Oxygen saturation

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  • Pneumonia Epidemiology

    incurred by those infected with pneumonia. [3] The impact of the disease on the role of paramedics and the ambulance service within the health system are quite substantial. Correctly identifying the disease and effectively providing treatment to patients can keep a lot of people from being admitted into hospital, in turn resulting in more space and resources in our health care and hospital systems. Aetiology and Pathophysiology of Case Presentation As stated earlier, pneumonia is a lower respiratory infection caused when virus or bacteria enter the lungs. This causes the alveoli to fill up with fluid and dead leukocytes and the respiratory membrane to thicken, which then in turn interferes with the gas exchange of carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen (O2) within the heart and lungs. [4,5] This causes the rest of the organs and cells to become hypoxic meaning that they cannot work to their full potential and the risk of the infection spreading can cause death to the patient. [1] Many people in the community are susceptible to the development of pneumonia, predominantly the elderly or people with supressed immunity. Airborne pathogens can be released into the air by sneezing and coughing and can then be transferred into the respiratory system by inhalation.[6] There is no direct cause of pneumonia but rather multiples virus’s and illnesses it can derive and develop from. [1] Within the pre hospital setting that majority of cases can be managed without being admitted into hospital…

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  • Dissolved Nitrates

    Flaws The area in which the data was collected varied going by each result. The historical data (May 2012 to Sep 2015) was all measured from different parts of the creek. This means that the results may not be accurate to each other, or to the overall results. For example, in May 2013 the percentage of dissolved oxygen was very low at 29% saturation. The reason for this is the exceptionally high flow rate and cloud cover. This indicates that the day in which the data was collected the water was…

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  • Patient Safety Trends

    Technology in health care has become an active participant in collecting, recording, or transmitting clinical data. There are various types of medical devices and technology used such as cardiovascular (tele) monitors, oxygen saturation monitors, intravenous pumps, feeding pumps, EKGs, ventilators, bed/chair alarms, security alarms and call bells. The purpose of medical-technical equipment is to support nursing care in detecting, prevent, monitor, treat, compensate for injury and disability or…

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  • PACU Nursing Case Study

    This woman is absolutely amazing. I personally consider myself lucky to have meet such a person. Liz explained that all of the nurses in the PACU must have critical care experience. Each nurse has come to the PACU, with experience from an intensive care unit or an emergency department. Liz told us that the first thing she assess the patients for are their ABCs. ABCs are the patient’s airway, breathing, and circulation. Liz said “Without A, B, and C don’t matter.” Urden states that in the PACU…

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  • Pre-Op Nursing Case Study

    The pre-op nurse is the 1st nursing professional most individuals who go through the WSC at St. A’s will work with. When they are first called from the waiting area the nurse is in charge of collecting a full set of vitals. These include, height(cm), weight(kg), blood pressure, temperature(F) and their oxygen saturation level. This offers a base line for after surgery as well as to know how much medications to administer and it gives an estimate on how well they will tolerate the anesthesia.…

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  • Pulse Oximeter Essay

    corresponding oxyhemoglobin saturation is found from an empirically determined table. The individual measurements are made each second and fed into an algorithm in an Arduino, where they are accepted or rejected and then weighted using formulas. The displayed value is an average value based on the previous 3-6 seconds of recording and updated about every 0 5-1 second.…

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  • Fish Kill Research Paper

    This influences fish kill rate because higher oxygen levels in the water means more fish can coexist in the same location. a sudden decrease in oxygen levels and the fish will begin to die off because of lack of oxygen. Two sources influencing the levels of dissolved oxygen include the atmosphere and photosynthesis. The atmosphere provides oxygen for water; it dissolves slowly in the bodies of water. Photosynthesis is a important factor in the role of oxygen because plants take in carbon…

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  • Water Quality Report

    Freshwater Creek is, has been or is becoming polluted. The three tested parameters were dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand and ammonia. What was found is that the results for all three tests fitted within the recommended guidelines for healthy waterways. These results re overall indicating that the river is not polluted. Introduction: This report is has been completed in order to determine if Freshwater Creeks water quality meets the current standards, is classified as polluted or is…

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  • Alveolar Gas Lab Report

    process where the exchange of oxygen (O2) from the air into the lungs and carbon dioxide (CO2) from the blood into the external environment (Silverthorn, 2013). Respiration is essential for all living organisms to survive. Breathing is part of physiological respiration and is required to sustain life. Our lungs are composed of small sacs called alveoli which facilitate the movement of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the tissue and blood stream. Oxygen is in larger concentrations in the alveoli…

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  • Hyperventilation Nursing

    The RN will update the plan of care by resolving the nursing diagnoses of ineffective breathing pattern related to hyperventilation as evidenced by shortness of breath and respirations of 28 breaths per minute and the diagnosis of activity intolerance related to imbalance between oxygen supply and demand as shown by shortness of breath when ambulating. These diagnoses have been resolved by the patient meeting the expected outcome within 24 hours. The patient has a respiratory rate of 20 breaths…

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