In this article Charles E. Butterworth explains the issue of malnourished and starved patients in hospitals. Charles is convinced that iatrogenic malnutrition has become a significant factor in determining the outcome of illness for many patients. Patients are starved and malnourished because of hospital stays. Malnutrition is huge in major city hospitals. People involved in patient care share the same conviction that when a sick person commits to a doctor their nutrition health should be assured. When a patient enters the hospital and places oneself in the hands of a doctor, it gives the patient a feeling of security. Patients don’t expect to suffer from this condition, but yet there is evidence
My patient, MG was a 72-year-old female who came to the emergency department because of a fall in her bathroom. Her admitting diagnosis was a right hip fracture. Other concurrent health challenges she had were: hypertension (HTN), high cholesterol, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). MG was a full code status with no known food or drug allergies. They surgery she had undergone was a right hip cannulated screw. My patient contributed in care and believed that partaking as much as possible will get her healthy and home sooner. Also, she believed in independence and doing things on her own if capable. After working with MG, I attained a great amount of knowledge in knowing: the
* Explain nutrition and what it can do for the patient and their health and body
Vitamin B12 (Cobalmin) is a water soluble vitamin and plays a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and in the formation of red blood cells.
Being able to identify unknown microbes from systematic testing is what makes the field of microbiology so important, especially in infectious disease control. Using the testing procedure laid out by the microbiology field we are able to identify unknown bacteria present in our everyday lives, and along the way learn a lot about their characteristics that separate them from other types of bacteria. Being able to do this is vital in order for us to understand why microbes are present in certain places, how they are able to grow and what restricts their growth, that way they can be combatted if necessary. These techniques for determining unknowns are also important for isolating and testing infectious disease microbes in order to prevent spreading. Another important aspect of being able to identify unknown microbes is the
Some of the common things that trigger an asthmatic episode are cigarette smoke, exercise, allergens, sudden temperature change, excitement or stress, cold air, and odors.
After reviewing the resources in the Weekly Guide/Week 2, identify a clinical problem within the nurse’s practice setting related to patient care.
For the unknown phase two project, I was assigned unknown number one. After many tests, I came to the conclusion that my unknown was Acinetobacter baumannii. It had cultural characteristics of yellow or clear colony pigmentation, smooth and translucent surface, circular form, smooth margin, and flat elevation. The unknown’s broth properties included a ring, turbidity, and sediment.
The desire to become bigger, faster, stronger is constantly sitting atop of every true athlete’s goal sheet. These three components are all needed in order to compete at a high standard at any of the high school, collegiate, or professional levels. But actually becoming these things can be far more difficult than any athlete could imagine. Many times these athletes try to find shortcuts by consuming products that can cut this process in half. Within the last decade, the findings of creatine phosphate have made this process much easier, faster, safer, affordable, and do not forget legal. Chris Poner, a professional lifter for Power Training Television shares his thoughts on creatine stating “Creatine gives athletes an advantage by allowing them to see results and increase their strength in a shorter time” (Sports, 2006). Many people question
Mr. Bray suffered a burn of 35 percent of his body this type of injury can be fatal. The initial concerns for the team is to administer intravenous solutions, fluids then they would proceed to treat infections, repair wounds, drain abscesses and remove dead tissue. The next step would be to provide nutrient assessment and nutrition intervention. In nutrient therapy, you would gather the patients data or medical history in order to I identify if they are any nutritional problems that he might be having prior or due to his injuries in order to find the underlying problem. Nutrient therapy the principle goals would be to preserve muscle tissue, maintain immune defenses and promote healing (DeBrune and Pinna 384).
The virtue ethics perspective focuses on moral character (Stephany, 2012) and affirms that good people will make good choices (Pollard, 2014). It is less focused on what an individual does and more on their way of being (Stephany, 2012). Virtues are character traits, such as “honesty, courage, compassion, generosity, fidelity, integrity, fairness, and self-control” that guarantee ethical outcomes (Pollard, 2014, p. 116). Correspondingly, nurses are considered a moral agent—an individual with the power to do the right thing (Pollard, 2014). Nurses are strong patient advocates exemplifying the virtue ethics perspective. Nurses demonstrate fidelity by being loyal and following through with promises made to patients (Stephany, 2012). Providing
Thesis Statement: There are several effects of malnutrition among children living in the poverty line because they do not receive adequate education.
Increased malnutrition is caused by poor diversification of diets such as relying too much on starchy staples. Thus, the consumption of a variety of foods is important for positive health. Malnutrition can be reduced by the consumption of diets having animal sources, vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables as well as nutrient-rich legumes (Arimond and Ruel, 2004; Thompson and Amoroso, 2011). According to the FAO, IFAD and WFP, (2015) about 800 million people do not have sufficient access to calories. A low intake of vitamins and minerals causes about 2 billion people all over the world to suffer from micronutrient malnutrition (IFPRI, 2014). Nutritional deficiencies result in impaired physical and mental development of humans, loss of productivity, susceptibility to various diseases among others (Lim et al, 2012). They are caused not only by low quantities of food consumed but also by poor dietary diversity; as dietary diversity is a good indicator of broader nutritional status. More diverse diets are associated with lower rates of nutritional problems in many parts of the world (Popkin and Slining, 2013). As a result, to improve nutrition and health, it is important to increase dietary diversity.
Nestlé's Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) of 2008 indicates that few American babies are fed baby food before the age of four months.
During the past weeks, in health class, we have been learning about diet and what makes a diet a healthy diet where there is no danger of you getting some sort of sickness or health problem. In the process we had decided that what made a plate healthy was balance. You had to have a balance between macronutrients and micronutrients with what you ate and so we learned about the healthy eating plate. This plate gave us an idea of what a meal of the day should look like. It should have 25% protein, 25% whole grains, 30-40% vegetables, and 10-20% fruits. We discussed why it was accurate and we said that there should be a balance, it shouldn´t be like eating the healthy eating plate in every meal but eating it throughout the day. So to experiment and see what eating healthier was like, we tried to eat the healthy eating plate throughout a whole week. And let me tell you that it was not easy, in my opinion.