It is a performance test that indicates a Soldier’s ability to perform physically and handle his or her body weight” (Department of the Army, 2012). The design of the APFT standard takes into account the age and the physiological differences between the genders. The APFT contains three events push-ups, sit-ups, and a 2-mile run executed in that order. There are 10 to 20 minutes to rest between events. We can see the difference in the
Ø List all information that should be included in their staff notes during periods of increased monitoring. Ø Recognize the Primary Care Provider FAX Report and Orders. Ø Name at least 10 interventions that can be implemented during the first 24 hours after a fall. Keith and Hathrow (2009) in their journal article discussed that training nurses is crucial in successfully implementing such preventive programs. This is because Steps of Fall Management/Fall
The therapist in EFT serves as the choreographer, assisting the couple through the necessary steps towards creating emotional safety and processing unmet attachment needs. Underlying Theory Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) focuses on identifying interactional patterns in couples that cause relational distress. This model integrates the experiential work of Carl Rogers and systemic concepts of Salvador Minuchin (Johnson et al., 2005). Couples are said to be “stuck” in negative cycles
One study on the effects of amount of sleep on GPA showed that those who got less that 5 hours of sleep per night received just under a 3.1 GPA on average (Source B); on the other hand, those who got 7 or more hours of sleep per night received just under a 3.4 GPA on average (Source B). This is most likely because "sleep helps the brain to commit new information to memory" (Source H) which improves learning and memory. Delaying school start times would help to improve the GPA's of students. Besides grades, getting little sleep each night also has a negative effect on health. "Chronic sleep deprivation may cause weight gain by affecting the way our bodies process and store carbohydrates and by altering levels of hormones that affect our appetite;... [has] been linked to hypertension, increased stress hormone levels, and irregular heartbeat;...[and] alters immune function, including the activity of the body's killer cells" (Source H).
These include the relatively small sample size, the single-session design, and the use of nonclinical samples. If these tests were conducted over a longer period of time with multiple sessions, it would have shown if EFT’s efficacy was stable and long lasting. Using a larger, clinical sample would have shown greater indication for EFT’s effect on the general public. In addition, human error could have affected the reliability of using salivary cortisol assays to measure cortisol levels. If there was a more accurate way to measure cortisol levels without the intervention of human error, this study could have benefited from it.
Concerns in the area of Emergency Room (ER) physician fatigue are mostly in the areas of patient satisfaction and medical errors, yet many of the concerns regarding quality of care from physicians originate from sleep deprivation. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) recommends 8 hours of sleep per night for an adult (Malik SW, Kaplan J., 2005). Sleep deprivation can be caused by insufficient sleep or disjointed sleep or both. Adults who get fewer than 5 hours of sleep will show a decline in peak alertness (Carskadon MA, Dement WC, 1982). Fatigue among healthcare professionals is a growing concern.
Penetration Aspiration Scale (Pen/Asp Scale) was used to assess airway safety, there has been significant improvement with Pre therapy mean score of 7,that suggests material passes glottis, but is not ejected from airway; visible Subglottic stasis despite patient’s response. Post therapy mean score of 1, material does not enter airway. Also ,Post therapy there has been significant improvement in all subjects on Functional Oral Intake Scale (FOIS) FOIS with a shift of scores from mean Level 1 No oral intake, to post therapy scores of mean Level 6 Total oral intake with no special preparation, but must avoid specific foods or liquid items. Thus, with intensive Swallow therapy along with use of Respiratory Muscle strength training, there has been significant improvement of Communication, due to usage of speaking valve which reduced the distress due to inability to communicate. Moreover improved swallowing abilities lead to decannulation of tracheostomy tubes in 7 of the 8 subjects.
Trina Swerdlow has her BFA, CCHT and is a certified clinical hypnotherapist has her patients who struggle with public speaking use the emotional freedom technique (EFT). EFT is an effective tool to assist a person to discharge negatively charged energy. A person should use this technique before and after whatever setting they are publicly speaking. EFT is an effective way to uncover negative core beliefs and address anything that we might do to sabotage our self. An example is thinking, “I don’t deserve this job/promotion,” or “I’ll screw up my job interview and not get the job.” The utmost effective way to overcome glossophiba is practice.
The theoretical perspective behind Prolonged Exposure is the Emotional Processing Theory (EPT) that originated from the psychological fundamentals of classical conditioning (Ougrin, 2011). EPT was developed in 1986 by Michael J. Kozak and Edna B. Foa to cure anxiety disorder. Foa later used EPT to introduce Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD. According to this theory, PTSD symptoms develop and get worse over time because patients cognitively and behaviorally avoid any situations, thoughts, or reminders that are relative to their trauma- making this a long-term disorder. Active avoidance can lead to the continuous input and reassurance of negative beliefs that the person has constructed for the world around them as well as for their self-image.