Zika virus has been in the news extensively as a result of an increase in incidence. In this module, you have learned about transmission routes of infectious disease. Why is Zika unlike many other vector-borne diseases in regard to its transmission? How are you going to protect yourself from being infected with this virus?
One of the most important skills a nurse needs is clinical judgment. This is a skill that can be learned. Reflect on your own ability to critically think and the reading for this module. When see yourself as a nurse and giving care, discuss what qualities and behaviors you possess that make you a person that would have good clinical judgment. What three strategies can you use to develop better clinical judgment? As a nurse, what areas of the nursing process do you think might be more challenging to you given the critical thinking and clinical judgment skills you have […]
B.M, an 82 year old male has been taken 650 mg of aspirin four times a day for 6 months to alleviate chronic symptoms of pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. Four weeks ago, B.M was diagnosed with a peptic ulcer. The provider immediately discontinued the daily aspirin and prescribed celecoxib. Explain the connection between B.M diagnosis of peptic ulcer and aspirin. What are the nursing considerations and patient teaching for aspirin? Explain why the provider switched B.M to celecoxib. What are the nursing considerations and patient teaching for celecoxib? What are the advantages of cox 2 inhibitors compared to […]
What is meant by accreditation (of a hospital)? What is meant by deemed status, and how does a hospital obtain it? Go to the Joint Commission Website and research your information; provide feedback to the class on what you found for accrediting hospitals. Remember not all hospitals are accredited the same – so do your research.
Motivation and Behavior You are in charge of developing a team-building activity to improve collaboration and increased communication for your team members. You are the newly promoted manager. Your department is closing for the day so you have four hours together in a team environment. Review the following details of team members: •Rosanna (46) and Mary (20) are two staff members who do not get along. Rosanna is quiet and a loner. Mary is outspoken, and talks about her personal life to friends. •Cindy, (35), and Lolita, (40), are part-time staff. They are stressed due to economy. They interact with […]
Utilizing the resources from the text and additional readings, write a short paper exploring the meaning of what Patricia Hill Collins calls the matrix of domination. Consider how identity politics (civil rights, feminism, the LGBT movement) could be considered a response to domination (forms of power evident in control, exclusion, and discrimination).
Create a concept map of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). Include expected effects of both sympathomimetics and sympatholytics, two drugs which stimulate the SNS, the main neurotransmitter involved in the SNS, and the receptors involved in the SNS.