Pulse oximetry

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  • Andy Anderson: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Family Health Case Study Kirstin Fisher Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences University of Colorado Colorado Springs A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of NURS 3010: Pathophysiology FALL 2016 Introduction The family member I will be focusing on in this paper will be my maternal grandfather, Andy Anderson. Mr. Anderson is 70 years old and was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease over 5 years ago. He is a 2 pack a day…

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  • Capnography Monitoring Essay

    INTRODUCTION: The anesthesia-operator model for delivering sedation and general anesthesia in the office-based ambulatory outpatient setting is a hallmark of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS). Office–based anesthesia is safe and has a high level of patient satisfaction.[1] Closed-claims data from Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons National Insurance Company (OMSNIC), however, indicate that the most frequent reason for transfer of a sedated patient to an emergency room was respiratory distress.[2]…

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  • Kurt Lewin's Unfreeze-Change Model

    Change Theory Physicist and social scientist Kurt Lewin developed the theories of change model in the 1940’s known as Unfreeze-Change-Refreeze model. This is a three-stage process of change development. By recognizing that people are resistant to change, this theory’s first step is to Unfreeze or meet people where the hurt is to accept the desire to change. https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newPPM_94.htm Through the data obtaining in through the RCA and PDSA it is evident that there is a…

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  • Epidural Anesthesia

    1941 Rees and Abajian utilized the epidural space for thoracic anesthesia. The progression of epidural anesthesia finally peaked with continuous infusion of an anesthetic in thoracic surgeries in 1953 (Blas, 1996). Hemodynamic complications associated with epidural anesthesia include the possible development of severe bradycardia or asystole. According to Hines and Marschall, this is most likely to occur an hour after the epidural is used for injection (2012). Approximately half of the…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Electroconvulsive Therapy

    The electroconvulsive therapy has been one of the most controversial procedures in human history and is still performed, because of its effective treatment of depression and other mental disorders. The method of performance of ECT has changed over time, although its perception has not altered a lot. The influence of mass media, movies and books strongly determine the general public’s opinion about the electroshock therapy. Although the procedure has been performed since the late 1930s, its…

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  • Asthma Case Study

    NURS1006 Written Assignment Asthma is a condition of the airways that affects millions of Australians and while the incidence is increasing, management strategies such as the written asthma action plan allow individuals to take control of their condition (Australian Asthma Handbook, 2016). This assignment will look at asthma’s common risk factors, the pathophysiology of the disease, while exploring the recent research in management of acute exacerbations and developing an asthma action plan for…

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  • Respiratory Case Study: Let It Blow (COD)

    He continues to smoke cigarettes (reports one pack a day). His current medications include theophylline, albuterol inhaler, beclomethasone dipropionate inhaler and a chewable aspirin 81 mg once a day. His lung sounds are diminished bilaterally. Pulse oximetry reading is 90%. He is receiving oxygen at 2 liters per nasal cannula. He complains of shortness of breath with exertion. Critical Thinking 1. Discuss COPD and explain which of his medications are prescribed for his COPD. Discuss how these…

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  • Common Causes Of Pneumonia

    As an emergency room nurse, pneumonia is a common diagnosis seen on an ordinary basis. The Mayo Clinic defines pneumonia as "infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs" (www.mayoclinic.org). Pneumonia can occur at any age. Frequent causes of pneumonia are bacteria, fungi, and a virus. Aspirating food and liquids can also cause pneumonia. This type of pneumonia is common in the elderly population due to dysphasia. The American Lung Association (2016) states that pneumonia is not…

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  • Case Study Of Ventricular Defects (VSD)

    Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD) Ball & Bindler (2008) describes this condition as an opening in the ventricular septum, which causes an increase in pulmonary blood flow. VSD is a hole in the wall separating the two lower chambers of the heart (AHA, 2016). The blood is shunted from the left ventricle artery, across the open septum into the pulmonary artery without any impediment (Ball & Bindler, 2008). The opening may cause a higher pressure in the heart or reduced oxygen to the body (AHA, 2016)…

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  • Influenza Case Study Essay

    Case study 1 Mr I is suffering from seasonal influenza as he shows symptoms including sneezing, headache, muscle ache, malaise, dry, chesty cough, fever, fatigue and weakness because he can hardly sit up. These are all the symptoms of seasonal influenza (NICE, 2015). Although symptoms of colds and influenza are very similar, but his symptoms developed within two days which is relatively fast, proving that he suffers from influenza instead of cold. As symptoms of influenza develop a lot faster…

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