Upper respiratory tract

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  • Summary: Communication Barriers In Pediatric Care

    families without the possibility of future harm. Review of Relevant Literature When a child becomes ill, a parent will take tactical measures to ensure that their child becomes well sooner rather than later. Therefore, parents must seek the advice and treatment of a physician. Upon seeking advice from a physician, parents will not display ignorance, but rather a measurement of knowledge in order to maintain their competence as a parent (Heritage & Sefi, 1992). Upon children having symptoms related to acute respiratory tract infections (“ARTI”), parents take their child to visit a physician in order to seek wellness. During such medical encounters, over 70% of parents expect their child to receive an antibiotic when their child is complaining of upper respiratory related pain, however, 65% of such symptoms are viral, and, therefore, should not be treated by antibiotics (Heritage et al., 2010). ARTI’s include common colds such as sinusitis, bronchitis, and upper respiratory infections where antibiotic treatment is not effective, making their prescription inappropriate (Mainous, Hueston, & Love, 1998). This is significant because physicians who felt that parents expected the prescription of an antibiotic are 62% more likely to inappropriately prescribe them along with an unwarranted bacterial diagnosis (Stivers et al., 2003; Heritage et al., 2010). It is important to note that most parents do not overtly demand antibiotics, but rather indirectly negotiate that their…

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  • Rapid Diagnostic Testing For Influenza

    Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus. The illness can range from mild to severe, and can infect people of all ages, races, genders, and sizes. Generally, the illness is not life threatening in most people, but certain groups are at higher risk of requiring hospitalization or even dying from influenza. These at-risk groups of people include young children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems. The CDC estimated that there were “25…

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  • Flaxseed Research Paper

    shows that it does have effects on the body and it is important for healthcare workers to be aware of these effects to ensure the best care for their patients. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the therapeutic effects, indications, contraindications, side effects, cost, and availability of both echinacea and flaxseed. Echinacea Echinacea is a North American herbaceous flowering plant that belongs to the genus of the daisy family. It was first used by Native Americans. It comes in liquid,…

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  • Oral Health Care Research Paper

    How Provision of Oral Health Care Affects the Risk of Respiratory Infections in Institutionalized Elderly Persons Requiring Full-time Care Introduction Due to aging, many elderly adults suffer a deterioration in physical capacity and mental acuity, rendering them unable to care for themselves in general and their oral health in particular. Researches show that respiratory pathogens reside in dental plaque (Russell, Boylan, Kaslick, Scannapieco, & Katz, 1999; Scannapieco, Stewart, & Mylotte,…

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  • Priority Pathophysiology

    infection which has been associated with an increased risk of hospital admission and mortality for several decades (Greenwood, 2008). It is important to prioritize pneumonia as the primary health care concern because pneumonia is the most common form of infection in individuals diagnosed with cancer and is correlated with elevated mortality rates (Oie et al, 2013). Pneumonia was chosen as the priority pathophysiology because it further deteriorates the individual’s immune system through the…

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  • Respiratory Tract

    The Upper Respiratory Tract The human respiratory system involves complex organization of structural and defense mechanisms for the inhalation and exhalation of gases. The primary function of the respiratory system is to breathe air, provide oxygen to the bloodstream, and expel carbon dioxide. The respiratory system also provides transport of respiratory gases, internal respiration, pulmonary ventilation, and external respiration. There are two zones of the respiratory system, the conducting…

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  • Case Study Asthma

    A case study of asthma in a 10 year old European child. This case study will cover the normal structure and function of the respiratory system. This case study will also discuss the changes that occur when asthma is triggered, and the routine diagnostic tests/vital signs for asthma. The normal range of the routine tests/vital signs for asthma and three nursing interventions that are required to meet the clients needs in relation to asthma will be explained further. To stay alive we need…

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  • The Human Body: The Circulatory System

    The human body is composed of eleven major systems that all work together to hold a stable internal environment: homeostasis. Each system consists of different organs that all play important roles in maintaining homeostasis. The circulatory, respiratory and renal systems greatly affect each other in the keeping of the internal environment. Homeostasis is defined as the tendency of an organism or a cell to regulate its internal conditions, usually by a system of feedback controls, so as to…

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  • Toxicant Research Paper

    affected happens to be the respiratory, immune system, along with the liver. These are primary systems within the body that are vital in order for each of us function and survive. Therefore if by some chance these if any of these systems/organ manage to fail, the likely outcome would be that a person becomes very ill. While technology has come a long way, as result people diagnoses’ are much more accurate, the medicine have drastically improved. This has manage to facilitate a ways to increase…

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  • Primary Respiratory System

    What are the primary functions of the respiratory system? The human respiratory system is made up of several organs (nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs). They are responsible in receiving oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide. However, the exchange of gases takes place in the lungs making them an important organ of the breathing process. RBC’s gather oxygen from the lungs transferring it to other parts of the body. During this process the RBC’s gather carbon dioxide and transfers…

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