Same Day Surgery
During same day surgery, I shadowed Nurse Laura, BSN, RN. We prepared four patients for their procedures. The first patient was an 81 year old, white male. He was a patient of Dr. Workman in for a medi-port placement. A medi-port is one type of a central venous access device. This port can remain in place for years and is often inserted for patients who receive long term IV medications and who require frequent blood draws causing less discomfort for the patient. The port is…
physiological changes by conducting blood tests in order to provide more data in an objective point of view. They found out that short-term exposures (three days working in the farm) had significant effects on some health indicators such as hemoglobin, hematocrit, red blood cell, and monocyte percentage, etc. In addition, increased liver enzyme, blood urea nitrogen, and decrease in plasma protein are some examples of the effects obtained from the blood chemistry tests (Hu, Huang, Huang, Li,…
1. What clinical findings are likely in R.S. as a consequence of his COPD?
R.S., the patient, has many diagnoses, findings like his history of coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial vascular disease, irregular ABG, chronic bronchitis- COPD, and of course that leads to the possible diagnosis of pneumonia. Therefore, this leads to a very long list of signs and symptoms. The signs and symptoms of COPD type B, which is classified as a “blue bloater” (Copstead, & Banasik, 2010, pg. 483), is…
Blood Cultures X 2 (Different Sites) - Prior to initiating antibiotics
Culture Surgical Site and Gram Stain
Complete Blood Count with Differential (CBC)
Complete Metabolic Profile (CMP)
Blood Glucose Monitoring
Prothrombin Time (PT) and International Nectrotizing Ratio (INR)
Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT)
Urinalysis (UA) and Culture
Radiograph of Right Lower Extremity
The given scenario leads this writer to pursue aggressive…
v. Ferrous Sulfate (FER-IN-SOL) 15 mg, Route: PO, every 12 hours (Q12H)
It was prescribed to the patient to treat iron deficiency anemia as the patient has poor food intake as well as low hemoglobin and hematocrit. It is needed by the body to produce red blood cells.
vi. Lansoprazole 6 mg, Route: PO, once daily (QD)
It was prescribed to the patient to prevent gastroesophageal reflux, stomach pain and treat conditions that cause excess stomach acid.
Running head: PLACENTA PREVIA
Virginia College Jacksonville
November 16, 2014
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Questions for Medical Nutrition Therapy: A Case Study Approach 5th ed.
Case 8 – Gastroparesis
1. Identify the major physiological controls for gastric emptying.
• Contraction and motility are major controls for gastric emptying involving autocrine, paracrine, and neuronal systems.
• The interstitial cells of Cajal control the smooth muscle activity and the autonomic nervous system relays the message from input for the smooth muscle.
o Neuropeptides, hormones and neurotransmitters affect…
Other tests that can be useful but not used for a definitive diagnosis are hemoglobin and hematocrit studies, chest x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging, and electrocardiography.
Surgical treatment is required but due to TOF being a progressive disorder the timing of the surgery may be different because of the severity of the anomaly.…
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disorder in which ones thyroid gland cannot produce enough thyroid hormone, causing a deficiency (Porth, 2009). A few of R.M.'s lab values showed signs of hematologic abnormalities. His lab values for red blood cells (4.01), hemoglobin (12.6), and hematocrit (37.3) were all below therapeutic range, which can be interpreted as anemia.
Patient R.M’s main medical diagnosis was Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP). He was admitted into the hospital when his home health LPN noticed he was having…