Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of expressed, implied, and breach of contract in healthcare. What are some key aspects of each and how they are effective in healthcare? Please provide examples of each with additional relevant commentary to back up your reason.
A mentally competent, elderly patient suffering form congestive heart failure presents a DNR order when admitted to the hospital. He also talks with his attending physician about his end of life care, asking for comfort care only.The physician concurs and records the patients wishes on his chart. The patients daughter arrives from out of state and loudly overrides her fathers wishes. As a member of the mans health care team, what do you and others on the team do? Explain why?
Describe the process for developing a quality clinical practice guideline. What is the purpose of developing a clinical practice guideline? How do clinical practice guidelines affect the clinical decision making process? Use specific examples to support your response.
Kathy has been a secretary for many years and is an excellent typist with a record number of words per minute. She has recently been complaining about a burning sensation in her middle finger that sometimes extends to her elbow. Her doctor gave her a splint to wear on her wrist to immobilize it while she types. What condition is he attempting to treat?
Define partial pressure. What is the partial pressure of oxygen (PO2) in the outside air, in the alveoli, in the pulmonary vein, and after the tissue (i.e. muscle)? What is the cause of the drop on PO2 at each of these places? What is the partial pressure of CO2 (PCO2) in the arterial blood after an exhalation and then after the muscles? What causes the PCO2 to go up from the lungs to after the muscles?