Explain the functions of vitamins in our food. Describe the difference between Fat and Water Soluble vitamins. What are the pro’s and con’s to vitamin supplements? Do you take supplements, if so what and why? Minerals – 1) From your chapter readings discuss the role water plays in the body. 2) Why are sodium, iron and calcium on food labels? Why are these minerals of concern in the US diet? 3) How can you meet the guidelines for intake of water, sodium, iron and calcium?
Are there examples of healthy elders here in the US and in other countries that challenge a belief held by many, “getting old means getting sick and disabled? How may palliative care help in this process
Why is it important to obtain vital signs? What is the difference between core temp and surface temp? Why is oral temperature not obtained in a comatose patient? What tool does the nurse use to obtain an apical heart rate? What part of the stethoscope is utilized to assess lung sounds?
A 36-year old woman with a sudden onset of upper-back pain presents to the emergency room. This is her first visit to Northstar Medical Center. Use the sample medical record located in Appendix B or using online research to write a summary identifying these areas of the medical record: