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It is obvious that the prediction of nursing shortage in the next decade is a reality, but the problem is actually focusing on the supply of experienced nurses in the year 2010. Another issue involves lack of experienced faculty member and the rapid aging of the nurses today. Women have abundant job opportunity that can provide a conducive, safe environment, pension plan, retirement plan, and self worth and respect compared to the nursing profession. Unless these issues are resolved, recruitment and retention of nurses will be affected.Nurses are also faced with ethical dilemma that forces re-evaluating the reason why we entered the profession in the first place. Nurses are forced to choose
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Part 2 - Developing an Advocacy Campaign
Explain whether your proposed policy could be enacted through a modification of existing law or regulation or the creation of new legislation/regulation
Patient advocacy is a vital piece of the nursing profession. Patient advocacy has influenced the advancement and development of healthcare. In the last application submitted on “Developing an Advocacy Campaign,” I proposed developing a policy on Asthma Management Disparities amongst African American Youths and Caucasian youths. In the face of the needs and risks of asthma, health care expenditures are at the minimal for African American and Hispanic children as compared to white children who double
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School of Nursing
Details of Assessment Tasks
1. Assessment task 1
Assessment Title eLearning Posting
Choose one (1) of the three (3) concepts below as applied to the health
• emotional intelligence or
Based on the concept you have chosen, post a short answer (total of 700
words) in the Moodle discussion forum (in the assessment 1 folder) that
addresses the following:
1. Source an established definition relevant to the healthcare
context for your chosen concept. The definition can be used as your
introduction. Briefly explain your understanding of the concept using in-
text referencing to support your
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Nursing Ethics and LawA value system can be defined as a set of consistent ethical values and measures used for the purpose of ideological or ethical integrity. A proper value system can also be defined as a moral code of ethics which is used for guiding a certain group or society.. Normally, this system would be made of personal and cultural values. Culture can be defines as the patterns of a persons activity and the symbolic structures that give significance to such activities. A person's culture plays a major role in the development of an ethical and a value system in that the value system, a collection of ethical and cultural morals, is normally constructed from the ethics and cultures
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Professional Goals and Values-Task 1 Assignment
One theory that has mainly influenced my values and goals as a professional nurse is Dorothea Orem's self-care deficit theory. The theory highlights that when a patient has a deficit in their ability to do things for themselves, it is the nurse's responsibility to help fill in and improve those deficits (Cherry & Jacob, 2017, p.84). The reason that this influenced me is that it helped give me a guide on how to approach patient care. I can now look at each patient and find the areas there is a deficit that I can help improve. It also helps me look at the patient, not just the symptoms.
Application of Nursing
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Task 1 C304
WGU C304 Professional Roles and Values
A. NURSING THEORY
Nursing theories help to guide nurses in their daily practices. Florence Nightingales environmental theory helps to guide my daily nursing practice. Nightingales environmental theory in summary, states that, the patients environment effects their healing while in the hospital. (Cherry and Jacob, n.d.). A patient with a clean room, clean linens, and bathed daily, has a better chance at a more positive outcome.
A1. EXCELLENT NURSING PRACTICES
According to the environmental theory, a patient has a better chance to heal in an environment that promotes healing. The factors in this environment are: clean rooms, clean
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[Dr Loretta Crawley]
[Perspectives on Nursing
Perspectives on Nursing
[12th April 2018]
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In recent years nursing has developed from a task-orientated to a systematic, more complex approach to care. Pearson et al (1996) suggests that this has been achieved through the use of theories and models to guide practice. By using nursing models or philosophical frameworks it helps to protect and preserve the focus and clarity of nursing's distinct contribution to health care. These models are not limited to nurses; they are
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Stress Management: Teaching Progressive Muscle Relaxation (RM MH RN 10.0 Chp 9, Active Learning Template - Basic Concept, RN QSEN - Patient-centered Care)
· Progressive muscle relaxation: a person trained in this method can help a client attain complete relaxation within a few minutes.
· Breathing exercises are used to decrease rapid breathing and promote relaxation
· Use nursing judgement to determine the appropriateness of relaxation techniques for clients who are experiencing acute manifestations of a psychotic disorder.
Sensory Perception: Evaluating Understanding of Hearing Aid Care (Active Learning Template - Basic Concept, RN QSEN - Patient-centered Care, RM FUND 9.0
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interesting ones to cover that you don't normally do... hello jugular vein distention measurement???) and then did it.
Care of the Older Adult:
Again basic knowledge of elder care here, this will closely mimic your gerontology nursing class from back in the day. BUT, this is the one OA that I failed!! I was shocked. A little tidbit, outside of your general elderly medicine, variables, assessments, etc make sure you READ IN DEPTH on the dang Medicare and insurance crap... for some reason my assessment was about 70% Medicare questions (and I KNOW my insurance stuff, so this was excessive). Otherwise hope your version of the test isn't so pigeonholed into this arena. This is supposed to be one of
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Running head: Organizational Systems Task 1 2
Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership
Western Governors University
A. Understanding of Nursing Quality Indicators
Nursing-sensitive indicators identify structures of care and care processes, both of which in turn influence care outcomes (Montalvo, 2007). The indicators reflect nursing and the impacts it has on patient care. The mission behind this is to help nurses with patient safety and improving quality by providing access to research-based material that correlates nursing care and patient outcome. In the scenario if the nurses who were caring for Mr. J were educated on the Nursing Quality Indicators
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person and not just the disease, be this psychologically, spiritually or socially. The whole concept of holistic care is defined in the World Health Organisation guidelines (2002) as it states that the psychological and spiritual needs of a patient is to be incorporated into their care.Doyle, Hanks, Cherny and Calman (2005) explain how therapeutic practice is an important part of palliative care nursing and it can be performed by all members of the inter-disciplinary team at different levels. They also go on to say that therapeutic practice can be formed as therapeutic relationships between nursing team and patient and their families or it can be through therapeutic interventions like
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comfortable. I had to make sure that before I started the day, I made a game-plan of how I was going to approach the shift to make sure I completed everything on time. I also worked alongside my preceptor who was able to guide me to the appropriate and most important things first. Overall, the good days out numbered the bad ones. I was able to observe and get the hands-on skills needed to prepare me for my future as a nurse. I learned that it’s okay to make mistakes, it’s okay to not know something and it’s okay to ask questions. I luckily for most days had a great preceptor who always reminded me that and always pushed me to reach out of our comfort zone, wanted me to learn and perform new tasks even if I was unaware. Overall, I have learned a lot this semester. This clinical immersion program has taught me that success comes from hard work, dedication, and time management. I am eager and excited to start my nursing career and ready to see what the future holds for me.
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One nursing theory that impacted my personal values and goals is the environmental theory, created by Florence Nightingale. Nurses must apply this theory to their workday because the patients we encounter have unique needs that could vary daily. A nurse must create a healthy environment based on their patient's needs to help them regain their health. (Petiprin, 2016) We can improve a patient's environment with food, cleanliness, temperature, bedding, noise reduction, and advice. (Petiprin, 2016)
My professional practice focuses on the needs my patient can voice and those I might also observe. Often, the patient may not speak up when they feel uncomfortable or sad. I may notice they
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control, how it is understood and applied in practice. ‘Infection prevention and control (IPC) is a scientific approach and practical solution designed to prevent harm caused by infection to patients and health workers.’ (Worlds health organization, 2018). This report will also evaluate the role of patient care and public involvement (PCPI’s) in infection prevention and control. Evidence-based practice plays a large role in understanding infection prevention and control in health care settings.
Teaching method: 2
Nursing students are thought infection prevention and control through lectures, seminars and workshops. Lectures are one of the frequently used teaching methods at university, they
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Running head: nursing and benefits of communication 1
nursing and benefits of communication 8
Nursing and the benefits of effective communication
Avery R. Long
Galen College of Nursing
Effective communication between nurses and patients is critical to obtain favorable results of nursing care and the individual patient. In order for these outcomes to be obtained, nurses need to understand how to help the patient. Nurses do this by being creative and applying many types of communication techniques based on individual patient and case. Patient care should be practiced by nurses with courtesy, respect, empathy and confidentiality to obtain trust from their patients. and must not forget
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Running Head: NURSING ESSAY
Nursing Admission Essay
Bryant & Stratton College
When I was in high school, I had major surgery and spent a week in the hospital recovering. I watched how much care and attention the nurses gave to their patients, including me. I only saw the doctors briefly on their daily rounds, but it was the nurses who were there, making sure I was comfortable and understood what was happening. They made a difficult situation a little easier and less scary. I realized just how much work nurses do for their patients. I decided at that moment that I wanted that same challenging and rewarding position, so I could make a difference for my patients. I will do my best to change
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Running Head: PERSONAL NURSING PHILOSOPHY 1
PERSONAL NURSING PHILOSOPHY PAPER 1
Personal Nursing Philosophy Paper
Nursing philosophy described as a personal definition, I provide a comprehensive discussion of personal philosophy related to accountability, compassion and professionalism that drives my personal practice. Life and career experiences are used to demonstrate application of philosophy showing growth of my career that still brings a special light to my life.
Keywords: nursing, philosophy, personal
Nursing has always felt more than a career, it was a path chosen due to my passion for using knowledge and skills to help those
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without the presence of their carers (ABC News,2003; Chivell, 2003). During this process, the blood samples were mislabelled, bagged and sent to the laboratory. Furthermore, Miss Stoll did require a blood transfusion during her surgery and received the incorrect blood samples eventuating in the decline of her health and death (Chivell, 2003). Reflecting on this article I was engaged with sadness for the loss of the patient’s life and frustrated that the death could have been avoided if safe and quality care was utilised. On evaluation it is essential that registered nurses adhere to thinking critically whilst practicing and providing safe and quality care for their patient (Nursing and
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Ethnocultural empathy in healthcare
Improving Ethnocultural Empathy in Healthcare Students through Targeted Intervention
Joan Pearson, RN
Northeastern State University
Gregg Wadley College of Science and Health Professions
Department of Health Professions: Nursing
NURS 3102 Cultural Competency in Nursing
Improving Ethnocultural Empathy in Healthcare Students through Targeted Intervention Comment by DIANA MASHBURN: The title is not bold
An effective healthcare provider builds a relationship with their patient. The ability to understand and relate to others from ethnic and racial cultural groups different from one’s own has been termed ethnocultural empathy. Students in any
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the team normally shadowed another member of staff to know the routine of the ward, this wasn’t managed very well due to the workload and shortage of staff. Myself was designated to work one side of the ward to make sure the patients I care for was managed. One of the new members of staff shadowed me. I explained and used my communication skills to the team member about the skin bundles with intentional rounding that must take place. Some patients are three hourly and some two hours, and it is within our code of practice to adhere in order to comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Council NMC code of conduct (2015) by preventing pressure sores. Food charts and fluid charts that need to be
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Running head: CLIENT AND FAMILY RESPONSE
CLIENT AND FAMILY RESPONSE
Client and Family Response to Multiple Sclerosis
Love Y. Aimee
Community College of Philadelphia
Department of Nursing
Client and Family Response to Multiple Sclerosis
The purpose of this paper is to explore the process of a family’s interaction and response to multiple sclerosis suffered by one of the family members. After a descriptive assessment of the client and family, the paper will investigate the family dynamics and disease impact through epidemiology, genograms, literature review, priority issues, and evaluation of outcomes. In order to protect the client’s confidentiality, the names have been changed
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, occipital, and shoulder, and during the turning inspection of the skin should be performed to see if any skin breakdown has occurred. A patient needs to be well nourished. Malnutrition can aid in the breakdown of a patient's skin. Clean the skin immediately after a patient has been incontinent and use skin cleansers that are PH balanced. Use skin moisturizers on areas of dry skin. And make sure to educate and involve the family about pressure ulcers and how to reduce pressure ulcers. (NPUAP 2019)
Impact of the problem and/or patients cultural background
Pressure ulcers are a problem that affect everyone. It affects the nursing staff, the facilities, and especially the patient. And no area
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Running head: THE POWER OF POWERLESSNESS 1
THE POWER OF POWERLESSNESS
The Power of Powerlessness
University of Massachusetts Lowell
This paper was prepared for Psychiatric Nursing Clinical NURS. 3150, taught by Professor Kathleen Courtney.
The Power of Powerlessness
The founders of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) believed that “a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity” (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, 2014). Spirituality has proven itself to have a significant impact on addiction recovery. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, AA’s principles, explains that a higher power can remove alcohol obsession and inspire abstinence. Whether this ‘higher
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likely that his wife is infected so he wants the hospital staff to ask their GP to treat her without giving her a diagnosis. Charlie says he loves his wife and she will be devastated; therefore, it is his wish to do all he can to keep his marriage together. He demands that the medical and nursing staff respect his confidentiality or he will discharge himself. The doctors say Charlie’s wife must be informed.
Case Study 5
Grace is a young woman who has a history of depression since her teens following the breakup of her parent’s marriage. She is now at university but is finding the pressure too great. On a visit to the campus GP centre for treatment for a skin condition, the practice nurse
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Individuals seek healthcare by visiting their primary care providers or consulting with specialists as their primary care providers recommend. Population-focused nursing may soon alter this way of healthcare by preventing and treating healthcare-related issues per individual. Population-focused nursing is defined as evaluating the healthcare needs of a population and making healthcare decisions for the people rather than the individual. Each population is based on everyday environments and common personality traits. Healthcare professionals use population-focused nursing when they use treatment guidelines for certain people. Community assessments are completed to make up the guidelines that
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other words, Hispanic patients were more likely to keep their follow up appointments and comply with medication regimens if the provider was culturally competent.
Nursing schools throughout the United States could modified their curriculums to include a Spanish language class as well a Hispanic Culture course in their curriculum. This curriculum change could better equip NPs to effectively deliver care to the Hispanic immigrant population.
In closing, many studies have concluded that there is a health disparity among the Hispanic immigrant population being able to access primary care services. This paper has discussed three major social determinants that contribute to this
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History of Nursing
Nursing is an evolution. Starting from the 19th century through today nursing has changer drastically and is always changing. It is important to study the evolution of nursing because today most of the same principles are used but have just been expanded. It was women like Nightingale, Dock, Wald and Brewster who pushed nursing in the right direction to get I to the profession it is today. Starting with something like the germ theory and now having research articles and funding for nurses is pushing the nursing career in whole new heights. Nurses changed the face of medicine.
Nursing was born a reform I the 19th century. For most of history nursing was done in the home
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Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership
Applying nursing-quality indicators has been intended to focus on plans and programs to increase quality and safety in patient care by identifying issues that may interfere with patient care. In the scenario provided by Mr. J, nursing-sensitive indicators are analyzed for an understanding of the issues that interfere with patient care. Some commonly used nursing-sensitive indicators are complications such as pressure ulcers, restraint prevalence, and patient satisfaction outcomes. A few system resources could be used to resolve the ethical issue in regard to Mr. Js scenario.
A week after Mr. J was admitted to the hospital for
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Algebra in Nursing
Math, although it maybe unliked by many students, is essentially to daily life. Math is apart of just about everything we do. It is used to create the cars we come to school in and the toothpaste we use to brush our teeth. It is just as essential to nursing as it is to everyday life. One of the skills required to be a nurse is solving basic linear equations for dimensional analysis.
Dimensional analysis is the process of converting between to measurements. In nursing this can be used to change patient information from the United States standard measurement system to the metric measurement system. This is important in the medical field because the metric system is what is
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Professional Nursing Practice
The theory of cultural care diversity and universality was a significant influence at the beginning of my nursing career (Cherry, 2016). My first case of in-home care was with a young boy with down syndrome. I had never worked or interacted with anyone with down syndrome before. I was honestly scared to work with him and unsure what to expect. This theory helped remind me and shape my care to give him what he needed. Indeed, all my fears melted away within a few hours of interacting with him. From then on, I knew I needed to walk in with more cultural knowledge and diversity awareness.
Nurses will likely work with a wide range of
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African American Reading Reflection
Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences
1. What is the main point?
The African American patient will most likely speak a “Black English” language,
generally embrace a close sense of personal space, and perceive time as flexible and
elastic. These important African American cultural aspects are of vital attention to the
nurse when providing care to ensure culturally competent and harmless care. Not only is
it pertinent that the nurse recognizes the patient’s cultural background to understand how
each of these aspects plays a role in the health of the African American, but also the nurse
should consider individual adjustments to the
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Diploma of Nursing
HLTEN608B PRACTISE IN THE DOMICILIARY
HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT
Impact of Health Problems on Domiciliary Client Care
As for all nurses, Domiciliary Nurses are entrusted with:
• Client and family information enabling them to
• Recognise and respond to
- Condition changes
- Care needs
- Coping abilities
• Family involvement is encouraged – however should be:
- Co-ordinated as per the care plan
- Timely and responsive
- And incorporate the philosophy and aims of Domiciliary Care
Case management is a system of care provision
• commonly used in the domiciliary health care environment.
• That provides cost effective
• client assessment
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of the main concerns of a patient’s safety, especially in
among those 65 years and older. Patient’s safety, efficient patient care and quality
patient care are top priority of healthcare organization. The National Database for
Nursing Quality Indictors ( NDNQI ) defined fall as “an unplanned descent to the floor,
with or without an injury to the patient”. Over 84% of all of all adverse events that occur
in the hospital setting has been associated with falls resulting in injury, with 4-6%
resulting in serious injuries. The Joint Commission in 2002 established its National
Patient Safety Goal program that includes the goal to reduce falls and the risk of injury
from fall. As LPN we need to be
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play an integral role in helping parents to navigate children’s media use and minimize risks by choosing quality media and engaging with children. C&FHNs also can help parents to become digital role models for their children and develop health screen time habits as well as maintain a healthy balance of activities in their life. According to C&FHNs Association NSW (2009), C&FHN demonstrates knowledge, understanding and ability to implement and incorporate key Government initiatives, policy directives and relevant documents related to child and family health nursing. For example, The Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2014) has issued some recommendations on digital media use for
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shoulder and neck movements.
The saying The tongue licks the wound is a reminder that when the hypoglossal nerve (CNXII) is damaged, the tongue deviates to the same side of a lesion to the cranial nerve. (eg, if the tongue deviates to the right, the right side of CNXII is damaged).
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What are the responsibilities of the registered nurse with regards to the use of social media?
Using social media has a numeral benefit as a nursing students and Registered Nurse. To begin with, why it is important to be accountable as a registered Nurse while using social media. Firstly, how people’s life tend to impact by the internet and technology to find any related information through different type of social media website. Moreover, Google search engine, social networking web, Facebook page group, you tube, other academic database and academic forums are main websites to assist nurses to be socialise and internalise about their information to achieve nursing skills. Secondly, As a
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The assessment that I will be focusing on is the first phase of the nursing process in the form of the initial assessment interview. The patient involved in the assessment is a 28 year old male who was admitted to a medical ward after an over dose. Within a few days it was established that the patient had mental health problems so he was referred to the community psychiatric nurse by his consultant and social worker, in order to continue his care in the community, after his discharge from the medical ward. I was introduced to the client, and his permission was given for me to use this assessment for the purpose of my study. The client in this assignment will be referred to as 'Fred'. This
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Many people believe that pre-natal screening is not a form of eugenics and that pre-natal screening is merely a test to help couple prepare for future medical problems their child may face. Admittedly, having this test does make it easier for parents to plan for the special care their child requires. Although, many couples are faced with challenges of the continuity of pregnancy when the possible health complications of their child are identified. Some lean towards the option of terminating their pregnancy as they will be struck with
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The male and female reproduction systems are quite different, but work together. The female reproductive system is made up of organs and hormones including the ovaries, oviducts (fallopian tubes), the uterus, fimbriae, endometrium, myrometrium, the cervix and the vagina. Females have two ovaries which produce ova also known as egg cells. They are located either sided of the uterus against the wall of the pelvis in a region known as the ovarian fossa. The ovaries are held in place by ligaments attached to the womb but are not directly attached to the rest of the female reproductive tract. The ovaries are connected to the uterus by a fallopian tube. It is lined with tiny hairs
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Upon review of data, interviewing of the residents, and observation of the Sentinel City, I have compiled a list of needs that could use some major improvements. The needs of Sentinel City were put together by assessing the demographics of each neighborhood, a windshield survey done while riding the bus, and a scavenger hunt done while observing the communities and different amenities it offers. The areas I have identified as needs in this city that pose concern are as follows: Crime, sexually transmitted diseases, homelessness, teenage pregnancy, dental care, drug use, access for the disabled, unsafe communities, and general health promotion. Through gathering all this information, I have
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The evaluation of your experience as a team leader is an important part of the experience.
Complete the report by answering the questions below. Submit your completed report to the
Dropbox in Canvas no later than 36 hours after the end of the clinical rotation. Use complete
1. Discuss your personal and professional goals for this clinical experience as Team Leader
and your success in meeting them.
My personal goals for this experience as a team leader were to continue to stay organized and complete my tasks as expected. For professional goals as a team leader, I wanted to be able to assign my peers with patients that they were able to learn from as well as have a good
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1. What factors place an infant and child at risk when prescribing medications?
1. Inattention to weight based dosing increases potential for harm.
2. Immature organ function, renal and hepatic
3. Limited study on medication use in children
2. What adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are the elderly at risk of developing?
1. Toxicity secondary to decreased renal and hepatic function which causes decreased clearance and metabolism.
2. Polypharmacy risk due to drug to drug interaction
3. Unintentional overdose.
3. What are the ADRS related to special populations?
1. Geriatric Population:
1. Slowed absorption and clearance
1. Decreased GI
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Essay (Media assessment)
Monday, Midnight Week 13
2,000 - 2500 words (excluding references)
This is a written assignment, students are expected to: Critically analyse the role and power of the Australian media. Its influence and potential impact on culturally safe health care in multicultural Australian society. Please use two media articles
For the purposes of this assignment, the definition of media is: The main means of mass communication through broadcasting and publishing and the internet (TV, radio, newspapers etc.) that reach or influence people widely.
Please note: material including cartoons, posters, health promotion YouTube
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Running head: DRUG METABOLISM AND ELIMINATION 1
DRUG METABOLISM AND ELIMINATION 2
Drug Metabolism and Elimination in the Elderly
Santa Fe College
Professor Teresa Goodman
May 27, 2018
Drug Metabolism and Elimination in the Elderly
Drugs or medications have become an everyday part of life in the world today, whether you’re young or old, or have a little cold or a terminal diagnosis. Medications have different functions and uses, each person reacts to them differently, and each age group processes and eliminates them differently. “Persons 65 years and above will be the fastest-growing segment of the population in the United States for the next 4 decades
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WIT: Film Analysis
Communication in simple is the act or transferring information from one place to another. Although it is simply explained it is actually a complex process involving three main types; verbal, non-verbal and written (Skillsyouneed, 2018). Communication can also be defined as effective and ineffective communication which will both be looked at in part 1 of this assignment. Effective communication helps to keep motivation levels up, critical in decision making and makes a healthier environment for staff, leaders and patients in health care (Kart, 2013). Ineffective communication in the work place can lead to poor performance, lack of teamwork, can create conflict and
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Running head: TURBERCULOSIS 1
Tuberculosis: A Public Health Concern
Grand Canyon University
January 9, 2019
Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death due to infection, making it a major health threat throughout the world. The incidents of TB infection have been on a decline over the past decade (an approximate 1.3% reduction every year), but there is still more work to do to stop the spread. In 2017 there were 9,105 cases reported in the United States, and was present in all 50 states (Sun, 2016). The highest rates of incidence occurred in Texas, New York, California, and Florida, whose total accounted for just under half of the total cases
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LGBT: An Evolving Health Disparity
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Running head: LGBT: AN EVOLVING HEALTH DISPARITY 1
LGBT: AN EVOLVING HEALTH DISPARITY 9
LGBT: An Evolving Health Disparity
There are many barriers to achieving health equality among varying populations. Factors such as socioeconomics can lead to avoidable differences in the health status and health treatment of certain groups and subgroups. These health disparities cause afflictions that lead to unnecessary declines in overall well-being (Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2019). Those who consider themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) have long been
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(B) Description of Chosen Outbreak Across International Borders
The California Department of Public Health was notified on January 5, 2015 of a suspected measles case. Shortly afterwards, it was discovered that a measles outbreak had occurred at the Disneyland Resort Theme Parks located in Orange County, California. As of February 11, 2015, not only had the measles had been reported in seven other states, it had also been confirmed in our neighboring countries of Mexico and Canada giving a total of 125 measles cases with rashes (CDC).
(B1) Epidemiological Determinants and Risk Factors
Large crowds, especially those of different age groups and from
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Task 1: Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership
C489 Task 1
A. Nursing Sensitive Indicators
Nurses are the front line of healthcare. Nurses are the bodies at the bedside, completing assessments, building bonds and relationships, and looking for improvements in patients. The majority of the responsibility for complete and competent care rests on the nurse and nursing staff. Nursing-sensitive indicators are indicators that reflect on three aspects of nursing care; structure, processes, and outcomes (Montalvo, I., 2007). Along with other factors such as experience, education, and environment play into the impact of nursing care and patient satisfaction.
In favor of Mr. J, the
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Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership Task 1
A. Understanding of Nursing Quality Indicators
Nursing quality indicators are factors that are shown to be directly affected by nursing. The use of restraints and pressure ulcers are two major nursing quality indicators. Religion plays a very important role in most patient care that is provided. Understanding the patient's religion could help nurses determine why the patient was agitated and why he was not eating all of the meals that were provided. Paying attention to the small details and needs of each individual patient will lead to higher-quality patient care.
B. Advancing Quality Patient Care
Hospitals use the data from