Mrs. McLaughlin is your 42-year-old female patient who is being discharged following an episode of symptomatic hypoglycemia with seizure. Mrs. McLaughlin admits to not taking her medication properly because in the past it made her blood sugar get way too low and she didn’t have any candy or orange juice around. She ended up going into a “coma” that time too, and an ambulance had to bring her to the hospital. Mrs. McLaughlin’s vital signs are as follows: Height 5’5” Weight 118 lbs TPR 97.9/72/16 BP 118/78 mm HG Mrs. McLaughlin’s medication list prior to admission included the following: Glyburide […]
Cerebral palsy has been described as a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture. In addition to motor disorders, the condition often involves disturbances of sensation, perception, communication, cognition, and behavior. After completing the reading, develop a nursing plan of care for the client and family in the following scenario. Scenario: Romel Jones is an 11-month-old infant who was seen this week at the developmental pediatrician’s office and was diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy. The pediatrician’s office referred him because he is not rolling over or attempting to sit. He has hypertonia of the lower extremities. […]
As health care looks at continuous improvement (as done in manufacturing), one of the most prominent questions that has arisen is, “Can the principles that worked in manufacturing really transfer over to health care? Taking care of a patient is not like building a car on an assembly line.
A 52-year-old patient with End-Stage Kidney Disease related to alcoholism needs a kidney transplant. The patient’s identical twin sister, who is in good health, has agreed to donate one of her kidneys. Both sisters were admitted to the same hospital for the procedure. Initial Discussion Post: Address the following: What is the RNs role for the kidney recipient in the immediate post-operative period? What is the RNs role for the kidney donor in the immediate post-operative period? Are there ethical considerations associated with this kidney donation? Explain. Should the sister be financially compensated for her donation? Why or why not?