Congestive Heart Failure Congestive Heart Failure Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a serious progressive disease. Heart failure (HF) remains a major and growing societal problem despite advances in detection and therapy. However, there is no widely accepted characterization and definition of HF, probably because of the complexity of the syndrome. This paper will discuss the health maintenance issues related to CHF and will include the etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms and treatment. It will also touch on areas of patient education and the need for lifelong learning.
Retrieved from http://www.emedicinehealth.com/congestive_heart_failure/page5_em.htm Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Treatment - Congestive Heart Failure - HealthCommunities.com. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.healthcommunities.com/congestive-heart-failure/treatment-chf_jhmwp.shtml Congestive Heart Failure: Types, Causes, & Treatment. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.healthline.com/health/congestive-heart-failure#Diagnosis5 Heart Failure Overview: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia.
(2008). Same-Day Surgery, 32(8), 81.http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2009992507&site=ehost-live&scope=site Jericho, B., Campise-Luther, R., Changyaleket, B., Setabutr, P., Sajja, K., & McDonald, T. (2009). Facial tattoo and wrong site surgery: which side are we operating on? Short title: tattoos and wrong site surgery. Internet Journal Of Anesthesiology, 21(2), 8. http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2010503761&site=ehost-live&scope=site Backster, A., Teo, A., Swift, M., Polk, H., & Harken, A.
Unit 1 Assignment 1: Homeostatic Imbalances Hello I am going to explain the diagnosis of hypertension you just received. Let me start out with explaining what hypertension is. Hypertension is “Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a medical condition in which the blood pressure is chronically elevated. Hypertension is one of the major risk factors for strokes, heart attacks, heart failure and aneurysms and is a leading cause of chronic renal (kidney) failure. Even moderate elevation of arterial blood pressure leads to a shortened life expectancy” (Gary F. Milechman, 2009).
Aortic Stenosis |Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve in the heart. This restricts the flow of blood through | |the valve. The left ventricle then needs to contract harder to pump blood into the aorta. Mild narrowing | |may not cause any symptoms. More severe narrowing can cause various symptoms and may lead to heart | |failure.
Running head: MAJOR DEPRESSION ARE WE LOST Major Depression are we Lost in Screening and Treatment NURS4386 Leadership in Nursing Cee June 10, 2008 Part I: Action Plan 1) Project Focus: Major depression- screening and treatment 2) Documenting Evidence: a. Questions to be considered within the evidence-based practice process. Within the initial year following diagnosis, will individuals eighteen and above who has been diagnosis with major depression improve from screening and treatment compared to clients without proper screening, treatment and follow-up. i. P (Patient Population of Interest): ages eighteen and above ii. I (Intervention of Interest): Improve screening
Abstract Ventilator-associated pneumonia is an infection acquired in the hospital after 48 hours of being intubated. This research paper will explain the cause and pathophysiology of VAP, the effective methods to decrease the incidence by semmirecumbent positioning, oral hygiene, and the use of continuous subglottic suctioining endotracheal tubes. The financial impact on hospitals will be discussed, and the implications for clinical practice. Nursing role in the prevention of hospital-acquired ventilator associated pneumonia What is hospital-acquired ventilator associated pneumonia? Pneumonia is the inflammation of the parenchymal structures of the lung, such as the alveoli and bronchioles (Porth, 2011).
When the nurse is developing a teaching plan to prevent the development of heart failure in a patient with stage 1 hypertension, the information that is most likely to improve compliance with antihypertensive therapy is that a. hypertensive crisis may lead to development of acute heart failure in some patients. b. hypertension eventually will lead to heart failure by overworking the heart muscle. c. high BP increases risk for rheumatic heart disease. d. high systemic pressure precipitates papillary muscle rupture. B Rationale: Hypertension is a primary cause of heart failure because the increase in ventricular afterload leads to ventricular hypertrophy and dilation.