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    Congenital Heart Defect

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    The congenital heart defect is influenced with many factors, economic, politic, social, emotional, psychological and physically, so it is needed that,to the increase of the knowledge, attitude and practices of parent who have children with congenital heart defect to prevent complication. About 20% to 30% of people with a Congenital congenital heart defect have other physical problems or developmental or cognitive disorders, Children children with Congenital congenital heart defect are about 50% more likely to receive special education services compared to children without birth defects (Miller, Riehle-Colarusso, Alverson, Frias, Correa , 2011; Shillingford , et al., 2008; Limperopoulos , et al., 2000). Congenital heart anomalies are divided into levels of complexity: mild, moderate, and severe, more than half of with a critical type of congenital heart defect have…

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    At the age of 11, Gacy hit his head on a swing which caused a blood clot in his brain that resulted in numerous blackouts; head trauma can cause criminal behavior based on phenology--a biological sub-theory. Also, when Gacy was 17, he was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect that forced him to be hospitalized occasionally throughout his life. Avatism, another biological sub-theory, focuses on abnormal physical traits most criminals exhibit; for example, Gacy has large lips and lots of body…

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    Pediatrics Essay

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    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…

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    Mia Gonzalez Case Study

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    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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    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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    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 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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    Congenital Heart Disease

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    Congenital heart diseases refers to the structural (anatomical) or physiological defects in the normal functioning of the heart as a result of birth defects that may be diagnosed soon after birth or may take years to produce full blown cardiac insufficiency. Valvular heart defects form the most common variety of congenital cardiac defect that is associated with high morbidity and mortality in adult years if no management options are employed. This is because the metabolic demands of the body…

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    Pulse Accuracy

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    (Eichenwald, Perelman, & Pennsylvania, n.d.). The continuous pulse oximetry readings of the newborn will alert the RN of any circulatory issues that need immediate attention. Another benefit of performing continuous pulse oximetry on newborns is the early detection of congenital heart defects (Tin & Lal, 2015). The continuous monitoring allows the early detection of pulmonary atresia, tetralogy of Fallot, tricuspid atresia, anomalous pulmonary venous return (CDC, 2012). The early detection…

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    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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