As a society, we rely greatly on prescription medications to treat medical conditions and alleviate pain. Growing up, I always had the tendencies to avoid medication unless medically necessary. Fortunately, I was a very healthy child that rarely relied on any type of medication. As I got older, I noticed some of my family members having to take medication on a daily basis. I quickly realized that many people need prescription drugs in order to maintain their health when dealing with life-threatening conditions including high-blood pressure and high cholesterol. There are a number of individuals who need medication in order to survive and treat health complications. In essence, many lives are saved and prolonged due to being dependent on specific medication. Without medicine, people are more likely to
This discussion is an excellent example and perception of the nursing scope of practice. Often, nurses understand what is within their scope of practice, and never think of what they are not allowed to do within their scope of practice pertaining to the setting they work in. While administering medications to patients is within our scope of practice, having the knowledge of why we are administering it and if it is appropriate to administer is also our responsibility.
Depression is a serious mental illness that most adolescents struggle with, through their teenage years of life. Suicides rates are increasing as the years go by, especially in teens and adolescents. There are several controversial treatments and antidepressants for depression and they seem to work with teens, but not all. Allowing a teen to have an antidepressant should not be aloud because studies have shown that most teens and adolescents does not benefit them with their brain. In today’s society, doctors give teen a antidepressants and send them on their way. Giving antidepressants to teens and adolescents is not the route to go when treating depression.
On June 30, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) presented their final ruling on non-payment policies for provider preventable conditions (PPCs). One of the other provider preventable conditions includes the development of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis in any health care setting (Federal Register, 2011, p. 32817). Due to the significant cost of providing care for preventable conditions that are now not reimbursed through the CMS and many health insurance companies, hospitals around the country have implemented new policies to ensure patients remain free of venous blood clots during their hospital stay. The practice of injecting either Lovenox or heparin
A new oral pharmaceutical drug for type- two diabetes had been approved for clinical use, it was called Compound 17392. Marketing companies instantly wanted to have prescribers adopt and sell the product and researchers wanted to further investigate previous reports of liver toxicity in patients. Now since paying patients to try new pharmaceutical drugs was an issue due to it appearing to interfere with clinical judgement and upholding the duty to do what is best for the patient, a new idea of furthering research for the drug came into play. The idea included recruiting a group of physicians who were in the top ten percent of prescribers for type-two diabetes. Following regulations put in place by researchers, these physicians were to enter eligible patients into the trial for Compound
I will be assigned to a new patient next week, and I will make sure that I will know everything about all the medications the patient takes. That will be done in order to know what I am going to be administering and how dangerous it will be if any of them are administered incorrectly. I will make sure all preventable complications will not occur. In order to do that, I need to know the function of the medication and what they are really for based on the patient’s diagnoses.
The purpose of this report is to summarize what our team, the Fig Neutrons, did for the final project of ECE160. For the project we used an Arduino Sparkfun Kit to build a Simon says game with multiple game modes that would display several different game statistics on an LCD screen. The work the team has done includes Charlieplexing LEDs and including code for implementing the LEDs, writing code for a reverse Simon game. We also had to make the game play a different song than the one provided, and write code for the LCD to display wins, losses, game length, and the number of games played.
The Victoria Government Department of Human Services (2012) stated “the freedom to make decisions which affect our lives is a fundamental right that each of us should enjoy”. The decisions we make in our lives represent who we are and how we want to be perceived by the world – whilst taking into consideration our own morals, beliefs and goals. Supported decision-making (SDM) is a process by which “a third-party assists or helps and individual with an intellectual or cognitive disability to make a legally enforceable decision for oneself” (Kohn & Blumenthal, 2013). May & Rea (2014) stated that “supported decision-making assumes that all people, regardless of their ability or disability, have some capacity to be involved in decision making”.
For this assignment, I had to choose a scholarly or academic text from my own discipline and write an essay in which I analyze how well such text meets the needs of the rhetorical situation. I have picked a text written by Janet Brennan Croft, which is about characters and how they both evade and embrace faith. The scholarly article is called, Turin and Aragorn: Evading, and embracing fate, and I believe it does a great job at meeting the needs of the rhetorical situation.
Nolwazi and Wandile are right too. Maybe I should call the AA. Who? Alcoholics Anonymous. I 'm sure they have a website. Can you find me their number? - If you think it will help. - Thanks. AA? Is it that bad? Were you eavesdropping? Mind your own business. - If anything is wrong with my son... - I 'm sorry. After all he 's been through - stolen, kept from his family... When he finally gets home, you try to kill him. I 'm sorry. I never meant to... I just... Things were just so crazy... Mr and Mrs Mogale. Mr and Mrs Mogale. - How is Thapelo? - Thapelo? - The file says... - Yes, Amo. - How is he? - He 's fine. - Are you sure? - I have examined him thoroughly. And he 's in good shape. His nose and throat are slightly inflamed I don 't know. That I 'm a bad mother? That I haven 't bonded with him? That 's true, I guess. I look at him. I look at my husband. And... I feel nothing. Just... empty, disconnected... It 's understandable considering what you 've been through. I think you 're suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Getting my son back is traumatic? - What does that say about me? - You have to put it in context. You lost a child, you were kidnapped and tortured, you lost a husband... and you buried your son. Yes, but finding out he 's alive... Surely that 's a good thing. It is, but it has disrupted your life and made your suffering when you lost him redundant. That 's traumatic. - Will I ever feel better? - You will, but it will take time. - So I 'm going to feel like this for a while? - I 'll prescribe an anti-depressant. I 've been on something... but it doesn 't seem to work. You 've been taking these as per prescription? - Yes. - For how long? Here 's the issue date. So just a few days. You need to be on these for at least 2 weeks before we can change the dosage or the drug. Two weeks? I just want to be normal again. Dinner will be ready in half an hour. Thanks. How are you feeling? Your
Clostridium difficile is becoming a major problem inside of hospitals. There are many reasons as to why the bacteria is becoming a top priority while treating patients mainly inside of the hospital setting. Hospital-induced infections, lack of a proper diet, and even when people do not perform proper hygiene is causing this bacteria that is considered normal biota, to flourish and cause gastrointestinal distress. Bacteria have spent millions of years growing and their whole goal is to keep doing that.
Counselor met with Pt. for an arranged individual session. Counselor greeted Pt. and encouraged him to discuss his last tx plan, which he did. Pt. informed this writer that his last day in the program will be Wednesday, 3/23/17. Pt. indicated that he would like to donate his two take home boxes to the program if someone needs them. Counselor encouraged Pt. to assess his current account balance and explain his UDS results where shows a pattern of opiates use. Pt. spoke about how he uses oxycotin sometimes because his elbow retained fluid. Pt. verbalized how he drained his left elbow last week and now has a lot of fluid again. Counselor asked Pt. whether he has used any drugs, which he replied no. Pt. reported that he is using oxycotin for the
So now if one of the AP is on channel 1 and the other one is on channel 2, then there won’t be any collision and they can now transmit the frame independently.
Opioids are a category of pain medications that reduce the stimulus of pain signals sent from the brain. Within this category are medications such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, codeine, and other similar drugs. These medications are used to treat mild to severe pain depending on dosages and type of opioid given. With the reduced perception of pain also comes a plethora of unpleasant symptoms such as drowsiness, mental confusion, nausea, constipation, and, depending upon the amount of drug taken, can depress respiration. However, many experience a euphoric experience after administration that drives them to abuse opioids. This abuse leads to addiction or overdose which
The patient educational material on how to use BNX was developed following standards for providing patient medication education [Pantalon et al, 2004]. The education materials covered the main elements required for patient counselling as follows: