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  • Epidural Anesthesia

    1941 Rees and Abajian utilized the epidural space for thoracic anesthesia. The progression of epidural anesthesia finally peaked with continuous infusion of an anesthetic in thoracic surgeries in 1953 (Blas, 1996). Hemodynamic complications associated with epidural anesthesia include the possible development of severe bradycardia or asystole. According to Hines and Marschall, this is most likely to occur an hour after the epidural is used for injection (2012). Approximately half of the patients that develop a bradydysrhythmia experience shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting, restlessness, light-headedness, and a deterioration in mental status prior to the onset of a dysrhythmia. This side effect can even persist into the postoperative…

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  • Positive And Informative Essay: What Are Drugs Used During Labor

    out healthy, no matter what they consumed or did. Many were not able to live with their child and died, sometimes along with the baby. Some nurses and doctors would only help deliver the baby, weigh it, check to see if it was healthy, tell the mother and leave. This problem was fixed rapidly. Women are now presented with a selection of drugs to help bear the pain during labor and the amount is dependent on the type of drug. They are given daily check-ups with their doctor before and after…

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  • Indwelling Urinary Catheter Essay

    also recommends that if an indwelling catheter is placed it should be removed as soon as possible to reduce the risk for infection. In the world of labor and delivery the usage of indwelling urinary catheterization is controversial. The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurse (AWHOON) has recommendations similar to that of the CDC. According to an article published in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN) indwelling urinary catheters should not…

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  • Nursing Observation In Nursing

    I believe that the charge nurse exhibited her leadership role very well. Remaining calm and provide safe, effective care without frightening the mothers any further was caring behaviors observed during my preceptorship. I believe that showing caring behaviors is very important when dealing with theses mothers because some have participated in childbirth class, and therefore, were more prepared, however, for those who have spontaneous rupture of their membranes before the anticipated date were as…

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  • Child Birth Medicine

    difficult. Due to the women not being able to communicate or push either a cesarean section or forceps were often crucial for the birth to be carried out. Typically when the child’s born after the mother being medicated so heavily, the child is usually generally very sleepy, as well as a reduced drive to breathe properly, often needing the child to have resuscitation, because their is a chance that the child is not breathing at all. Spinal anesthesia was developed in the mid-20th century,…

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  • Surgical Room Observation Essay

    Brief Description During my clinical at Magnolia Regional Health Center, I got the opportunity to observe a patient have a Caesarean section (C-section) which “is a surgical procedure used to deliver a baby through an incision in the mother 's abdomen and a second incision in the mother 's uterus” (Mayo Clinic, 2012). This surgical procedure is often done when a vaginal delivery would put health complications in the baby’s or mother’s life. In addition, a pregnant women can request to have this…

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  • Atul Gawande The Score Analysis

    The article, The Score by Atul Gawande, illustrated the history of pregnancy deliveries with the article profiling Elizabeth Rourke and her journey of giving birth to her daughter. The Score is an article where I acquired knowledge from a topic that I knew very little about. For example, the process of how women are in labor and how long they must wait until they are “in labor.” In addition, how long they must wait until their contractions are in a certain pace, “the nurse asked if the…

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  • Evidence-Based Quality Improvement Project: Can Empowered Nurses Decrease CAUTI Rates?

    I am writing to obtain permission to conduct an evidence-based quality improvement project using a pretest/posttest design in your facility with the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of an educational intervention regarding the importance and use of the nurse driven protocol on nurses ' knowledge and CAUTI rates. This study will be done to fullfill requirements for completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Regis University, Denver, CO. The following information is an…

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  • Barbara Ann Williams: My Mother

    My mom name is Barbara Ann Williams. She was the born March 7th 1957. My mom was the seventh child of 18. She meet my father when she was 16 and married him and move to Coffeyville, Ks. One year later when my mom was seventeen I was conceived. During the time of my mom pregnancy my dad lost his oldest sister who raised him on his birthdate in 1975. My Aunt Clara was my mom favorite sister in-law and that’s when she knew what she was going to named me. My mom was a short petite seventeen year old…

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  • The Epidural: The Cause Of Pain

    Contractions help a lady enlarge, making the birth canal stretch. Each lady contracts on the length of her labor, some enduring hours others enduring days. The epidural is an alternative that numbs the lower body to distress agony to convey a kid. Numerous give normal birth meaning no pain medicines, no danger to the child. Pain medicines can build danger of lethal pain adding issues too. Epidural can incapacitate ladies if embedded wrong, or wrong development amid work. Some say that an…

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