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Case Study Burn Injury

Case Study Burn Injury: 1-6 PLEASE IN OWN WORDS, if any references used please provide citation in paragraphs and reference page. Jennie, a 28 year old female, was involved in a motor vehicle accident on her way to work. She is a RN at the local acute care hospital. Jennie sustained partial thickness and full- thickness bur

A case study about myelomenigocele

I need help with this case study. Please answering the following (6) questions in own words, and as much information as possible, if you use references please include. Thank you. Your help is greatly needed. Case Study: Melissa is an 8-year-old girl with a diagnosis of myelomenigocele. Melissa's mother had a difficult

Discrimination in the Workplace: Internal Promotion and Hiring

Background: Nancy is a ten year experienced registered nurse working the evening shift in the post-operative ward at Haig Memorial Medical Center. Nancy wants to finish her graduate degree requirements and the needed courses are only offered in the evenings. Nancy 's supervisor, informs the staff of an upcoming opening in t

The pros and cons of obtaining medical information from the internet.

The Internet has become a very popular research tool for patients to research different health care conditions and possible treatment options. Now, more than ever, patients are becoming more informed of their medical conditions from sources other than their physicians and other medical professionals they might encounter. From a

ICD codebook usage

Your friend Mary works in the medical records department at the local hospital. She is in charge of making sure that the correct diagnostic codes are being recorded for the procedures performed at the hospital. She tells you that she occasionally comes across a code that she does not know, so she looks it up. Mary tells you that

Discuss the importance of communication

Explain the basic process of effective communication, discuss the importance of communication in providing excellent customer service, and also discuss advantages and disadvantages of effective communication in the medical environment. Demonstrate effective communication skills in interacting with patients, healthcare profes

Mercury and Arsenic Poisoning

Can you help with the following question? What symptoms exist between the effects of exposure to mercury and arsenic? How could you distinguish the difference?

What are the common elements of most definitions of terrorism?

Please help with the following: 1. What are the common elements of most definitions of terrorism? 2. What are the debatable criteria and why? 3. International law has established limits on warfare, referred to as the just war theory. Describe these limitations and the difference between "jus ad bellum" and "jus in

Professional Liability and Negligence as a School Counselor

Professional Liability Select an allied health (non-physician) profession; this can be yours or another type. Discuss a situation where an individual in this profession might be held liable for negligence, as well as ways to proactively avoid or prevent that negligence. I need three pages of information double spaced. I n

Knowledge of medical terminology

You are a front office medical assistant. You are storing a patient record after a visit with the physician. You read the following note. Instructions You want to practice your knowledge of medical terminology, so you decide to rewrite the note without using medical terminology. This 40 YO F pt c/o epigastric pain. Lab te

What internal politics and group processes that led to Enron's downhill?

Please help with this assignment: The Last Days of Enron -The events surrounding Enron during early 2002 clearly presented some ethical problems for management, some political problems for public officials, and of course some financial problems for investors. Fundamental to the misdeeds of Enron are the various social forces

A Correlation Study

Hi, please read the article "Strength and Power Predictors of Sports Speed." See attachment. One of the point of this class is to help me become better consumers of research literature through understanding the methods and workings of scientific research. Therefore, please consider this as you read the article and be sure t

Food-borne illnesses can cause serious health problems.

Food-borne illnesses can cause serious health problems. How are food-borne illnesses contracted? What are some ways you can protect yourself and others from food-borne illnesses at home? Give three examples to support your answer.

Three Characteristics Found in Hospices

What are at least three characteristics found in all hospices and how can one distinguish hospice care from the standard care of the dying? I have come up with a few things off the top of my head, but I am not sure about the validity. 1) Don't prolong life; don't hasten death 2) Support caregivers; don't take the place o

Patient's experience of being a patient

A patient is any person who receives medical attention, care, or treatment. The person is most often ill or injured and in need of treatment by a physician or other medical professional. "Discuss the patients experience of being a patient". Kind Regards, I would just like to say thank you for all your help, you have been

Martin Luther King Jr / Drew Medical Center - Accreditation and Certification

The Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center in South Los Angeles and its status have been hot news items in Los Angeles for quite some time and also received considerable national attention. With the countless problems identified at the medical center, certifications and accreditation were lost leading to ultimate closure of

Integrated Performance Paradigm

The Integrated Performance Paradigm describes a model to maximize performance enhancement and injury prevention. This model suggests that concentric muscle actions are preceded by eccentric muscle actions. And for optimal performance, the amount of time to switch from the eccentric-to-concentric contraction is one of the most de

Learning Theories Presentation

I need to develop a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that provides an overview of two assigned theories. k. Each theory will include a discussion of the following: 1) Overview 2) Scope/application 3) Major tenets/principles 4) Example (of application) 5) References The presentation includes speaker notes to expand

SMR - Why the muscle spindles become overactive due to poor posture.

Deb, As always, I liked your post - a great summary. Let me throw something out at you This has always confused me. As you stated, the muscle spindle lies within the muscle fibers (Intrafusal fibers) and act as a protective mechanism, activating the muscle to prevent it from being overstretched and causing damage. Like you s

Inhibitory Techniques

Inhibition of overactive neuromuscular tissue is an effective 'stretching' technique in the overall continuum of flexibility. However, not every client responds to these methods identically. From your experiences, what have been some 'adverse' effects of these inhibitory techniques, and what modifications have you made (or would

Dangers of tattoos

Please help me get started - I need to write an expository essay on the dangers of getting tattoos.


Mr. F, age 46 years, has a history of persistent, unproductive cough for several months that has not responded to cough medication. He also has fatigue and anorexia. A diagnosis was made of active TB infection in the lower lobe of the right lung. He was prescribed antitubercular drugs and his family was scheduled for testing and