CNASession2 - Many changes are occurring in health care...

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Many changes are occurring in health care, because : 1. People are living longer. As they age, their healthcare needs increase. 2. Advanced technology saves more lives. 3. Cost of healthcare has increased due to demand for technology and services. 4. Science has created ethical and moral questions that must be answered by health care providers and consumers must answer. Needs of the "community:" (ALL of us ) - preventative care: prenatal care, well-baby checks, immunizations - emergency care: for sudden illness or injury - surgery: to repair or remove diseased organs patient: persons in hospital or acute care facilities client: persons receiving home care resident: person in a long term care facility So what is acute illness? -an illness or injury which comes on suddenly, and requires intense, immediate treatment. heart attack, infection, stroke, and fractures are all types of acute illness. chronic illness -a conidtion which is treatable but is not curable, and requires ongoing care to keep the person stable. heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and Parkinson's are examples of chronic illnesses. Short term care: -hospital -surgery center -psychiatric facility -urgent care -dr. office -outpatient clinic Long-term care: -SNF -ALF -AFH -adult day care -rehabilitation cetner -home care -psychiatric facility
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