Mr T is a 67 year old retired Navy veteran. He has been taking simvastatin for 2 years to treat elevated cholesterolemia. During a recent visit to a 24 hour acute care clinic in a local mall he was prescribed clarithromycin for an acute sinus infection.Two days later Mr T arrives in the emergency room complaining of generalized muscle pain, muscle weakness and dark colored urine. Tests revealed myoglobin in the urine and a serum creatinine of 186 micromol/l (usual baseline for this patient was 90 micromol/l). A diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis is made. 1. Create a pharm card for each […]
1. If you thought you saw a therapist behaving unethically toward a client during his or her interaction with that client during your Level II fieldwork experience, afterdiscussing the situation with a mentor (e.g. the AFWC or another advisor at school), what steps would you take at your fieldwork site to clarify the situation that you suspect to be unethical? 2. If you confirm that the situation is truly unethical, describe in detail what you would do to follow up. 3. What are the specific requirements with which you would need to comply – for licensure, certification, and/or registration under […]
Matthew is now 85 years old. He does not have a good appetite and has trouble chewing his food. Matthew’s daughter is concerned about his nutritional intake. Identify three nutrients that you would discuss with Matthew’s daughter that are often lacking in older adults’ diets and explain why they are lacking. Provide Matthew’s daughter with one example of a food Matthew could eat for each nutrient that you discuss with her.
Identify and introduce an input device/technology that you foresee being used in the healthcare field? Comment on how these such devices are relevant to your area of healthcare (apps, sensors and speech recognition devices or any device that is especially relevant to your discipline).
You are preparing to gibe medications to your patient. She has 10 oral medications due at 0900 plus eyedrops. You have verified the physician’s orders with the MAR. There is one medication you do not recognize, and you have looked it up. As you begin to prepare the midcation, you are interuppted twice by other staff members with questions. You feel like you are scattered rather than focused as you begin preparing the medications. You notice that one of her medications is not provided in the exact unit of measurement that it is ordered. Yopur patient is receiveg two blood […]
Investigating a Cluster Event Nursing 416: Epidemiology in Nursing Group Exercise: Week 6/7 Background: The data below are taken from historical records regarding the occurrence of an unusual event results in a sudden number of human deaths. Often, nurses and other health care providers in assessing the health of a group or community must examine data such as this with incidence, prevalence, and death rates to determine what is or has occurred to affect population health. Directions: In your small groups, examine the data offered below regarding an unusual historic event. Answer the questions following the tables to see if […]