How Change Has Affected My Life

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Change is important for safety and growth. Many people died from measles in the past prior to the invention of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Measles is highly contagious and can spread rapidly. Across the world, approximately 20 million people are diagnosed and 146,000 people die yearly from this disease. Without change, a vaccine would not have been developed resulting in millions instead of thousands of deaths yearly (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). In this discussion, I will write about how change has impacted my life.

The medical field is always evolving and with it comes change. Since, I work as a nurse, change impacts my life frequently. Between the development of new products and technology advancements, it is a challenge to keep updated on the modifications. In my current job, our facility has went from paper charting to computerized charting. With the invention of EPIC, electronic health records emerged. This is a great tool when utilized properly. It has impacted me in a positive way by providing safety in medication passes. A red box will appear if I scan a patient and then scan a medication that does not belong to that person. It also displays a red box when partial doses are needed to alert me to break the pill in half prior to administration.
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Our physician reviewed his medical record and recommended an Inferior Vena Cava filter placed. The patient was concerned, because a friend told him that blood clots below the knee do not travel and just need monitored by ultrasound. The friend had got the information from the internet. . I located some material on a website that indicated that a below the knee DVT is unlikely to break away and is usually monitored by ultrasound (MedicineNet, 2015). Now, my patient does not want to have the procedure done or start anticoagulant

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