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  • Cystic Fibrosis Case Study

    person with Cystic Fibrosis. The Therapist will perform chest physical therapy on the person. This is done by pounding on their chest and back over and over again either with their hands or a cupped device. This chest physical therapy helps to loosen up the mucus in the lungs and gets the person to cough it up so that it is not trapped in the airways causing infections (Cystic Fibrosis - Clinical Manifestations In Cf., n.d.). In order for chest physical therapy (CPT) to be effective needs to be…

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  • Essay On Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    Spaghetti Factory in Concord, when we heard a commotion on the other side of the restaurant. My mom got up to look, but never came back. After awhile, I got up to look for her, and what I saw amazed me. My mom was on top of a man’s chest doing what I now know as chest compressions. We never found out what happened to the man, but what I know is that I want to learn CPR. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR is a lifesaving technique, useful in emergency where someone’s breathing or heart…

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  • Malignant Mesothelioma Research Paper

    Malignant mesothelioma is considered as an aggressive form of cancer and giving out accurate prognosis is not that easy. Prognosis for patients diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma is somehow discouraging since it has a long latency period. In most cases, it is only identified when it is in a radical stage already. What is malignant mesothelioma? It is a rare tumor of mesothelial cells and it mostly affects the pleura (the lining that shields the lungs). Most people diagnosed with…

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  • Pericarditis Research Paper

    Patients will show some of the following signs and symptoms: Swelling of lower extremities, anxiety, orthopnea, crackles/decreased breath sounds with auscultation, chest pain (severe), friction rub (auscultate heart), dry cough, fatigue, fever, and on the 12-lead there will be ST elevation with ST depression on PR…

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  • Airway Obstruction Research Paper

    SUMMARY Airways Turn the victim on to their back and then open the airway using head tilt and chin lift: Place your hand on their forehead and gently tilt their head back. With your fingertips under the point of the victim's chin, lift the chin to open the airway. Airway obstruction is an emergency. Get expert help immediately. Untreated, airway obstruction causes hypoxia and risks damage to the brain, kidneys and heart, cardiac arrest, and death. Look for the signs of airway obstruction: •…

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  • Best Stethoscope Nurses: Nurse Practitioner

    stethoscope placed on your chest, back, or abdomen. Make sure to get a stethoscope with a non-chill rim and diaphragm, your patients will be extremely…

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  • Respiratory System: A Case Study

    neck, chest and the abdomen. In the inspection the professional should look for evidence of respiratory distress, breathlessness, cough, wheeze, recently weight loss, tremor, cyanosis, tobacco staining, Cushing syndrome, anemia, possible apical lung cancer (Horner 's syndrome), any possible tracheal obstruction, lymphadenopathy, superior vena cava obstruction. When palpating the professional will use the index finger to feel the trachea and to see if the trachea feels in the middle, chest…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Experience With Plastic Surgery

    God damn! My stupid googles fogged up again. I reached up to my face to clean the thin piece of plastic protecting my eyes. Did I put these on wrong? No one else seems to have this problem… “Hey student. Get up here and watch this,” beckoned one of the surgeons. My body jolted as I was unexpectedly called upon and I quickly walked toward my mentor, but I also made sure that I kept enough distance to not interfere with the “sterile environment” surrounding the patient. The surgeon who had…

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  • Right Ventricular Function Case Study

    III. Assessment of right ventricular function in chronic chest diseases 1. Physical examination It is difficult to distinguish chronic lung disease from associated PH and RV dysfunction. Increased exertional dyspnea may arise from new RV dysfunction or progression of the underlying parenchymal lung disease. Symptoms associated with advanced RV dysfunction (leg edema, ascites) may not be present, or may develop independent of RV dysfunction (Macnee, 2010). 2. Noninvasive measurements…

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  • Sickle Cell Anemia Case Studies Answers

    Interview: Sickle cell anemia (SCD) is a special form of anemia which is inherited from the parents to the sons, and in which the shape of red blood cells (RBCs) is changed, usually the red blood cells is shaped like round discs, but in sickle cell anemia the red blood cells are shaped like crescent moons, or sickles that leads to the not enough healthy red blood cells which become unable to carry adequate amount of oxygen to the different body organs. Normally the red blood cells are round and…

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