An elderly male patient with a history of benign hypertension became extremely febrile the day before admission. On admission, he was extremely lethargic with a possible septic urinary tract infection. He was pan cultured and started on IV antibiotics and fluids. Pseudomonas showed in the urine culture. The next day, his mind was quite clear and the fever defervesced from an initial 104.6 to 99.0 degrees. However, he had gross hematuria. As the IV fluids were decreased he resumed his usual hypertensive state. By the third hospital day, the urine had cleared and he was discharged on oral antibiotics, with […]
Envision what the health care system of 2030 might look like? Describe at least two technological advancements that would be available to patients. How would technology help providers make health care decisions? How would patients and families interact with providers from their homes or in their communities? What would health care systems be able to do “in real time?”
Healthy People goals serve as guidelines in addressing health issues in our society. We have made progress, at the same time, we have developed new issues to address. One of these aspects is within the realm of CAM therapies. How do we make considerations in a world that is ever changing? What should our primary focus for 2030 look like? Do we look to technology, or do we look to human interaction?
Compare and contrast the Atkins diet and Ketogenic diet. 1. Description of Method (surgical, pharmacological, low calorie, low carb, exercise, etc. ) 2. History of the Program, How Long has method been used? 3. Description of Program 4. What contributes to Success? 5. What contributes to Failure? 6. Types of Professionals, Who conducts the program. What degrees? 7. Cost/Required Purchases 8. Availability 9. Possible Risks 10. Claims 11. Appropriate Candidates 12. Results, How quickly can results be seen? 13. Personal Opinion, Strengths & Weaknesses? 14. Long-Term Effectiveness 15. Resources/References
An HIV positive patient was admitted with skin lesions on the chest and back. Biopsies were taken, and the pathologic diagnosis was Kaposi’s sarcoma. Leukoplakia of the lips and splenomegaly were also noted on physical examination. Discharge diagnoses: (1) HIV infection, (2) Kaposi’s sarcoma, back and chest, (3) leukoplakia (4) splenomegaly. What ICD-10-CM codes should be reported? Provide the 2 procedure codes Principal Procedure Secondary Procedure
Looking ahead to 2020, pick one area of the current National Patient Safety Goals program and make a prediction of what might change in that area based on technological or other advancements. Consider patient identification standards, communication processes, and infection control protocols, among others. You are required to use and cite a minimum of two references to support your response.
Mrs. Smith is a primip who is 20 weeks pregnant. Her obstetrician is concern that her child may be at risk for congenital cardiac disease. Identify five prenatal assessments which are commonly seen in mothers which increase the suspicion that the infant may be at risk for a congenital heart defect. Baby boy smith was born at 35 weeks gestation, weighing 5lbs 4oz. He is immediately placed on a cardiac respiratory monitor. Identify five clinical manifestations that could indicate the presence of congenital heart disease in this newborn. Cameron Smith undergoes cardiac surgery at 2 months of age. Describe how […]
Many of you have experience in complex adaptive systems whether you realize it or not .Thinking about your future practice specialty area.identify an issue or concern common to you future practice setting(education) . Identify your specialty track (education) as well as the issue or concern . Discuss how this issue or concern impacts the system at the micro , Meso, and macro levels.how will you address this issue or concern at the Microsystems? Remember you can use an information technology based solution to address the issue or concern.