Case study (questions 7–12) Read this case study, then answer the questions that follow. Declan has recently finished his qualification and joined the community services sector. At the moment he is finding that the most difficult part of his new job is developing an understanding the structure, function and interrelationships between the different parts of the community services system. Declan’s workplace also has many different lines of communication both internally within his organisation and externally with other related services. Question 7 What important information should Declan be aware of regarding lines of communication between the organisation he works for and […]
Are you using Evidenced Based Practice in your current role – if yes, in what manner? (Journal clubs, guideline development, teaching?) Identify the factors in your own practice setting that you feel facilitate or inhibit evidenced based practice.
A patient has been involved in an accident. They have a weak and thready pulse. Their vitals signs read: BP 80/50 Pulse: 140 Temp: 96.0F Respiration: 26 The patient’s spleen had to be removed. Blood is given to the patient and leads to a blood transfusion reaction. A. What is the hypersentivity reaction occuring? B. Describe the molecular pathophysiology of the specific type of reaction in part A. C. What organs are possibl
Prepare a one- to two-page patient identity management policy. (Note: the assignment is patient identity management and NOT how to identify a patient). Your policy should be one to two pages, and include the following: Policy title Version Number Effective Date Date Ratified Ratified By Introduction (Rationale for the policy) Definition Policy General Guidelines
Describe: How can nurses’ best leverage their clinical background when providing testimony as expert witnesses? Examine: When preparing testimony, should a nurse expert witness focus primarily on developing nursing-specific content or should his or her nursing background be used more as a context for the discussion? Compile: What are the advantages and disadvantages of each approach?
Describe: Assume you are the leader of the KM effort. Where would you start to improve the user experience? Examine: Pharmacists supporting the ICUs are asking for your help to improve their situation (their user experience) because they are forced to use nonintegrated systems. What methods would you use to examine the issue? Compile: The institution is in the process of purchasing new physiologic monitors for their step-down unit. Describe how usability should be incorporated as part of the purchasing process. Design a brief usability test to support the purchasing process.
As the hospital epidemiologist, you have been requested by the hospital administration to study the effects of administering antibiotics to patients at different time frames (2-hour intervals up to 24 hours) before they have surgery that involves opening the chest cavity. The study is aimed at reducing infections caused by surgery as well as reducing deaths. The study is to take place over the next 15 years. Design an appropriate study. Explain and justify the study design chosen.
Mr. Brown has received Lasix 40mg IVP. Three hours later he reports significantly less SOB, has faint crackles but no wheezing throughout the lung fields, he continues to cough but raises clear thin sputum, and his weight is 97.8kg. His vital signs are: blood pressure 66/42 mm Hg, heart rate 118 bpm, respiratory rate 242 breaths/min, and temperature 97.6°F. Mr. Brown now complains of dizziness with standing and position changes and had a near syncopal episode when attempting to get out of bed and go to the bathroom to urinate. He is still pale, cold, and clammy and is reporting […]