OSA risk factors Anyone can have sleep apnea, from young children to individuals over 70. Typically, OSA is found more in men, but there are many risk factors that increase ones’ chances of having the sleep syndrome. Snoring, obesity, genetics, and medical abnormalities have shown potential for predicting the occurrence of OSA in all ages ranges.
Phlebotomy (Venipuncture): Phlebotomy is the process of making an incision in a vein with a needle. The procedure itself is known as venipuncture. A person who performs phlebotomy is called a "phlebotomist." Venipuncture Procedure: The venipuncture procedure is complex, requiring both knowledge and skill to perform.
Falls account for a majority of the injuries to patients in long term care facilities. With falls being such a prevalent problem in the geriatric population it is important for nurses to take into account many different aspects of the problem and make it a priority to reduce and even eliminate the problematic issue with the long term care setting. Nurses should be most concerned first about the safety and well being of their clients, injuries, lasting disabilities, and costs associated with the falls. “Falls account for a significant portion of injuries in hospitalized patients, long term care residents, and home care recipients. In the context of the population it serves, the services it provides, and its environment of care, the organization
I. The procedure for continuous and intermittent administration of enteral nutrition as outlined in Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques: Enteral Nutrition (Perry & Potter, 2014). A. Physician 's order requires: when to insert, irrigate, type and amount of suction and/or removal an enteral feeding tube, type of feeding tube, volume/rate of solution administered and duration time for replacement if needed. B. Registered nurses (RN) or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) may insert small-bore weighted and large-bore tubes for the purpose of complete or supplemental nutritional support.
The head-to-toe assessment is a very important process in client care, for it provides essential baseline data about the client. In evaluating my clients, I am able to determine if any change has occurred. As medical providers, a nurse, I often have to care for many patients. Therefore, a comprehensive and systemic method is important to assure a complete assessment in a reasonable timeline.
Later, a nurse or a medical assistant calls the patient for the examination. Usually the patient is weighed by the nurse or the assistant, and might be requested for a urine sample (if required), blood pressure check, and temperature. The scale is often located at the nurse section but vital signs are taken in the examiner room and this is where the patient is inquired about the reason of the visit. The patient might be asked also about any changes in his / her chronic condition or about any new taken medications.
This paper authored by Christopher Conner and Scott Segal attempts to derive a computer model that classifies the ease or difficulty of endotracheal intubation. The computer model was derived from the analysis of the facial features of three photographs and validating it against other patients with known airway anatomies. Patients recruited for the experiments were defined as either easy or difficult to intubate. Patients were defined as easy to intubate if their "anesthetic record described a single attempt with a Macintosh 3 blade resulting in a grade I laryngoscopic view (full exposure of the vocal cords).
You are in a very bad car accident, you have other car occupants, and you need help. As you lay there pondering your next move, you start to hear the blaring sirens racing towards you. It is an ambulance with Emergency Medical Technician, also known as EMT’s preparing to get you and the occupants ready to be moved to the nearest hospital for help. An Emergency Medical Technician is a certified personal who can provide a person with basic emergency service before and during transportation to a hospital or clinic setting is an Emergency Medical Technician better known as an EMT.
CPNE Nursing Assessments CPNE Nursing Assessments do not exist. That’s correct. There is no such thing. However, Nursing assessments are real. Nursing assessments performed by Nursing Students all over the country are based upon established nursing science and evidence based practice.
Also, their job is so dangerous sometimes that because of the things they see and the experiences they must go through to save people in need, in many cases it causes more than just temporary danger, but can affect paramedics in the long run. Very frequently EMT-paramedics develop PTSD, which stands for post-traumatic stress disorder, and it is due to negative events that lead to awful memories. A case study that examined the correlation between EMT-paramedics and PTSD states, “Emergency medical technicians and paramedics are subject to critical incidents, defined as stressful workplace incidents that evoke acute distress and which may impair functioning in the short- or long-term” (Halpern). These terrifying events that often paramedics are