Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Influenza is a virus that can be easily spread from person to person and kills thousands of people each year. Healthcare workers are at risk of exposing themselves to infectious diseases from patients and material and therefore can also potentially transmit these diseases to others. Preventing and controlling the spread of vaccine preventable diseases in the health care setting is vital to ensure proper infection control practices should an outbreak occur. As such, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly recommend vaccination of health care workers. You are a public health researcher. You have been asked […]
What is Hyperkalemia? 1. What are the signs and symptoms that occur with hyperkalemia? 2. What treatment does the nurse expect patient with hyperkalemia to receive? 3. What type of dietary foods should the nurse teach the patient to avoid? 4. What is the normal range for serum potassium level? What is Hypernatremia? 1. What are the signs and symptoms that occur with hypernatremia? 2. What treatment does the nurse expect patient with hypernatremia to receive? 3. What type of dietary foods should the nurse teach the patient to avoid? 4. What is the normal range for serum sodium level? […]
Discuss the differences and similarities of the Prospective Payment Systems in Postacute Care MDS/RUG, MS-LTC-DRGS, and OASIS/HHRG. Do they have any similarities to the inpatient MS-DRG system? What issues/concerns do the Postacute Payment Systems have?
During a routine physical checkup, a 50-year-old woman is advised to get tested for a virus with a high prevalence in her age-group. To her surprise, the test comes back positive. The virus, which damages the liver, is known to be transmitted by sexual contact, needle stick, and tattoos conducted under unsanitary conditions. The patient can recall none of these behaviors, although it is hard to be certain of events from decades before. What is the pathogen?
1.What are some differences between progress-based writing and process-based writing? What are some possible advantages and disadvantages of process-based writing? What are some possible advantages and disadvantages of progress-based writing? 2.Which, if any, of the strategies such as subjects and verbs, strong verbs, sentences and avoiding redundancy . How valuable would applying these editing strategies consistently be to developing a strong piece of writing? How much time do you think you would need to budget in order to apply these strategies on an essay of approximately two, double-spaced pages? 3.If you go to a website with incorrect grammar in the […]
Johnny Jones completed his nursing program 20 years ago and has been actively employed as a RN in a busy cardiovascular intensive care unit since early 2006. As an active blood donor, he recently was informed by the community blood center that they were unable to use the unit of blood collected because he had tested positive for HIV. Since first being informed of this fact, Johnny has been retested and is now being treated for HIV. Johnny is now uncertain about informing the institution of his positive status, fearful that he will be transferred from working in the unit […]
An 83-year-old resident of a nursing home was physically in good health, but has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. At times, this resident would become confused and wander toward the doors of the nursing home, looking for her parents and a way to exit the facility. To prevent her from leaving the nursing home, the resident was fitted with a special bracelet that automatically locked an outer door if she came within 30 feet of the door. For fire safety purposes, the door automatically unlocked within a 15-second time frame to notice an elopement attempt and redirect the resident. Early […]