• vital signs
    CARE Critical care: the eight vital signs of patient monitoring Malcolm Elliott and Alysia Coventry O ne of the traditional roles of nurses involves surveillance.This might include watching patients for changes in their condition, recognising early clinical deterioration and protection from...
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  • monitoring the post operative patient after emergency appendicectomy
    24% to continue for 24hrs. A urinary catheter is in situ attached to a urometer to accurately measure his urine output on an hourly basis. He has a patient controlled analgesia set up with prescribed opioids and an anti-emetic. Discuss the monitoring (LO 1 & 4) and Nursing Care (LO 2 & 3) that Colin...
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  • Reflection
    (Appendix 1), a hard copy has been submitted. I shall then reflect on the efficiency of the assessment tool used and how it assisted with assessing the patient, supported by relevant literature. I will lastly discuss what I have learnt from the scenario and how I can use this to enhance my learning and practice...
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  • Ssment and Management in Multisystem Failure
    University Assessment and Management in Multisystem Failure Assessment of Patient Numerous patients present in an Emergency Department (ED) at a fast pace and nurses must be proficient triaging and prioritizing all patients based on their “medical condition and chance of survival” (Anderson, Omberg...
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  • Effective Clinical Reasoning
    POSITIVE PATIENT OUTCOMES: A CHALLENGE FOR THE CONTEMPORARY NURSING PROFESSIONAL. Introduction: Despite technological and medical advances today, chronic disease and resultant co-morbidities are prevalent in the Australian Healthcare System. As a result, patients, especially in the acute care...
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  • Needs Assessement
    68-year-old man who has gone in for an appointment at the (see appendix 1 for patient scenario) is the case study that has been chosen and will be further looked into. The essay will identify all the assessments that the patient needs and all the tools that could be used will be mentioned. One priority...
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  • Diverse Health Needs
    in a hospital, for patients having an acute illness or injury or recovering from surgery” (Medical dictionary online, 12/11/11). The aim of this essay is to explore the subject of acute care and the principles that govern this. This will be based on a ‘case study’ of a patient I helped nurse during...
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  • Critical Care Nursing.
    signs of deterioration of the patient. Furthermore, there is failure to understand the life-saving importance of intravenous antibiotics and the necessity of intravenous access in the case of emergency in acutely ill patients, and failure of the regular review of the patient by the nurses and doctors alike...
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  • Interprofessional Working
    safety of their patients, and explicitly discussing and recording patient’s problems. Woking with different professional however can be very challenging because each professional have a particular approach to patients care for instance, a doctor might decide to treat a cancer patient by using chemotherapy...
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  • Medical Surgical Nursing
    for patients whose disease is not responsive to cure; care also extends to patients’ families; management of psychological, social, and spiritual problems as well as control of pain and other physical symptoms; to improve pt and family’s quality of life hospice- care provided to terminally ill patient’s...
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  • To What Extent Do You Think That the Fly Can Be Read as a Metaphor for the Cultural Fears and Anxieties Surrounding Hiv/Aids in American in the 1980s
    around the world that numerous gay men in some of the bigger cities of USA – where the gay population was more concentrated, were falling seriously ill from a mysterious disease. The disease we now know as AIDS was then referred to as GRID (Gay-Related Immune Deficiency), but was also discriminatively...
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  • Sepsis
    summary of a patient I cared for whilst undertaking a placement in an acute setting. This portfolio of evidence will be based on a patient diagnosed with sepsis secondary to her chest infection. I will discuss extensively the aetiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of a patient presenting with...
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  • Health Care Reform
    countries economic status. On March 23, 2012, most if not all of those promises were soon to be fulfilled by President Obama with the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This act has been the biggest government intervention on healthcare since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid...
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  • Reflective Account of Increasing a Persons Observations on an Acute Mental Health Ward
    has been used for the discussed patient to maintain confidentiality in accordance with the NMC code of conduct (2010a). Observation is one way in which mental health nurses can protect acutely mentally ill inpatients from harm and is commonly implemented for patients who impose a risk of harming themselves...
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  • reflective on practices
    nurse supported the husband and relatives through their loss. I chose this particular incident as I felt very strongly about the care given to this patient shortly before her death, and felt the need to reflect on it further. In order to help me with my reflection I have chosen Gibbs (1988), as the model...
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  • The Nursing Interventions Required for One
    to explore evidence based nursing intervention in the care and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in an acutely ill patient. The acutely ill patient involved in this essay was admitted to hospital due to cerebrovascular accident and had a past medical history of myocardial Infarction...
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  • Made Up Flyer Aacn
    caring for acutely and critically ill patients and their families1. Vision As the undisputed leader in credentialing nurses, AACN Certification Corporation has demonstrated that certification contributes to achieving optimal outcomes that are consistent with the goals and values of acutely and critically...
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  • Nvq Health and Social
    Control Unit 8: Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management Unit 9: Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with their Plan of Care Unit 10: Patient Monitoring and Observation in Emergency Care Situations Unit 11: Anatomy and Physiology of Body Systems Unit 12: Basic Adult Life Support and Automated...
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  • How Does the Midwife Confirm That a Pregnant Woman Is in Good Health?
    normal pregnancies; * Prescribing or advising on the examinations necessary for the earliest possible diagnosis of pregnancy at risk; * Recognising the signs of abnormality in the mother or infant which necessitate referral to a doctor and assisting the latter where appropriate; taking the necessary...
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  • Critical Incident Analysis
    incident that occurred during my placement on a forensic low secure unit. The Low secure unit provides multidisciplinary treatment and care for male patients aged between eighteen and sixty-four with serious mental disorders who require the provision of appropriate security underpinned by the principles...
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