Write two paragraphs analyzing the need for health care reform. Identify concerns about cost, quality, and access to the current U.S. health care system. Answer the question: Is the current health care system an example of market failure that requires government intervention? Describe different proposals for change from both political parties. Summarize key elements of reform that are needed from the perspective of the author of the source used
Mrs. Schmidt is a 64-year-old woman who has been staying at an acute care facility for over 3 months now. She has been suffering for several years from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and was placed on mechanical ventilation last fall. She was initially admitted to your facility for a weaning trial from the mechanical ventilator. For the past 3 months, she has failed several trials of weaning. Last night, the physician informed her that she was to leave the acute facility, connected to the mechanical ventilation, and that no further trials will be initiated. This morning, you asked Mrs. Schmidt […]
Suppose the electronic record design team decides to tailor computer screen views to end users’ needs. This would allow end users to view only the minimum necessary information they need to perform their jobs. Explain why the design team should ask questions such as What information is necessary in this type of health record? Who are the authors of the information?
Specify at least two (2) examples of quality initiatives that could potentially reduce health care cost. Illustrate, with real-world examples, the capacity to which healthcare cost affects healthcare quality in the United States. Determine the importance of generic drug availability in relationship to healthcare quality and cost. Provide at least two (2) examples to illustrate the degree to which generic drug availability is significant to the uninsured.
A 30-year-old woman comes to the clinic complaining of severe left abdominal pain in the upper outer quadrant, nausea, and vomiting. She has no temperature, but says it “hurts when I try and go to the bathroom.” What do you think might be occurring? What health promotion strategies might be helpful?
A 53-year-old woman has hypertension, which is unstable, and she is currently on several medications for this. She is required to have monthly blood work and urine tests for renal function assessment because many of her pills have an effect on her kidneys. How does the kidney impact on or influence the circulatory system in relation to the woman’s case? What aspects of monitoring renal function should be explored?
A 24 year old male sustained burns to his eyes, nose, and mouth when the radiator cap on his car blew off. You should treat for? Eye injuries Soft tissue injuries Burn shock Respiratory swelling A 50 year old male has an abviously deformed right lower le after falling off a roof. As ou approach you notice a tear in the skin over the deformity. Should do? Perform primary assessment Place a bandage on the laceration Realign and splint the leg Fully immobilize the c-spine After securing your trauma patient onto a long backboard. You should immediately assess? Level of […]