Give an example of an ethical or legal issue that may arise if a patient has a poor outcome or sentinel event because of a distraction such as alarm fatigue. What does evidence reveal about alarm fatigue and distraction when it comes to patient safety?
An RN walks into a patient’s room and encounters the patient with his arms crossed. The patient states in a loud voice, “How come I’m not being taken care of in this hospital?” The patient points to the covered tray on the table across the room and states,” My lunch tray is sitting over there, and I can’t reach it. My call light has been on for the last 30 minutes, and nobody has responded. My wife was right when she said the care here is deplorable!“ Initial Discussion Post: Address the following: • Describe which communication style the RN […]
Examine the x-ray of a patient diagnosed with pneumonia due to infection with Mucor. Refer to the “Module 4 DQ Chest Xray” resource in order to complete the following questions. Critical Thinking Questions 1. Explain what Mucor is and how a patient is likely to become infected with Mucor. Describe the pathophysiologic progression of the infection into pneumonia and at least two medical/nursing interventions that would be helpful in treating the patient. Discussion Question Resource: Chest X-Ray 2. 2. Examine the laboratory blood test results and arterial blood gases provided in “Discussion Question Resource: Laboratory Blood Test Results.” What laboratory […]
Has demonstrated improvement in transfer ability, as amount of assistance needed has decreased. Ambulated 75’ x 2 using wheeled walker, required minimal assistance for advancing walker and verbal cueing for proper pattern. Patient reports pain in R knee @ 5/10 at rest, 8/10 with activity. Nursing reports patient performed independent transfer in bathroom last night. Has met weekly goal of independent bed mobility. Patient says pain relief lasted for 4 hours after application of electrical stimulation at last intervention session. Will ask wife to attend next intervention session to observe and assist with patient’s transfers. Patient able to go up/down […]
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is able to colonize the respiratory mucosa and cause recurring pneumonia in cystic fibrosis patients. The following experiments were performed to determine how P. aeruginosa can colonize mucous membranes. 0.1 mL broth culture was added to 0.4 mL serum and incubated for 1 hour; 0.1 mL of the same broth culture was added to 0.4 mL isotonic saline and incubated for 1 hour. Plate counts were performed on 1-mL samples to determine the number of bacteria. Immunoelectrophoresis was then used to compare normal serum to the serum incubated with Serratia and Pseudomonas. Dilution Number of Colonies Serratia in […]
The nervous system is typically one of the most interesting systems, but has yet to make as much progress for cures in relation to other systems. This could be due to its complexity and “wiring” of the millions of nerves in our bodies. The site below provides an outline of a variety of nervous system diseases. How do they compare? How did your study process help you to better understand these diseases? min of 300 words http://www.nervous-system-diseases.com/
What is the pathophysiological process whereby PID leads in infertility? As you know, Vitamin C and Iron is very important in maintaining health (Grodner, Escott-Stump, Dorner, 2016). As you probably already know, Vitamin C cannot be made in our body – this makes it, what is called an “essential nutrient” (Grodner, Escott-Stump, Dorner, 2016). Since it cannot be made in the body and is so important to our health, should we recommend everyone to take a vitamin C supplement? Why or why not?
Tommy, a 3-year-old boy with tetralogy of Fallot, has just returned to his hospital room from the cardiac catheterization recovery room. His mother calls you to the bedside to tell you that he is vomiting and bleeding. You arrive to find Tommy anxious, pale, crying, and sitting in a puddle of blood. Questions 1. Evidence—Is there sufficient evidence to draw conclusions about Tommy’s situation? 2. Assumptions—Describe an underlying assumption about each of the following: a. Risks of cardiac catheterization b. Association between vomiting and bleeding after cardiac catheterization c. Concerns related to acute blood loss 3. What priorities for nursing […]