Naloxone was FDA approved in 1971 and has been used for decades by emergency medical services for reversing opioid overdose and reviving victims who otherwise would have died (Leavitt, 2010). I decided to do this paper for two reasons, one, this problem is not going away. The ‘war on drugs’ is not a war that we are going to win. But with the availability of Naloxone, it may save lives so that recovery is still an option in this fight. Background Approximately 15,000 people die each year by overdosing on opioids, a rate that has more than tripled since 1990 (Wermeling, 2012).
Cardiac arrhythmias affect more than 700,000 people in England is one of the top ten reasons for hospital admission (Department of Health 2005). Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common and important cardiac arrhythmia, it the most common of all the arrhythmias seen in general practice. AF affects 5% of the UK population over the age of 65 years, rising to 10% in those over 75 years of age (Kirby 2005). The principal significance, both to the patient and the healthcare system is the increased risk of embolic stroke. Atrial fibrillation is associated with 15% of all strokes and with 36% of strokes in patients over the age of 60 (Hobbs 1999).
There are various different internal and external stakeholders that Dr. DoRight has to deal with on a daily basis. Healthcare is a business and is it important to identify the stakeholders because they are the reason for the business. Some stakeholders also have a major influence on how successful the business will be. One major stakeholder in this case is the patient. This is the reason why the hospital is in business, to provide medical care to the patient.
Cardiovascular diseases account for more than 150,000 deaths a year in the United Kingdom. Cardiovascular diseases affect more than five million people, and annual costs exceed £30bn. However, more than 80% of CVD can be avoided. The UK government strategy for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease therefore focuses on a dual approach. National Health Service (NHS) health checks to detect and treat people at high risk which will benefit the entire population over time, such as smoke-free public places and the progressive reduction in the salt content of processed food.
Each year Witt/Kieffer conducts about 400 search assignments and research projects for presidents, CEOs, CFOs, and COOs to assist these organizations in becoming better. (Witt/Kieffer, 2011) According to Witt/Kieffer, there are four elements to diversity in healthcare. The first is representation which means reflecting employees, communities, and patients. The second element of diversity is inclusiveness which is welcoming, mentoring, training, and listening to diverse employees. Cultural competency focuses being responsive and respectful of individuals with cultural backgrounds.
The focus of the literature review will be upon breast cancer and social support received, and the psychological consequences that social support has upon the coping adaptability of breast cancer patients. Breast cancer is now the number one cancer in the UK, each year more than forty five thousand women are diagnosed with this cancer, approximately one hundred and twenty five women a day, this does not include the three hundred men a year that are also diagnosed. According to figures published by the Office for National Statistics in 2002, the incidence of breast cancer in Britain has increased from an age-standardised rate of seventy-five per one hundred thousand in 1979, to one hundred and fourteen per one hundred thousand in 2001. In 1988, a Breast Screening Program was introduced in the UK; this led to a temporary increase in prevalence rates, for women aged 50-64 years. However, more women than ever before are surviving breast cancer, nine out of ten women diagnosed at stage one survive beyond five years.
They also claim that death isn’t the only problem guns create. “During 1987 and 1988, Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, treated about 700 gunshot victims at a total cost of $10.5 million. Most of these victims- 2 percent of the hospitals patients- used 40 percent of its blood supply” (Newton 103). This data shows that gun shot victims are using almost half of the hospital’s donated blood. This justification is wrong for many reasons.
A 2004, article written by Brian Handwerk on NationalGeographic.com he states, “In 2002 U.S. doctors performed 24,900 lifesaving organ transplants. That's the good news. But for every person lucky enough to receive a transplant, two others are added to a waiting list that now features more than 80,000 people in the U.S. alone. As desperation grows so may an illicit trade in human organs in much of the developing world.” To show us how many people in the U.S. alone need these types of organ transplants, and that it is a very long difficult process go through and find an exact matching donor. Since the demand is very high many have attempted to profit by selling organs such as kidneys, obtained from living donors tempted to give up their "spare" organs for cash.
I. Introduction a. a. Audience hook: The National Cancer Institute estimates that in 2012 there will be 103,170 new cases of colon cancer and 40,290 rectal. Deaths 51,690, totaling 143,000 people diagnosed with colorectal cancer, the 4th most common cancer in both men and women. 1 in 20 men and women will be diagnosed in their lifetime.
However, brain dead donors are also acceptable. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing at this moment in the US there are 79,000 patients on the transplant waiting list. A new name is added to the list every 16 minutes which means there will be about 4 people added during the time we have in class today. The problem is over 25% of the patients will die because of organ shortage. There are only about 5,000 donors each year.