ACUTE ABDOMINAL PAIN IN ADULTS AND CHILDREN
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...Acute Abdominal Pain al affiliation Acute Abdominal Pain In many emergency departments, acute abdominal pain is a major reason for consultation by both adults and children. Acute abdominal pain has a sudden onset and can persist for several hours or days. Intestinal obstruction, appendicitis, urinary colic, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, perforated peptic ulcer, diverticulitis, gastroenteritis, gastritis, non-surgical abdominal pain and gynecological disorders in women are some of the common causes of acute abdominal pain. The factors that determine the seriousness of acute...
Gastroenterology
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...acute abdominal pains presents the following diagnosis; appendicitis, acute gastritis and bowel obstruction. While the diagnosis of chronic abdominal pains include irritable bowel syndrome, which is characterized by constipation and bloated feeling and inflammatory bowel diseases that affect a specific part or the entire bowel. Acute abdominal pain in a 50-year old is diagnosed by the following; appendicitis, acute gastritis, and acute pancreatitis. While diagnosis for chronic abdominal pains include cirrhosis and diverticulitis (Rowe, 2015; Mayo Clinic, 2014). References Buttaro, T., Trybulski, J., Bailey, P., & Sandberg-Cook, J. (2013). Primary Care... Response paper due: Response to Christopher...
Adult Nursing Practice: Care of the Patient with Stroke
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...care should be given to the patient. The patient was administered with gastrointestinal studies, but a CT scan was used to truly confirm the diagnosis, since it is considered as the diagnostic tool of choice because of its 93% and above sensitivity (Greenberger, Blumberg, & Burakoff, 2009). Afterwards, it was then confirmed that the patient has diverticulitis with a beginning or mild abscess at the distal portion of the diverticula. After the diagnostic test, the patient insisted to be discharged immediately, but was not allowed to leave because of the small abscess seen in his diverticula. Intravenous antibiotics were then initiated... ? Adult Nursing Practice: Care of the Patient with Stroke Number]...
Nursing Care: Acute Pancreatitis
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...Care: Acute Pancreatitis 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. It causes severe distress to the patient and also to the family members because of the pain and other symptoms associated with it. 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 the emotional well being of a patient because of their sense of empathy and caring feeling (Peate and Dutton, 2012). They work with people suffering from various types of illnesses... ?Nursing...
Nursing Care Plan
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...CARE PLAN Part ____________________________________ 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. Initially, the walls of the bowel form saclike outpouchings called diverticulum because of the compounded effect of high intraluminal bowel pressure (HS usually lifts heavy objects at work), low volume in the colon, and decreased muscle strength of the colon walls. Smoking has also been linked to diverticulitis as it suppresses the immune system that would allow the proliferation... ?NURS 401 NURSING CARE...
The Acute Care for Elders
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...care are also discussed in this paper such as provision of relief and fulfillment of spiritual needs to patient (Harrison and Ford, 2007). References Amador, L.F., Reed, D. and Lehman, C.A. (2007). The acute care for Elders: Taking the rehabilitation model into the Hospital setting. Rehabilitation Nursing, Vol. 32, No. 3, p. 126-132. ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source. CSHRF... People with terminal illness face a mix of physical and financial stress. The care for a terminally ill person whether at home, in hospicesand 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...
Family Centered Care in Acute Care
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...Care in Acute Care Family Centered Care in Acute Care Pediatrics and midwifery have practiced many elements of patient centered care and acute care for years. 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 number of visiting hours in intensive care units that encouraged the company of relatives during clinical procedures or recovery. As a result, reviewing the literature and systematic findings regarding the impact and expansion of patient centered care to family centered care in acute care is essential. The following paper identifies, summarizes, and critiques... Family Centered...
Infection Control Practice in Acute Care Centers
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...Acute Care Centers Infection Control Practice in Acute Care Centers Introduction 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 include respiratory infections, surgical wound infections, gastrointestinal infections as well as genitourinary infections among others. According to the Klevens, Edwards and Richards (2007), hospital acquired infections are currently one of the most common complications of health care in the United States, resulting... Infection Control Practice in Acute...
Skin Breakdown in acute care Pediatrics
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...care costs. Nursing staff can be instrumental in helping to improve the quality of care among this age group by using risk factors as guides in intervention and management. The studies reviewed in the below emphasise the aforementioned and suggest strategies for fall-risk assessment and fall prevention. 2.0 Review of the Literature 2.1 Sherrod and Good (2006) The authors propose the adoption of a data-driven, evidence-based approach for fall-prevention among elderly inpatients. The study, which includes neither subjects nor... Table of Contents Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction 2 2.0 Review of the Literature 2 2 Sherrod and Good (2006) 2 2.2 Cheek, Nikpour and Nowling (2005) 3 2.3 Poe et al. (2005) 4 2...
Infection Control Practice in Acute Care Centers
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...Acute Care Centers Infection Control Practice in Acute Care Centers Problem ment 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 these efforts. World Health Organization (WHO) statistics and data indicate that about 7-10 patients in every 100 hospitalized in both developed and developing countries contract HAIs. This research study will endeavor to find strategies for reducing the rate of hospital acquired infections and make hospitals safer... Infection Control Practice in...
Prevention of Falls in Acute Care Setting
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...acute care setting Problem ment 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). Most of the hospital-acquired physical problems, which complicate the patients’ stay in hospitals, arise due to falls, which cause injuries (Schwendimann et al., 2006). The environment of acute care has a main contribution to most of the patient falls. The main factors that affect the acute care are the reactions of the medication used. Other factors leading to deterioration in acute care of falls include the strategies used by individuals, the first stages... ? Prevention of falls in...
Continence promotion in acute care services
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...Acute Care Services Introduction: 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. It has been mentioned by researchers that, it is very difficult to know the incidence of urinary incontinence in the population, but all the researchers are aware of the social stigma associated with it, and for this reason, this remains an underreported problem (Carr, 2004, 16-18). Other studies have reported earlier that this remains under-reported due to social stigma... Continence Promotion in...
Issues in Acute Care: Mental Health
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...Acute Care: Mental Health Many people seek services when in a crisis. This can be described as a sudden onset or relapse of mental illnessor distress, which renders the individual and/or caregiver unable to cope with normal circumstances. This may further present a risk to themselves or others (Operational Policy, 2009). Best practice in collaboration should be based on building a trusting, open relationship between service user, caregiver and service provider. Furthermore, this should incorporate building service users' strengths and developing coping strategies which are all underpinned by the recovery approach. These approaches should all be based on knowledge of the individual service... Issues in...
Pathophysiology of diverticulitis
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...diverticulitis. The etiogy and pathogenesis of diverticulitis is yet speculative (Vermeulen et al, 2010). Exact triggers of acute diverticular diseases is yet unknown (Sheth et al, 2008). Based on clinical presentation and radiological interpretations, acute diverticulitis can be classified as complicated and uncomplicated (Sheth et al, 2008). According to Buckley classification, diverticulitis... ?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...
Care of Patient in Acute and High Dependency Care
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...Care of Patient in Acute and High Dependency Care I. Introduction Health care delivery system endeavors to provide two essential rights: the right to access to care and the right to quality in services delivered. 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) wherein most patients are older...
Etical Dilema in acute care/critical care settings .
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...Acute Care/Critical Care Settings 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. Health care experts must anticipate experiencing ethical stress in clinical practice. Ethical stress is normally interpreted as a practice worry in which two moral principles compete. Ethical stress is usually experienced by health experts as they attempts to make clinical decisions concerning inconsistent ethical principles; for instance, when attempting to balance keeping... ? Ethical Dilemma in...
Care analysis Acute Appendicitis of a 77 year old woman
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...CARE literature for acute appendicitis says. This is Evidence-based Nursing management of the condition. Nursing interventions for acute appendicitis include assessment of pain using pain scale and delivering medications based on pain assessment, teaching the patient about abdominal splinting while ambulating, coughing and turning around, teaching home care of incisions and discussion of limitations in activity. According to Bristow (2004), nurses have a major role to play in both preoperative and postoperative management of appendicitis. Nurses must... ?Case Study on Acute Appendicitis A. Pathophysiology of acute appendicitis 2 page) Sudden onset of inflammation of the appendix is known as acute...
Care of People with Dementia on Hospital wards ( acute settings)
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...Care of Patients with Dementia in Hospital Wards Introduction 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 possess an awareness of management of dementia. Research has shown that most hospital nurses do not have the expertise to handle behavioural disturbances like dementia which are mostly managed in mental health wards, thus making management of acutely ill elderly patients very...
Managing Caring for Adult with Critical/Acute Health Care Needs
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...Care for Adult with Critical/Acute Health Care Needs The health of a person is a vital aspect that should be given ultimate attention. Thisis 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, some people that have acute conditions may not be able to walk from one place to another (AAOS Orange Books, 2010:7). Since their mobility is a problem, they will needs assistance from family members and any other person that is around. This also calls for ultimate attention from medical practitioners since they know how to deal with such conditions. For example, such conditions... ?Managing Care...
The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner,The Certified Nurse Midwife
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...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 overload is largely a result of inadequate staffing of these practitioners that is evident in our medical facilities so that the few practitioners available are left to cater for a huge number of patients. Today’s shortage of these practitioners is unlike any that has ever been witnessed before with indicators showing the trend could get even worse. This phenomenon is driven majorly by a largely ageing nursing... Nursing Number There are quite a number of challenges that bombard the Adult Gerontology...
Improving Health Care Quality & Patient Safety in an Acute Care Setting
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...Care Quality IMPROVING HEALTH CARE QUALITY Nurses in acute care are positioned uniquely to decrease preventableand 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 errors including medication. Non-preventable adverse effects can include sepsis following an acute and unpredictable injury. Patient safety emphasizes reduction of adverse effects that are preventable that arise from medical errors (Healy, 2009). Adverse advents, which are preventable, traditionally dealt with through focus on mistakes from individuals, are now accepted... Improving Health Care...
Roles, Ethical Considerations, and Effectiveness of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
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...Acute Care Nurse  Practitioner A. Ethics Ethical Principles a) Define and discuss each ofthe 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. The principle necessitates that health care providers avoid negligence in their work and ensure that the decisions they make concerning one patient do not affect other people negatively. A good example is on confidentiality of health conditions of their patients. When faced by a problem such as a HIV positive patient wanting the status to remain... Roles, Ethical Considerations, and Effectiveness of the Acute...
Roles, Ethical Considerations, and Effectiveness of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
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...Acute Care Nurse  Practitioner A. Ethics 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. The principle necessitates that health care providers avoid negligence in their work and ensure that the decisions they make concerning one patient do not affect other people negatively. A good example is on confidentiality of health conditions of their patients. When faced by a problem such as a HIV positive patient wanting the status to remain... ?Roles, Ethical Considerations, and Effectiveness of the...
Task 1C Older People in Acute Care Task1D Delirium: Identifying and presenting
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...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 starts in emergency with planning, assessment [mobility, continence, cognition] and how care could be streamlined to a better model of care. Introduction Pressure ulcers are a common source of distress in any health care setting. They contribute to morbidity and mortality and are a significant source of health care cost. It is often difficult to treat pressure ulcers because of lack of proper understanding... Short Essays Every health professional is taught that vigilance is necessary for pressure sore prevention. How can an emergency department of an...
Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with acute health problems
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...care for with acute health problems Part A Clinical Manifestations Third-degree burns seen in Harold includethe following: Skin on his anterior lower leg and superior of his left foot appears pearly white and leathery Harold does not feel anything at all (no pain, no sensation) on his lower leg and superior of his left foot 2. Second degree burns on left knee and left thigh manifest the following symptoms: Blisters on burnt areas Painful sensation on burnt areas which he grades at 9 out of 10 (on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the most painful) on the Visual Analogue Scale Burnt areas appear tender and are reddish Burnt areas appear moist 3. First degree or superficial... Implement and monitor nursing care...
Does Specific Types of Post- Acute of Care Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
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...Care and Hospital Readmission I. Congestive heart failure is a condition that presents a significant medical challenge in the treatment and management as well. While medication might be availed to the patients in most cases hospitalization remains inevitable. Because of the complexity of the care required for the management of the conditions, post-acute care has become a fundamental part of the process of presenting comprehensive care to patients. This article presents a meta-analysis of various publications seeking to identify the effectiveness of the post-acute care interventions in prevention of readmission to hospitals. An evaluation of the methods is used to determine the methods... Post Discharge...
An evaluation of the planning and delivery of nursing care. Acute management of patient with NSTEMI.
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...care I. Acute management of patient with NSTEMI Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States with an estimated cost of approximate­ly $142.5 billion just in 2006, but certainly not all people who arrive in every ED with the complaint of chest pain are experiencing heart disease (Miranda & Crown 2009). Chest pain is a very wide complaint that can be pointing to several diseases other than cardiac in origin. The reason why there is a need to evaluate patients presenting with chest pain in any situation is that for health care providers to assess at once the possibility of the patient having a heart attack... ?Case study-An evaluation of the planning and delivery of nursing care I....
Critique of Systemic Research Review (SRR): Preventing Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia in The Acute Care Setting
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...Acute Care Setting Systematic Research Review Introduction Pneumonia refers to inflammation that occurs at the lungs due to irritation by chemical substance, bacteria, virus, fungi or an aspirate. Pneumonia can either be community acquired or nosocomial in nature. In the hospital setting, patients can be able to get pneumonia from nosocomial infections, mechanical ventilators or during aspirations in anesthesia. Quite a number of studies have been on going in regard to ventilator acquired pneumonia which is commonly due to aspiration. In a research conducted by Methenyl et al (2010) to find out whether elevation of the head had an impact on a critical... Preventing Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia in the...
Reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections in inpatient acute care hospitals in the US
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...care safety and quality (Frankel, 2006). The health care safety includes attitude and behaviors that are linked to the sick safety and anticipatable, and are prerequisite for the development of patient safety (Hill & Howlett, 2013). It is very vital for a nursing leader to measure the safety culture within his or her unit and clearly come up with a procedure through which his or her subordinates... Health Safety Culture in a Nursing Unit al Affiliation An organization’s culture consists of norms, values, and beliefs that are very vital in the day to day running of the organization. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality culture, it is described as a significant element of health...
Acute pancreatitis
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...care applied towards meeting her needs. Although pancreatitis may be acute or chronic (Smith & Fawcett, 2006), the focus of this paper is on acute pancreatitis. As Smith & Fawcett (2006) explain, the pancreas is an elongated, slender organ located at the left upper side of the abdomen. Acute pancreatitis refers to a kind of inflammation that occurs rapidly causing an elevated level of pancreatic enzymes in the blood as well as upper abdominal pain (Zara, 2010). Acute pancreatitis occurs in two types namely necrotizing acute pancreatitis and interstitial pancreatitis, which accounts for eighty percent of all cases... ?While I was on a placement on an assessment unit a patient was admitted with severe...
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...acute diverticulitis that was approaching its fatal stage. He underwent an emergency surgery to prevent further complications of the condition. He was found with a perforated bowel and it was compulsory that a colostomy bag was to be fixed to aid egestion. Rob took this act of misdiagnosis as a form of negligence and sued the hospital for not according him the required care. It was considered a case of medical malpractice since the nurse... Professionalism affiliation Provision of health requires a collaborative effort from both the patient and the health practioners. It is the duty of the health practitioner to obtain objective data to help in planning for individual care. However, it is equally...
Acute Euthanasia
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...Acute Euthanasia – Is Giving Man the Right to Kill, Unethical?The word ‘Euthanasia’ means ‘a good death’, and as the name implies, euthanasia implies an easy death without intense pain or suffering (Cavan & Dolan 8). Going by its literal translation, euthanasia appears to be something good, as anything that can alleviate pain and cause a painless death is a fairly tempting proposition. However, euthanasia is one of the most highly charged and widely debated subjects of the century. Euthanasia is sometimes also called imposed death, mercy death and assisted suicide. It is the termination of the life of a terminally sick patient to relieve him/her from painful suffering... 11 December Ethical Issues of...
Sufficient Staff Training for Prevention and Management of Violence in Acute Inpatient Psychiatric and mental health care Units
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...Acute Inpatient Psychiatric and mental health care Units Katherine Mooney January 29, 2012 Abstract The research proposal seeks to explore how far staff training contributes to the prevention and management of violence in acute inpatient psychiatric and mental health care units. The research would make use of both qualitative and quantitative research approaches. The study will focus on a sample group of health care professionals who work in psychiatric and mental health care hospitals in Alabama and Florida. A preliminary mailed questionnaire will be used to eliminate all those who do not meet the inclusion... ? Research Proposal- Sufficient Staff Training for Prevention and Management of Violence in...
Acute Euthanasia
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...care” (Marker). The debate on euthanasia may very well never be settled. Both supporters and opponents of the practice have strong arguments John Harris believes that the significance of euthanasia is connected with how we value life and how we uphold that value. He says: “the real problem of euthanasia, its scale and also its real horror... The debate for and against euthanasia has resurfaced after an elderly couple filed a complaint after getting evicted from an assisted living facility. Armond and Dorothy Rudolph were members of Compassion and Choices, the country’s largest organization aiming to increase end-of-life options – “a legal way to hasten death without drugs or violence” (Span). The...
Critical Teaching and the "tutorial" for final year dental students in the Acute Dental Care Department at Guy's Hospital
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...Acute Dental Care Department at Guy's Hospital. Background My academic journey started in the French Lycee in London where I went to study Dentistry qualifying in 2002 before entering a Masters Degree program in Cancer Research via a short stint at Medical school. The journey has been full of opportunities to learn and pick up different teaching methods. I started teaching part-time as a clinical demonstrator at Guy's hospital shortly after qualifying. My teaching experience during that time grew and developed, and I was able to further enhance my teaching and communication skills, especially as I was prompted to prepare lesson plans... ?Clinical teaching and the ial” for final year dental in the Acute...
Factors in primary care that influence the recognition and evolution of stable angina into acute myocardial infarction
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...care... ?In this study we used National library of medicine (NCBI) website (http www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) and its subcategory - PubMed Central: free, full text journal articles located online at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/. We present the keywords and results from our research: KEYWORD: stabile angina pectoris 1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gquery/?term=myocardial%20infarction%20first 2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=stabile+angina 3. 14302 results KEYWORD: gender angina pectoris 1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=gender+angina+pectoris 2. 1043 results KEYWORD: aspirin stabile angina 1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=aspirin%20angina%20pectoris 2. 1187 results Factors in primary...
Nursing 220 topic, any age group, relatd to oncology, hematology, immunology, acute neurology, emergency or critcal care nursing.
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...acute and delayed emetogenic response responds to a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist and dexamethasone (MASCC, 2006). OGrady et al. in their "Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections" critically analyze the scientific background in insertion and maintenance guidelines of intravascular catheters in order to prevent infection. Due to disease, malnutrition, chemo and radiotherapy, infections are frequent complicating events in cancer patients. The nursing care should be directed to prevent infection at any cost (O’Grady, NP et al., 2002). Evidence-based recommendations for preventing catheter-related infections include... Nursing 200: Oncology Practice in Nursing Year...
Using Adapted SBAR Communication Tool in transitions in patient care in a long term acute hospital setting
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...CARE A Research Proposal Name of Student Name of Institution THE EFFECTIVE USE OF SBAR [Situation Background Assessment Recommendation] IN LONG TIME HOSPITALIZATION SCHEDULES FOR PATIENTS UNDER HOSPITAL CARE A Research Proposal Name of Student Name of Institution Date of Submission THE EFFECTIVE USE OF SBAR [Situation Background Assessment Recommendation] IN LONG TIME HOSPITALIZATION SCHEDULES FOR PATIENTS UNDER HOSPITAL CARE A Research Proposal Chapter 1 The Problem 1.1 Introduction Communication is a very important part of any organization today. It could... THE EFFECTIVE USE OF SBAR [Situation Background Assessment Recommendation] IN LONG TIME HOSPITALIZATION SCHEDULES FOR PATIENTS UNDER HOSPITAL...
Acute Pancreatits
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...Acute Pancreatitis Acute Pancreatitis xxx xxx Acute Pancreatitis Acute pancreatitis is an inflammation of the Pancreas that creates severe abdominal pain. According to Sargeant ( 2006 ) pancreatitis can either be acute or chronic in origin, but in both cases they can be alcohol-induced. Aside from alcohol use, stones in the gallbladder, or other biliary diseases can also cause pancreatitis. There are lesser causes though, among which are viral infections, surgery done to the pancreas, constant bile duct surgery, medications, and traumatic injury. Some possible...
Can focussing on the individual patients needs and personalising their care plans improve recovery on acute mental health wards?
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...care of patients is planned and done on behalf of the patients rather than with the patients. This happens because the nurses have limited time to sit down together with the patients to plan for care (Wagner & Bear 2009, pp.692–701). In practice, challenges do often occur in the implementation of care plan that is personalized in certain circumstances where the patient in acutely ill during admission. During admission, it may be hard for the nurses to initiate individualized care because the patient may not be in the right mental state and insight to participate in the development of his or her care plan. In this case... Individual patients needs and personalising their care plans Department Individual ...
Acute vs Chronic abdominal pain
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...ACUTE VERSUS CHRONIC ABDOMINAL PAIN Acute Versus Chronic Abdominal Pain Abdominal pain is a common phenomenon across all age groups. Whether server or mild, any pain requires attention due to the discomfort caused. Abdominal pain can either be acute or chronic resulting from a number of reasons. It can also be either continuous or recurring. However, the main difference between the two is that chronic pain persists for months while acute pain is short-lived (MayoClinic, 2015). The causes of abdominal pain in a 20-year-old and a 50-year-old male vary. The biliary system of older patients experiences various changes due to aging. As result, they experience acute abdominal pain. Diverticulitis... ...
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
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...Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Leukemia is a malignant disease that affects the hematopoietic system. Ifthe overproliferation of immature leukocyte is evident, it is called acute leukemia, whereas well differentiated leukocytes are found in chronic leukemia (Dorantes-Acosta et al., 2009). Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, or ALL, is the most common malignant carcinoma in pediatric patients (Cipoloti et al., 2003). It is characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukemic blasts that are poorly differentiated, leading to inadequate hematopoiesis (Siddique et al., 2011). Pathogenesis There are several...
Acute Coronary Syndrome
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...care, postoperative care, discharge and rehabilitation. All nurses should have evidence based knowledge so that they can make informed decisions in the management of an ACS patient. This review aims to describe the pathophysiology, nursing diagnoses and assessment, and nursing interventions of acute coronary syndrome. Current research and articles relevant... /ehr236 Hansson, G. K. (2005). Inflammation, atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease. The New England Journal of Medicine, 352(16), 1685-1695. Housholder-Hughes, S. D. (2011). Non–ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome: impact of nursing care on optimal outcomes. AACN Advanced Critical...
Acute chest sydrome
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...care. With proper care and guidance, the patient can recover from the bout of Acute Chest Syndrome and with proper preventive care, the possibility of preventing the onset of another episode may be prevented. Sources Bernard, A., Yasin, Z., & Venkat, A. (2007). Acute chest syndrome of sickle cell disease. Hospital Physician, 44, 15--23. Chang, T., Kriengsoontorkij, W., Chan, L., & Wang, V. (2013). Clinical factors and incidence of acute chest syndrome or pneumonia among children with sickle cell disease presenting with a fever: A 17-year review. Pediatric Emergency Care, 29(7), 781--786. Miller, S. (2011). How I treat acute chest syndrome in children with sickle... Acute Chest Syndrome Definition...
Acute coronary syndrome
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...care, postoperative care, discharge and rehabilitation. All nurses should have evidence based knowledge so that they can make informed decisions in the management of an ACS patient. This review aims to describe the pathophysiology, nursing diagnoses and assessment, and nursing interventions of acute coronary syndrome. Current research and articles relevant to the aforementioned... Acute Coronary Syndrome: A review of the Literature of the Nursing of the June 24, Acute Coronary Syndrome Introduction Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is the acute presentation of coronary artery disease (CAD) which is manifested as unstable angina (UA), ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or non- ST segment eleva...
Acute Myocardial Infarction/ Stroke
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...Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Pathophysiology Figure Summary of the pathological processes involved in AMI Plaque Formation V Plaque Rupture : V Thrombosis : V Myocardial Ischemia : V Myocardial Infarction The start of the pathophysiology of acute coronary syndromes like AMI lies in the formation of plaque. The American Heart Association has named these plaques as developed human fibrolipid plaques. Such plaques form as a result of low density lipoproteins being oxidized and consumed by macrophages. In this process the macrophages are transformed into foam cells, which accumulate within the smooth muscle cell layer of coronary arteries to form plaque....
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
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...Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Haslam, K., Kelly, J., Morris, T., Connaghan, G., Gilligan, O., Browne, P., & Langabeer, S. E. (January 01, 2011). Screening for CRLF2 overexpression in adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia. International Journal of Laboratory Hematology, 33, 6, 17-9. According to Haslam et al. (2011), prognosis of the acute lymphoblastic leukemia is adults are normally poor with a long-term survival rate of less than forty percent within the patients younger than 60 years. Emergence of molecular technologies offers proper means of interrogation of leukemia. Abnormalities that results to overexpression of the cytokine...
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
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...Acute Respiratory Syndrome which affects the human respiratory system caused by the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV). World Health Organization has confirmed 8422 known infected cases and 916 confirmed human death between November 2002 and July 2003. It was in the late 2002, researchers found in the clinics of southern China, a febrile upper respiratory illness, which was progressing into a life threatening pneumonia in some persons. It later turned out to be an explosive outbreak in Hong Kong, which The World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2003 defined as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The WHO has formed guidelines for the global surveillance of severe... ? SARS SARS is expanded as Severe...
Acute Myocardial Infarction
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...care - Please note this is a nursing research paper and the majority of your grade relates to nursing care of the person experiencing this disease process. Contents Contents 3 Introduction 3 Pathophysiology of AMI 6 Nursing Care for the AMI Patient 8 Ensure compliance with prescribed medicines 8 Behavioral changes 10 Conclusion 12 Bibliography 13 Introduction Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) afflicts 1,200,000 people per year in the United States (AHA, 2007). Of those who have a first or recurrent heart attack, 40%, or 452,000, die from the AMI. I have chosen... Acute Myocardial Infarction Nursing Case Order 187961 Total Price: $50 Messages: 0 total Topic: Formal...
Acute cholecystitis (case study)
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...Acute cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder that is characterized by a sharp pain in the upper right quadrant. It is usually caused by the presence of gallstones which block the bile duct, leading to a build up of bile and subsequent inflammation (Sherlock et al, 2002). There may also be bacterial species present, including Escherichia coli or Salmonella spp (Eldar et al, 1997). The syndrome is usually mild and has a good prognosis, although complications can lead to gangrene and tissue necrosis, which are more dangerous and lethal (South-Paul et al, 2010). The disease is fairly common, with over 500,000 operations being performed each year in the United...
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