A 235 lb. 59 y/o male is hospitalized after 3 days of nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. During this illness, the Px lost 11 lbs. His medical history is unremarkable except for osteoarthritis that has developed from a torn anterior cruciate injury incurred when he was 18. He is currently taking Voltaren® as needed for his osteoarthritis. He is taking no other medications. He complains for shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle weakness and some confusion. The physical exam shows the following: Blood pressure 84/48 mmHg Heart rate 84 bpm Breathing rate 24 breaths/min His admission lab values are below: […]
What are the common causes of mortality in neonates and children under 5 years of age? Describe one important health issue in child health and discuss why this problem is difficult to address. What are some key strategies and recommendations for prevention and treatment of this health issue according to the WHO use substantial backing and examples.
Where do individual level theories “fit” into the Ecological Framework or the Theory of Triadic influence presented at the beginning of this course? From a Public Health perspective, can we use individual level theories exclusively to explain and change health behaviors? Why or why not? Explain your answer use supportive proof and examples
1. A 75 yr old male patient complained of severe joint pain. His doctor suspected RA and order a battery of tests. One of the tests was an immunodiffusion test. The results of this test showed antigens 1 and 2 fusing, what does this test result indicate? 2. A 30 yr old pregnant women from Nigeria was having a routine prenatal workup. The patient was uncertain if she had been vacinated for the German measles as a child. The physcian ordered a rubella tests. Explain the principle of the rubella test procedure. 3. Explain the difference between the DAT and […]
How can nurses combat ageism in their local, state, and national communities? Do you believe that ageism is based solely on age or on the degree of an elderly person’s disability? Socioeconomic level? Culture?
A 2 year old male child has symptoms that include fatigue, nausea, voimiting and diarrhea. These symptoms have persisted for several days. Stool cultures for bacteria pathogens such as Salmonella and Shigella were negative. The stool was also checked for ova and parasites, and the results were negative. The day-care center that the child attends has had a previous problem with contaminated water and the physician is suspicous that this infections might be caused by Cryptosporidium, a waterborne pathogen. However, because no parasties were found, he is not certain how to proceed. Does a negative finding rule out the presence […]
The role of the U.S. court system has become increasingly important over the year for healthcare leaders. In this assignment, you will explore the critical points at which the U.S. courts may serve as a referee and the role of the federal and state courts impact healthcare policy. Describe the importance of the states police power in healthcare policymaking.
ICD-10-CM requires knowledge of medical terminology, and human pathophysiology (human disease). It’s imperative that the medical coder follows the coding process. What are the steps of the coding process? What would happen if the coder located the mainterm in the ICD-10-CM Index, and did not verify the code in the ICD-10-CM Tabular List?