I will never forget the day my life was changed forever; the day I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. In the matter of 24 hours, I was taught how to calculate carbohydrates, check my blood sugar, and give myself insulin shots. Among learning how to act as my own pancreas, I was told I could do anything I could have before my diagnoses. I took this statement to heart and never let diabetes stop me from reaching my goals.
Henrietta Lack was an African American woman born in 1920 who helped science define some of the world’s medical discoveries. Many woman were dying every year from cervical cancer. Little did she know what the future held for her and millions of other people. This situation saddens me as a medical professional because a human was treated as a specimen rather than a person. Even though this was many decades ago, I feel as though there still should have been standard practices in place that prevented this kind of behavior from those who are supposed to be trusted most, health care professionals. The article we had to read in a previous assignment is a wonderful account of Henrietta Lacks life and the impact she made on the world today. It
Today, On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, I attended a beginning of the school year healthcare meeting. The annual meeting was conducted by one of the school nurses and it included all of the second grade teachers. Before today’s meeting I had never attended a health care meeting, but I certainly knew of the importance of having a good relationship and communication between school nurses and educators. A teacher’s responsibility includes so many variables including and foremost a student’s care and safety. Additionally, School nurses help educators in ensuring and caring for student’s and their healthcare needs.
Diabetes is on the rise and is becoming a major health issue in Australia. It can be hard to determine the extent of diabetes as there is an estimated large number of cases that remain undiagnosed. Approximately 275 adults in Australia develop diabetes every day that means more than 100,000 annually. This equates to 8 adults in every 1,000. Over five years, people with previously known the incidence of diabetes has raised significantly over the past 20 years. In 2007–08, 898 800 people or 4.1 per cent of the Australian population reported that they had medically diagnosed diabetes. The rate for diabetes was higher for males than females in most age groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have one of the highest prevalence rates
My patient, MG was a 72-year-old female who came to the emergency department because of a fall in her bathroom. Her admitting diagnosis was a right hip fracture. Other concurrent health challenges she had were: hypertension (HTN), high cholesterol, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). MG was a full code status with no known food or drug allergies. They surgery she had undergone was a right hip cannulated screw. My patient contributed in care and believed that partaking as much as possible will get her healthy and home sooner. Also, she believed in independence and doing things on her own if capable. After working with MG, I attained a great amount of knowledge in knowing: the
In 2007, the Rio Grande Valley area doctors and business leaders formed an association called as the Rio Grande Valley Association of Diabetes (RGVAD) which aims to provide the awareness on diabetes to the residents from Hidalgo County. RGVAD provides programs and services that focus specifically for the areas in Hidalgo County and guarantees that all grants created by this association are used by the people or residents of the Rio Grande Valley region.
On 8/2/2015 SO EMT Perez was dispatched to FC-505 regaurding general sickness. SO EMT Perez knocked and announced his presence at the door and was greeted by the residents spouse and then to the resident in question, a Mrs. Barbra Myers. Mr. Myers stated that Mrs. Myers was feeling unwell for the past couple of days but today she was acting unusal and slurring/mubling her words and all around acting uncoordinated. Mrs. Myers seems to be somewhat disorientated but is answering all questions appropriatly. SO EMT Perez performed and assesment which revealed the following; Blood Pressure 148/72, Pulse 101, Spo2 96%, Mrs. Myers is very hot to the touch but does not appear to be perspiring, SO EMT Perez recieved a temperature reading from Mr. Myers '
The patient is a 52 year old female who presented to the ED via EMS with bizarre behaviors. Per documentation neighbors found the patient screaming in her house. Per documentation LEO found the patient attempting to drink a closed bottle of alcohol hand sanitizer fluid. Patient presents with disorganized thoughts and irrelevant subject matter when asked questions about behavior upon arrival. Nursing staff was asked about status before the assessment and reports improvements in the patient bizarre behavior.
Working in a renal/urology medical-surgical unit, it is a challenge for both the nursing staff and nursing administration to have readmissions due to fluid and electrolyte imbalance from patients with ESRD and CHF. In my own experience, patients who have been in and out of the hospital for the past six months to a year are at a higher risk of acquiring nosocomial infections resulting in a weaker immune system to an already compromised one, as well as longer hospital stay. Readmissions from these patients pose as a physical, emotional and financial strain to both patients and/or their families. Additionally, readmissions within 30 days for patients with CHF poses as an additional cost for hospitals as there is reduced Medicare payments for Inpatient
. Describe the growth and developmental tasks that were displayed by the child you interacted with in this setting (Erikson, Piaget and Freud). Were these tasks age appropriate? Did you assess any developmental challenges in the client that you interacted with? How were they dealt with (by you and by the health care team)?
I will begin the session with introudcing myself as a occupational therapy student from Saginaw Valley State Unviersity. I will inform the participants that I am here today to discuss proper management of their medications. I will also explain that participants will be taught how to read a prescription on a medicine bottle and properly fill out a pill organizer. The participants will make achievable goals that will start them on the right track to a healthier life as well.
The increase of contracting infections in acute settings and intensive care units is currently of great concern. If these infections go untreated, it can consequently cause the loss of life, and increase mortality and morbidity. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will not pay for infections that were acquired during a hospital stay. This affects hospitals, preventing them from being financially fruitful.
Her medical diagnosis of ARDS from overdosing and pneumonia are the cause of her deteriorating condition. Then, it moves on to the first two primary nursing diagnoses of impaired gas exchange and risk for infection, followed by the lower ranked ones of impaired tissue integrity, anxiety, and finally decrease cardiac output. The case study then explored her expected outcomes, the interventions used for her primary two nursing diagnoses with literature reviews, and finally an evaluation of the plan of care. The learning from this patient is that it is not our place as nurses and medical personnel to judge, but to treat with fairness and compassion. It is easy to look down on this patient for her chronic illnesses that affect her long-term health, but she needs help, and now may never be back to her pre-hospitalized state. The patient is anxious and has a history of mental health issues, and it truly tests you as a nurse to see her fighting the ventilator and being unable to sedate. It is shown just how hard nursing care can be, but in the end it is our job to give competent care and this will be carried out with all future patients. This patient has a long road ahead for recovery, and may still have lasting debilitating effects in the