Identify a healthcare-related topic that you would study using qualitative methods, and explain specifically how would you go about collecting the data to research your topic. Be specific as to what you would expect to learn from your study.
A 5-year-old white boy was admitted with a fractured tibia following a playground accident. A CBC was ordered on admission. Parameter Result Reference Range Hemoglobin 10.2 g/dL 11.5-13.5 g/dL Hematocrit 27% 34-41% RBC 3.6 x 1012/L 3.9-5.3 x 1012/L WBC 12.5 x 109/L 4.5-13.5 x 109/L MCV 96.4 fL 75-87 fL MCH 28.3 pg 24-30 pg MCHC 38 % 31-36 % The peripheral blood smear revealed anisocytosis, polychromasia, and numerous RBCs that appeared small and dense when compared to normal RBCs in the same field. Follow up testing included serum bilirubin, haptoglobin, and a DAT. The bilirubin was slightly increased, […]
Medicare sets reimbursement limits on how much the program will pay for certain treatments and procedures. How does this can potentially affect the quality of care or services available to older adults covered under Medicare? In your own professional life, have you noticed any good or bad consequences of the Medicare limits?
During a recent outbreak of measles in the community; a child is brought in the pediatric clinic and while you are explaining the immunizations ordered for the child (MMR, Varicella, Hep A) the mother has fear of autism related to MMR. Using evidence-based research, including myths and facts discuss the benefits of childhood immunizations. Make a teaching plan how to present information to the mom.
A patient on your team is experiencing difficulty breathing. There is no change in the patient’s status after you elevate the head of bed, apply oxygen, have the patient use pursed lip breathing, and obtain a breathing treatment for the patient. Auscultation of the lungs demonstrates crackles bilaterally halfway up the lungs. The respiratory rate is 40 breaths/min, with an oxygen saturation level of 90% on 4 liters oxygen per nasal cannula. The patient is restless and having difficulty speaking because of the shortness of breath. After exhausting all nursing interventions, you call the physician by telephone regarding the change […]
What is your evaluation of the effectiveness of the U.S. health care system in the context of delivery, finance, management, and/or sustainability? What are the issues that prompted a need for health care reform? Support your answer with a credible data reference.