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    DISABILITY: Kelly’s GSC score is 15/15, no brain injury reported. Her cognitive function is normal. Her anxiety and restlessness is due to lack of enough blood supply to the brain. Monitoring patient cognitive function regularly by using a simple nursing assessment scale such Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) used to describe the level of consciousness and to assess any brain problem or cognitive impairment. Patient with heart attack can suddenly changes their cognitive function due to insufficiency of oxygen supply and sudden changes of heart’s rhythms due to myocardial damage (Feldman, Hart, Lindsell, & McMullan, 2014). This is high priority nursing intervention. EXPOSURE: Her APTT and PT are both within the normal ranges. No indication of injury…

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    Brain Injury Case Studies

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    The Glasgow Coma Scale is an instrument that has become widely accepted to evaluate the seriousness of the brain injury. This scale measures the level of consciousness that ranges from alertness to coma. Scores are given according to response levels in three areas: eye opening, verbal response, and motor response. The scores range from the numbers three to fifteen. Three being the most severe and fifteen a mild injury. These scores also fall into three categories: Mild GCS: 13-15, Moderate GCS:…

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    Essay On Trauma Nursing

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    image) Step 4: Patient arrival and initial primary assessment (ABCDE): A (Airway)- Is something is occluding or blocking the throat? Examples of things might occlude the airway include tongue, vomit, or other objects. We check this first because without an airway you can die in minutes. Cervical spine immobilization is also now a part of A because if you move someone’s neck the wrong way it could paralyze them or worse kill them. B (Breathing)- Is the patient breathing, at what rate and depth?…

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    The patient presents with a significant history of traumatic brain injury with facial reconstruction and vertebral fractures, chronic ace and back pain, neuropathy, and acid reflux.The patient presented to the emergency room after a seizure witnessed by the wife at home. Wife believed seizure lasted for 45 seconds and patient feel to the floor and hit his head. The patient states that he has had increasing episodes on intermittent tremors, and starring off for the last year. CTscan of the head…

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    The question of why individuals would kill their fellow human being is always a debate. There has been a long-time belief that criminal behavior is something that is innate, where the argument of nature versus nurture arises. It is possible that it leans more in one direction than the other or can even be a combination of both. Additionally, criminal offenders have often reported being emotionally unstable. There seems to be less consideration for a possible predispose of criminal behavior due…

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    to get a better understanding of cooling temperatures the patients were to be randomly assigned a cooling temperature either at 33 ° C or at 36 °C group. From there a set of test would be preformed to gather data on which group had a better survival rate as well as less brain damage. This research started off with 939 patients total, the 33° C group had 473 patients and the 36°C group had 466 patients. Each of the patients brought into the study went into a cardiac arrest and had been…

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    Coma is the state of unconsciousness characterized by the complete lack of stimulation and awareness. It is either structural or nonstructural in origin due to a severe disorder in cerebral function (Stevens & Bhardwaj, 2006, pp. 31-41). Characteristically, “coma is a transitional state, evolving toward recovery of consciousness, the vegetative state, the minimally conscious state, or brain death” (Stevens & Bhardwaj, 2006, pp. 31-41). In other article coma also defined as “the state of…

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    In the medical field, many cases of legal and ethical dilemmas arise on a daily basis. In such cases, the role of the physician is to provide competent medical treatment at the discretion of the patient and their families. In many of these cases, although the physician believes they are doing the right thing, we often have our own opinions. Among these cases, are two unique dilemmas to be discussed in great detail before obtaining an ethical decision. The first case is of a 47 year old male who…

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    Living Will Essay

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    A person can never really know whether or not they are making the right decision, they can only hope that whatever the choose over bared their possible suffering. Brain dead or in a coma on life support of any kind with little to no hope of recovery. Now choosing to let that person remain in this state or euthanizing it. Why burden your family with that decision when you can make if for them ahead of time. The self-proclaim decision is called a living will. However, for pregnant women, there is…

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    strokes are the top three causes of death in America. They account for sixty-six percent of all deaths in America. There are many things that cause death, but what is the main cause of death? First, what is death? Death in short means to no longer be alive. In the medical profession there is some debate about what is considered dead, mostly when considering organ donors. As for now the legal standard of death is to die and be pronounced deceased or “The UDDA also recognizes whole-brain death --…

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