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    Patient Profile

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    DOI: 05/21/2015. Patient is a 52-year-old male control operator who sustained an injury to his low back after lifting 42-pound rolls. Patient is diagnosed with lumbar isthmic spondylolisthesis, lumbar degenerative disc disease, lumbar foraminal stenosis, and lumbar radiculopathy. MRI of the lumbar spine dated 09/01/15 showed L5 to S1 pars defects with mild spondylolisthesis. There is a 4.5mm generalized disc bulging and redundancy of the disc annulus with impingement of existing L5 nerve roots at

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    Patient Reliability

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    Name: E.L. Occupation: Registered Nurse Source of History: Patient Reliability of Historian: Reliable Age: 59 Date of birth: 1/15/1955 Race: Filipino Religion: Christian Subjective Data: Chief complaint: E.L. is in her usual state of good health until 5 days ago when she felt pain and swelling of right leg. Patient states that the swelling is more prominent after her work with pain mostly in her right groin. History of Present Illness: 59 y/o Filipino female with Type

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    Elderly Patients

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    Elderly patients often experience multiple co-morbidities and prescribed number of medications thereby increases the risk of adverse events (AEs), drug-disease and drug-drug interaction. This risk is more by age-related physiological changes, which influence ADME and pharmacodynamics. Particular drugs shows additional risks to elderly patients as a result of these changes, e.g. increased risk of upper GIT bleeding with NSAIDs and increased risk of falls and prolonged sedation with long-acting benzodiazepines

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    Patient Safety

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    Organization (WHO, 2016) highlighted that patient safety, is an important principle of health care. Hazards to patient safety occur when there is a discrepancy between a given patient and components of their care, whether these components are investigative, therapeutic or ancillary. The Joint Commission International Patient Safety Goal (IPSG, 2013) standards first objective means to enhance the precision of patient using so as to distinguish proof no less than two patient identifiers when providing care,

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    health care industry is undergoing transformation to meet the demands of the patients. Hospitals are shifting from viewing patients as illiterates and with little health care choice, to that of educated consumer who has wider health care choices. Patient satisfaction is regarded as an important indicator of quality of care and survey is one tool for measuring consumer experiences in hospital. Objective: To study “Patients’ perceived satisfaction with diagnostic MRI services” in a Teaching hospital

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    Patient Interaction

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    Patient Interaction Visiting your Doctor, seeing a Surgeon or being in the Hospital can be a very scary and stressful time. Doctors see numerous patients a day, ranging from only a handful to over fifty or even one hundred. Surgeons have anywhere from one basic surgery or anywhere from five to ten extensive surgeries a day. Being anywhere in healthcare is stressful and takes a special kind of person with good communication skills to perform their duties at a top-notch level. What does having good

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    Patient Reflection

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    There was one patient in particular that made me question my judgement several times. This lady was in a Broda chair and looked as if she was ready to hit the floor at any moment. She was constantly scooting her butt to the edge, bending over to the floor, and clearly very anxious. The staff that worked at Ridgewood did not seem too concerned about her falling, but every time I looked at this patient, it looked as if she was about to go down. This made me question myself because I did not know if

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    Patient Confidentiality

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    Electronic Health Records and Patient Confidentiality Technology has become an essential part of our everyday life therefore, it makes sense that doctors and hospitals get rid of the old fashioned paper charting and use technology to access patient records. Electronic health records (EHR) provide quick access to information, as doctors no longer have to wait for other providers to fax previous records to them. The accessibility of Electronic Health Records assist medical providers to make quick medical

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    Patient Consent

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    shall be done with his body; and a surgeon who performs an operation without his patient’s consent for which he is liable in damages. This is true except in cases of emergency, where the patient is unconscious and where it is necessary to operate before consent can be obtained”( Showalter 2015 pg. 364). To give a patient consent, the person should be legally competent and he should possess a reasonable knowledge and understanding about proposed medical and surgical treatment. The physicians and hospitals

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    Patient Debriefing

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    Vital incidents, care of devastating ill patients, sudden death in the hospitals or health facilities caring out day-to-day duties, and a physical or psychological threat to the safety of a human being could cause moral distress and compassion fatigue. Accordingly, to stayers or fighters these events negatively could impact their well-being and cause longer recovery time than they can control as a routine. Events with strong emotions can aggravate stress among nurses or staff and block their skills

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    Hospitalized Patients

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    Providing care for hospitalized patients can be both stressful and demanding. Nurses often find themselves overwhelmed with the number of tasks they are expected to complete. Due to the large amount of patient care tasks, many nurses forget to implement orders or educate patients on important prophylactic treatments. All hospitalized patients are at an increased risk of developing a venous thromboembolism, no matter the reason for their hospitalization (The American Heart Association, 2017). Venous

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    Patient Fall Prevention

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    general, patient fall is the neglected subject in the hospitals. This topic is neglected because most of the hospitals didn’t report fall cases anywhere due to safeguard reason. When a patient is admitted to the hospital, most of the attention is used to give to the primary condition of the patient. Also, both family members and healthcare staff concerned about the primary condition of the patient. However, this fall and its subsequent consequences can be very serious and harmful to the patient. At the

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    initial treatment to emergency patients who are in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest or disturbance of consciousness2). Then, the knowledge and techniques of emergency nursing ranging from emergency skills to the nursing of mental aspects of patients in a crisis situations have developed, and the fostering of emergency nurses started in 1995 in order to put

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    Patient Portal Analysis

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    Patient portals are becoming the way of life for people to keep track of his/her health. Medfusion and HealthVault are among two patient portals that rank high in popularity. When comparing the two sites, MedFusion and HealthVault allow the participant to keep track of important data such as weight, lab results, exercise, and daily intake of nutrition. They are different in ways that HealthVault is a personal health record. This website is web-based application that allows the participant to input

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    in the original text, which remains relevant even in the present day is the concept of patient confidentiality. Patient confidentiality is the state of keeping private and secure the information of a patient-doctor encounter. It has been broadly defined to include the security of information in patient records, restriction of information to authorized recipients and professional silence (Allen, 2011). The patient-doctor relationship is based on trust and the understanding that the often deeply personal

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    Patient Safety Skills

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    Toward Patients’ Safety Among Medical Students in Saudi Arabia Introduction: Patient Safety is defined as "a type of process or structure when applied it reduces the probability of adverse events resulting from exposure to the health care system across a range of diseases and procedures” (1), that is according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the National Quality Forum (NQF). These practices focus mainly on many safety issues concerning hospitalized patients, nursing

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    In relation to caring for this patient I displayed strengths in implementing appropriate nursing actions, adapting to change and communicating effectively with the patient to provide patient centered care; however, I discovered weakness such as, a lack of confidence and patient teachings. I believe that the nursing actions I created for my patient this week were well thought out and my ability to adapt to my patient’s changes and mood to implement my actions greatly improved my patient’s overall

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    Essay On Patient Safety

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    right setting is the core mission of hospitals across the country. To helping PATIENT improve the quality of care they deliver every day. So by providing information and assistance on how to improve care and by working with manger of hospital, doctor, nears and research agencies to create a policy environment on which quality and safety The goal of this part to provide some essential definitions that link patient safety with health care quality. Evidence is summarized that indicates how nurses

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    pain and well child. I saw 8 patients each day independently. I learned that working in the primary care is a team work. If in doubt, it is beneficial to get an opinion from another provider. For the patient with well women exam, the patient was uptodate with the pap, so I did not do any pap. However, I ordered flu vaccine, refilled OCP, discussed safe sex practices, encouraged drinking water, exercising regularly and healthy diet. For the patient with pink eye, the patient had purulent discharge from

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    ED Patient Scenarios

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    Scenario: A patient has arrived at the Emergency Department, after being asses by the doctor that doctor has learned that Jane Doe, age 47 is experiencing chest pains and shortness of breath, vomiting and coughing. The doctor on shift orders a routine Chest x-ray, after some abnormal findings the doctor has decided to also forgo a routine Chest CT. You are sitting in the tech area when the requisition pops up for a Routine Chest W/O CT. You grab the order and proceed to the CT room to prep and

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