Summarize the main themes of Microbiology and briefly outline the major historical events of this field of Science. Discuss the evolution, classification, and naming of microorganisms. Provide an overview of the Chemistry of Biology including a discussion of atoms, chemical bonds, molecules, and organic compounds common to all cells. Summarize the methods used to study microorganism in a laboratory including: microscopy, isolation and identification techniques known as the “six I’s”, and culture media. Compare and contrast the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, and discuss the following groups of eukaryotic organisms: fungi, algae, protozoa, and helminthes. Discuss viruses […]
Kidneys filter the blood and remove waste and extra fluid from the body and are essential for maintaining good health. What is one possible reason for kidney failure? Why would someone die if kidney failure occurs? Humans have two kidneys, but they can survive with one. Given the crucial function of the kidney, would you ever consider donating one of your kidneys to someone else? What factors would go into your decision? Hypothetically, what impact would having only one kidney have on a person’s health?
Discuss what a medical assistant should do if he or she notices that another medical assistant in the practice has performed a sterile procedure, such as catherization or starting an intravenous infusion, with no prervious training in the procedure
You are the nurse receiving report on your patient that was admitted as an emergency earlier in the day. A 64-year-old female underwent a right colectomy. The right side of her colon was removed due to cancer. She has a history of smoking & no other health problems. She is currently being transferred to you in PACU. She has a midline incision with a Penrose drain, a stab wound w/ a Jackson Pratt drain to incision. She also has a NG tube, attached to intermittent suction. She is alert, riented and can move all 4 extremities. BP is 110/68, Respiratory […]
Research the different types of colostomies and differentiate the what kind of conditions would lead to developing them at different locations in the bowel. Provide rationales and reference sources in your answer.
Acidosis and alkalosis will cause shifts of the serum potassium that may produce serious cardiac rhythm abnormalities. discuss the shift into and out of the cell that occurs with both alterations of the pH. Describe what the body is trying to accomplish by such shifts (these are compensatory mechanisms.) Provide appropriate pathophysiology and then a brief discussion of the potential cardiac dysrhythmias resulting from each shift. How does that shift affect the cardiac action potential?