This essay will also look into potential problems that highlight the necessity for co-ordinated multidisciplinary guidelines that set out the responsibilities of all professionals and the options for intervention. Having a clear focus on prevention and empowerment (Pettee, 1997), it will also explore refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly and should a nurse intervene. Interventions must strike an ethical balance between protection and the right to self-determination (Bennett et al, 1997; Pettee, 1997). Ageing may be…
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Temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure are the vital signs which indicate the body’s ability to regulate body temperature, maintain blood flow, and oxygenate body tissues. Vital signs indicate patients’ responses to the physical, environmental, and psychological stressors. Vital signs may also reveal sudden changes in a patient’s condition (NICE 2007). A change in one vital sign can directly lead to a detection of a change in another vital sign. As a first year student l was allocated a new…
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Errors in blood pressure measurement are often the result of poor technique or faulty equipment. It is therefore important for all staff performing blood pressure measurements to be adequately trained and for equipment to be checked and calibrated on a regular basis. Errors occur for a variety of reasons including: The use of faulty equipment, use of an incorrectly sized cuff, Inadequate support of the arm, poor observer technique, deflating the cuff too quickly, rounding up readings to the nearest…
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In the essay, I will first name the concept and mention the major issues that I have identified from the research as a group. I will critically look at the link to practice using example from my clinical areas. Finally I reflect on the whole process using the Gibbs (1994) Reflective Cycle which encourages a description of the situation, analysis of feelings, evaluation of experiences and analysis to make sense of the experience and to examine what you would do…
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The main worry is that legalising cannabis may lead onto harder drugs. This however is not proven. Cannabis is said to have relaxation effect on the mind, which is why people take it. Also people will use it for medical purposes, so other harder drugs will not be involved. It may also be used as a drug that people will get hooked on, as a replacement for harder drugs; therefore more people may take cannabis. Another reason against making it…
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UNIVERSAL PRECAUTION Actions taken to prevent the spread of diseas by treating all blood and other body fluds as if they contained pathogens. * wear protective gloves * use a mouth piecenor breathing barrier * wash hands before and after providing first aid RESPONDING TO AN EMERGENCY recognizing an emergency- unusual sights, sounds, colors, odors, and behaviors CHECK- the scene if safe (traffic down power lines, chemicals, fire) -number of victoms -do i need to move victom(s) CALL- local emergancy…
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Compare and Contrast the Psychoanalytic and Biogenic Perspectives of Psychopathy, with Respect to Phobia etiology and Treatment Psychopathy, or abnormal psychology is the term used for the study of ‘illnesses related to the mind’, and so includes the etiology and treatment of schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorders and phobias etc. In general it can be seen to encompass any mentally or behaviourally disordered state in which proper psychological functioning is disordered or interfered with1. It is not a simple, clear cut science by…