You have a patient collapse on the floor in your department (office) and you must administer CPR. If the patient is injured when you administer CPR, are you protected from a malpractice suit under the Good Samaritan laws?
According to the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics (2005), “Nurses are required to be an advocate for patients to have a voice in regards to their care. Nurse managers must make sure staff members have a voice in the work place that will empower them to advocate for patients as well as themselves.” Think of an experience in your professional career where, as a nurse leader, you needed to advocate for your patient, a peer, or yourself. Share you experience and the outcome. From a Christian World View, would you have approached it differently? If so, what would […]
J and K want to have a baby, but they are a little concerned because they both have the sickle cell trait. They want to know what the possibility is that their child may actually have the disease. (Learning Objectives: 10, 11, and 12) Develop a Punnett square depicting the possibility that their offspring will have the trait and/or the disease. How would you interpret this Punnett square? What is a karyotype?
An 87-year female, with a 3-day history of intermittent abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, and nausea and vomiting, came to the emergency department. She moved from Puerto Rico to join her grandson and his family only 2 months ago and speaks very little English. All information was obtained through her grandson. PMH includes an abdominal hysterectomy 12 years ago and an inguinal hernia repair 2-years ago. She has no history of coronary artery disease, diabetes or pulmonary disease. She takes only ibuprofen occasionally for mild arthritis. She has no known drug allergies (NKDA). Vital signs are: Blood Pressure 134/84, Pulse 84 […]
View the video titled “Epidemiological Studies – Made Easy.” This video offers a summary of various types of study designs discussed by your authors. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3gFT0-C4s) Compose your reflections to include the following sections… + ideas regarding the Importance of the material provided + Supporting Evidence for their position (including a reference or web link to your source) + a statement of Public Health Impact.
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 surgery. 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 the […]
Review your own health insurance plan. Does it provide mental health benefits? How do the benefits compare to those for medical services? In your opinion, should there be a difference in medical benefits versus mental health benefits? Does it matter to you?
Community-based mental health services assume a level of patient support from family and friends. yet many people do not have a personal support system. They cannot or do not adhere to medication regimens, have difficulty maintaining therapy and/or counseling. and so on. Should inpatient residential care be mandated for those who are unable to maintain outpatient treatment?
Quality of life of life issues are often discussed in relationship to the appropriateness of medica interventions in acute care settings. Quality of life also the central discussions of self-determination and the choice of hospice care. As the costs of long-term care rise and the numbers needing care incr how decide if cost of care rather than quality of life is driving mechanism in an individual’s care needs of their parents?