Essays Tagged: "vital signs"

Legal Issues in Nursing for BSN. Case study

terally throughout all lung fields, seal-like cough, shortness of breath (SOB), bilateral ear pain. Vital signs on admission were pulse rate 160, respiratory rate 28, and a temperature of 101.6 °F ... ischarge from the emergency department, Cindy Black was brought back to the hospital. This time her vital signs were absent, her skin was warm without mottling, and the pupils of the eye were dilated ...

(5 pages) 327 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

This essay describes in depth first-aid and the branches of it. If sources are needed email me.

ry until more skillful medical treatment is available. First aid may save a life or improve certain vital signs including pulse, temperature, a patent (unobstructed) airway, and breathing. In minor em ... airway.Before treating specific injuries, protect the victim from shock--a depression of the body's vital functions that, left untreated, can result in death. Shock occurs when blood pressure (pressur ...

(5 pages) 37 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Assessing Blood Pressure

the patient is suffering from. The tasks completed during the assessment include obtaining a set of vital signs, gathering a patient history, and performing a physical exam. Some of the most important ... physical exam. Some of the most important datum gathered from the assessment will be the patient's vital signs.A set of vital signs is a set of measurements that indicates the current status of the p ...

(3 pages) 102 0 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

This is an in depth look at the different aspects of first aid, and also dabbels in a little what to do in emergenct procedure.

ry until more skillful medical treatment is available. First aid may save a life or improve certain vital signs including pulse, temperature, a patent (unobstructed) airway, and breathing. In minor em ... airway.Before treating specific injuries, protect the victim from shock--a depression of the body's vital functions that, left untreated, can result in death. Shock occurs when blood pressure (pressur ...

(5 pages) 64 1 4.9 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

"Sanctity of Life or the Quality of Life Principle, is society forced into a moral vacuum?"

ging technologies have sharpened some ancient dilemmas on the value of life. Our ability to sustain vital signs virtually as long as we wish pointedly raises the question whether we value life for its ...

(6 pages) 65 0 4.6 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Analysis of Pain Using Conceptual Models by Keena Rossyion

of several regulatory organizations. The American Pain Society created the phrase "Pain, the Fifth Vital Sign," and promoted the need for increased awareness of pain management among healthcare provi ... iders (Lafleur, 2004). Pulse, blood pressure, core temperature, and respiration were once the basic vital signs now pain has been added. Measuring and treating pain is part of providing quality care. ...

(12 pages) 203 0 3.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

This is what True Love is all about

ved from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able t ...

(1 pages) 33 2 4.6 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The importance of preserving a crime/incident scene cannot be understated. Describe and explain the critical steps required by the first attending officer at the crime/incident scene.

or the first officer at the scene/incident) with the assessment of hazards, followed by a check for vital signs and then arranging for 'first aid for anyone'. As a result of this priority, It is permi ... a first attending officer should not touch the bodies of victims or casualties (unless checking for vitals). Moreover, there is no need to touch weapons or any other item unless there is a danger to ' ...

(7 pages) 105 1 4.6 Jun/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Nursing

you work in. In outpatient area, the nurse assists with obtaining pre-operative information, takes vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature) and obtains patient?s medical history. The nurse th ...

(5 pages) 202 1 4.1 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Millennium bug

tions could arise as hospital systems such as, life support and machines used to monitor a patients vital signs are among the systems at risk. Australian hospitals believe that as many as 60% of their ...

(3 pages) 683 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Career Goals

yed a relatively stress-free pregnancy, but labor had stopped progressing for several hours and her vital signs were becoming erratic. My mom knew that without immediate medical help, she and her calf ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Vegetarianism: An Unhealthy Habit

s to a complicated and extremely difficult healthy living. According to Liz Neporent in her article Vital Signs published in the New York Times, she reported a 1997 Michigan survey research that shows ... opinion on vegetarianism if he comes in contact with a fierce hungry lion.Work CitedLiz Neporent. "VITAL SIGNS: BEHAVIOR; When Vegetarianism Raises a Red Flag." New York Times. 5 Jan. 1999http://quer ...

(5 pages) 26 0 3.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Ethics Case Study

eported that the child had been crying since picked up at daycare. The nurse found that the child's vital signs were slightly elevated and child's thighs were edematous and warm to the touch. The asse ...

(5 pages) 201 0 5.0 May/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Occupational in Psychology

n many ways. Often, she would provide bedside care. At times she would measure and record patients' vital signs such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. She also pr ... alth problems, a nurse must often understand the behavior and emotional state of a patient. This is vital for a nurse who desires to help patients recover from diseases or disabilities quickly.Psychol ...

(3 pages) 871 0 0.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology