A 62-year-old woman is receiving ventilatory support with volume ventilation. She had abdominal surgery 10 hours ago. She has no history of smoking. Over the past few hours, the following patient information was gathered. Time 0700 0900 1000 Volume 450 mL 450 mL 450 mL PIP 18 cm H2O 24 cm H2O 27 cm H2O Pplateau 13 cm H2O 12 cm H2O 14 cm H2O 1. What is the most likely cause of the increase in PIP between 0700 and 1000? 2. List some of the problems that can cause this type of increase in PIP. 3. What actions should […]
It is sometimes difficult to express ourselves because of the boundaries established by gender role stereotypes (generalizations about how males and females should express themselves). List characteristics that you associate with being male. Now female. How do you think society/media has influenced your perceptions regarding the characteristics you chose? Now, suppose your son decides he wants to become a dancer. How would you feel about this? Would you willingly enroll him in dance classes, or try to discourage him? What role do you think society has played on your attitudes regarding gender role stereotyping? 4. The environment in which a […]
What do you think is the most relevant legal consideration in healthcare? Why? Give an example of a law that impacts the nursing care of patients. Explain how the law impacts the nursing care of patients. In your opinion, are healthcare laws necessary? Why or why not? Can they be burdensome? Do they, in any way, impinge on an individual’s rights? Does this mean that they could be unethical?
You recently accepted a management position at a home health agency. You directly manage three team leads (Registered Nurses with management experience), each with eight Certified Nursing Aides (CNAs) under them. A total of 27 employees. Your first week on the job, you realized there were significant issues with how each team functioned. All three team leads complain about how “the system” is structured, and you’ve heard rumor that several of the CNAs are unhappy with how they are managed. For this assignment: You plan to conduct interviews with both the team leads and CNAs. Create an outline with a […]