Meningococcal disease

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  • Essay On Meningoccal Septicaemia

    Over the last decade, monumental advances in the medical field have taken place, resulting in prompt recognition and management of many diseases. Despite this, meningococcal disease remains one of the leading causes of death in children and young people worldwide (Dowson, 2014). With its rapid onset and serious nature, meningococcal septicaemia affects up to 0.95% of the western world’s population each year making it essential for health professionals to understand the pathophysiology, recognition and treatment of this deadly disease in the prehospital setting. This essay will be divided into two parts: the first will examine the prehospital management of an unconscious patient presenting with advanced meningococcal septicaemia; the second will analyse the use of different pharmacological agents and intravenous fluids in a patient with this disease. Pathophysiology and management Meningococcal comes in two…

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  • Benefits Of Genetic Engineering

    As it states in Source A “ Even without a ban, it will be upper-class parents who can afford pricey genetic technologies. “ this evidence shows that if their was no limits to genetic engineering then the rich people would become even more elite because not only would they have money but they also would not be plagued with the common genetic disease that the rest of the population would have to deal with. Also in Source A it states “Sooner or later, as the most glaring genetic liabilities will…

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  • The Ethics Of Euthanasia In The Victorian Era

    There are other key reasons that also lead people to become unaccepting of death, one of which being advancements in modern medicine and science. As mentioned above, common illnesses and diseases such as pneumonia, that once proved to be fatal for many, no longer play a large risk due to modern medicine. People today are not as quick to die from illnesses as they once were, instead there are cures available, or at least treatments that can hold off death for a number of years. This results in…

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  • Major Causes: The Death Of A Child

    viewed as mechanistic when it is viewed as working like a machine with different components or parts. The mechanistic body has no interaction with the world or environment surrounding it, therefore the mechanistic body is functioning independently. According to Marcum (2004), the human body is viewed as a material, mechanized objet that is reducible to a collection of physical parts. From this perspective, the patient’s body is “a machine composed of individual body parts, which can be fixed or…

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  • Biomedical Model Advantages And Disadvantages

    the environment. Repudiate psychological, environment and social influences. And the three health languages are;  Diagnosis: this investigates any disease or illness through medical procedures by observation of signs and symptoms and this is notice by the client’s history and test. In order for the professional to get the result you will need to through…

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  • Neurology Case Study

    In the late 1900s scientists were able to describe a rare congenital genetic disease called “1p36” for the first time. Later, in 2001, a girl named Sonia was born; two weeks after her birth, she had heart failure and her parents had to take her to the hospital due to low vital signs; that was the first time doctors noticed that there was something wrong with her. A couple of days later, they realized that not only her heart wasn’t functioning properly, but she had low muscle tone, and seizures.…

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  • Confusion Between Euthanasia And Other End-Life Decisions

    Euthanasia is one of the most common argument in our society. Euthanasia, the act to end one’s life painlessly who is suffering from incurable or painful disease. However, Euthanasia is illegal in many countries because many people refer it as assisted suicide. Euthanasia can be referred as painless and happy death without going through suffering. According to Wikipedia, Euthanasia was first used in medical context by Francis Bacon. Nevertheless, I supported Euthanasia because every patient has…

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  • Uc Davis Medical Center Internship Reflection

    My internship is at UC Davis Medical Center in the Clinical Social Services Department. This semester, the interns are doing rounds in the hospital. What that means is that each week, I am in a different unit of the hospital shadowing a Social Worker and taking cases if I feel comfortable. With that being said, I have not had the opportunity to have a client for a long period of time. Next semester, I will have to chose one or two units that I want to work in and that is where I will have my own…

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  • Mr. Gee Case Summary

    At the time of evaluation, Mr. Gee was a 57-year-old white married heterosexual male that was referred by his PCP, Dr. Lois Lane, to assess whether or not his frequent medical visits and chronic weak stomach complaints were psychologically related. Specifically, Mr. Gee complained of anhedonia, low energy, and severe gastrointestinal issues (i.e., constipation, diarrhea, discomfort). Furthermore, Mr. Gee endorsed mild anxiety symptoms (i.e., difficulty relaxing and controlling worrying), along…

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  • Legionaries Disease Case Study

    sources that contain materials on the impact of Legionaries’ Disease to public health and its association with the role of a Public Health Inspector/Environmental Health Officer. Legionaries’ Disease is caused by roughly 35 Legionella bacteria species, with symptoms of severe pneumonia and psychological changes. (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 2015) With an increase of the elderly population in North America and the use of statistical data, the predicted trend of…

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