An African American young adult is admitted to the emergency
department in sickle cell crisis with a report of 10/10 pain. The patient
is known to several of the nurses and physicians in the department who
have labeled the patient as a "drug seeker".
Read the following articles:
Jenerette, C. M., Brewer, C. A., & Ataga, K. I. (2014). Care seeking for pain in young adults with
sickle cell disease. Pain Management Nursing, 15(1), 324-330 7p.
Wilson, B. H., & Nelson, J. (201
For some women, vitamins B6 and E have proven beneficial for the treatment of hot
flashes. Sodium restriction, vegan diet, and massage have not been noted to relieve this
symptom of perimenopause.
A newly pregnant patient is being assessed in an
6 Tips for Nurses
Using Social Media
ocial networks and the Internet provide
unparalleled opportunities for rapid
knowledge exchange and dissemination
among many people, but this exchange does
not come without risk. Nurses and nursing
students have an o
A nurse is caring for a patient with liver failure and is performing an assessment in the
knowledge of the patients increased risk of bleeding. The nurse recognizes that this risk
is related to the patients inability to synthesize prothrombin in the liver
1. A young male patient is referred to the nurse for initiation of intramuscular androgen therapy for
hypogonadism. What information should the nurse give this patient? (Select all that apply.) a. A 4- to 6month trial of androgen therapy will be followed
Origin: Chapter 1, 1
Client Needs: B
Cognitive Level: Comprehension
Integrated Process: Nursing Process
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1.The United States ranks 50th in the world for maternal mortality
A nurse has been offered a position on an obstetric unit and has learned that the unit offers
therapeutic abortions, a procedure which contradicts the nurses personal beliefs. What is the
1. nurses ethical obligation to these patients?
The nurse should
Patient Care Conference on the Pediatric Unit
A patient care conference will be held this morning to discuss the status of four patients to
include their care and discharge planning. The patients they will discuss include: Wong Li,
Jonathan Hall, Bobby Je
Select one (1) of these National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan goals:
Increase the proportion of people who are aware of their HBV infection from 33% to
Reduce by 25% the number of new cases of HCV infection.
Identify and describe three (3) inter
A benefit to hormone therapy can be the relief of peri-menopausal symptoms such as hot
flashes, night sweats and even bone loss (CA, 2015). Other benefits can include, preventing
platelet aggregation, decreases in LDL and increases in HDL, promotes corona
Samantha, to elaborate on your post, which was very informative, Im including information from
ANA Code of Ethics. Ebola is a disease that tests the ethical boundaries as it is known to be a deadly
disease. Ethics and morals that pertain to the obligation
Reducing Stress in Infants:
by Meredith Baker-Rush, MS CCC-SLP/L
Abstract: Labor, delivery, and the care
immediately following birth create stress
on infants. Kangaroo Care (KC), or skinto-skin contact between the parent and
infant, aids in
Navigating the World of Social Media
he number of individuals using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube is
growing at an astounding rate. Facebook reports that over 10% of the worlds population has a Fac
Samentha, you did a good job outlining your view on social media in the healthcare
arena. I think the only part I disagree with is your opinion on the informed consent. I agree the
type of device doesnt matter but the consent should be very clear for the
Choosing not to develop a formal policy regarding the use of personal devices (Option A) offers little, if any,
risk mitigation. With no guidelines to follow, some staff members may feel compelled to look at or use their
mobile device when engage
Complete the learning and assessment activities in the order listed below.You must complete all activities by the close
of the week.
Read the following: Please note, the readings for Module 2 are the same as the readings for Module 1.
The client record is a collection of documents that form a legal
record of the client's healthcare experience.
The client record is used by health professionals to communicate
about the client's care, to legally document the care delivered to the
This scenario presents the healthcare provider with a cultural/religious dilemma that must be
dealt with to satisfy both the patients needs and the personal wishes of the patient. From a
healthcare perspective, Christian Scientists recognize that infectio
The two documentation methods I am choosing to compare/contrast are:
SOAP charting is organized according to subjective data, objective data, assessment, and plan.
This format may be used to address single problems or
Complete the learning and assessment activities in the order listed below. You must complete all
activities by the close of the week.
Read the following:
Textbooks (Chapter numbers and titles may differ in subsequent editions of a given t
Patient Centered Care: Culture, Spirituality, Holistic Health:Culltural DiversityeScenario
A new R N, Alyssa, is beginning work in a new city. She has taken a position as a fulltime R N in a
medical unit in a major teaching hospital.
Alyssa has always liv
Review these module notes that introduce a variety of growth and developmental
theories. Having read the materials in your text and this document solidify this learning
and think how you might apply the knowledge while providing patient centered acre.
Describe all of the components of a nursing plan of patient care based on the five (5) steps of the nursing
Explain the role of the RN in each phase.
Health care facilities have created clinical pathways based on medical diagnoses which incorpora
The priority nursing diagnosis I would assign to this patient would be acute pain related to
The first intervention I would develop is assessing the pain. Since the patient is reporting the
pain differently to the nurse and family I wou
1. Acute Pain
May be related to
Distension of intestinal tissues by inflammation
Presence of surgical incision
Possibly evidenced by
Reports of pain
Facial grimacing, muscle guarding; distraction behaviors
I am going to discuss the pros and cons of using social media and the impact it could have on patient
privacy in the perioperative environment. Nurses must at all times adhere to the boundaries that
will cause a patience privacy rights to be compromised.
ICEA Position Paper
stimulate babies to initiate breastfeeding more
Benefits of Skin-to-skin Care
Immediate Skin-to-skin Care
The International Childbirth Education
Association (ICEA) recognizes the benefits of
In this day and age, technology has become the center of all things moving regardless of ethnicity, age or
gender. Technology is used for entertainment, education, business and personal gain. Technology also
plays a major role in the transformation of how
Kee, J., Hayes, E., & McCuistion, L. (2015). Pharmacology: A nursing
process approach (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
o Chapter 54: Female Reproductive Cycle II ( Section on
Surfactant Therapy in Preterm Birth through end of chapter)
o Chapter 55:
Congenital Anomalies, Genetic Disorders, Developmental Problems
Self Study Worksheet
Name of Disorder:
Pathophysiology (describe the basic problem in your own words)
Etiology (Cause - include genetic transmission if applicable)
The obstetric population is considered a healthy group of patients. Should a fall prevention program be
implemented on an OB unit for every laboring and postpartum patient?
Describe two factors that place the obstetric patient at risk for falls. Explain w
Strict cultural guidelines about modesty are very common in Arab cultures, especially among Muslims.
The Islamic world view emphasizes the dependency of humans on God, and fear of Gods punishment
tends to direct Arab Muslims to follow Islamic ethics. Mode
Describe why the patients culture is so important to be aware of in the perinatal setting.
Women are often called the keepers of the culture. They are frequently viewed as the person that
carries on the cultural traditions from generation to generation an