Congenital heart defect

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  • Pediatrics Essay

    You also have to care and have patience. You have to be able to do your job and make the children feel safe and secure. Pediatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with children and their diseases. There are many branches in pediatrics--such as, pediatric dentist, pediatric nurse, pediatric cardiologist, etc. All these branches of pediatrics deal with different kinds of illnesses. Pediatric dentists deal with the structure of a child’s mouth. A lot of children have problems with their jaw alignment, resulting in braces or surgery later in life; which could change the way they speak. According to the children’s heart foundation “ Approximately 40,000 babies are born each year in the United States with CHD” ( CHF, par. 1). What is CHD? CHD is congenital heart defect; meaning babies are born with an abnormally obstructed heart and/ or large vessels within the heart. Pediatric…

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  • Mia Gonzalez Case Study

    play, she was easily winded and took multiple asthma medications to try to help her breathing. After about 10 hospital stays, doctors realized that Mia had a malformation in her aorta, the vessel that pumps blood from the heart. The 4-year-old would need an operation to close off the part of her aorta that was putting pressure on her windpipe and making it hard to breathe, swallow and get rid of phlegm when she got a cold. "We freaked out to go from thinking she had asthma to being told she…

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  • Mature Minor Case Study

    How much autonomy should a minor have? Should their refusal of life-saving treatment be granted by physicians? These questions arise from the case of Emma Ogden, a twelve year old girl who lived with a congenital heart defect which led to many operations and repeated visits to the hospital. When Dr. Abdul Hamid, the transplant surgeon, told Emma and her parents that her best option would be getting a heart transplant and that even then, her prognosis was grim, she refused. Emma researched her…

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  • The Knight Family: A Career As A Social Worker

    A. I received the Knight family as a referral. As a social worker the skills I would use to begin working with them would be “Preparatory reviewing, preparatory exploring, preparatory consulting, preparatory arranging, preparatory empathy, preparatory self- exploration, centering, preliminary planning and recording” (Cournoyer, 2010). In order to do preparatory review, I will take in consideration the information provided to me by David Tidwell. Mr. Tidwell, a hospital social worker, received…

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  • Pediatric Congenital Heart Conditions Essay

    Pediatric Congenital Heart Conditions There are several pediatric congenital heart conditions that can occur and it is important as practitioners that each can be recognized as not to delay treatment. This article speaks of three different types of congenital heart conditions; the presentation, exam, diagnosis, treatment, and any long term effects for the patients. Patent Ductus Arteriosus In utero the ductus arteriosus connects the aorta and pulmonary artery. It allows blood to flow from the…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Journey With UI Children's Hospital

    How do you summarize 16 years of life into a few minutes? Especially the life of a medically fragile child. I’m going to do my best. Our journey with UI Children’s Hospital began 16 years ago when our daughter Reagen was born. She was transferred to UI Children’s Hospital from our local hospital when she was three days old. Our pediatrician thought she had a slight heart murmur and wanted us to get it checked out with a routine echocardiogram. He said make sure you take your car seat as you will…

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  • Causes Of Congenital Heart Disease

    Congenital heart disease, or CHD, is a problem with the heart's structure and function that is present at birth. Congenital heart disease can describe a number of different problems affecting the heart. It is the most common type of birth defect. CHD causes more deaths in the first year of life than any other birth defects. There are many causes of CHD including problems with genes or chromosomes in the child, taking certain medications, drugs, or alcohol during pregnancy,and a viral infection,…

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  • Five Family Values

    A congenital disorder is a birth defect or is a condition that exists at or before birth regardless of cause. (Boston’s Children’s Hospital, n.d) An example of this disorder would be Down syndrome. This population group would be difficult for me to work with because of a lack of understanding. The challenge in working with this particular population would be the lack of communication, which would hinder how much help I would be able to provide. Although it would be difficult, as a Generalist…

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  • Solving Problems In Kyle Maynard's No Excuses

    According to the Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health (covering Infancy through Adolescence), an estimated one in 2,000 babies is born with all or part of a limb missing. The condition described in these statistics is known as congenital amputation, and covers everything from missing toes to missing limbs such as legs and feet. The book No Excuses tells of the life of the author, Kyle Maynard, and his battle with the limitations of his body. He is a congenital amputee who was born without both…

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  • Essay On Gastroschisis

    parents when asked the sex of their baby would respond with, “It doesn't matter as long as the baby is healthy,” or something along those lines. Every parent's hope is to have a healthy child. Considering all the birth defects that could happen while a child is developing in the womb, this would be all I’d hoped for too. One birth defect is gastroschisis. Gastroschisis is a birth defect that develops in a baby during pregnancy. This defect happens when an opening forms in the baby's abdominal…

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