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.
Objective One During my clinical day three, I demonstrated entry-level competence in professional nursing practice in caring for patients with multiple and/or complex unmet human needs. I addressed safety needs, safety in medication administration, effective communication, and surveillance for my patients. First, I addressed safety needs my ensuring the appropriate safety measures were implemented for the patients. Some of the safety measures included, wearing non-skid socks, wearing a yellow armband which indicated fall risk, keeping the bed in lowest position, two side rails up, bed locked, and the call light within reach.
In the case study, it shows that the nurses did not treat the patient according to his/her needs. The nurses have failed to deliver an ongoing assessment of the pressure area, and this has resulted in harm to the patient. 2.1 Risk assessment form One of the tools not used to safeguard patient safety was the risk assessment form. When a patient is admitted to a hospital, risk assessment should be done at-least within 8 hours of admission and frequently continue throughout patients stay (ACSQHC, 2012). Risk assessments consist of Braden scale, which is used to provide a prediction of the patient’s risk of pressure areas outcome, based on causes for example mobility.
Falls of critically ill patients admitted to the ICU routine should be avoided developing certain strategies used outside this area, such as prevention of displacement, promote stability, elimination of sliding hazards routinely ensure that the patient is oriented to the environment and the bell is at the fingertips, keeping the beds in the lowest position and braking, providing adequate lighting, and provide anti-slip footwear and technical assistance in lifting patients bed. The response time of the call prolonged ringing patient or family is just one of the potential causes of falls, firstly because if the response time is greater serve their needs later, and partly because no response to the patient may start feeling agitated. Shift schedules nurses can be particularly effective in preventing falls, as they allow the staff to anticipate and address the needs of each patient. The tubing, drains and cables must be securely to prevent tripping when lifting or embody patients. Although falls can happen without warning, subsequent falls can be avoided if the etiology of them is
Before Bill was given medication, food, or fluids he was assessed for ineffective swallow by the nurse. If the screening shows swallow impairment the patient must be referred to SALT within 24hours (NICE,2008). The screen used in this hospital was the “Stroke dysphagia screen” (Lepine,2009 cited in Barnard,2011). This involves giving an alert patient (absent of facial droop and with a gag reflux) a sip of water, if they can swallow without coughing/choking they are allowed more and observed for coughing/choking (Barnard, 2011). If facial droop present, as in this case, the test is not done and the protocol requires immediate referral to SALT.A nursing diagnosis of “ineffective swallowing” was
To answer these questions, I researched each disease and asked each person how they think they got the disease and what they would’ve changed so that never got the disease in the first place. My paternal grandfather had a heart disease and my grandmother had lung cancer. I asked my father how he thinks his parents could’ve prevented their deaths from these diseases and he said my grandmother smoked cigarettes and my grandfather didn’t like to go to the doctor. Simple changes could’ve saved my grandparents life but like I learned in the Escape Fire Documentary even if people know they know how to prevent a disease they are sometimes too stubborn to help themselves. My maternal uncle is 45 and the only person in our family with diabetes type 2, he is a veteran, smokes cigarettes and doesn’t take his medicine correctly which adds to him not being that healthy and his condition getting worst.
Somervill is studying the effects of pet therapy on the emotions of nursing home patients. Dr. Somervill is studying the effects of pet therapy on the affective development of nursing home patients. Do you think Dr. Somervill's new pet therapy program will change the affect of nursing home patients? Of course it will! With Charlie the pit bull, you can't go wrong!
Systolic and Diastolic Heart Failure Heart failure occurs when the heart cannot pump enough blood for the body due to a weakened or damaged heart. The heart 's pumping action moves oxygen-rich blood as it travels from the lungs to the left atrium, then on to the left ventricle, which pumps it to the rest of the body. The left ventricle supplies most of the heart 's pumping power, so it 's larger than the other chambers and essential for normal function. (American Heart Association). In left-sided or left ventricular heart failure, the left side of the heart must work harder to pump the same amount of blood.
It is very easy to get wrapped up in the day to day tasks that we complete as nurses. But in order to give our patients the best possible care, we must look at our day through a holistic lens. The following essay will outline the theory as created by the “lady with the lamp” Florence Nightingale. We will look at the different components that are important to a patient’s health and outline on to incorporate these components into current practice.
She uses Biotene toothpaste and mouthwash, artificial tears, a special nasal rinse, and sometimes prednisone to suppress inflammation. The special toothpaste and mouthwash is to prevent tooth decay as this can be common with lack of saliva in the mouth. However, none of these medications worked for her better than yoga and meditation which she began to practice a few years after being diagnosed. She realized stress and anxiety were factors in the triggering of her signs and symptoms.
It is imperative to emphasise to Mr Thompson to realise that taking the correct dose and consistent with his medications such as, metformin, Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE inhibitor) and testing his blood sugar as they will assist him in achieving normoglycaemia, Metformin and ACE inhibitor will assist to lower blood pressure and is not a quick fix but also require to lose some weight (NICE 2009). He should also be informed about other potential problems related with his conditions such as erectile dysfunction, neuropathy, depression and retinopathy. He should be supported to manage his own conditions including self testing blood glucose and urine through monitoring, which is essential to identify and minimise occurrence of aggravated
In this crosspost, the author will elaborate on the original threaded discussion by Ellerbee Mburu, Vail, and Barlow and add additional information on pain assessment and management. Healthcare providers are the major group of healthcare professional who perform crucial functions in delivering and providing nursing care to inpatient and outpatients. As mentioned in the threaded discussion by Ellerbee, Mburu, Vail, and Barlow, undertreated pain causes unnecessary distress and negatively affects the quality of life. In additional to the original threaded discussion, pain is a factor that is thought of differently by many. It has been added as the fifth vital sign and is considered to be subjective.
Before performing any procedure, I would explain what I am going to do and ask for their permission every time. 5. If you were planning the care of this patient write one priority nursing diagnosis, with a patient goal, and interventions, that would address the safety needs of