Physiologic birth includes spontaneous vaginal birth at term with minimal technologic and pharmacologic interventions. Many perinatal interventions currently used decreases physiologic birth. Using information from evidence-based findings found in current professional resources; respond to the following. Describe two (2) potential health benefits for the maternal/fetal dyad resulting from physiologic birth care practices. Describe how the registered nurse would promote physiologic birth. Describe why multidisciplinary collaboration is important when promoting/supporting physiologic birth.
You are an epidemiologist at a state health department, working in the disease surveillance unit. As part of your responsibilities, you routinely monitor your state’s data on reportable illnesses (http://wwwn.cdc.gov/NNDSS/script/SearchResults.aspx?Searchfor=). In your monthly update of case data, during which you generate trend charts and maps which cover each of the counties in your state, you notice what appears to be an increase in the number of babesiosis cases from the previous month. As a trained epidemiologist, you decide to look into the situation a bit further. Your system has information on the county of residence for the sick individual, as […]
When we think of antibodies, we normally think of them as our own body’s way of defending us against pathogens. Antibodies, however, have also been used as a therapeutic treatment for certain diseases. Specifically, Ebola virus has been treated by using antibodies from reconvalescent patients. Explain why this treatment method works, and why you think it is more effective than antivirals. Also discuss how practical/feasible this type of treatment would be if there were to be a large-scale outbreak of Ebola in the United States.
Discuss how errors in care affect healthcare organizations in the context of the challenges currently facing hospitals both to provide the standards of care and to keep patients safe from harm, negligence, and errors in care. Discuss your answers in the context of a “position paper” regarding the major points of the Darling and Quaid cases.