Nurses are critical for promoting health in the society. The profession is highly flexible, since they specialize in diverse operations in the medical field. Registered nurses, for instance, are responsible for the administration of medicine and inoculations to patients (American Nurses ' Association, 2000). Additionally, these professionals observe, record, and enlighten doctors of any changes in a patient’s health. Nurses interpret and evaluate diagnostic examinations to determine an individual’s condition, as well as making the necessary adjustments in patient treatment plans on their health progress. In collaboration with other medical personnel, nurses engage in the development and enactment of patient care plans. Furthermore, they provide education to families and groups on various health issues such as disease prevention, among others.
I spoke with a friend’s sister, a recent graduate DNP, who works as a women’s health NP at a public health clinic system in Utah.
Twenty two research articles were included in the review. Questionnaires, interviews, audits and reflections where also used to collect data. Nine research studies were found related to intentional rounding. The purpose of the study was clearly stated. The purpose was to evaluate how intentional rounding affects patient outcomes. The review was completed in 2014. Some limitations where discussed they were throughout the research material. The conclusion was that patient outcomes were positive with intentional rounding and they were based off the results from the study. The study did state that they were not sure if intentional rounding was the cause of improved patient outcome or relationships that formed with the nurse and patient. The article
Ontario, Canada 's most populous province with a population of more than 13.5 million, accounts for nearly 40 percent of all Canadians. To render healthcare services to people in Ontario through hospitals, clinics and other medical facilities, registered nurses and specialty nurse practitioners are needed more than ever in Ontario.
“Do you feel very tired, helpless, and hopeless? Are you sad most of the time and take no pleasure in your family, friends, or hobbies? Are you having trouble working, sleeping, eating, and functioning? Have you felt this way for a long time? If so, you may have depression” (National Institute of Mental Health). Sometimes in life woman go through traumatic events that can cause symptoms of depression, but not all hope is gone. If steps to proper care are taken, a brighter future is ahead. On October 8, 2015, I conducted a personal interview with Mrs. Trish Holsten a former therapist, who worked at Johnston County Mental Health Center. Mrs. Holsten obtained her Masters in Clinical Psychology; altogether she has about 10 years of relevant work experience. During the interview I asked her several questions related to major depression. The topics discussed throughout the interview were on symptoms of major depression, tests performed to evaluate the patient, medications prescribed, why depression affects more woman than men, and resources available to patients who think they are experiencing depression. We ended the interview
Genitourinary: reports dysuria and vaginal itching, denies incontinence, hematuria, increased frequency, abnormal bleeding, or vaginal odor
The RN would first review the goals and outcomes of the patient care plan. The next step would be to collect Reassessment Data, " Assess the client response to the interventions."(pg. 128 Treas, Wilkinson) in which include vitals, auscultation of breath sounds, observation of activity, and asking the patient how they are feeling and family for observation. The RN would record the evaluation summary in the nursing note or care plan about the conclusion whether the outcome was achieved and the reassessment data supports the judgment. In order to revise a care plan, an RN must " review all the steps of the nursing process."(pg. 130 Treas, Wilkinson).
As an advanced practice nurse (APN), it is necessary to make differential diagnoses for patients. In this scenario, there are several factors to consider in making a diagnosis. The scenario presents several factors to consider age, gender, history, weight, and occupation. The first differential diagnosis is osteoarthritis. Her age of 64 puts in at risk for this condition. According to Watt (2015), older women have hormonal considerations that impact hand osteoarthritis. The subjective complaint of increased stiffness and joint pain in her hand which supports this differential diagnosis. The second differential diagnosis is cardiovascular disease. The patient is 64 year old female. According to Hrycek and Wojakowski (2011), age is an important risk factor for diagnosis and prevention of cardiovascular
My interviewee is a fifty-three-year-old, white female named Kat Smith. Kat is the mother of two daughters and has been married to her husband for twenty-five years. She is a stay at home mom and lives a comfortable middle class lifestyle. Kat was diagnosed with at age forty-nine with uterine fibroids that resulted in a total hysterectomy. Previously Kat had lived in extreme pain for over fifteen years, she expected that something was wrong, however, the doctors that were treating Kat did not order an ultrasound and attributed her pain to her menstrual cycle.
“During out training, we’re told to be careful, to take whatever time we need…that’s whyit’s hard when we start working in the organization. When we become nursing assistants andthink things over, we think, “It’s impossible; trainers don’t see the reality of things in the longterm care facilities…” We were told that we had 45 minutes per resident but we actually have nomore than 15 minutes.” Says one nursing assistant. What she is trying to explain is, when theyare trained they are trained to take their time, show the residents they care but in reality theybarely have the time to take care of the patients. As the statistics show within the article theyhave 6 residents for every 1 nurse which is where the controversy is beginning. I personallyagree
The special issues about Yelena perimenopause that should be addressed include her mood swing, feeling despair and anxiety. Additionally, women going through perimenopause have decreased libidos, orgasms, and a lot of physical changes taking place in her body. As a result of these changes a woman like
Stress incontinence: Half of the patients who have urinary incontinence have stress incontinence. This condition is caused by weakened pelvic muscles that have been stretched which allows urine to escape from the bladder. Stress incontinence can be described as mild, moderate or severe. Patients that have stress incontinence, notice leaking urine when coughing, sneezing, straining, exercising or with any other type of exertion. The patient can try to do Kegel exercises to help strengthen the pelvic muscles in mild cases. The primary treatment is surgery and the procedure is called a urethral bladder sling.
If your hormones are out of balance - rebalance them. A great side effect is you will also lose weight, have more energy, clear thinking, and improve your complexion.
Dry eye syndrome (DES) is one of the most common types of ocular diseases seen in daily practice and has been recently considered as a major problem in public health. It is a disorder of the tear film layer due to tear deficiency or rapid tear evaporation resulting in symptoms of ocular discomfort. Currently, there is a need to find the most simple and efficient way to treat dry eyes. Artificial tears are the most common types of agents used in treating dry eyes, but it may not be the most effective. Various treatments such as warm compresses or punctal plugs can also be used to help relieve dry eye symptoms. There is increasing evidence that oral supplementation such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants can be an effective treatment.
There are a few research studies and related pieces of literature that concerns disaster preparedness of nurses. This important due to the fact that nurses is a big chunk in health workforce. Moreover, nurses are considerably the first-line health professionals in giving health care services. As such in times of disaster, preparedness on a personal and professional level is important. As a result, it will enable nurses not only to ensure safety, health and well-being of their client or patients but also themselves.