In an effort to increase awareness of the problem of childhood obesity, the Tennessee legislature passed a law requiring the printing of student’s BMI scores on their report cards. Using an ethical analysis framework, please discuss what you believe the motivations of the legislators were and why health and education officials and advocates had concerns about their actions.
A young woman is brought to the Emergency Department by a neighbor who noticed her sitting, confused, on her front steps. The patient is a 24-year-old female and unable to give a valid history at this time. Admission data include the following: o Neurological: Confused o Pulmonary: Respirations 28 breaths/min and shallow, lungs clear o Cardiovascular: Irregular rapid pulse, palpitations o Gastrointestinal: Hypoactive bowel sounds o Musculoskeletal: Muscle weakness, cramps, fatigue 1. The preceptor identifies a nursing diagnosis of risk for decreased cardiac output related to electrolyte imbalance. What is the electrolyte imbalance that is being presented by this patient? […]
Given the importance of prevention in public health, describe at least two primary prevention strategies to reduce opioid use in the United States and what organizations, institutions or sectors that would need to be involved in the implementation of these strategies.
Medical intervention has become so much more technological and costly than in the past, yet the overall health of Americans is not improving, but actually declining. In your opinion what factors do overall stress play? What role does over-treating play? What role does individual lifestyle choice play?
At what level of government (federal, state or local) does responsibility for public health rest in the United States? Identify two roles/responsibilities of the federal government in public health and how this support state public health functions.
How to preform a Root CauseAnalysis that preventable mistakes that are common in medicine. For example, at 1 hospital, a patient received patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), a combination of local anesthetic and narcotic. The medication was intended to be infused into the epidural space. Instead, a nurse inadvertently connected the tubing to an intravenous catheter, delivering potentially lethal anesthetic into the patient’s bloodstream. What followed were the nurse’s anguish and guilt and, almost as inevitably, the hospital’s root cause analysis (RCA). In the last decade, this process has become the main way medicine investigates mistakes and tries to prevent future mistakes. […]