Holly Weiss SC-131 Unit 7 Acidosis and Alkalosis Assignment The normal pH value for the body fluids is between pH 7.35 and 7.45. When the pH value of body fluids is below 7.35, the condition is called acidosis, and when the pH is above 7.45, it is called alkalosis. Respiratory acidosis is a condition that occurs when the lungs cannot remove all of the carbon dioxide the body produces.
1. Describe the relationship between intrapulmonary pressure, atmospheric pressure, and air flow during normal inspiration and expiration, referring to Boyle’s law. - Boyles law states that as the pressure of gas increases then the volume of gas decreases. Which is how intrapulmonary and atmospheric pressure are connected to one another. Intrapulmonary pressure is lower while undergoing inspiration and higher than atmospheric pressure during the time of expiration.
Concept Map Patient Profile KJ is a 55 year old male admitted to the hospital with chef complain of Chest Pain and Syncope. Patient stated that he was watching TV when he started to have Chest pain with nausea and vomiting. This pain was the same as when he had his MI 3 years ago. He called 911 and the ambulance has transported him to Holy Cross. In the ER the patient has stated that few days before admission he has lost consciousness and fell to the ground, however do damage was caused by the fall.
The patient is a 63-year-old woman who presents for follow up after hospitalization at [Place], because of GI bleeding. The patient had presented here after years of living away, complaining of a history of progressive bloody diarrhea. Lab work was markably abnormal with significant anemia, with hypoalbuminemia, hypokalemia. The patient underwent a full evaluation, and was found to have colitis. She was treated with IV steroids, and has noted marked improvement in her condition.
More now than ever athletes are being watched out for when there is trauma to the brain. After multiple cases of poor treatment to concussions parents and doctors are cracking down on letting concussions not be a big deal. As more studies advance, it is discovered that every case is different. The range is created by severity, past experience with trauma, and how the patient heals. Concussions in sports can range in severity, and how they affect each individual over time depending on times of impact.
ABSTRACT Trisomy 18 is a common autosomal trisomy syndrome. It is due to either full or partial presence of an extra copy of chromosome 18. Its prevalence correlates positively with advanced maternal age. Affected infants usually exhibit a variable pattern of anomalies including growth restriction, marked psychomotor and cognitive disability and an array of physical findings including characteristic craniofacial features, clenched fists with overriding fingers, small fingernails, underdeveloped thumbs, short sternum and heart and kidney anomalies. The majority of these infants die within the first year of life; only 5% to 10% of them survive longer.
Mr. A is admitted to the critical care unit post bowel resection, splenectomy, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and patient-ventilator dyssynchrony (PVD). He is an eighteen-year-old African American man who is placed on an IV infusion of Norcuron and Ativan. The major outcomes expected for Mr. A would be for him to be able to wean of the ventilator, be hemodynamically stable, heal adequately, tolerate his diet, have adequate bowel elimination, and be able to adjust to his life with optimal functioning. The problems that are to be manage include, being on the ventilator, being sedated, having an elevated temperature, having a low hemoglobin, post surgical bowel resection, splenectomy, hypoxia and diet intolerance.
An Independent Variable would be health conditions. For example, if one has asthma or not, this will affect the number of breaths that one makes. Thus, those health conditions cause the number of breaths to change. A Dependent Variable would the size of the bag. The Controlled Variables would be time intervals, number of people in a group, etc.
- Nurse fatigue is a clinical problem that cannot be overlooked. - Nurse fatigue impedes nursing competency and patient safety. - Long working hour highly associate with nurse fatigue - Nurse fatigue increases medical errors that threaten patients’ safety and outcome; put nurses own health in danger. - Nurse fatigue increase healthcare system cost. - ANA spotted the serious consequences of nurse fatigue and posed a position statement that required nurses and healthcare facilities to work together to reduce nurse fatigue.
Nurses fatigue is growing problem nurse face each day in the healthcare environment, and he can be caused by long hours, sleep deprivation, and possibly by accepting extra assignments can be dangerous for both nurses and patient. These inadequacies can result in major implications for the health and safety of registered nurses and can compromise patient care which can lead to fatalities. (American Nurses Association, 2014). In my experience, being fatigued from working much 12-hour shifts consecutively was very difficult as I felt extremely tired, resulting in lack of focus, missing important details during the handing over the process with impaired cognitive functioning. This I found was detrimental to the patients and myself as it impedes quality and has a deleterious effect on patient safety.
In the simulation lab, there is a huge difference between being the observer and role-playing the registered nurse. I realized this after feeling stressed while determining the best course of action for the patient. Although I am not licensed as a registered nurse yet, I managed to implement some useful interventions. On the contrary, there were plenty of moments where I could have improved. This journal will reflect the moments where I felt troubled and how I could improve myself for the future.