Discuss some of the common side effects experienced by patients receiving chemotherapy. The decision to receive chemotherapy involves consideration of the benefits and potential risks of treatment. Chemotherapy cause short term and long term side effects for the patient. Side effects occur as a result of damage to normal cells that divide frequently, examples include hair follicles, cells of the gastrointestinal tract and gonads. The side effects vary depending on the specific agents used in therapy, as well as the dose and the duration of treatment.
People who have Graves' disease can end up suffering from pregnancy issues, heart disorders, and brittle bones. According to the Mayo Clinic, some pregnancy issues that people with Graves' disease can suffer from are miscarriage, preterm birth, fetal thyroid dysfunction, poor fetal growth, maternal heart failure, and preeclampsia. When you have hyperthyroidism but you want a child you have to put all of these factors in to place. Thinking of all the disorders your baby could possibly have because of your disease is terrifying. The heart disorders people can suffer from are heart rhythm disorders, changes in the structure and function of the heart muscles, and congestive heart failure, which is the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to the body.
I was teaching the patient how to use an incentive spirometer, deep breathing techniques, and splinting the wound under the supervision of the RN mentor nurses. While the nurse prepares the patient discharge form to send the patient home I did assessment data include the level of consciousness, monitor vital signs, assess the IV for signs of infection, and DC IV catheter. Of course, the healthcare determines the patient’s readiness for discharge from the PACU. In the OR, I believe the respiratory assessment is the most critical assessment to perform after surgery for any patient who has undergone general anesthesia nurse has to be very alert in this
We review the most important clinical factors an obstetrician gynecologist should consider when encountering a critically ill patient with a life-threatening infection. Most obstetrician gynecologists are reluctant to perform aggressive surgery, particularly a hysterectomy, in young nulliparous patients; however, these surgical interventions can be necessary to save patient lives. This article specifically focuses on clostridial species, Staphylococcus aureus and Group A streptococcal bacteria, given that these particular microbes have been associated with necrotizing soft tissue infections, toxic shock syndrome, sepsis and death in cases pertaining to obstetrics and gynecology. We also review the obstetric and gynecological procedures that
A common symptom of Clostridium difficile is diarrhea (Aberra & Curry, 2017). It can affect patients in hospitals drastically due to the inability of their bodies absorbing nutrients needed to help them. Due to the diarrhea, patients also can become dehydrated, have mild abdominal pain, anorexia, and general malaise. Testing for possible C. difficile infections can include polymerase chain reaction tests,
Topic: Assess nurse’s knowledge, attitude and practices regarding phlebitis in medical and surgical unit of services hospital Lahore. Introduction: Peripheral intravenous cannula is a common practice which is done almost in 90% of hospital cases on their admission. So the patients have chance to develop the infection at the cannula site or in blood stream and causes the serious complications. One of most common complication of intravenous cannula is phlebitis. (Coomarasamy, Wint, & Saleh, 2014) Phlebitis is an inflammation of vein generally its inner lining tunica intima, characterized by redness, pain and swelling of affected are with numerous causes such as Mechanical (Cannula rubbing and irritating the vein), Chemical (medicine and solutions irritate the vein) and infective (organisms such as staphylococcus aurous entering from skin into the vein).
What is Kidney Stone? The stone can be formed from a variety of substances, but the most common stone is made of calcium and oxalate crystallized in the urinary tract. Other types of stones include struvite, uric acid, and cystine. Although the stones themselves are painful, they may lead to more severe conditions, such as obstruction of the urethra, permanent damage to the kidney, and even life-threatening infections. I see the patient in the hospital because of the stone block into the necrotic kidney, so if the management is not appropriate, this may become a serious illness.
These infections could lead to more serious problems. The following medical treatment van be used for carbuncle: Antibiotics, pain relievers, antibacterial soap, and sometimes surgery is needed. This method is very affective. The carbuncle infection is contagious and may spread to other areas of the body or other people. This disease can also be spread through skin to skin contact or sharing personal items.
Describe the anatomy and physiology and clinical manifestations related to the disease process and across the lifespan including genetics. (20 pts.). Clinically, the initial sign of cervical cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding, usually after intercourse. Vaginal discomfort, foul smelling discharge, and pain during urination are not uncommon. The cancer grows by spreading along the cellular exterior, both squamous and glandular, over to the endometrial cavity, throughout the vaginal epithelium, and across to the pelvic wall.
Healthcare workers, especially nurses, are potential sources of nosocomial infections. Pathogens could be transmitted by hands from contact with people or inanimate objects in both the hospital settings and in the community. Nasal carriage of S. aureus is the most important aspect in the development of S. aureus infections. It is the main risk for the infection in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, surgical patients and patients with intravascular devices (5,8). More patients are getting healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia outside of the hospital.