Scenario: Peter, a 35-year-old, was brought via ambulance to the emergency department after collapsing on the street. He was diagnosed with appendicitis and the surgical team was alerted to the potential surgery. the physician prepared to obtain informed consent and began discussing the simple effective surgery and the treatment with the patient. The RN was present at the bedside. The patient stated he did not want the surgey. Based upon his beliefs as a Christian Scientist, it is against his practices. He requested a Christian Science practitioner. The patient rated his pain as 9 on 0-10 verbal pain scale so […]
NURSING QUESTION Regarding the RN’s use of acupressue for pain and discomfort, please do the following: In 100 words or more (including your supporting reasons), identify and state which patient symptoms are more likely to be relieved by this treatment. Thank you.
NURSING QUESTION When people are faed with terminal illness and death, they usually need support and guidance to identify how they want to live the end of their life. The RN can plaly a vital role in this advance care planning process. Ellen Goodman started what is called “The Conversation Project” in 2012 to champion this need. In 100 words or more (including support for your reasoning), please do the following: Identify and state when end of life conversations should occur and why at that time or times. Thank you.
As the country focuses on the restructuring of the U.S. health care delivery system, nurses will continue to play an important role. It is expected that more and more nursing jobs will become available out in the community, and fewer will be available in acute care hospitals. Write an informal presentation (500-700 words) to educate nurses about how the practice of nursing is expected to grow and change. Include the concepts of continuity or continuum of care, accountable care organizations (ACO), medical homes, and nurse-managed health clinics. Share your presentation with nurse colleagues on your unit or department and ask […]
Choose one legislator on the state or federal level who is also a nurse, and discuss the importance of their role as advocate for improving health care delivery. What specific bill(s) have they sponsored or supported that has/have influenced health care?
_________________ and regional health information organizations (RHIOs) create systems, processes and technologies that enable a basis level of interoperability among EHRs maintained by different organizations.