Although the infant is finally discharged in good condition, the mistake is a hard lesson for all healthcare workers. Let’s take a closer look at how the error had happened. Phytonadione, an antidote of Coumadin, is frequently used in the prevention of blood thinning in the newborn. The common brand name in the United States includes AquaMephyton and Mephyton. According to Schull’s drug handbook (2006), Phytonadione acts on the liver to promote the production of active prothrombin, proconvertin, plasma thromboplastin component, and Stuart factor.
There has been many debates to weather doctors should be able to refuse lazy/old patients expensive treatments as they are not beating their habits, so why should doctors have to give these patients the treatment when they are not making the effort to get their body in a fitter, healthier state, and there is people out there desperate for surgery who have made the effort to be in shape and they can’t get the surgery because it is too expensive,but on the otherwise, why should these people have to suffer without help? In hospitals all over the world there are smokers, overweight people and alcoholics receiving the same treatment as other patients that are healthier and choose not to harm their bodies by using harmful substances, which I personally think is an absolute disgrace. As these people who abuse their bodies have the same “right” to these expensive treatments even though some of the substances they choose to eat, drink or inhale cause damage, disease and infections within the human body, and not enough is been done about it. People that work for the telegraph would agree as on their website it states "Smokers, heavy drinkers, the obese and the elderly should be barred from receiving some operations, according to doctors, with most saying the health service cannot afford to provide free care to everyone." - this information can be found on -http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1576704/Dont-treat-the-old-and-unhealthy-say-doctors.html Some doctors say old people may not be healthy enough to survive operations and could be life threatening and doctors are allowed to discriminate old people if they think they really need the operations to cure/help them, however the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) says "doctors must not discriminate against patients who have brought their illnesses upon themselves.
Abigail Zuger deduced that it was due to the fact that he was not taking a medication she prescribed, a white pill that was making the patient feel ill by ingestion. Abigail Zuger knew from the way the patient was discussing the medication that he had probably not taken one in some time. She concluded that since the patient had probably not been taking the medication he was feeling nauseated and explains to the patient that if he does not start taking the medication he could end up in the hospital. The patient then leaves leaving his prescription for the white pills on the table. The patient then sees Dr. Zuger again after a month and he felt a lot better.
Going to an emergency room instead of scheduling a doctor's appointment has become a trend in this country. Translated into dollars and cents that means 40.5 million people paid up to three times as much for routine care as they would have paid at a physician's office. They probably wasted a lot of time too because emergency rooms are not set up to care for routine illness, and they do not work on a first-come, first-served basis as many people mistakenly believe. To ensure that the sickest patients get immediate care, emergency rooms use a triage (French for "sorting") system of evaluation so that critical cases, such as people suffering from heart attacks or injuries from serious accidents or violent crimes, are treated first. Everyone else may have to wait quite a while before being seen.
Many people choose Antidepressant medication as a treatment because that is the first thing their doctors suggest. Antidepressant medication may relieve some of your depression symptoms, but it also comes with significant side effects and dangers. What’s more, recent studies have raised questions about their effectiveness. Learning the facts about antidepressants can help you make an educated decision about what’s right for you. Most mental health experts agree that when depression is severe, medication can be helpful, even life saving.
The rate of infection did decrease substantially in the shaved patients if the shaving was done at the time of surgery rather than the customary day prior. Each of the article cited years’ worth of data collection in studies around the world with thousands of patient’s total. In all of the articles they noted that the resistance to changing this procedure is due to custom and practice (Prevention of Surgical Site Infections n.d.). 4. Based upon a review of the literature, if the practice of shaving was eliminated in totality or at least substituted with clipping in more hospitals, the incidence of
Smart Pumps: The smart choice for medicine Medication errors are extremely dangerous and potentially deadly to patients. According to a recent release of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report, preventing medication errors, they found that medication mistakes injure more than 1.5 million patients each year. Also, that hospitalized patients are at risk for at least one medication error per patient day (IOM, 2006). Traditional infusion devices make it easy for clinicians to commit these errors. There are no safeguards in place and the infusion devices are often shared between many patients with extremely different infusion needs throughout the day.
The normal values range from 12-16.5 g/dl for men and women so when a person is diagnosed with anemia their hemoglobin levels are usually below 13gm/dl . According to the New York Times Health Guide, Anemia can lead to secondary organ dysfunction or damage. This includes heart arrhythmia and heart failure. These issues can occur if the anemia is severe and is not treated over time. Although arrhythmias are caused by a number of reasons which include alcohol, smoking, exercising, coronary disease and heart failure, some arrhythmias are caused with no evident reason.
Topic: Addiction Thesis Statement: Understanding drug addiction and proper treatments for individuals who become addicted to drugs Argument 1 Are Doctor's responsible for drug addiction? Drug addiction and abuse is a very hard addiction to break. Alot of individuals who became addicts said their addiction began do to an injury sustained and a doctor prescribing opiates. Alot of doctor's don't really look at all the possibilities of a injury and start prescribing painkillers and just continue to refill the medication making the individual become an addict. "Doctors must be sure they're focused on the whole patient and not just the symptoms when prescribing opioids, or any medication for that matter."
Ethical Dilemma The major ethical dilemma for the drug Zmapp is that the World Health Organization is debating on whether to let some participants be placed in a control group that receives only standard symptomatic treatment, despite a mortality rate of around 70%. The other participants would be getting the new drug and possible getting better. This is a major ethical dilemma, whether to let a lot of people die because you did not give them the drug, or give everyone the drug and hope that it cures them and not kill them because of side effects. (Hayden 2014) “These trials will be conducted in a context of fear, distrust, a lack of effective care options, the admission of multiple family members to the same center, and sometimes violence against health-care workers,” says Peter Horby, an epidemiologist at the University of Oxford, UK. “Scientific arguments cannot tell us what will work in these conditions.” It is a hard decision to make and the United States thinks that every patient should receive the experimental treatment no matter if it’s not any better than standardized treatment.