Healthy People were first started in 1979 as result from the recommendations of health awareness authorities that our nation should engage in disease prevention (Healthy People, 2020). In this discussion, an objective from the Healthy People 2020 as well as the reasons for its relevancy will be examined. The Healthy People 2020 objective I chose to focus on is heart disease and the impact it has on my local community. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). In Franklin County, heart disease is also the leading cause of death with an annual death rate of 1,917 from 2004-2006 (The Ohio Department of Health, 2008).
The fast-changing pace of Internal Medicine appeals to me as a strong critical thinker. I enjoy the challenge of incorporating all spectrums of medicine into each differential diagnosis; every case is a new problem-solving opportunity. Internal Medicine, more than any other specialty, utilizes my personal knowledge, experience, and the assistance of my team in an all-encompassing analysis with the most up-to-date information for personalized care with each and every patient. Only with true understanding and a personal bond with a patient can one practice preventive medicine, which is a priority in all medicine, but especially important for Internal Medicine, where motivating lifestyle change is crucial. Internists, to me, are lifelong learners, which is why I feel the strongest connection toward the concentration of Internal Medicine.
This syndrome is when the client shows more than 3 cardiovascular diseases, such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides. There’s no treatment for this, therefore the person is putting themselves at life-term risk for heart disease or even higher risk for heart
Michaela P. Capulong NU 333-01: Physical Assessment for the Nursing Professional June 29, 2015 Journal 7 When I do my assessment on admission, I always include the assessment findings that I expect to be abnormal if the patient has definite cardiovascular problem. I notify the MD and the nurse practitioner immediately if I find abnormal findings or values. I ensure to chart the education and the correction in response of the abnormal findings. In addition to that, tests and labs should be done to rule out problems. It is essential to know the patient’s health history before conducting the physical exam.
The ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) also known as Q-wave MI is the most severe type of the MI. It indicates that an artery to the heart is blocked and that the full thickness of the heart muscle is damaged. The Non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) also known as a non Q-wave MI is considered less severe than the STEMI. A smaller section
Because of this inability to contract effectively, the rest of the vital organs receive inadequate amount of blood resulting to inadequate tissue perfusion. There are two types of left-sided HF; systolic and diastolic failure. Systolic failure happens when the left ventricle doesn’t have the enough energy to pump normally the blood to the general circulation. As for diastolic failure, the left ventricle loses the ability to fill itself with blood during resting period resulting to inadequate amount of blood to be pumped out to the circulation (Weinrauch, 2008). The diastolic dysfunction will eventually lead to right-sided heart failure.
Myocardial Infarction which is another word for Heart-attack. When you have an heart-attack your blood is not getting to your heart's muscle. This means your arteries are clogged. Blood is pumped through your arteries to all of the parts in your body. If you have a heart condition you shouldn't smoke, you should diet and exercise, you should watch your Blood Pressure if you have to take medication for your Blood Pressure make sure you take the prescribed medication.
Subsequently, more emphasis is placed on the importance of expanding patients’ knowledge of the treatment that they are to receive and how to refine their self-care and management for the future. This can potentially improve the day-to-day lives of both the patient and medical staff. As the well-known Chinese proverb states: “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a
Causes and symptoms Shock is caused by three major categories of problems: cardiogenic (meaning problems associated with the heart 's functioning); hypovolemic (meaning that the total volume of blood available to circulate is low); and septic shock (caused by overwhelming infection, usually by bacteria). Cardiogenic shock can be caused by any disease, or event, which prevents the heart muscle from pumping strongly and consistently enough to circulate the blood normally. Heart attack, conditions which cause inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis), disturbances of the electrical rhythm of the heart, any kind of mass or fluid accumulation and/or blood clot which interferes with flow out of the heart can all significantly affect the heart 's ability to adequately pump a normal quantity of blood.
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.