. Then, answer the following questions: Calculate the incidence rate (IR) for dropping out of high school. How do you interpret this result (in your own words)? What […]
Jane is pregnant, 23 years old, unmarried, and the mother of four children by three different fathers. She has been an insulin-dependent diabetic since the age of 12 but had no complica- tions from the disease during the earlier pregnancies. During clinic visits, Jane has been advised of the risks of uncontrolled diabetes for her un- born child (increased risk for congenital deformities, premature birth, and being stillborn) but does not seem to take the advice seriously. When questioned about how she is monitoring her blood sugar, she complains that she is too poor to buy the test strips, and […]
Explain how at least one aspect of the medical technology used in this case raises an issue of ethical concern. With this ethical issue in mind, do you think you would elect to have this treatment if you had a condition or injury that could be treated by a similar use of technology? Why or why not. Only in the case of a 42-year-old man who went to the emergency room at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in New Jersey immediately following a seizure, the data tracked on his Fitbit helped inform doctors of the appropriate course of action […]
Describe one way the RN’s physical assessment is unique for the developmental age of 0 to 5 years old• Discuss a health promotion focus specific for the developmental age of 0-5 years old Your initial post must contain a minimum of 250 words. References, citations, and repeating the question do not count towards the 250 word minimum.
Based on your observations of others and your research, what are two or three physiological symptoms that seem to be the most common complaints? What are two or three symptoms that seem to be less common? What are the physiological causes of two or three of the symptoms you chose, and how do they relate to the development and growth of the fetus?