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    1. Medical Conditions/Diagnosis: Pa Dx include: Kidney failure, CRF, Diabetes, Edema, Anemia, and HTN. The reported effects includes: severe weakness, swelling and fluid retention in her extremities and in her abdomen. Pa receives ESRD - dialysis 3 days a week. Pa reports that she is no longer on the kidney transplant list due to risk factors associated with age. Pa has an hx of R great toe amputation in 5/5/2005 d/t osteomyelitis. Hx of L little toe amputation in October 2011 d/t osteomyelitis. Pa was admitted to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center on 11/19/2015.Pa was admitted on 11/15/2015 and discharged 11/16/2016.The purpose of the stay was to surgically flush out Pa's dialysis port and remove the blood clots. However no falls change…

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    Essay On Polydactyly

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    While the disorder can be passed down through family members, it sometimes is only seen in one family member due to the change in genes. Extra digits can form in many combinations. They are usually smaller and develop differently than the regular finger. As stated by Seattle Children’s Hospital, they range from the simplicity of just skin and soft tissue all the way to the complexity of skin and soft tissue with a bone and joint. These more formed digits may have all the components of a normal…

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    healthy” (Engber). People sometimes cannibalize him/herself or someone else to get medical attention and help. A 38 year-old man who was schizophrenic was being treated for his schizophrenia. He became preoccupied with numbers and had delusions of outside influence on his actions. As these worsened. he started inhaling methamphetamines to help clear his mind. In this state, he cut off his left and right pinky toes. The first toe he cut off in a busy street with a single blow of a chisel. He…

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    Essay On Declawing Cats

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    Declawing Cats: It Should Be Illegal In 2015 New York lawmakers considered a bill to ban the practice of declawing cats. The proposed legislation caused many debates amongst veterinarians, animal behaviorists, and pet owners as to whether or not it should be illegal. Onychectomy or declawing is a procedure where the toe bones and attached claws of a cat are amputated through a surgical operation. Advocates of declawing cats argue that it is a necessary procedure to provide cats a better chance…

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    on, I would be protected from the fast and hard fist. My brace could have acted like a metal suit of armor if that problem ever came across. I also learned a fun and useful trick when I had it. True, it is probably not an extremely challenging trick and many people can do it, but still it was handy and fun to use. When I had the brace on, bending down to get something off the ground was doable, but it was very incommodious to do. So I tried to avoid it as much as I could. I discovered a trick…

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    is located) the magnitude of what I was doing became more evident. As I approached the entrance of the forensic center with any case, I get knots in my stomach. The security was awaiting my arrival at the morgue, and they knew the case I was bringing in. As a member of the funeral service field, I have worked closely with security on many occasions. The guards are typically somewhat chipper even though we only meet for sad interactions, but when you bring in a child they have few words to say. I…

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    My Head To Toe Assessment

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    The head to toe assessment serves as a foundation to nursing, providing insight into a patient's mental, physical, and social health. This assessment allows a nurse to gather information on his or her patient, while instigating a honest and trusting patient-provider relationship. During my video validation this week, it sanctioned me to demonstrate my health assessment skills, while acquiring exerperience. The cue identifier for my head to toe assessment stood as gas exchange/patient cough,…

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    Amputate Toe Case Study

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    Question 3 Do you think Mr. Harding’s leg ulcer and amputated toe is related to his diabetes? Explain. (5 Marks) In my opinion, Mr. Harding’s leg ulcer was due to peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and his amputate toe was due to both diabetes and PVD. In terms of this patient’s ulcer, it appeared on the lower left leg and this is one of the most common areas to have an ulcer when presented with peripheral vascular disease. This disease is a chronic limb ischemia due to atherosclerosis of the…

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    patients. My first patient was admitted to hospital due to nontraumatic acute kidney failure, hydronephrosis, and hyperkalemia; and my second patient was hospitalized for her postoperative care of osteoarthritis of the left knee. Every time when it comes to clinical day, I always feel excite and nervous at the same time. I feel excite because it is an opportunity for me to apply my learned skills into a real setting and the chance of acquire new knowledge and skills. I feel nervous because I…

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    why). In simulation this week, I was effective in remembering the majority of the steps for the head to toe (I always seem to forget orientation and capillary refill). I quickly realized at the end if I had left out any steps and by the end of simulation I felt much more confident in completing a head to toe exam. I also did a good job of noticing what my peers missed during their head to toe exam. I was also effective in moving at a good speed for all my assessments. I took around 8…

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