Role of thoracic ultrasound in diagnosis of pulmonary and pleural diseases in critically ill patients Introduction: Traditionally, lung imaging in critically ill patients is usually performed either by bedside chest radiography (CXR) or thoracic computed tomography (CT), but both techniques have limitations which constrain their usefulness. Although thoracic CT is the gold standard for lung imaging, it is expensive and cannot be performed on a routine basis as the transportation of critically ill patients to the radiology department combined with the radiation exposure carries a measurable risk (1,2). On the other hand, limitations of bedside CXR have been well described and lead to poor quality X-ray ﬁlms with low sensitivity (3). It has
There are four common criticisms against physician assisted suicide. First, critics say physician assisted suicide endangers the weak and marginalized in society. In some countries which allow assisted suicide, like Netherlands, there have been many cases where doctors gave lethal drugs without a request from patients and failed to report this to authorities. Critics of assisted suicide believe that safeguards against wrongdoing may not be enough. Second, physician assisted suicide may change the culture in which medicine is practiced.
An example of imperfection in medicine that Gawande proposed was his own account that he had. Actually there were multiple mistakes according to the current circumstances. Gawande comments on blunders in medicine by stating, “Mistakes do happen. We think of them as aberrant; they are anything but.” (Groopman and Jesse Cohen, pg 4)
Fire ants, green ants and ticks are also often associated as triggers of anaphylaxis in susceptible individuals. Medication Often the most surprising trigger are specific forms of medications and medicines, both prescribed and over the counter. Specific individuals have also been identified to have anaphylactic reactions to herbal and ‘alternative’ medicines. People who are allergic to medication are highly recommended to wear a ‘Medical Alert Bracelet’ as if they are admitted to hospital under extreme duress, for example in a car accident and they become unconscious, they would be unable to inform doctors that they are infact allergic to certain drugs, putting their life at
Having infallible faith in a program with a chance of error is dangerous. Arthur Caplan points out the “computer will be wrong in about 5% of all cases”. The RIP program could also become biased and discriminatory based on social characteristics (age, race, religion). Overall, “contemporary modern hospitals” and healthcare providers have benefited from computers X-ray machines and etc. In the same way it resembles the program but a line must be drawn between storing data and making decisions the doctors usually make.
The definition of medication error is any preventable incident that may lead to inappropriate medication use or cause patient harm (Manias, Williams, & Liew, 2012; Pop & Finocchi, 2016). Medication errors may occur during any stage of the medication management process, which includes prescribing, transcribing, preparation and administration (Manias et al., 2012). Statistical data suggests that a hospitalized patient experiences one mediation error per day (Kruer, Jarrell, and Latif, 2014). Medical error prevention in the ICU can be especially challenging due to it’s dynamic and fast paced environment, making it more prone to errors (Garrouste-Orgeas & Valentin, 2013; Kruer et al., 2014). In the ICU, the patient population
“Medical malpractice claims and lawsuits deal with Improper, unskilled, or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional. Negligence is the predominant theory of liability concerning allegations of medical malpractice, making this type of litigation part of Tort Law. Since the 1970s, medical malpractice has been a controversial social issue. Physicians have complained about the large number of malpractice suits and have urged legal reforms to curb large damage awards, whereas tort attorneys have argued that negligence suits are an effective way of compensating victims of negligence and of policing the medical profession. A person who alleges negligent medical malpractice
When diagnosed with cancer, many people turn towards a costly yet effective treatment known as chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is the use of surgery and radiation to shrink and stop the cancer from growing and spreading to other cells. Though chemo can also metastasize to other parts of the body, away from the original tumor. This can cause very harsh side effects such as nausea and pain to occur. It is difficult to treat this illnesses because many drugs can not be taken along with chemotherapy.
Radiology technician Radiation exposure has been proven to be detrimental to both the patients’ health and the technicians. If exposed to too much radiation, it can eventually cause cancer. Radiation deals more with the patient since they are the ones being tested to see what is wrong and where the pain is coming from. The technicians are suppose to take all safety precautions to protect both themselves and the patients’.
According to Graham, & Cvach (2010), some of these factors entail but not limited to; frequent levels of alarm rate, lack of adequate standardization of clinical alarms and presence of several bedside equipment’s which substantially contribute to desensitization and alarm fatigue. The alarms are designed in such a way that they are audible enough for the nurses not to miss any single alarm. The way in which some of these alarms are set is such that rather than helping medical attendants, they become a nuisance which adversely affects health care fraternity (Graham & Cvach, 2010). Evidence-based interventions to minimize alarm fatigue Due to the negative impact which it attributable to a greater percentage by the alarm fatigue, it is paramount for the healthcare fraternity to come up with satisfactory mitigation plans and approach to the issue.
Following diagnosis, if the condition is severe enough, they can perform surgery. The most common types are Valve Repair or Valve Replacement. Outside factors that contribute to the disorder is Endocarditic. This is an infection of the heart that can cause Mitral Valve Prolapse. There are many ways to help heal people with the disorder and find out if they have it or
Recognizing, acknowledging, and understanding medication safety is important when administering medications. Understanding which medications are high-risk ones, being familiar with the medications being given, remembering the five most important rights when administering medications, communicating clearly, developing checking habits, and reporting the medication errors will lead to safe outcomes for the residents. However, errors do occur from a lack of experience, rushing, distractions, fatigue, doing too many things at once, not double checking, poor communication, and lack of team work. It is not only the staff that commit errors, but also the work environment that contributes to the medication error. Two examples are poor reporting systems