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?
Following a colostomy for colon cancer, Sam Smith, a 72-year-old male patient of Community Hospital with a history of adult-onset diabetes and renal insufficiency, felt more ill after going home. A blood test revealed MRSA, and he was readmitted to Community Hospital for treatment with IV vancomycin. 1.Write one short phrase that relates vancomycin to each of the subconcepts in the unit outline. 2.List what Mrs. Smith’s nurse is monitoring and why. 3. The physician’s order for vancomycin has no peaks or troughs; state what should the nurse ask the physician to order and why. 4.State how the nurse should […]
Create a care plan for a patient with visually impaired problem related to a history of diabetes: Make sure you include all the phases of the nursing process Provide a brief discharge planning Give some teaching examples correlating with the teaching plan (e.g. Visual impairment). Provide NANDA nursing diagnosis only. Provide appropriate definition for the following terminology: Vision acuity Glaucoma Retinal detachment Macular deterioration Cataracts Explained the treatment
The ambulance was called for a 69 year old female in a nursing home who was having difficulty breathing. She has a medical history that includes advanced ovarian cancer, COPD, asthma, anxiety disorder and depression, and severe abdominal and back pain. She was admitted into the hospital and medical records were available for her. Following procedure, it was decided that she should be intubated. Soon she was able to be weaned off the respirator and then moved to the medical floor. Though she was suffering from abdominal and back pain, she was unable to withstand surgery due to her current […]
PROVIDE A RESPONSE OR STATEMENT TO THIS STUDENTS DISCUSSION: Cost sharing definitely has an impact on a consumer’s spending and I feel it is very appropriate for patient’s to be financially responsible for a portion of the bill. It discourages wasteful spending when it affects their own pocketbook. Personally, I’ve seen a better rate of compliance when there is a “cost” to the patient versus programs that have no cost associated, in which they are more lackadaisical about following physician’s orders. As we know, the percentage of aging adults is increasing as the baby boomers become Medicare eligible (Caitlin, Poisal, […]
PROVIDE A RESPONSE OR STATEMENT TO THIS STUDENTS DISCUSSION: 1. Please discuss the impact of deductibles and co-payments on patients’ health-seeking behavior. A deductible is a set amount that is paid up front by the patient before insurance will start covering expenses. Once the patient has incurred enough medical expenses for that year and has surpassed their deductible they can then seek medical attention and their health insurance will pay the bill. A co-payment is an expense that the patient pays out of pocket each time they see their provider, fill a prescription, or undergo other procedures. Both of these […]