Mr. and Mrs. Evans are an African American couple who retired from the school system last year. Both are 65 years of age and reside on 20 acres of land in a large rural community approximately 5 miles from a Superfundsite and 20 miles from two chemical plants. Their household consists of their two daughters, Anna, aged 40 years, and Dorothy, aged 42 years; their grandchildren, aged 25, 20, 19, and 18; and their 2-year-old great-grandson. Anna and Dorothy and their children all attended the university. Mr. Evans’s mother and three of his nieces and nephews live next door. Mr. […]
An elderly, Asian-looking man is admitted to the emergency room with chest pain; difficulty breathing; diaphoresis; vomiting; pale, cold, clammy skin; and apprehension. Three people, speaking a mixture of English and a foreign language to one another, accompany him. The nurse tries to speak English with the man, but he cannot understand anything she says. Accompanying the elderly man are two women (one elderly and very upset and one younger who stands back from the other three people) and one younger man. The younger man states that the elderly man, whose name is Li Ying Bin, is his father; the […]
Explain the relationship between information, data, and knowledge. Apply the concepts of data, information and knowledge to data stored in a patient’s medical record. If a physician is looking at data in a patient’s chart, discuss what occurs in order for data to be transformed from data to information, then to knowledge.
Compare and contrast the VA (aveteran administration) Health System with Medicare and Medicaid. Describe in detail the similarities and differences. What lessons can the programs learn from each other when looking at administration of services and programs offered by recipients? Discuss the implications in terms of access to care, controlling costs, and ensuring quality care. Keep between 150-350 words
Discuss dietary concerns and barriers for an older adult to maintain appropriate nutrition levels. Identify the types of concerns and barriers they may encounter. Include two client teaching and nursing interventions for prevention of nutritional deficits as well as the consequences of inadequate nutrition and hydration.