* Teach the patient about the procedures associated risks and benefits, what to expect during the transfusion, signs and symptoms of a reaction, and when and how to call for assistance. * Check for an appropriate and patent vascular access. * Make sure necessary equipment is at hand for administering the blood product and managing a reaction, such as an additional free I.V. line for normal
Triage is the area where prioritization of patient care is done based on the severity of patients’ present medical condition. • Resuscitation Area: This area is dedicated to the immediate care of patients presenting with cardiac arrest, airway, breathing, and circulation compromise. The resuscitation area is equipped with resuscitative equipment such as monitors, defibrillators, airway, intubation, and surgical equipment. • Trauma / Medical Area: This is the core are of the emergency department. It is the area where patient who do not require resuscitation are assessed and treated.
Outcome 5 Be able to administer and monitor individuals’ medication 1. select the route for the administration of medication, according to the patient’s plan of care and the drug to be administered, and prepare the site if necessary Oral medication The majority of medicines are formulated for oral administration. This means they are to be taken via the mouth, in the form of a tablet, capsule, liquid or suspension. These medicines come in a variety of shapes and sizes, colours and taste. Inhalation administration This method is used mostly for patients who have chronic respiratory problems such as asthma. This enables the medicine to be delivered to the site where it is most needed – the lungs.
Lastly, coding managers need to use strategies to improve coding accuracy and productivity in order for the responsibilities to be carried out adequately. The job description for an inpatient coding position involves a variety of duties for the accuracy and completion of a medical record. The inpatient coder works under minimal supervision. They are only responsible for reviewing all patient records, but they are also responsible for coding the information to be entered into the computer for all inpatient cases. The inpatient coder ensures that the data entered is relevant, indicating the reason that the patient was admitted, which involves the kind of illness and a breakdown of the treatment that was given (Henderson.)
Management of Chest Tubes Chest tubes are inserted to remove pathological collections of air or fluid in the pleural space, to allow the recreation of the essential negative pressure in the chest, and to permit complete expansion of the lung, restoring normal ventilation. Chest tubes are indicated for pneumothorax (spontaneous, tension, iatrogenic, traumatic), pleural collection (pus from emphyema, blood from hemothorax, chyle from chylothorax, malignant effusions from pleurodesis), post op thoracotomy and video assisted thoracic surgery. Keep patient in a propped up position 45-90 degree. The semi-Fowlers position is useful to evacuate air (pneumothorax). The high-Fowlers position is useful to drain fluid (hemothorax).
In case of electrical wires on the floor make sure they are not on the way. | Fall (accident) | Stairs, chairs, bed, loss of balance, etc | People with low mobility need support at all the times in case of fall. Make sure the person is awake and responding, so then seek for medical advice immediately, inform your coordinator, supervisor, team leaders or a responsible in charge about the accident. | Stroke (illness) | A disruption of the blood flow to a part of the brain that causes permanent damage in the brain tissue, in another word: blood clots, or rupture or obstruction that interrupt the blood flow. | If you are caring for someone and you noticed changes in their face and speech, follow and act F.A.S.T:Face - dropping downArm - make sure the person can raise both armsSpeech – talk to the person and see if she/he is unable to speak.Its TIME to call 999 immediately and tell them it is a stroke case | Heart Attack (illness) | A heart attack happens when a coronary artery becomes blocked, and the passage of the blood supply to the myocardio.
Cardiomyopathy and Congestive Heart Failure: Case Study #2 GCU Pathophysiology and Nursing Management of Client's Health NRS 410 V Cardiomyopathy and Congestive Heart Failure The main function of the heart is to pump blood to meet the needs of the body. Heart failure occurs when the heart doesn’t have the ability to pump enough blood to the different parts of the body. This can occur if there is any defect in the heart muscles or if it becomes weaker due to some other factors. When this happens the kidney receives less blood to filter. The extra fluids build up in the legs, lungs, liver and around the eyes.
Blood pressure inside the heart and lungs may also measured using Doppler echocardiography or right-sided cardiac catheterization. Treatment – If the case is not severe enough treatment may not be needed, however to diagnose and treat sever symptoms you may need to go to the hospital. Through diuretics, medications that help remove fluids from the body, swelling may be managed. In severe cases, surgery may be done to repair or replace the tricuspid valve. Treating other conditions such as high blood pressure in the lungs or swelling of the right ventricle may correct this disorder.
Professional Medical Assistants provide quality care to patients. Medical assistants spend time with the patient going over medical history, they talk about medications currently taking, they also take the patients vitals and prepare them for the physician to see them. Medical Assistants also clean and sterilize the exam rooms, instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies. They collect blood, prepare and administer medications as the physician has requested. Medical assistants must have knowledge of treatments, procedures, medications, diets, ect.
“Hospital-acquired infection” (HAI) is a serious and prevalent issue in today’s healthcare field. The Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital finds this issue to be grave and is doing all that they can to eradicate HAI for good. Hospital-acquired infections are infections that come about during the course of the hospitalization and treatment, but were not present when the patient was admitted to the hospital. According to the CDC, hospital-acquired infections show up “48 to 72 hours after admission or 10 days after discharge” (Collins, n.d.). The reason for this window of time for the infection to develop is because hospitals try to have the duration of hospital stays decreased.