Fish Revenge Case Summary

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1. Fish Revenge A. Factors that lead up to Richard going to the emergency room was that the wound was not properly taken care of, which allowed the infection to spread. The patient cleaned the cut with peroxide and applied a Band-Aid, when he should have washed it thoroughly with soap and water and applied an antibacterial cream every day. Covering the wound with a bandage and changing it every day until a scab formed over the cut. And watch for redness, pain, drainage, or other signs of infection. (www.nlm.nih.gov, Linda J. Vorvick, MD) B. The fish tooth led to an infection, because seawater is full of infectious microorganisms. All wounds, even minor cuts and scrapes, should be treated as contaminated and potentially serious and…show more content…
Since Richard is working at or in the sewer system, he is liable to never getting rid of the infection he is currently experiencing, or even worse, he is likely to be exposed to many other bacteria and viruses, as well as harmful gases, released from the sewer system, that would to more harm to the infection and furthermore, his overall health. Not me A. The risk factors that Mary had to be a worthy candidate of getting breast cancer were that her mother’s aunt had breast cancer. Some risk factors not given in the case study that might have been present are, for example, being a woman. This is one of the main risk factors for developing breast cancer. Men can develop breast cancer, but this disease is about one hundred times more common among women than men B. A patient would probable choose to have a prophylactic mastectomy, which is the removal of a healthy breast, done in order to reduce risks of developing breast cancer in the healthy breast. Women, who decide to have a prophylactic mastectomy done, mostly end up with a nearly zero percent risk of having breast cancer. C. If Mary had not had the left breast mastectomy done, the ductal carcinoma in situ would probably cause her problems in the future. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the presence of abnormal cells inside a milk duct in the breast. DCIS is considered the earliest form of breast

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