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1 Literature Search: Wrong Site Surgery Yashate Manning Maria Quimba Grand Canyon University: NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research October 28, 2012 2 Joint Commission revises universal protocol, clarifies who marks site. (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 Abstract: Joint Commission has revised the “Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, and Wrong Person Surgery.” Surgeons don’t have to be the ones who mark the site; however, the site must be marked by someone who is participating in the procedure. The marking must
Wear personal protective equipment when handling blood, body fluids, and feces To combat the most common adverse effects of chemotherapy, a nurse should administer an antiemetic A patient is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for prostate cancer and has lost considerable weight due to nausea and vomiting. Which of the following nursing interventions is appropriate for the patient? Adjusting meal plan before/after chemotherapy A client receiving chemotherapy has a nursing diagnosis of Deficient diversional activity related to decreased energy.Which client statement indicates an accurate understanding of appropriate ways to deal with this deficit? "I'll play card games with my friends." What should the nurse tell a female client who is about to begin chemotherapy and anxious about losing her hair?
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Nonpuerperal and puerperal depression are treated similarly unless the mother is breast-feeding. Data regarding the excretion of antidepressants in breast milk are limited.32 The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs35 concluded that “antidepressants are drugs whose effect on nursing infants is unknown but may be of concern.” Based on some reports, antidepressants considered to have no adverse effects on breast-fed infants (Table 8) may be considered for use in women with postpartum depression. Electroconvulsive therapy may be of value in patients who have severe depression with psychosis and an increased risk of suicide. Some investigators have found that estrogen therapy may be effective in patients with post-partum major depression.38 Double-blind studies are necessary before this therapy can be recommended for general use. Although pharmacotherapies for depression carry some risks, untreated depression may lead to significant problems.
Community Health Nursing HAT2 June 30, 2013 My perception about quality of life and health promotion with a dying patient such as cancer is realistic, compassionate, and the focus on patient and family in this traumatic time. I say this because I have been a hospice nurse and have had several patients with breast cancer and dying with lung cancer. I was a LPN when I started working as a Hospice nurse and only had to make home visits. The RN handled the admissions, assessments and initial evaluation of the patient’s needs. Once, I became an RN, those responsibilities were now mine.
In my nursing class, I learned that doctors cure the sickness and nurses cure the patient. This means that the nurse attends to the physical, mental, and psychosocial aspects in the care of patients. Some days can be demanding on the mind and body, but you can still go home and be grateful of what you have done for someone else. I believe that the core of nursing is love and passion for others. Without this love and passion, why is one in nursing.
Currently I am attending ITT Technical Institute working toward my Associates Degree as a Registered Nurse. Upon graduation I plan to find employment in the labor and delivery section of my local hospital. This is the first step toward my ultimate career goal. As a RN I can begin to gain valuable information and hands-on experience. This experience will give me a full feel for this field.