LPNs may be denied from performing certain errands, for example, beginning IVs and directing imperative choices with respect to patient treatment, yet this fluctuates by state. Instructive necessities for RNs and LPNs are fundamentally the same. Both oblige science, physiology and life structures courses, however RNs require extra authoritative, group wellbeing and science courses. LPNs are thought to be on the bleeding edge of patient consideration.
This article talks about the ethical, legal and social issues better than other articles found on the same topic. Though the article is not about becoming a nurse, it is part of being a genetic nurse and adapting to the ever-changing advancements in medicine. Badzek, Laurie, RN, MS, JD, Martha Turner, Ph.D., RN, and Jean F. Jenkins, Ph.D., RN. " Genomics and Nursing Practice: Advancing the Nursing Profession." The Online Journal of Issues of Nursing 13.1 (2008): n. pag.
Puerto Rican Culture Religion, culture, beliefs, and ethnic customs can influence how patients understand health concepts, how they take care of their health, and how they make decisions related to their health (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2015). As a nurse, it is important to understand that not every patient shares the same healthcare beliefs. A nurse must be able to perform his or her duties without judgement and care for each patient with respect for their own unique set of beliefs and morals. In this paper, the Puerto Rican culture will be discussed, from family units to religious and cultural beliefs, as well as how Western Medicine fits into their healthcare. Explain the culture.
Virginia Henderson Theory used Today Virginia Henderson is one of many nursing theorists who changed the nursing profession. Henderson’s theory was considered a “needs” theory (Ahtisham& Jacoline, 2015). It was considered a needs theory because the primary focus was on the patient and the 14 fundamentals needs of the patient to aid in recovery. A nurse taking care of a patient with dementia will utilize Virginia Henderson’s theory in his or her practice by assessing the patient while making a connection with that patient, involving the patient and family to help maintain current health status, providing an environment that will provide safety and security, and using the 14 fundamental needs to guide the nursing process that is being
Contextual project Texila American University SCHOOL OF NURSING Block-1 ABHILASH P.M APPLICATION NUMBER: 17737 RN-BSN Neurological System & Mental Status Assessment Introduction: The neurological exam should be incorporated into the rest of your physical exam. Although it can be intimidating to those just learning it and although it will inevitably take you a long time to do at first, practice will certainly allow you to become proficient. Your job at this stage is to work on accuracy and thoroughness, not speed. In practice, the neurological exam is tailored to the patient’s symptoms and to your hypothesis about lesion localization.
“Medical Technology and ethical issues” by William E. Thompson and Joseph V. Hickey review the pros and cons of medical technology and uses the RIP program as the object of attention. Medical experts gave their opinions and back them with facts. One argument advocates against the use of the RIP system. On the other hand the second argument advocates for the system and how similar technologies that only give feedback are important. Finally, there is a debate over the social and ethical issues related to
Next, I had asked “Do you think you provide better care than nurses with an associates degree?” When I had asked her this she had to think about it for a minute before she said “Honestly, I’m not all that sure because we [the other nurses and herself] weren't exactly sure who had what degree. I knew a few nurses with an associate’s degree that were bad but I also knew some nurses with a bachelor’s degree that wasn’t all that good either. Pretty much with either degree we [nurses with associate's and bachelor's degree] take the same core classes but with the bachelor’s degree we learn more that prepares us for management, advansed careers, and theories.” (Miller, 2018).
The rest of the healthcare team works as we would expect, she reports – secretaries check people in, RNs take vitals and histories. In Texas this system would likely be quite different, as NPs have a restricted scope of practice and would not be allowed to work concurrently and independently with doctors. References American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (2016). State practice environment.
Medicalization is the process by which nonmedical problems become defined and treated as medical problems, usually in terms of illness, disorders and syndromes. It is a major concept within the subfield of medical sociology. Natural childbirth is a philosophy of childbirth that is based on the belief that women who are adequately prepared are innately able to give birth without routine medical interventions. In this paper, the impacts of medicalization on childbirth and the problems come with it will be analyzed. Lastly, the challenges to medicalization will also be discussed.
Other critical assets may not be as evident and must be identified during this step of the risk assessment process. One common way of identifying critical assets is to interviews and/or survey the people charged with carrying out the hospital’s mission. Questionnaires of department administrators can also help to identify assets. Regardless of the technique used to identify assets, it is crucial to identify all critical assets to ensure that they are considered during the risk assessment.
Differences between Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in USA Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are two such professionals in the field of medicine who are important for the medical field equally. Their functions are also quite similar with very minor differences between the two. Due to such similarities it becomes difficult for the general population to differentiate between these two professionals. The nurse practitioners undergo their training through nursing schools, whereas the physician assistants study in medical schools (Nurse Practitioner Schools, 2015).
The mental health status of a patient is very important when you are dealing with drug abuse and suicidality. Knowing if there is co-morbidity in the diagnosis will help determine the best treatment plan for the patient. However, not all hospitals are required to run mental health screening on their patients. Often this test is left up to the desecration of the medical staff on duty at the time of the patients intake. Data Analysis Plan
The authors also showed how HCPCS codes are used when healthcare providers provides education to the patient and/or their family. Gatlin, Mburu, Jackson, and Hunt briefly discuss International Classification of Disease 10th edition (ICD-10) and how healthcare providers have to adopt to a completely new alphanumeric language. In conclusion, Gaitlin, Mburu, Jackson, and Hunt has thoroughly discuss HCPCS and how important it is in healthcare billing. The authors provided two examples on HCPCS and CPT codes are used to help ensure accurate documentation for billing.
Working in the medical field are many responsibilities that comes with this career. Medical assistant by law to work in the medical field are not require to be certified. Many medical facility’s requires certified medical assistant today because employers what some form of medical assistant certification and experience. The eligibility for medical assistant certifications required some graduate degree in a medical training programs in order to be able to carry some specific duties in some states, in order to draw blood, EKG, and x-rays that will require to have a certification in which this is accredited either by ABHES or it can be by CAAHEP. CMA stands for Certified Medical Assistant, and it’s awarded by the American Association of Medical Assistant (AAMA).
As a nursing student I am taught how to document using special medical terminology, and the importance of documenting, however the article “Stay Out of Court with Proper Documentation” by Sally Austin confirms just how critical it is to be accurate, timely, and unbiased with patient documentation. Proper documentation not only helps keep the patient safe, but just as importantly protects the nurse should a lawsuit occur. Austin’s article defines the legal terms used in the more common lawsuit, negligence, involving nurses and how to avoid them. First, the patient must prove four things in order for a lawsuit to be deemed in their favor: A duty to the patient existed, a breach of duty occurred, the patient was injured, and lastly the injury