Health care marketing analysis Brandy Marsh HCS 539 May 14, 2012 Debbie Schrager Health care marketing analysis According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (n.d.), “prenatal care has been recognized as the cornerstone of our health-care system for pregnant women since the beginning of the twentieth century” (public health importance). Prenatal care is an important aspect of a woman’s pregnancy. For some women obtaining prenatal care can be difficult so prenatal clinics have become a valuable resource. Organizations such as Planned Parenthood of Southern New Jersey offer reduced or sliding scale pricing for women who cannot afford prenatal care. Marketing for Planned Parenthood is vital to the organizations success.
The community nurse also work as clinician. Camden and Gallagher (2009) shows that due to physical size, a lot of basic nursing interventions are more complex for those patients. For example, obese children are more likely to get pressure ulcers and cause skin breakdown, because of pressure within skin fold. Related complications such as difficulty in breathing, immobility, intravenous access and medicine absorption. In shorts, community nurses have multiple roles in health promoting in children obesity, thus, community nurses should meet the diversity of the role with various
* Possible treatment modification would be for the dental hygienist to consult with the patient’s physician in advance of the dental hygiene appointment to determine the prothrombin time of the medications the patient may be taking. Due to the prolonged bleeding that may occur after invasive dental care, the physician may recommend temporary reduction or cessation of the anticoagulant therapy to the patient. 3. Identify the factors that increase the risk of oral disease in the patient with diabetes. * Reduced salivary flow * Elevated salivary glucose * Altered healing response 4.
If the mother smokes, takes drugs, becomes ill or suffers from stress this can result in premature birth and health problems for the baby such as -: low birth weight, undeveloped organs, problems with sight and hearing which will result in the delay their development. Perinatal – this is the actual time of birth. Babies born before 37 weeks are called premature babies. They may need intensive care which will affect the development. Ex: Lack of oxygen during birth will affect the development of the baby.
This information can often be conflicting, promoting the advantages of one way of feeding over another. The NHS (2007) identifies the advantages of breastfeeding as: providing all the nutrients a baby needs for the first 6 months of life; helping to protect a baby from infection and other diseases; reducing the mother’s chances of getting some illnesses later in life; helping physical and emotional bonding; helping the mother return to her pre-pregnancy figure; and being easy for the baby to absorb. In addition, breast milk protects against: ear infections, asthma, eczema, chest infections, obesity, gastro-intestinal infections, childhood diabetes and urine infections (NHS 2007) (see booklet enclosed). While the advantages of breastfeeding are well established, there are also disadvantages to this method of feeding. However, the NHS Education for Scotland cites Lawrence (1999): Disadvantages of breastfeeding are those factors perceived by the mother as an inconvenience to her since there are no known disadvantages to the normal infant.
What are the signs and symptoms? • Diarrhoea with bloody stools • Headaches, nausea and vomiting • Symptoms normally persist for about a week • For the very young, old or those already unwell, E-coli O157 may be more severe and complications such as renal failure can occur. How do people stop it spreading? • Wash hands thoroughly after going to the toilet and before preparing meals or eating. • Young children with the infection should have their hands washed for them or be supervised.
Adolescent Breast Feeding A Review of “Breast Versus Bottle: Correlates of Adolescent Mothers’ Infant-Feeding Practices” Brandi Wilhite Chapter 3 Adolescent Breast Feeding A Review of “Breast Versus Bottle: Correlates of Adolescent Mothers’ Infant-Feeding Practices” The article Breast Versus Bottle: Correlates of Adolescent Mothers’ Infant-Feeding Practices states that because the number of infants born to adolescents each year is substantial, these infants are at increased risk for various kinds of morbidity against which breast feeding may be protective. Information about factors influencing these mothers’ decisions on infant feeding is obviously important. A prospective study of factors influencing feeding practices of intercity
Discuss possible barriers that affect the breastfeeding experience for mom and baby. An infant with galactosemia (such infants cannot digest the lactose in milk) • Herpes lesions on a mother’s nipples • Maternal diet is nutrient restricted, preventing quality milk production • Maternal exposure to radioactive compounds (e.g., during thyroid testing) • Breast cancer • Maternal active, untreated tuberculosis, hepatitis B or C, cytomegalovirus, or human immunodeficiency syndrome • Maternal active, untreated varicella. Once the infant has been given varicella zoster immunoglobulin, the infant can receive expressed breast milk if there are no lesions on the breast. Within 5 days of the appearance of the rash, maternal antibodies are produced, and thus breastfeeding could be beneficial in providing passive immunity against varicella (Sadeharju et al., 2007) • Mothers receiving antimetabolites or chemotherapeutic agents • Mothers receiving prescribed medications that would be harmful to an infant such as lithium or methotrexate • A mother lives in an area where environmental contaminants can be carried via breast milk to the infant (AAP Committee on Drugs, 2002) 5. What would you suggest for a woman who wants to breastfeed but has inverted
(Weebly 6) The liver can be over worked by consuming a great amount of steroids, slowing the bile movement through the liver which can increase the chances of a tumor developing. (Alvin, Virginia, Silverstein 42) Anabolic steroids can be taken orally, applied as a gel or cream, and injected. (Woolston) When injecting steroids through a syringe the possibility of contracting a blood borne disease dramatically increases. The use of anabolic steroids can affect your life in so many ways. Steroids can be particularly dangerous for adolescents because of bodies are still developing and can cause adulthood before reaching puberty.
Nosocomial infections were prevalent in the NICU causing morbidity and mortality among the infants. The infants were critically ill, low birth weight, premature or on mechanical ventilation, making them more susceptible to infections. The study attempted to justify that if the nurses adhered to a particular education program that focused on applying the standard precautions in hand washing, tracheobronchial suctioning and nasogastric tube feeding, it would reduce the prevalence of nosocomial blood and respiratory tract infections. Thirty full time nurses were evaluated for a one month period pre-intervention to establish a baseline for each procedure. Then, for three months, the nurses were evaluated by an independent team member using abbreviated critical competency checklist created specifically for the study.