Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

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  • Golden Rule In Health Care

    The goals of a dietitian must be measurable, realistic and a reachable outcome of favor elongating and improving quality of life. Geriatric patients with advanced dementia are the highest at risk population for getting a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube (PEG) placed in order to receive tube feeding. AND’s position does not support the use of PEG tubes for this population. Research evidence denies the benefits of prolonging life, prevent aspiration pneumonia, improve function and reducing risks such as pressure ulcers, infections or provide palliation. This procedure appears to be physician driven; it appears that their recommendation were of high influence in the decision making process. The newest evidence recommends physicians to recommend hand help reduce dietary restrictions and allow the patient’s be the deciding factor of what and how much food will be provided. This will aid in reducing the amount of stress and agitation, in comparison to a demented patient with…

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  • Ethical Issues With Aphasia

    Background and introduction Daniel Jackson was admitted into hospital for a right sided cerebrovascular accident. The impact of this has caused Mr Jackson to develop expressive dysphasia/aphasia, where he is able to understand what is being communicated to him but unable to respond verbally or in writing (Labreche et al. 2016). Mr Jackson is to be discharged to his mother’s house with a package of supportive care since she refused to have him at home unless he has a Percutaneous endoscopic…

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  • Artificial Hydration Research Paper

    Artificial nutrition and hydration should not be used for end of life patients because intravenous hydration can have a negative impact on the quality of their life. According to RJ Ackermann, M.D (Medical Doctor), “There is always a risk when someone is fed through a tube. Liquid might enter the lungs. This can cause coughing and pneumonia… They can become plugged up, causing pain, nausea and vomiting” (Artificial Hydration and Nutrition par. 19). This quote shows that it is risky to use a…

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  • Personal Narrative: A Day At St. Luke's Hospital

    teaching clinicals to, and each one of the students had one patient. One of them was in her group but that student went to an infusion sweet for the day. When coming back she mentioned that she got to do one IV, but the instructor had to finish putting it in for her. I have four students who take two patients each. Anne gave the average of one or two medications per patient. Due to being there so early at the University my students give at least twenty medications a day. I have my students…

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  • Essay On Coronary Artery Disease

    Coronary artery disease continues to maintain its status as the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. It is a high priority of clinicians not only to manage the acute symptoms of coronary artery disease, but also to prevent future major adverse cardiac events, such as acute myocardial infarction and cardiac death. Percutaneous coronary intervention is a nonsurgical procedure to treat atherosclerosis within the heart’s vessels (cite). Percutaneous coronary intervention, a…

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  • Interventional Radiology: A Case Study

    Best (2011, p. 3) asserted that this method is superior to endoscopic tube placement since shining a light on a distended stomach is readily achievable with PFG. Furthermore, the researcher, implied that PFG is a safe technique for patients who are a candidate for long-term enteral feeding. After completion of this intervention, the patient is returned to his room. Physical therapy is on hold for that day pending medical clearance. Physical therapy implications: For PFG placement includes…

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  • Personal Reflective Study

    intolerances. Knowledge of the specifications for therapeutic diets, such as type and quantities of foods that are suitable for a patient, is essential when assisting patients with meal selection. A practitioner may therefore ensure that patients have chosen foods based on their specific dietary requirements, and may encourage them to a healthy food choice and improve their eating habits. Undertaking the clinical nutrition module at St Mary’s University provided me an insight and…

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  • Healthcare Rationing Thesis

    bedridden quadriplegic. Despite having an automatic morphine drip, she suffered constantly from pain due to a degenerative form of arthritis, only able to move a few fingers on one hand. She was physically unable to perform her own “activities of daily living” (ADLs), depending on caregivers in the public hospital where she resided for basic hygiene and bodily functions. She was unable to sit or stand, which would leave her in the prone position for the remainder of her life. In 1983,…

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  • Ethical Dilemmas In Physical Therapy

    Ethical Dilemma Logan is a six year, four month old boy who is an elementary school student in a severe/profound intellectually disabled classroom. A brief description of his medical diagnoses and functional status is required to address the ethical dilemma that this therapist currently faces as his school-based PT. Logan’s medical diagnoses include Kabuki syndrome, hypotonia, bilateral hip dysplasia, global developmental delays, horizontal nystagmus, visual impairment, and sensory processing…

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  • Unit 4222-331

    delivered by liquids, suspensions and syrups. Again, these are formulated to aid compliance. Liquid preparations are measured when administered, using a 2.5ml or 5ml spoon, oral syringe or a medicine tot. All liquid preparations must be shaken before measuring out the dose. 3. Describe materials and equipment that can assist in administering medication * Monitored dosage system (MDS) – An MDS is usually used for solid oral dosage medicines such as tablets or capsules. *…

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