Discuss the responsibilities of community and public health nurses in promoting health and decreasing illness and injury in populations, families, and individuals. Include the risk factors that contribute to vulnerability and poor health.
In 2000, there were 65,000 deaths due to lung disease in cigarette smokers aged 20-64 years. The expected number of deaths among cigarette smokers based on age-specific death rates from lung diseases in all females aged 20-64 years was 15,000 during 1995. 8. What was the standardized mortality ratio (SMR) for lung diseases in cigarette smokers?
Mr. H presents to the emergency department reporting excruciating chest pain. He is a 76-year-old white male who has been working in his yard for the past several days. He reports that the pain has gotten increasingly worse, and he just knows he is going to have a heart attack and die. He is immediately placed on a cardiac monitor and given nasal O2 at 2 L/min. What questions would be helpful at this point?
Mr. H reports that the sharp pain started about 2 days ago and it has gotten so bad that he cannot lie down. He rates the pain as an 8 on a scale of 1 to 10, and it radiates to his neck and back. It is much worse when he takes a deep breath, but leaning forward seems to help him. He is on lisinopril for his high blood pressure and denies any other health problems. Family history is significant for heart disease and hypertension. What labs would be helpful in confirming or ruling out a myocardial infarction, and […]
When the nurse auscultates his heart, she hears a pericardial friction rub. His ECG shows normal sinus rhythm, and all labs are within normal limits except for an elevated white blood cell (WBC) count. His vital signs are BP, 128/78; HR, 76; RR, 14; and T, 99. Based on these findings, the health care provider makes a diagnosis of pericarditis. What is pericarditis and how is it diagnosed? How is pericarditis treated?
The National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia recommend that any person with signs or symptoms of respiratory illness should follow the steps of respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette. Research online at the NHMRC guidelines and outline the 6 steps to respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette
Terminal cleaning is the thorough cleaning of the client’s room when they are discharged from the facility or have become deceased. Provide examples of tasks involved in terminally cleaning a room (example washing special equipment) and determine which personal protective equipment would be required during these cleaning procedures