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mechanisms of infectious disease

 

Please be sure to cite all references on a seperate reference page. All work MUST have a cover page seperate and apart from the body of the assignment

Mechanisms of Infectious Disease

32 years old Jason is a general laborer who fell ill shortly after working on a job digging water pipes for the town he lived in. 

The task involved working around stagnant water . Ten days afetr the contract ended , Jason developed a fever and aching muscles . He also had nausea and vomitting and diarrhea. Jason’s friend took him to to physician who listened carefully to Jason’s history . She told him she suspected West Nile fever and ordered serological testing . Jason went home recover and was feeling better by the end of the week.

Answer the following questions in detail and cite all references:

1.Jason’s physician ordered serological tests. How would antibody titers assist the doctors in confirming his diagnosis?

2. When Jason was feeling at his worst he had extereme malaise, vomitting and diarrhea. What stage of illness was he experiencing at that time? What are the physiological mechanisms that give rise to the signs and symptoms of infectious illness. 

module 2

Case 1

J.J is a nurse practitioner who works in a primary care facility. He believes that one of the most important aspects of his work is to foster a therapeutic relationship with his clients. He is using effective communication techniques.

Many of his clients have altered sensory perception such as blindness and deafness. Because of these conditions, He has to be extremely patient with his clients. J.J. also finds that the use of respect and humor help him bond more readily with his clients.

Questions for the case

For better results with his clients, J.J must secure trust with his patients. Discuss strategies that promote trust between patients and health care providers.

Once you received your case number; answer the specific question on the table above. Then, continue to discuss the 3 topics listed below for your case:

  1. Moral distress is a frequent situation where health care providers should face. Please define and discuss a personal experience where you have faced Moral distress in your practice.
  2. Discuss how health promotion relates to morality.
  3. Discuss your insights about your own communication strengths and weaknesses. Identify situations in which it may be difficult for you to establish or terminate a therapeutic relationship.

Your initial post should be at least 550 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 3 academic sources.

Hi 4

  

Article

Nursing shortage is used in referring to a situation where the demand for nursing professionals, exceeds the supply either locally, nationally, or globally (Nevidjon & Erickson, 2021).

A problem i have encountered is shortage in staffing in long term care facilities, which is quite common and, unfortunately, problematic. Residents of long-term care facilities often receive shorter treatment times, a deficit in care quality, and an overall less personable experience in the facility.

Nursing shortage is usually measured in terms of nurse-to-patient ratio and the problem of nursing shortage should be studied because nurses are a critical part of the healthcare system, and the nursing sector make up the largest set of professionals in the entire medical field.

The maintenance of appropriate staffing in healthcare facilities is important in providing a safe work environment for healthcare personnel and safe patient care.

Potential factors for nursing shortage include lack of adequate staffing ratios in health care facilities, lack of placement programs for newly trained nurses, and lack of worker retention incentives (Jingjing Shang et al 2019).

Nursing Shortage can lead to higher Risk of Nurse Burnout, Higher Risk of Medication Errors and Deaths, Longer Wait Times and Shorter Visits.

The strategies and practices to alleviate the scourge of nursing shortage includes Greater access to nursing education, Strategic Workplace Accommodations, Flexibility and Advocacy and lobbying for the welfare of nurses at the level of policymaking (Hunter C, 2021)

(Please write a response to the article above using 200-300 words APA format with at least two references. Sources must be published within the last 5 years. There should be a mix between research and your reflections. Add critical thinking in the posts along with research. Apply the material in a substantial way.)

Prescribing for Children and Adolescents

Off-label prescribing is when a physician gives you a drug that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved to treat a condition different than your condition. This practice is legal and common. In fact, one in five prescriptions written today are for off-label use.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 Psychotropic drugs are commonly used for children and adolescents to treat mental health disorders, yet many of these drugs are not FDA approved for use in these populations. Thus, their use is considered off-label, and it is often up to the best judgment of the prescribing clinician. As a PMHNP, you will need to apply the best available information and research on pharmacological treatments for children in order to safely and effectively treat child and adolescent patients. Sometimes this will come in the form of formal studies and approvals for drugs in children. Other times you may need to extrapolate from research or treatment guidelines on drugs in adults. Each individual patient case will need to be considered independently and each treatment considered from a risk assessment standpoint. What psychotherapeutic approach might be indicated as an initial treatment? What are the potential side effects of a particular drug? 

Study Daily

  

Study Daily 14

In this assignment, you are going to explore how a nurse theorist of your choice created their theory. You will become the theorist immersing yourself in the writings from the earliest mentioned to the most current literature. Writing in the voice of the theorist (taking on the persona of the theorist), you will create the theory through the following four stages.

In the first stage, theorizing occurs. This is where you, as the theorist, identify the concepts of what nursing is and is not. Perhaps you questioned what concepts were guiding those in nursing practice and then started to question your role. You started asking yourself, Where am I in nursing, and where the profession is going? Is there some overarching understanding that guides the professional in his or her practice? This is where you recognize that a theory is needed.

In the second stage, syntax is developed. This is where you will define the terms, explain relationships between the terms, and examine their expansion. Syntax development is an evolution. Consider, for example, Jean Watson. She starts by defining the word caring. Within the last several years, she has refined her terminology changing the term caring to caritas and identified the relationships between terms. This demonstrates a growth and maturation from decades of research she and other scholars did to produce the theory of caring.

The third stage is theory testing. Here, the theorists and other researchers consider whether this theory helps answer questions that arise in nursing. This is where your theory is used by a widening group of researchers. For example, graduate nursing students request to use the tool you developed while testing your theory in an area of nursing.

The fourth and last stage is evaluation. This is where the theory is used in practice with the goal of improving healthcare. It is evidenced in the development of policies, procedures and best practice standards that have evolved from theory implementation.