Assume that you measure the blood pressure in a patient’s arm and find the systolic/diastolic blood pressure to be 120⁄80 mmHg. Then, you ask the patient to raise her arm and measure the blood pressure again. What systolic and diastolic blood pressures would you expect to see? Assume that the cuff is approximately 1 ft1 ft above the heart when you make the measurement.
A 72 y/o 50kg female presents to the ER complaining of blurred vision, nausea and vomiting. A physical exam found right unilateral weakness and numbness. During the exam, she experienced a seizure and became comatose. Bloodwork found: Serum [Na+] 140 mEq/L Serum [K+] 4.2 mEq/L Serum [HCO3-] 27 mEq/L PCO2 41 mmHg Serum creatinine 1.0 mg/dl The physician immediately ordered an infusion of 5 g/kg mannitol. After equilibration, how would the body volumes change if one assumes that no excretion occurs and that the volume of the mannitol solution is 1000 ml. (3pts) How would […]
Why is it important to complie a community capacity inventory when doing a needs assessment? if we were doing a program for high school kids and alcohol abuse or underage drinking, what kinds of resources and services would we look for in the community to possibly partner with us?
1) The differentiating factors between occupations and professions are education, theory and research, and a professional framework or model. There have been debates on whether nursing is a “profession” or a skill-based “occupation” has been ongoing for decades. Explain why nursing should or should not be considered a profession. Support your response with reliable, valid sources. 2) Compare and contrast the “nursing model” vs the “medical model”. As a future professional nurse, why is it important to understand the differences between these two models/professions? Additionally, discuss why it is best to describe nursing as part of “healthcare system/health professions” rather […]
What are health disparities? What are health inequalities? What is the difference if any? What social determinants were you aware of before doing this reading and which were new to your way of thinking about obesity? How will knowledge of these Social Determinants of Health change your future practice as a health professional? There are many perceptions about obesity that exist in society. One is that obesity stems from people making unhealthy choices and that if we just educate people about how to eat healthy and how to be active regularly this will solve the problem. Discuss, relative to the […]
A 6-foot 3-inch male patient was involved in a MVC (motor vehicle crash) arrives in the ED with chest and facial injuries. Because of the nature of the facial injuries, he is intubated with a size 8.0 mm endotracheal tube. Following resuscitative measures, he is transferred to the ICU. 1. What type of ventilator support would this patient require initially? 2. What ventilator mode would you use when this patient wakes, has the desire to breathe spontaneously, and has a PaO2 of 58 mm Hg with the FIO2set at 0.50?
What changes have you made in your nursing practice after caring for chronically ill clients and those who required palliative and end of life care? Describe the areas in your practice where you believe you need more development. In what ways can and will you advocate or perhaps lobby for chronically ill clients to ensure their dignity, safety, autonomy and rights?