November 26, 2018

Plate tectonics

1) Plate tectonics holds that the Earth is made up by a number of plates that move. Define the three types of plates motions. What type of plate motion occurs at the San Andreas Fault? What is the cause of the plate motion? 2) Describe how to find the epicenter of an earthquake using the concepts of P and S waves. What is the minimum number of seismic stations needed to locate the epicenter?
November 26, 2018

Advanced Nursing Role Leadership presentation

Select a case scenario that occurred in your nursing practice. The scenario may involve a direct clinical or an indirect systems (administrative) situation Explain the case, including what resolution did or did not occur Perform a literature review of the subject, six to eight peer-reviewed articles published within five years, and document your findings You will address the issue from a cultural, quality and safety, and advanced nursing practice role perspective, including information on the legal and ethical implications of the issue.
November 26, 2018

Poor patient outcomes and misdiagnosis

Case scenario A previously healthy 35-year-old lawyer presents to a primary care office with a chief complaint of chest pain and a non-productive cough. The pain started suddenly 2 hours prior to coming to the office while the patient was sitting at his desk. The patient describes the pain as sharp in nature, constantly present but made worse with inspiration and movement, and with radiation to the base of the neck. His blood pressure in the right arm and other vital signs are normal. On physical examination the only findings of note are chest wall tenderness and a faint cardiac […]
November 26, 2018

Chest X-Ray

Explain what Mucor is and how a patient is likely to become infected with Mucor. Describe the pathophysiologic progression of the infection into pneumonia and at least two medical/nursing interventions that would be helpful in treating the patient. Examine the laboratory blood test results and arterial blood gases provided in “Discussion Question Resource: Laboratory Blood Test Results.” What laboratory values are considered abnormal? Explain each abnormality and discuss the probable causes from a pathophysiologic perspective. What medications and medical treatments are likely to be prescribed by the attending physician on this case? List at least three medications and three treatments. […]
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