A patient receiving morphine has an order for naloxone (Narcan) PRN. Why is the naloxone ordered? What are the indications for using this drug? Compare and contrast naloxone with other narcotic antagonists.
Seven-year-old Chris’s mother brings him to the clinic today because he has a sore throat and has had a fever since yesterday. Although Chris is home-schooled, he went to a friend’s birthday party last week. According to the friend’s mother, her son is displaying similar symptoms. You check and record Chris’s vital signs as follows: BP 110/64, T 101.8, P 96, R 20, Ht. 48 inches, and Wt. 49.5 lb. During the physical exam, the physician notes that Chris’s lymph nodes are swollen and he has some drainage from the tonsillar area. She orders a rapid strep test, which is […]
The patient medication order reads “Cyanocobalamin 500 mcg IM now.” You find a vial of cyanocobalamin that is 1,000 mcg/mL and give the patient a 1 mL injection in the deltoid muscle of her left arm. When you get ready to chart the medication, you realize you should have given only 0.5 mL of the medication. What should you do now?
The autistic child has difficulty with trust. With this in mind elaborate the more effective nursing actions and a teaching plan for the parents. Include a list of all references used to support your answer
Tracy is in her last semester of nursing school where she is taking a course in which her class learns about the importance of evidence-based practice. Dr. Minturn, the nursing professor who teaches the course, has asked the students to write a paper about a mock research study of their choosing. The students are to pose a clinical question and then map how they would create a research study around the question. They are not to actually carry out the research, but they are to envision what their study would look like and then map it on paper. 1. Tracy […]
A non-traditional career is defined as one where more than 75 percent of the workforce is of the opposite gender – or conversely where less than 25 percent of the workforce is of your gender. For women, many non-traditional careers fall into a few broad categories of jobs: labor-intensive, scientific/technical, and supervisory. How do you feel about traditional vs. nontraditional jobs? What do you consider traditional and nontraditional jobs for men and women? Which nontraditional job fits you?
Reimbursement for procedures remains more lucrative for physicians compared to “cognitive” medicine where procedures are limited and reimbursement is generally less. can you think of ways to incentivize doctors to go into various needed areas of medicine that have fewer procedures by reimbursement strategies?? (For example rural areas, third world countries) Furthermore, rural areas also have more primary care Health Professions Shortage Areas, a higher percentage of poverty, a greater number of patients with chronic disease, a greater percentage of elderly persons, and a greater proportion of patients receiving Medicare, Medicaid, or without health insurance than nonrural areas. While this […]
Few findings of researchers, suggest that broader scope of practice for NPs and PAs has little effect on the quality of care delivered, increases access to health care, and also potentially reduces the cost of providing health care to patients. Do you think, broadening the scope of practice of nonphysician healthcare providers and reducing the monopoly power of physicians in the healthcare market is very likely to improve consumer welfare?