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ACUTE ABDOMINAL PAIN IN ADULTS AND CHILDREN
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Acute abdominal pain has a sudden onset and can persist for several hours or days. Intestinal obstruction, appendicitis, urinary colic, cholecystitis,… The symptoms of acute abdominal pain are nausea and vomiting. Other indications include guarding which is the contraction of abdominal muscles and when pressure is applied to the abdomen. There would be…
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Gastroenterology
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I agree with Christopher Johnson that the diagnosis of acute abdominal pains in a 20-year old male includes acute gastritis, diverticulitis with perforation, small bowel obstruction, and appendicitis. These are some of the indicators that point out the patient might be having… Some of the diagnosis of chronic abdominal pain in a 50- year old include:…
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Adult Nursing Practice: Care of the Patient with Stroke
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Adult Nursing Practice: Care of the Patient with Stroke Introduction Education, especially in the field of nursing, involves both the inculcation of nursing theories, as well as the application of these theories into the clinical practice.… In fact, Kozier, Erb, Berman, Snyder, Lake, and Harvey (2008) mentioned in their book that most theorists tend to side…
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Nursing Care: Acute Pancreatitis
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Acute pancreatitis is a challenging condition not only for surgeons but also for nurses taking care of them (Granger and Remick 2005). It is a life threatening condition and warrants continuous monitoring. … Nurses play an important role in any health care system. They play a major role in the assessment and treatment of patients (Nettina, 2006). They promote…
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Nursing Care Plan
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NURS 401 NURSING CARE PLAN Part 1 _ Date submitted:_ Patient Initials:_H.S._Age/Sex_48 yo/ Male Medical Diagnosis:_Diverticulitis_ I. Etiology and Pathophysiology: Diverticulitis is an acute inflammation of a diverticulum resulting from an obstruction by fecal matter.… Smoking has also been linked to diverticulitis as it suppresses the immune system that would…
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The Acute Care for Elders
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People with terminal illness face a mix of physical and financial stress. The care for a terminally ill person whether at home, in hospices and in hospital may cost a lot to the family and even to the government. Medical practitioners especially doctors are keen on extending interventions to patients even though the cure remains asymptotic.… This figure…
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Family Centered Care in Acute Care
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It is only during the past five years that this campaign has extended to family centered care. This this trend occurred because nothing has experience an increase in the… The following paper identifies, summarizes, and critiques three recent research articles concerning family centered care in acute care. I chose this article because it is a qualitative…
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Infection Control Practice in Acute Care Centers
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Hospital acquired infections are illnesses or diseases that are acquired or developed within the hospital environment or other healthcare settings due to microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. The most common health care acquired infections currently… Other recent estimates indicate that the average annual costs related to hospital…
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Skin Breakdown in acute care Pediatrics
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Falls and their sequela are among the most common cause of death in older persons. Until recently, falls were considered a normal occurrence in the aging process. Recent research findings have changed… The studies reviewed in the below emphasise the aforementioned and suggest strategies for fall-risk assessment and fall prevention. The authors propose the…
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Infection Control Practice in Acute Care Centers
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There have been significant steps taken by the health sector to reduce the rate of Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAI) through employing better technology, equipment and preventive measures (Cantrell, 2014). However, the rate of hospital acquired-infections is still high despite… The study will, therefore, try to answer several questions including what factors…
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Prevention of Falls in Acute Care Setting
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Name Professor Institution Course Date Prevention of falls in acute care setting Problem statement Falls is one of the causes of disability to old persons in the society. Studies show that 10% of older lot is under the effect of falls in a cute inpatient care (Schwendimann et al., 2006).… Other factors leading to deterioration in acute care of falls include…
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Continence promotion in acute care services
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Urinary incontinence has been defined as the complaint of any involuntary leakage of urine.Although by incontinence,it is generally meant involuntary leakage of both urine and stool,for the purpose of this literature review,only urinary incontinence will be considered.… Urinary incontinence has been defined as the complaint of any involuntary leakage of…
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Issues in Acute Care: Mental Health
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Many people seek services when in a crisis. This can be described as a sudden onset or relapse of mental illness or distress, which renders the individual and/or caregiver unable to cope with normal circumstances.… Best practice in collaboration should be based on building a trusting, open relationship between service user, caregiver and service provider.…
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Pathophysiology of diverticulitis
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Pathophysiology of Diverticulitis Inflammation of diverticula is diverticulitis (Simpson and Spiller, 2007). Diverticula are nothing but small herniations in the mucosa that protrude through the layers of the intestine including the smooth muscle along the various natural openings that are created either by vasa recta or nutrient vessels in the intestinal wall (Stollman and Raskin, 2004).…
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Care of Patient in Acute and High Dependency Care
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Despite the fact that the current care delivery system is not perfect, these rights should never seriously slow down health care professionals and staffs in their continuous pursuit of providing best possible care to their elderly patients especially in cases of Acute Myocardial Infarction (MI) … TThis article sets out the appropriate and suggested care for…
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Etical Dilema in acute care/critical care settings
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Ethical Dilemma in Acute Care/Critical Care Settings Name: Institution: Ethical Dilemma in Acute Care/Critical Care Settings Nurses or medical practitioners are faced with practice dilemmas, which stir up stressed and distressing reactions (Zuzelo, 2007). Dilemmas might relate to scarce resources, professional conflict or patient care concerns.… Experts might…
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Care analysis Acute Appendicitis of a 77 year old woman
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Case Study on Acute Appendicitis A. Pathophysiology of acute appendicitis (1/2 page) Sudden onset of inflammation of the appendix is known as acute appendicitis. The main cause for appendicitis is obstruction of the lumen of the appendix. Obstruction can occur either due to hyperplasia of the lymphoid follicles or due to fecoliths, parasites or tumors.…
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Care of People with Dementia on Hospital wards ( acute settings)
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Dementia is a haunting problem amongst elderly who frequently get admitted to acute care settings for other health problems like fever, gastroenteritis and heart disease. Thus, nurses and other health professionals who deal with acute conditions of elderly population must… It is yet unclear whether, despite abundant literature on the management of dementia in…
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Managing Caring for Adult with Critical/Acute Health Care Needs
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Managing Care for Adult with Critical/Acute Health Care Needs The health of a person is a vital aspect that should be given ultimate attention. This is especially directed to people who have critical conditions. These are people that need constant help since they are not able to perform numerous activities.… For example, such conditions require constant…
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The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner,The Certified Nurse Midwife
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There are quite a number of challenges that bombard the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in their daily roles and duties but perhaps one of the most prominent of these challenges is the glaring work overload faced by these practitioners (Phillipson, 2009). This… This phenomenon is driven majorly by a largely ageing nursing population and few…
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Improving Health Care Quality & Patient Safety in an Acute Care Setting
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Nurses in acute care are positioned uniquely to decrease preventable and unpreventable occurrences of adverse effects that may affect patients’ outcomes. Such examples of adverse events that are preventable include procedure-related errors, equipment errors, and treatment… , traditionally dealt with through focus on mistakes from individuals, are now accepted…
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Roles, Ethical Considerations, and Effectiveness of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
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Nonmaleficence is an ethical principle that requires health care providers to do no harm, promote good, and remove any harm while providing health services to patients. The principle necessitates that health care providers avoid negligence in their work and ensure that the… The caregiver must be sure that withholding such information will not affect other…
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Roles, Ethical Considerations, and Effectiveness of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
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Roles, Ethical Considerations, and Effectiveness of the Acute Care Nurse  Practitioner A. Ethics  1. Ethical Principles a) Define and discuss each of the following, giving examples for each:  Nonmaleficence is an ethical principle that requires health care providers to do no harm, promote good, and remove any harm while providing health services to patients.…
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Task 1C Older People in Acute Care Task1D Delirium: Identifying and presenting
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How can an emergency department of an acute care hospital address this issue when patients are delayed there waiting for transfer to a bed in the ward? Outline a care environment which… It is often difficult to treat pressure ulcers because of lack of proper understanding of the complexities involved in the causes of breakdown of skin (Riordan and Voegeli,…
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Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with acute health problems
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I would anticipate that the above clinical manifestations would affect his activities of daily living (ADLs) in the sense that he would be having difficulties in accomplishing them. Since he has burns mostly at the left side of his body, he would have difficulties in moving… Harold’s injuries would limit his mobility and would confine him for a while to a bed…
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