discussion

discussion

Assignment 1:

  

Communication

State reasons why the study of communication is essential.

 

ANSWER THIS QUESTION IN 50 WORDS. 

 

 

Nursing

WEEK 4: TRANSLATING RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE

Please review the following resources.

Select one of the leading causes of the global/US burden of disease that is prevalent in your patient population or is prevalent in your community. Conduct a search for three randomized control trials (RCT) addressing an intervention to ease the burden of disease.

  • Identify the database source of each RCT.
  • Formulate a brief evidence synthesis of the three-selected RCTs. Include the main points of the selected sources and the relationship between the sources. Remember, an evidence synthesis is more than an evidence summary.
  • As a DNP practice scholar, describe how will you disseminate information to impact the point of care?

agencies and who they serve

For this discussion, review the various healthcare settings in your reading (such as hospital, community health center, etc.) and select one. Once selected, research the internet to identify a facility that represents your selected healthcare delivery setting. Review their website and determine:

  • Location and size
  • Mission and values
  • Accreditation and awards
  • How long they have been serving their target population
  • Whether they are part of a system or a single institution
  • Are they for profit or not-for profit
  • The target populations they serve
  • The clinical and client services they provide
  • The type of staff who work in the setting
  • Contributions to the community

In a two to three paragraph discussion post, identify key aspects of the selected healthcare setting, how their mission and values compare with the services they provide and their target populations, the type of staff who work there, any special or unique aspects of the healthcare setting, and your impression of the healthcare setting after reviewing their website. You don’t need to identify the name of the healthcare setting just the type.

Discussion: Alterations in Cellular Processes,Walden University NURS 6501: Advanced Pathophysiology

 

At its core, pathology is the study of disease. Diseases occur for many reasons. But some, such as cystic fibrosis and Parkinson’s Disease, occur because of alterations that prevent cells from functioning normally.

Understanding of signals and symptoms of alterations in cellular processes is a critical step in diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. For the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), this understanding can also help educate patients and guide them through their treatment plans.

For this Discussion, you examine a case study and explain the disease that is suggested. You examine the symptoms reported and explain the cells that are involved and potential alterations and impacts. 

To prepare:

  • By Day 1 of this week, you will be assigned to a specific scenario for this Discussion. Please see the “Course Announcements” section of the classroom for your assignment from your Instructor.
By Day 3 of Week 1

Post an explanation of the disease highlighted in the scenario you were provided. Include the following in your explanation:

  • The role genetics plays in the disease.
  • Why the patient is presenting with the specific symptoms described.
  • The physiologic response to the stimulus presented in the scenario and why you think this response occurred.
  • The cells that are involved in this process.
  • How another characteristic (e.g., gender, genetics) would change your response.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.

By Day 6 of Week 1

Respond to at least two of your colleagues on 2 different days and respectfully agree or disagree with your colleague’s assessment and explain your reasoning. In your explanation, include why their explanations make physiological sense or why they do not

Renal trauma

 

it is Friday the 13th and a full moon. You are an LPN that normally works on a medical-surgical unit, but your unit is overstaffed, and the emergency department is short staffed. The nursing supervisor asks for a volunteer to go down to be an extra pair of hands. You volunteer as tribute. When you get to the ER, you are asked to do vitals on a client in the trauma room. The client is a 24-year-old male who was stabbed multiple times to the abdomen.

The wounds appear superficial, and the client has been stable thus far. He will be going to CAT scan as soon as they can fit him in. You approach the client, who appears slightly pale with cool, clammy but is alert and talkative. The vital signs are:

97.3 (PO) P= 115 BP= 95/54 Resp rate= 24 Pain= 6/10. You notice the client voided 100 mL tea-colored urine in his urinal.

One hour later, the client becomes unconscious. His pulse is now 144, and blood pressure is 70/50. The client is taken to the OR and has a nephrectomy for a very damaged and bleeding right kidney.

Answer the following questions:

  1. What were the clues in the data collection that should have alerted you and the staff that there might be a problem? (5-10 sentences)
  2. Why is the urine “tea-colored?” (one sentence)
  3. What are some other interventions that could have been done? (2-5 sentences)
  4. Was the LPN in this scenario working within the scope of practice for an LPN? Why or why not? (5-10 sentences)
  5. How did the environment of care (busy ER) contribute to the client’s deterioration? (5-10 sentences)

Format

APA

Foundational Neuroscience

  

  1. Explain the      agonist-to-antagonist spectrum of action of psychopharmacologic agents,      including how partial and inverse agonist functionality may impact the      efficacy of psychopharmacologic treatments.
  2. Compare and contrast the      actions of g couple proteins and ion gated channels.
  3. Explain how the role of      epigenetics may contribute to pharmacologic action.
  4. Explain how this information      may impact the way you prescribe medications to patients. Include a      specific example of a situation or case with a patient in which the      psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner must be aware of the      medication’s action.

Assessment of the Skin, Hair, and Nails

 

Differential Diagnosis for Skin Conditions

Pediatric patient with mood disorder

 

The Assignment: 5 pages

Examine Case Study: An African American Child Suffering From Depression. You will be asked to make three decisions concerning the medication to prescribe to this patient. Be sure to consider factors that might impact the patient’s pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes.

At each decision point, you should evaluate all options before selecting your decision and moving throughout the exercise. Before you make your decision, make sure that you have researched each option and that you evaluate the decision that you will select. Be sure to research each option using the primary literature.

Introduction to the case (1 page)

  • Briefly explain and summarize the case for this Assignment. Be sure to include the specific patient factors that may impact your decision making when prescribing medication for this patient.

Decision #1 (1 page)

  • Which decision did you select?
  • Why did you select this decision? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.
  • Why did you not select the other two options provided in the exercise? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.
  • What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources (including the primary literature).
  • Explain how ethical considerations may impact your treatment plan and communication with patients. Be specific and provide examples.

Decision #2 (1 page)

  • Why did you select this decision? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.
  • Why did you not select the other two options provided in the exercise? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.
  • What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources (including the primary literature).
  • Explain how ethical considerations may impact your treatment plan and communication with patients. Be specific and provide examples.

Decision #3 (1 page)

  • Why did you select this decision? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.
  • Why did you not select the other two options provided in the exercise? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.
  • What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources (including the primary literature).
  • Explain how ethical considerations may impact your treatment plan and communication with patients. Be specific and provide examples.

Conclusion (1 page)

Summarize your recommendations on the treatment options you selected for this patient. Be sure to justify your recommendations and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.

Note: Support your rationale with a minimum of five academic resources. While you may use the course text to support your rationale, it will not count toward the resource requirement. You should be utilizing the primary and secondary literature.