According to The Center for Disease Control The characteristics of U.S. adults with hypertension are unaware of their hypertension. How would you use this information from the CDC to propose an improvement in caring for these patients?
J.P. is a 50-year-old man who presents to the gastroenterologist with cramping and diarrhea. Subjective Data Pain level is a 6/10 location = right and left lower abdomen Works as a union construction worker, has missed 1 day of work States he has been going to the bathroom about 8 to 10 times a day for past 2 days Appetite is decreased PMH: Crohn’s disease, depression, anxiety Objective Data Vital signs: T 37 P 80 R 14 BP 120/68 Bowel sounds hyperactive in all four quadrants Medications: Infliximab (Remicade) infusions every 6 weeks, fluoxetine (Prozac) 25 mg per day Weight […]
A 45-year-old female client with a history of chronic renal insufficiency hyperlipidemia, and atrial fibrillation presents to her primary care physician complaining of right leg lesion and low grade fever. The client reports that she fell 4 days and sustained an abrasion to her right leg. He was evaluated in the emergency department and was prescribed an cephalexin (Keflex) and discharged home. On examination, the client is vital signs are as follow: temperature is 101.6 F, pulse 112 beats/minute, blood pressure 134/84 mm Hg, respiratory rate 18 breaths/minutes, and oxygen saturation is 97% on room air. Right anterior lower leg […]
What were the legislative attempts in the past 20 years to control the increasing cost of the Medicare program? Identify the name of the legislation and discuss its provisions aimed at controlling costs.
Identifies a clinical question that addresses a clinical problem, using PICO format, and find two primary source quantitative research aricles that address the clinical problem using comparable interventions and measure the same outcome in comparable populations. Include PDF versions of the articles used.
1. Ida parker, a 67-year-old patient, was admitted to the intensive care unit with the diagnosis of lung cancer and underwent a left lower labectomy. The patient has a history of Parkinson’s disease. The patient was 2 days postoperative when the nurse noted that she had not received her ant-parkinson’s medications for 2 days. The patient was frozen and unable to move or talk to the nurse. 2. The clinical nursing specialist working on the neurologic units is asked by the staff to develop a list of supportive resources for patients and their families who are affected by oncologic or […]
How can preventable medical errors be used as an illustration of maintaining patient safety and providing safe, effective care? Identify some of the possible barriers that nurses face when acting on what they believe to be the morally correct action in this particular case.
The study of genomics is helping clinicians to understand better the interaction between genes and the environment. This new information and knowledge will continue to help clinicians find ways to improve health and prevent disease. How do you envision patient care will change based on genomics in 10 years, 20 years, or 50 years in the future?
Compare and contrast the various ways you can access information delivering professional continuing education. Explore any relationships between technology and learning and evaluate which works best for you.