A couple takes a visit to the emergency room. The wife complain’s of vaginal discharge and pelvic pain and inflamation while the husband complains of urethral discharge. They are both tested and the mans result’s arrive first. The nurse tell the husband that he tested positive for gonorrhea. At the mans request, he ask’s the nurse not to inform his wife of his condition. The wife’s test results will arrive in another two days. Considering a possibility that the mans condition could have relation with the wife’s condition, should the nurse tell the wife? Or should, at the husbands request, […]
Jack Williams is a septuagenarian male with a history of coronary artery disease and hypertension. He comes into your setting with a several day history of fever, headache, and weakness. His wife states that he seemed confused and she was having difficulty understanding what he was saying to her this morning. His vitals were 103o F temperature, BP 96/52, HR 101 bpm, and RR 20/minute. On exam his mental status was drowsy and he was oriented only to person. His neurological exam was non-focal. Given the fever, the answer is likely meningitis. However, stroke, TIA, and other conditions could present […]
1. What are nephrons and what are their functions? 2. What is micturition? How does it occur? 3. How could you assess if your patient has a full bladder? What is a bladder scanner? 4. What is cystoscopy, intravenous pyelogram, and a renal ultrasound? Which one is least invasive?
What is caring in the nursing profession? “The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge. And to do this in such a way as to help him gain independence as rapidly as possible “This definition of nursing was given by: Which theorist designed the 10 carrative factors? What personal factors aided Florence Nightingale to be considered the founder of nursing? While planning patient care, […]
What do you currently understand about microbiology? How might you apply what you learn in this class to your chosen profession as a nurse? What personal experiences, if any, have you had regarding infection control in hospitals?