I will not re-enlist Valley Forge for the following reasons of death and illness, harsh conditions, and lack of supplies and support. The first reason I will not re-enlist is death and illness. 50% of the soldiers are getting sick out of 8,000 and estimated deaths were 1,800-2,500 (doc A). Even though about 10% of the illnesses actually ended up dying, there are still about 2,200 people, including me, left that are still sick and have a possible chance of dying too. My second
According to one report, FEMA 's projected payout to the DOC for just one day in December 2005 was over $146,000. Thus, there was a major fiscal disincentive for the DOC to release prisoners quickly” (Williams, Bob). Some of this victims of Katrina were in prison for closes to a year. The amount Fema paid in one day to Doc was
Methodist Hospital Case Analysis The Situation When William J. Loveday became the new CEO, most of Methodist Hospital was using a 30-year-old information system. This old system was called TDS, and was a mainframe system with over 500 dumb terminals. The system allowed physicians to order tests and procedures and the results could be reported. Admitting and billing information was captured by the mainframe. Those departments that would not use the current information system had acquired their own systems, were not approved by the information services department, cost the hospital 40 percent of the information technology expenditures, and trapped any data collected because the 713 PCs and minicomputers could not share data.
INTRODUCTION Approximately 36 million individuals have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) worldwide which is the common cause of dementia in the range of higher ages (Alzheimers.net, 2014). About 5% to 8% of people aged above 65, 15% to 20% of people aged above 75 and 25% to 50% of those aged above 85 are affected by Alzheimer’s disease (Duthey, 2013). Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversibly progressive disease of the brain characterised by gradual loss of memory, change in personality and a decline in cognitive functions such as language, perception and reasoning. An individual with Alzheimer’s disease would lose all mental and memory abilities in later stages (National Institute of Aging, 2011). It is believed that Alzheimer’s disease is caused by the
This disease mainly attacks the motor neurons in the brain, causing them to die. When motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. Voluntary movement is heavily affected; voluntary muscle movement can be as simple as shrugging your shoulders, or as major as swallowing, speaking, or breathing. ALS can usually strike a person from the ages of 40 to 70, and after being diagnosed, the average life expectancy is about five years. The disease may vary in different cases, the famous Hall of Fame baseball player, Lou Gehrig was diagnosed at age 39 and died a mere two years later.
Senile Dementia is a form of intellectual impairment observed in the elderly.Ten percent of people above the age of sixty-five have this disease.This causes people to forget items,people, and their lives.There are 4 types of remembering recollection,recall,recognition, and relearning which are all affected by Senile Dementia. Around 47 million people around the world suffer from this with ten-million of diagnosis being made each year. The Limbic System is the part of the brain responsible for emotional expression,seizure expression, and memory storage along with recall.This part of the brain is affected by dementia.There are five stages of memory, memory begins when information from the senses, such as a whiff or sound arrives in the
Research suggests that each year an estimated 1 in 3 older adults fall. Many older adults lose their lives from falls. Fall related injuries are responsible hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations each year. With the main focus on universal fall precautions and environmental safety, traditional fall prevention and fall management programs have been less than fully effective. A large problem that continues in acute care is the lack of an injury risk screening tool.
11, 12 How¬ever, Post-natal depression (PND) is diagnosed in only 50% of the women with prominent symptoms during first year after delivery. On the contrary, untreated PND can cause chronic depression and interferes in mother child bonding and even to the extent of suicide as well as infanticide in rare cases.13 However, it is important to distinguish PND from the “baby blues” that occurs be¬tween three and 10 days after giving birth; and “Post¬natal psychosis” which affects one in 500 women in the first week or so after child birth.4 The present study was conducted with an objective to assess the burden of postpartum depression in a group of Indian women attending a tertiary care teaching hospital using EPDS
“Loneliness in Older Persons: A Predictor of Functional Decline and Death” is an article that supports the need for a change. The article details a study that measured people's loneliness by asking three questions and then followed them for six years assessing decline and recording deaths. 43% of the subjects were categorized as lonely. Those subjects did far worse in all four of the measurable areas for decline and there were far many more deaths over the six years for those in the lonely category (Perissinotto, Stijacic, Cenzer, & Covinsky,
According to AJN 2008 “the large gaps in care that are for patients and their caregivers during critical transitions can lead to adverse events.” This eventually result in , low satisfaction with care, and high hospitalization rates. As per the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 2013, “It is evident from study that nurses have a negative attitude towards the care of the elderly whereas they showed equally good knowledge of geriatric care.” secondly there is no specialized health care professionals due to which the care of elderly compromised. The existing health care providers lack of proper training to handle elderly patients with special health care issues. Explore the reasons for identified gaps in your practice settings 1. Gaps in transitional care and Improper training 2.
Of the staggering numbers of 700,000 to 1.7 million people who contract a HAI during their hospital stay, more than 50% are preventable. Each year the costs for HAI are estimated at $9.8 billion dollars (MCELROY). The contraction of an infection may prolong the length of hospital stay for a patient which once again makes them more susceptible to obtain another HAI. COST OF CHG BATHING. HOW DOES INFECTION AFFECT GERIATRIC
Many came home to find that they were replaced in their old occupations and that, in general, jobs were in short supply. As a result, unemployment among veterans was triple that of civilians in 1947. Moreover, housing was hard to find leaving many veterans without a stable home. Furthermore, while there was a baby boom after the war, there was also a divorce boom. Marital relations suffered after the war as veterans silently struggled with their mental health.
The National Institute of Drug Abuse conducted a study that showed twenty-five percent of returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan show signs of substance abuse disorder. As of 2008 active duty personnel and veterans abuse prescription drugs at a rate that is double that of the civilian population. The difficulty with PTSD is that it typically starts three to four months after returning from deployment. The problem is when service members are discharged before the knowledge or