Blemish Removal In high enough concentrations, phenol's caustic effect allows it to quickly and relatively painlessly remove scars, warts, and precancerous growths. These procedures should be performed by a medical professional, as spills or miscalculations at this concentration can cause injury or unwanted side effects. Since phenol is readily absorbed through the skin, it may cause internal toxicity even if not consumed directly. Cosmetic Surgery The deepest facial peels use phenol. It is one of the most effective chemical exfoliant
A long-acting pain medicine is given at regular times to provide continuous pain relief, and a quick, short-acting medicine is given when pain "breaks through" the longer-acting medicine. The fast-acting drug is sometimes called a "rescue" medicine. Because morphine is made in both long-acting and short-acting forms, it can be used for either of these roles. One of morphine's sustained-release forms may be used for continuous pain relief, and a short-acting form of morphine that relieves pain quickly (often a liquid) may be used as the rescue medicine. Although the short-acting morphine may be used by itself for short-term pain, such as pain after surgery, long-acting morphine is used for chronic (long-term) pain.
The nurse has a responsibility to find out if Henry is a vulnerable adult and if so what makes him vulnerable and what makes people in general vulnerable, including concerns that could arise from being vulnerable for example abuse. Patients have rights, so the role of the nurse will be looked at in great depth which will include clinical skills, communication, decision making, teaching, caring and knowledge, and how to address the patients’ rights using some of these skills. Henrys autonomy will need to be promoted by the nurse along with confidentiality, the nurse will have to justify professional conduct and any interventions needed to support Henry and his daughter, this will include autonomy and advocacy. Henrys daughter is very keen to see her father have the operation even though there are major risks involved. Henry is not so convinced and as the procedure looms closer he asks his nurse to help him make a decision on whether or not to go ahead with the procedure.
This is one department where teamwork is essential and a lack of leadership amongst co-workers can lead to ineffective care (36). It is important to have communication and training because patient’s conditions are more serious and can change quickly. Because the conditions of a patient are more serious, any health care provider on that unit needs to know who to call or what therapies to use/change to improve a patient’s condition. 2) Medical Teams in the Emergency Department: Providers in this department include Nurses, Respiratory therapists, and physicians. Physician assistants, X-ray technicians and lab technicians may also be called to the department.
Acute Renal Failure NU270 Assignment 6.1 7/26/2012 Patients that are in acute renal failure have many obstacles that they are faced with. The nurse should follow evidence based interventions when caring for them. Electrolyte imbalance, blood loss, infection, and nutrition are just a few of the issues the nurse must be educated about. It is important for the nurse to impose every intervention available to reduce the risk of infection in the patient experiencing acute renal failure. “Make sure appropriate hand hygiene is used.
Infections are caused by an invasion of unwanted organisms that attack ones body. With that being said, pneumonia is an acute infection of the lung parenchyma (Anatomical Chart Company, 2010, p. 100). Pneumonia, like any other infection, has a pathophysiology that describes how the infection affects the body. It also has different causes, several signs and symptoms, a variety of different treatments, and even a long list of possible complications. Pneumonia is always handled with delicate attention, but for individuals who have normal, healthy lungs and a strong immune system the final outcome is almost always a good one.
Insufficient blood taken due to underestimation or inability to draw blood 6. Wrongly labeled sample or/and form 7. Blood not sent to laboratory promptly, left in room temperature to deteriorate The most vital step in avoiding these mistakes is thorough staff training. Standard protocols for the nurses, doctors or phlebotomists should be made available for them, encompassing proper steps and possible sources of preanalytical variability like sample storage and transportation of samples. A two identifier method is recommended during phlebotomy to prevent misidentification.
From a patient and their family’s perspective, nurses do not have good responsive skills. Although we may be busy, we need to remember that we have other patients to care for and must attend to them quickly to ensure that they are happy and safe. The most important thing is that we must be empathetic to those in our care and communicate professionally as nurses. As
Some medications must be given at specific time, so it imperative to provide the medication to the patient at the correct time. In conclusion, nurses are the first and last line of defense in reducing medication errors. When administering medication nurses should practice the five rights of medication which are the right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route, and the right time. (Choo et al., 2010) No matter how much experience a nurse has, they are still humans and may make mistakes, but medication errors are preventable. Taking simple steps such as following the “five
When a nurse witnesses another health care provider “acting in a way that could endanger the health or safety of a patiet, they should make a report of what they witnessed.” (Austin, Brooke, & Glenn, 2004, p. 363 ) The concept of moral agency should guide the nurse when reporting witnessed or suspected malpractice. The nurse has to determine if whistle-blowing is the appropriate decision at this time. The nurse needs to gather the facts, state the problem, determine the reason