Cardiac arrest

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  • The Importance Of Joseph Quinlan Case

    For the major focal point of this discourse, as explained before, advance directives are used to convey the patient and families’ preference in treatment, including to do or not resuscitate when the patient may suffer from cardiac or respiratory arrest after. The aim of CPR is to save the patient, but the evidence shows that the implementation of CPR does not ensure a high rate of survival to hospital discharge (Enohumah et al., 2006; Landry, Parker, & Phillips, 1992; McNally et al., 2011). Due to this, the policy began to develop to limit the use of CPR and in carrying out the DNR order. In reference to this issue, Quinlan case has increased the concern (Coburn, 1977). The conflict evolved between the physician and patient’s father in determining…

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  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals Case Study

    is a both a vasodilator and a vasoconstrictor. This means that some blood vessels dilate, or become bigger, while others constrict, or become smaller. The dilation portion is found in the smooth muscles of the airway, which is why epinephrine is so effective for asthma attacks and anaphylactic reactions (allergic reactions). This prevents the trachea from swelling up and blocking off air to the lungs. The constriction portion is found in the rest of the body’s cardiovascular system. Blood…

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  • Manner And Mechanism Of Death

    Mechanism of death A. What is Mechanism of Death Failure of vital organs or organ systems relating to fatal injury, disease, or other abnormalities. For an example, if someone gets shot and they have exsanguination (excessive bleeding). Not all mechanism of death are due to outward excessive bleeding, but can also be internal bleeding from blunt trauma. Other types of mechanism of death are congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias. B. What exactly does mechanism of death tells.…

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  • Ethical Principles Of Ethics In Nursing

    The nurse made a poor decision when she did not give the medication as ordered, and when she failed to report a continual increase in the patient’s heart rate, and when she failed to ensure documentation of the items such as the cardiac monitor when the patient was transferred to the telemetry unit. All of the negligence resulted in the demise of the patient. The intensive care unit nurse also stated in the case that she was not experienced enough to be working in the unit, therefore she should…

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  • Hyperoxia Studies Case Study

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  • Targeted Temperature Management Case Study

    The article that I choose was called “Targeted Temperature Management at 33°C versus 36°C after Cardiac Arrest”. The objective of the article was to find at which temperature was it better to induce hypothermia on a patient who had gone into cardiac arrest in an out-of-hospital scenario to prevent neurological damage and the. The researchers hoped that if by inducing hypothermia early on after the cardiac arrest and loss of consciousness there would be little to no brain damage. The researchers…

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  • The Importance Of Ethical Concepts In Nursing

    To begin, I viewed the clip “It’s A Nurse”, which is what my response is in reference to. The first ethical concept I noticed in the clip is ethics of care. After the patient passes away the narrator, who I conclude to be the mother, is informed that she may take as long as she needs and the nurses take actions to comfort her given the situation such as keeping the patients undergarments on. The nurses are respecting the mother’s wishes in regards to the scenario in order to produce the most…

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  • Case Study: Code Blue-Where To?

    include the staff being new to the unit and not familiar with procedures or perhaps a code had never occurred on the psychiatric unit. It was obvious that the code team was also not trained on the procedure for answering a code in the psychiatric unit. Equipment. The next system error that occurred has to do with available supplies. The psychiatric unit was using older, incompatible leads which led to a nurse having to return to the main hospital to obtain the correct leads. The other…

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  • The Importance And Cons Of Defibrillation

    Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest or OHCA is an abrupt loss of cardiac function in a public setting, usually occurring instantly or soon after symptom development (American Heart Association [AHA], 2014-a). Defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR are well-documented variables in predicting poor OHCA outcomes (Bur et al. 2001). CPR is the method of compressing a patient’s chest at 100 beats per minute, providing adequate blood flow to the body’s vital organs, preserving life (New…

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  • Sudden Cardiac Death Case Study

    Introduction Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a world wide health problem resulting in one-fifth of unexpected deaths in the western world. Ventricular fibrillation (VF) is one of the life-threatening arrhythmias contributing to the increasing number of individuals needing urgent medical assistance (Wellens, Gorgels & Munter, 2013). The following case study will explore a complex critically ill patient who has suffered from a ventricular tachycardia (VT) and VF due to dilated left ventricle (LV)…

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