A 16-year-old boy arrived at the Emergency Department (ED) after collapsing during a 3-hour practice at summer football camp. The patient had the required physical examination prior to attending the camp, and there were no concerns or physical restrictions documented. He received intravenous (IV) fluids in the ambulance, and is awake upon arrival to the ED. He complains of thirst and dizziness. He has not voided since prior to practice, has dry mucous membranes and tenting. The patient’s pulse is 136 beats per minute, and blood pressure is 88/52 mm Hg. When questioned about the situation leading to his collapse, […]
The diversity movement suggests that our differences should not have economic, social, or political consequences and that we should be entitled to the same access to resources and opportunities regardless of our differences. However, the human suffering resulting from Hurricane Katrina and the images of victims have stimulated a debate about differential access to resources. What are the potential ethical issues that researchers may face when conducting public health research targeting vulnerable populations? What are the specific vulnerable groups that are potentially at risk as a result of the disaster? Why? What are the specific strategies that you would propose […]
What are 3 Push factors that force healthcare workers to migrate out of their home country (i.e., issues/conditions in source countries that influence workers to leave)? What are 3 Pull factors in high-income countries that entice healthcare workers to migrate (i.e., benefits offered by the destination countries)? What are 3 ethical issues associated with medical brain drain?
Why is organ transplant donation after circulatory death controversial? What are the 2 requirements needed to declare circulatory death before organ donation? What is recommended to avoid autoresuscitation?
In week 6 you were provided with a list of various tools to assess dietary intake. In your opinion, are dietary intake records a valid method to collect data? Discuss the strengths, weakness, and limitations of the various assessment tools. Which tool is the most reliable and why? USDA Healthy Eating Index Diet History Questionnaire Dietary Assessment Calibration/Validation Register The science of sustaining health behavior change: the health maintenance consortium Measures Registry (Childhood Obesity Research)(link is external) National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research. Automated Self-administered 24-Hour Dietary Recall (ASA24) Short Dietary Assessment Instruments
A 60-year-old male patient is admitted with chest pain to the telemetry unit where you work. While having a bowel movement on the bedside commode, the patient becomes short of breath and diaphoretic. The ECG waveform shows bradycardia. 1. What other assessment findings should you anticipate? 2. Why does this patient probably have bradycardia? 3. Does this dysrhythmia need treatment? -Why or why not? -What intervention would you implement first? 4. What is the drug treatment and dosage of choice for symptomatic bradycardia? -How does this drug increase heart rate? Please use complete sentences to answer the questions. Ensure that […]