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    Hospice Experience Essay

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    Journal 10 Tuesday, November 17th: Today was my second day with Hospice. We were the piece of Hospice that makes visits in the home. It the beginning of the day however, we started in the building with other members of the hospice team. They were meeting together for a weekly meeting. The weekly meeting they were having is one that they are familiar with. They have this meeting every Tuesday to discuss their patient’s plan of care. They cannot cover all the patients every Tuesday for time…

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    indwelling urinary catheters. The decrease in arrival for infection treatment leaves our rooms open for other emergencies. Reducing the lower acuity ER arrivals also impacts our ED wait time, which is a CDC measure. (Sullivan, 2012. p. 198) The ED expense budget is a great model for over all departmental change. The ED is one of the lowest in cost reimbursement. The task is to have the ED expense budget reflect our patient care objectives regarding CAUTI and indwelling catheters and insertion…

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    The primitive element of Evidence Base Practice is to personalize the evidence to fulfill distinct patient need within the context ((Polit & Beck, 2012, p. 25). paper includes the summary of an Evidence Based Practice implementation on reduction on hospital acquired Cather-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) in a community hospital setting. The key points, list of steps taken by nursing, a practice problem that would benefit from the implementation of an EBP are explained here. The result…

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    CVC General Consideration INDICATIONS To give medications to the patient e.g. vasopressors, chemotherapy, antibiotics1 Parentral nutrition (PEN) Hemodynamic monitoring – e.g. central venous pressure (CVP) In case of difficult or poor peripheral venous access CONTRAINDICATION: some of the relative contraindications are Anatomic distortion at insertion site Coagulopathy Already existing intravascular devices SITES Internal juglar vein (IJV) Suvclavian vein ( SCV) Femoral vein…

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    an indwelling urinary catheter using the CAUTI bundle. When the nurse receives this electronic order, she is prompted to answer several questions prior to the insertion to assure there is a need for the catheter. On each subsequent day, the nurse is asked another set of questions to confirm the need for continued use of the catheter. If the indication is no longer supported, the nurse is encouraged to call the doctor for an order to remove. This places the need for the catheter at the front of…

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    Ablation Essay

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    AF: electrical cardioversion and catheter ablation. For electrical cardioversion, an electric shock is delivered to a patient’s heart to restore the normal heart rhythm. For catheter ablation, radiofrequency energy or cryo energy is used to selectively destroy areas of heart tissue that cause the abnormal heart rhythm. However, both methods are unable to specifically pinpoint the exact origin of the erratic electrical signals and difficult to locate the catheter tip during…

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    the survey. These questions focused on catheter care practices in 3 areas…

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    Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is another healthcare-associated infection that we need to be worried about because it is becoming very common for people that need catheters when in a healthcare setting. Catheters are used more than people may think in the healthcare setting. Catheters are used on trauma patients that are brought into the emergency room in need of surgery. Women that are have a C-section for the birth of their baby. Catheters are used when people are on a…

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    outcomes include the following bio-psychosocial functioning and patient satisfaction. Two examples of nursing-sensitive patient outcomes include the following rate of central line catheter-associated blood stream infection, rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia, and prevalence of pressure ulcers. Rate of central line catheter-associated blood stream infection is a serious…

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    body via a catheter-based delivery system. The valve is designed to replace a patient’s diseased aortic valve without traditional open-heart surgery and while the heart continues to beat. The valve can be implanted in patients using the fransfemoral technique meaning delivered thorough the femoral artery or trans-apical technique meaning delivered via a small incision between the ribs. Prior to implantation, the valve is carefully mounted and crimped onto the balloon delivery catheter. The…

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