Embalming the elderly can be straight foward or very complicated depending on the medical conditions and severity of these conditions the decedent suffered from throughout life. Medications can pose their own problems in the prep room and physical conditions such as Kyphosis or arthritic conditions cause create a problem in the dressing room. I would begin by cleaning and disinfecting the decedent, first by using a topical disinfectant spray then by using a germicidal soap. I would then begin setting features starting with the closure of the mouth, I would use a needle injector if the decedent still had natural teeth and no signs of bone density loss, if the decedent has no natural teeth or displays signs of bone density loss then I would recommend use of mandibular or muscular suture to avoid damaging the mandable or maxillae. I would then use cotton or a mouth former and mortuary putty to begin smoothing any sunken areas in the face.
In older children and adolescents with subtrochanteric femur fractures, surgical fixation has become the treatment of choice, because unsatisfactory radiographic alignment and limb length discrepancy frequently result from nonoperative treatment.4 Furthermore, prolonged traction and spica casting become increasingly difficult in older children and requirea longer in-hospital stay and return to ambulation.4 Several surgical treatment options have been described for pediatric subtrochanteric femur fractures, including intramedullary nailing with elastic or rigid nails, external fixation, and open reduction internal fixation.3–8 Although elastic intramedullary nailing has shown promising results, rigid nailing has been found to carry an increased risk for avascular necrosis of the femoral head in this patient population.4,6,8 Furthermore, given the high loads present at the subtrochanteric level, plating using constructs without angular stability frequently leads to limb length discrepancy and loss of reduction.4 Plate constructs with angular stability such as blade plates and locked plates have however been shown to yield satisfactory
When identifying areas which are affected, the problem spans from lack of assistance with activities of daily living, to major medical errors. One study focused on improved resuscitation rates related to appropriate nurse to patient ratios. Those involved in the study site the American Heart Association’s “chain of survival” to directly correlate their evidence. “Better Nurse Staffing and Nurse Work Environments Associated with Increased Survival of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Patients” argues that nurses with an appropriate patient load are able to make contact with their patients more frequently, and for longer periods of time, giving those with a potential for cardiac arrest a more “timely response” to their cardiac event. Since “timely response” is the initial phase in the “chain of survival”, the subsequent steps are more likely to yield favorable outcomes.
Sometimes, using restrains has so many advantages and disadvantages that put the health care providers to decide what is right and what is wrong. In respect to the restrains dilemma, using restrains can be effective in controlling the patient’s behavior and violent. According to the ethical theories, using restrains is acceptable
A disadvantage of being a ‘living donor’ all surgeries come with the risk of infection, future medical problems, medical error, and even death. After donating an organ the donor could develop a disease or a condition that could compromise the function of the remaining organ. People don 't realize what the body goes through when they donate or recieve a organ it is along way to recovery. Depression and anxiety are developed in most cases because of the difficult recovery process. Often when the recipient and living donor leave the hospital they are taking several different medications to control blood pressure or to help from fighting off the donor organ.
Majority of the factors affecting long-term compliance may be due to the number of the medications taken, number of daily doses, occurrence and well as severity of the side effects and compatibility with the daily activities of the patient (2). There are several reasons that act as barrier for medical non-adherence to occur among older patients. These include poor eyesight or vision, memory, hearing of the elderly, having difficulty to follow the instructions given, handling small tablets, opening drug containers, lacking of education about the medication, inability to define the adverse drug reactions, as well as competence of prescribed medicines
Severe outcomes can be result to medication errors including disability, paralysis and death. These errors may also have impact on the family members of the victim as they know that the danger facing the victim could have been avoided if the care givers could have been more careful. These errors can be prevented by careful changes in operational systems in the hospital. Hospital managers can harmonize their systems and summon their workers to be more careful when handling the patients. With prevention of these errors, patients would spend little time in hospitals, with fast healing process with prevention of health status
This is how the body floods the area with oxygen, nutrients, antibodies to fight off invading organisms, and fibroblasts to carry on the wound-healing processes to the injured area. You may, however, see how sustained levels of cortisol in the bloodstream may actually interfere with the natural healing process and progressively decrease the body’s resistance to infections, swelling, and tumors of all
INTRODUCTION Wound infections are one of the bad complications in patients undergoing surgeries. Consequently, infections of different organs or tissues that visible to surgeons may lead to significant increment of postoperative morbidity and mortality beside prolongation of hospital stay.1 It has been well documented that eradication of wound infection resulted in significant increment of patient comfort and decreased medical costs.2 Onche and Adedeji3 stated that Staphylococcus aureus is the predominate cause of surgical wound and nosocomial infections. Currently, the antibiotic drug resistance is a fast growing concern in wound infection management beside the risk of impairment of wound healing, bacteraemia, or even sepsis.4 National Nosocomial
The Galenic “non-naturals” in today’s world can be described as patients controlling: their food intake and what they drink, the amount of sleep they get and when they wake up, amount of exercise compared to rest, normal regularity, and their mental health/stability. All of these played a big role in how Galen produced his type of disease treatments. Most of these in that medical era became known as bleeding, purging, cupping, blistering, starving, and taking high doses of medicines. Galen thought that disease could be treated by bleeding patients out for several times a week, as this would rid them of the condition. He also felt that mixed drugs were an important part of treatment because then all of the ingredients are getting at the
A patient is admitted to Nightingale Community Hospital to the surgical unit following an infection to a post-op wound. There were several deficiencies found on the patient’s tracer audit once the patient was admitted to the hospital. One deficiency that was found was that the patient was given medication related to pain and the patient was not reassessed properly per Joint Commission Standards (JC). The deficiency found is within the pain assessment policy of the hospital.
Again disease or chemicals are not the only factors, but musculoskeletal injuries and assaults or violence also plays a role in making nursing profession hazardous. There are many tasks like transferring a patient from bed to wheelchair or bed side commode, turning or repositioning a patient in bed and giving bath to a patient. All these tasks exerts a lot of pressure and strain on the nurses back, legs, neck, and shoulders, leaving a nurse with some minor injuries. But repeated injury of these type for over a long period along with aging leads to disability or severe spinal injuries. Now talking about assaults or violence.