The incidents occurred while carrying out certain intervention on my assigned client in the unit with my clinical instructor.
By shadowing a cardiologist, Dr. Chaim Gitelis, I learned about the anatomy and pathophysiology of the cardiac system. While shadowing, Dr. Gitelis taught me the fundamentals of reading an EKG and echocardiogram as well as the basic management of cardiac disease. I interacted with the patients on the inpatient wards and well as the clinic. Dr. Gitelis impressed upon me the importance of giving each patient the time they need. He clarified the patient’s problem, discussed his thoughts with respect to the patient’s disease, and explained how he planned to treat each patient. Through this experience I learned how to think about disease management within the context of an individual
The definition of right to die according to Cambridge Dictionary is “Right to die is the belief that a person should be allowed to die naturally rather than being kept alive by medical methods when they are suffering and unlikely to get well (Cambridge Dictionary).” While other websites have definition for right to die, some don’t have a definition because they claim that there is not definition for it. Right to die could be active euthanasia, passive euthanasia, suicide, and an assisted suicide. Active euthanasia is when a person is intervening to end someone’s life while passive euthanasia is when a person is withholding and withdrawing treatment to maintain life. “Assisted suicide is suicide committed by someone with assistance from another
Every nursing, in order to consider the profession must have an understanding of at least three of the five professional values, in my opinion. These values consist of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice (Taylor 96). Beginning with the professional value of Altruism, the believe in or practice and self concern for the well-being of others (96). I believe that in order to be the best nurse you can be for your patients, you must understand the concept of altruism. As a nurse, your profession is to take care of people, if you do not know the professional value of altruism than you cannot possibly understand how important it is to care about the wellbeing of your patient. Not only do you need to focus on the wellbeing of your patient, but the patient
This technology allows certified dental technicians to provide restorations on a computer screen, which makes the job easier. The fabricated material can be done in a single appointment and there is no need for temporaries afterwards. Some studies have also demonstrated that CAD/CAM restorations are stronger and less likely to fracture than the milled ones from traditional techniques (Kotrzewski). This type of dental technology is available to produce crowns, veneers, and bridges, which helps to improve oral appearance. The use of the digital impressions disregards some laboratory steps, which leads to a faster and more effective product. “The benefit of CAD/CAM technology is that it allows the practitioner the ability to produce esthetic, well-fitting prosthetic dental restorations onsite in a matter of hours” (Kotrzewski). The ultimate convenience of this technology is that the restoration can be placed in the same day on the damaged tooth, whereas older techniques require temporaries for several weeks while the prosthetic is being sent to an offsite laboratory and produced. This technology has caused the dental restorations that are designed and produced in an easier and more simple manner. It has also improved the speed of the creation of the restorations, therefore CAD/CAM has become a highly used and competent dental technology in dental
Hmong see a world where everything is connected. They believe that nothing occurs in isolation. Their body, mind and spirit are all interconnected. They also view illness in this holistic approach. Hmong culture saw Lia as a type of “anointed one” and her epilepsy as a blessing rather than a weakness. In the Lees eyes, the concern was the western medicine, not Lia’s illness (Fadiman 1998). In the Hmong culture, people born with epilepsy are believed to be destined to a life as a shaman (Fadiman 1998). They call it “qaug dab peg,” or “the spirit catches you and you fall down.” People in the westernized medical profession did not understand the concept of spirits, what they had to do with treating illness and the importance of epilepsy for
Dental assistants’ contribution to the doctor is to allow for efficient dental treatment by preparing the patient for the procedure, sterilizing instruments, passing instruments during the procedure, holding suction devices, exposing dental radiographs, taking impressions, and fabricating provisional crowns. Along with crowns, Rt1 Dental offers veneers which are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your smile. Many people are skeptical about other procedures like cavities and root canals. During these procedures, pain is thought to be the leading dynamic because of the injections. The assistants and Dr. Trakhtman know of various techniques to help lessen the pain
1) I took responsibility for a full patient load during the last few weeks. I was responsible for doing a head-to-toe assessment, administering medications, and charting. I was responsible when contacting the necessary members of the interdisciplinary team, such as PT/OT, SW, the care home, the laboratory, or the MRP. I also spoke with family members in person and over the phone. I maintained patient confidentiality by not giving any identifying information over the phone, and stayed within my scope of practice, identifying to the family members that they would have to wait to speak to the physician to find out certain information.
“Taking drugs will eventually consume your life, reach out for help and get your life back on track," is the caption that lines the bottom of this ad. This ad is simple, but yet so powerful. It shows just enough to get a strong message across to viewers. This ad is powerful to me because this sad is truth of what I see everyday as an Emergency Room technician.
This is also a procedure for denture and they have proved to be stronger and durable compared to the restorative counterparts. It may be either crowns or bridges or even removable dentures. The dental implantation is a permanent solution to the loss of teeth. It is like a steady foundation to the restorative solutions of teeth. The greatest advantage is that it is resistant to cavity. The procedure of dental implant is considered to be the most effective in a functional way. It involves a huge cost and it will depend upon the oral surgeons who perform the surgical
Thank you for sharing your ethical dilemma, Marie. A similar incident occurred at my workplace, where a nurse did not do round her patients until shift change. The patient has expired during the night without her knowledge. As nurses, our reputation, integrity, honesty, and ethical principles are always on the line. As stated by Harris (2015), the foundation of the nursing code of ethics is based on compassion, respect, accountability, commitment and advocacy, as nurses, we use these qualities to promote health, safety, competency, integrity and professional growth. No matter what the situation, patients expects us to be there wholeheartedly with caring and compassionate attitude. The patient might be dying, but that is the more reason why
Over the course of the fall play I worked as a crew member for the production, which is responsible for building the set, and later on usually serves as the running crew for the production. This was not my first time being a crew member for a production at Guerin, it was my fourth, and one of the last two times I will be able to be involved in it due to the fact that this is my senior year. As such, the fall play, Secret In The Wings, served as a major transitional period for me because I learned how to be a leader, manage time, and how to to be a better team member.
Having full mouth restoration procedures done requires careful consideration on the part of the patient, and on the part of the dentist that will be doing the work. You need to have work done that is going to be beneficial and result in an attractive appearance, while leaving the person capable of eating, drinking, and speaking without any impediment.
Charlene’s first medical treatment was on December 1 with Dr. Ofstead who took her out of work for a “respiratory infection” which was the initial diagnosis. Charlene saw Dr. Ofstead a second time on December 7 when she was continued out of work due to her “asthma condition.” Charlene returned to work on December 14 but she was assigned to another area where they were also working on the ceiling tiles and after an hour and a half Charlene was unable to work. She filed an incident report herself. She notified the Nurse Manager Michelle Gagny that she unable to work due to difficulty breathing.
As a health care provider it’s easy to overlook patients’ personal difficulties while we are concentrated on their deprived health status and external wounds. We automatically make assumptions as we live in a first world country that everyone is provided with the same level of education as us. While in reality, we are home to millions of Americans currently living in poverty with the lowest literacy rates.