Explain how a chronic disease like COPD has seen an increase in mortality compared to the more common communicable diseases seen throughout the world especially in underdeveloped nations. Support your post through proper citations
A nurse working on a medical–surgical nursing unit is caring for a 65-year-old man who was admitted with the diagnosis of benign prostatic hypertrophy. Before admission, he had complained of difficulty with urination, and in the emergency room, he was catheterized and 1000 cc of clear urine was obtained. 1. Why does a patient with prostatic hypertrophy have urinary retention? 2. What complication of urinary retention should the nurse be concerned about? 3. What are the clinical manifestations of acute prostatitis?
A 55-year-old woman is seen by her physician and is told that she is currently going through menopause when he identifies that she has an elevation of FSH on her laboratory results. The patient has many questions and concerns, and the physician asks the nurse to provide education for the patient. 1. The patient first asks the nurse why the elevation of FSH is important. In answering the question for the patient, use the concept of negative feedback. 2. The patient states she has had hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and increased emotional lability. Describe why the patient would have […]
A nurse is working in a sexually transmitted infection clinic and is currently doing an admission history on a 16-year-old who currently is concerned that she may have venereal warts. She is very concerned because she has just recently became sexually active. 1. What is the causative agent for venereal warts? 2. What clinical manifestations could the nurse expect to see when doing the initial physical examination? 3. What education should the nurse provide to the patient about the risk of further exposure to sexually transmitted diseases?
A 67-year-old woman is admitted to the hospital with a fractured hip. Her past medical history was positive for osteoporosis. She was currently taking 1000 mg of calcium per day. A student nurse is providing morning care for the patient, and her instructor is questioning her about normal bone formation. 1. What are the two types of bones that would be found in the femur? 2. How will the osteoblasts and osteoclasts be involved in the healing phase of the femur fracture? 3. The patient has a past history of osteoporosis. Describe what role calcitonin and the parathyroid hormone plays […]
An 18-year-old was admitted to the emergency room after being injured in a football game. He had fallen on his left wrist and when admitted was noted to have an open fracture of the wrist. He was admitted to the hospital for surgical repair of the fracture. The x-ray showed his wrist bone was in three parts and a small part was extending through the skin. 1. What factors could impair bone healing in this patient? 2. Describe the four steps of fracture healing. 3. What are the risk factors that increase this patient’s chance for osteomyelitis?
A 78-year-old female resident of a skilled nursing facility has a diagnosis of osteoarthritis. The patient complains of pain with increased walking. She describes the pain as improved after resting. She denies she has noted redness or increased warmth. The nurse on admission assessment noted bony overgrowth of both knees and the small joints of the fingers. 1. What is the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis? 2. If this patient had rheumatoid arthritis what would the nurse note on physical examination? 3. How does the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis explain the clinical manifestations the nurse notes on exam?
A 45-year-old man is admitted to the emergency department with a laceration on his left arm. In collecting his history records, the nurse notes he has never had an immunization to tetanus. Due to the nature of the laceration, the patient needs to have immediate protection from tetanus to prevent possible exposure to the disease from the dirty laceration. 1. Compare and contrast active versus passive immunity. 2. If this patient needs immediate protection against the disease, what type of immunity will the nurse expect to give to the patient and why? 3. When this patient is given tetanus toxoid, […]
Perform an online search for current events or practice breakthroughs related to the urinary system. Utilize what you’ve learned about medical terminology to identify and define three related disorders or diseases. Ebook Building a Medical Vocabulary 9th ed 3 References including book
Stefaniak, M., & Mazurkiewicz, B. (2017). The importance of adhering to high standards of research ethics. British Journal of Nursing, 26(1), 62. http://proxy.chamberlain.edu:8080/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=120706824&site=eds-live&scope=site (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Feeney, S., & Freeman, N. K. (2016). Ethical issues: Responsibilities and dilemmas. YC: Young Children, 71(1), 86. http://proxy.chamberlain.edu:8080/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edb&AN=114680496&site=eds-live (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Questions for first article: Describe one reason for adhering to high standards in ethics. What are the dangers of conflict of interest? Questions for second article: Discuss the difference between ethical responsibility and ethical dilemma. Share an experience of ethical dilemma […]