Glasgow Coma Scale

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  • Case Study: Glasgow Coma Scale

    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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  • Essay On Trauma Nursing

    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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  • Traumatic Brain Injury Hypothesis

    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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  • Targeted Temperature Management Case Study

    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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  • Ethical Dilemmas In The Medical Field

    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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  • Ethical Issues In Coma Care

    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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  • How My Mom Changed My Life

    Catholic whore!”The following day the two same very young children and their mother came after us. The mother proclaiming “You accosted my son yesterday!” Philip said “well he called my girlfriend a Catholic whore” she said “That's impossible because I'm a Catholic” to that we started to walk away when the boy shouted back at us “You Catholic bastards.” Proof enough for us and their mother, utterly embarrassed she said her apologies. This is so typical of Scotland, especially Glasgow for…

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  • Why Did William Duguid Leave Scotland

    On the 29th of August 1903 William Duguid was born in Glasgow that is in Scotland. When he was 25 on October 1927 he traveled on a boat and ended up in Wellington that is in New Zealand. In Levin he fell in love with Francis and they got married. When he came to NZ he became a linesman and when he got depressed and then he became a cow milker for his neighbors. He died in October 1967. This report is going to tell you the push and pull factors of William Duguid leaving Scotland and coming to New…

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  • The Issue Of Physician Assisted Suicide

    debated topic for many reasons. Whether the reasons are possible unauthorized assisted suicide, concerns with potential abuse of power, issues with ethicality, or so on, they are being debated. “There have been over 100 attempts to legalize physician-assisted suicide in the past twenty years” (Catholic News Agency), but physician-assisted suicide is only legal in three states: Oregon, Washington, and Vermont. Out of the United States of America, it is legal in The Netherlands, Luxembourg,…

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  • Essay On Traditional Dying

    loss of vitals. Today technology is so advanced that there are machines that can keep your heart beating for you, and can keep all of your other organs functioning as well, even though they would not be without the help of the machines. Before technology, when ones brain, heart, lungs, or any other organ stopped functioning the rest of their organs would shut down as well, and soon after they would be considered dead. Today, machines can keep a person’s failing organs working, which in turn…

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