A 36-year-old man is admitted to your unit 4 hours after a surgical reduction of a compound fracture of the femur. His other health problems include hypercholesterolemia, for which he takes atorvastatin (Lipitor) 80 mg once daily, and bipolar disorder for which he takes lithium (Eskalith) 600 mg once daily. He has an IV of dextrose 5% in 0.45% saline infusing at a rate of 150 mL/hr. His blood pressure is now 96/70, down from the last reading of 128/80 obtained in the postanesthesia recovery area. His pulse is 84 and regular, and his pulse oximetry is 99%. In assessing him for possible […]
Given that health information technology plays such an important role in claim creation, how important do you think proofreading and accuracy checking skills are? Are they more or less critical than when claims were prepared manually?
Does pain medication administration during surgery incision minimize the requirement for pain medication twenty-four hours after the operation? explain what kind (Quantitative or Qualitative) of research would this question be? Provide a brief explanation of the relationship between the evidence in research study, nursing intervention and expected patient outcomes for clinical question above.
During rounds Charles encounters a rare condition he has never personally seen, and only vaguely remembers hearing about in nursing school. He takes a few moments to prepare himself by searching the Internet. That evening, he researches even further to treat, administer, and assess the patient safely. He searches clinical databases online and his own school textbooks. Most of the information seems consistent, yet some factors vary. Charles wants to provide the highest quality in patient safety. What should Charles do when he encounters information in two sources that is directly contradictory? Which resources are the most trusted? Which resources […]