Mr. W, a 26 year-old man, entered the emergency department with complaints of fever, severe abdominal pain, and nausea. He denied any health problems but disclosed a daily intake of four to six beers per day. An abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan performed on admission revealed pancreatic inflammation and intraabdominal ascites. He was admitted to the step-down unit for the management of acute pancreatitis. His treatment plan included intravenous antibiotics, pain control, and management of alcohol withdrawal. Within 48 hours of admission to the hospital, Mr. W. developed tachycardia (heart rate 120 beats per minute), hypotension (blood pressure 88/46 mm […]
People feel that there is room for improvement in the area of campaign finance spending. What is the current status of campaign finance reform? Is reform a realistic expectation of the American political process? What is the role of soft money? Should there be limits on independent campaign spending by corporations and labor unions? Why? Why not?
1.Discuss two benefits of the use of electronic health records (EHRs), one related to the care of an individual patient and on e related to population health. How does the use of EHRs facilitate obtaining these benefits? 2. Describe a method by which a healthcare provider could both effectively interact with a patient and fulfill the requirements imposed by the healthcare institution’s EHR system.
1. Describe how the education of healthcare professionals impacts the delivery of healthcare services in the community and around the world. 2. Describe two capabilities/competencies required of today’s healthcare professionals in addition to those related to their professional specialization and how these additional capabilities/competencies assist in the long-term process of optimizing global health.