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Genomics in Public Health Nursing

Genetics The study of the function and effect of single genes that are inherited by children from their parentsGenomics Study of individual genes in order to understand the structure of the genome, including the mapping of genes and sequencing the DNAMendel The father of geneticsGalton Family studies with twinsAll humans are ______% identical at the DNA level 99.9% 0.1% genetics variations are found within a populationNearly ___________ genes make up the human genome 25,000Mutation Alteration in usual sequences of bases (adenine, thymine, cyanine, guanine)Genetic and DNA testing First used in the late 1970sIndications for...

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EMT Training: Chapter 1: Emergency Medical Care Systems, Research, and Public Health

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician -Provides both basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation to patients in the per-hospital environment. -Does everything an EMT does plus also uses advanced airway devices, monitors blood glucose levels, administers a select number of medicationsAmericans With Disabilities Act (ADA) -Protects individuals who have a documented disability from being denied initial or continued employment based on their disability -Employer has to make the necessary adjustment so the person with the disability is not denied employment.Emergency Medical Responder -Similar to first responder level -Provides immediate...

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Mental Health- Mood Stabilizing Medications

Mood stabilizing Medications – Lithium carbonate (Carbolith)Lithium carbonate (Carbolith) (Indications) – Bipolar disorders, especially the manic phaseLithium carbonate (Carbolith) (Adverse reactions) – Nausea, fatigue, thirst, polyuria, and fine hand tremors – Weight gain – Hypothyroidism – Early signs of toxicity: diarrhea, vomiting, drowsiness, muscle weakness, lack of coordination – possible renal impairmentLithium carbonate (Carbolith) (Nursing Implications) – Therapeutic level range from 0.5 to 1.5. – Excreted by the kidneys. Maintain adequate serum levels – Assess electrolytes, especia...

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Chp 23 Health Policy and Politics: Get Involved

Health Policy Health policy is a set course of action undertaken by governments or health care organizations to obtain a desired outcome. Health care decisions will be made with or without nurses input. Patient care is a political endeavor. Essential that nurses are involved to ensure that the nursing perspective is represented. Health policy is a set course of action undertaken by governments or health care organizations to obtain a desired outcome. Private health policy is made by health care organizations, such as hospitals, and includes those policies instituted to govern employee practices and health care services provided by the organization. Public health policy refers to state, local, and...

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community health midterm

21st century major changes in healthcare •Patient/client centered care •increase use of technology •increased personal responsibility for healthSnow •first epidemiological study •discovered watersource was link to cholera epidemicWald •mother of public healthJenner •1796 •his works lead to the small pox vaccineGerm Warfare •1763 •smallpox blankets were distributed to native americans •killed thousandsYellow Fever •led to public support for establishing government-sponsored boards of healthRobert Woods Johnson Foundation •supports research to grow the understanding of the causes of America’s biggest health challenges •fund innov...

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NUR 210 Prep U Ch. 1-6 + 8 (Nursing Health Assessment Best Practice Approach)

Light palpation is most appropriate to assess the a) appendix b) inflamed areas of skin c) liver d) bladder b) inflamed areas of skinA 12-year-old boy has reported to the emergency department after having fallen off his bicycle and sustained what appear to be minor injuries. The nurse is assessing him for pain. Which of the following objective findings would most tend to indicate pain? a) Sustained eye contact with the nurse b) Nodding up and down in response to questions c) Upright posture while sitting d) Maintaining a consistent position and posture b) Nodding up and down in response to questionsThe nurse is conducting an assessment of Brian, a 5-year-ol...

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Systems Theory & Health Care System

Definition and description of a system. • The interrelated, interacting, and interdependent parts of a whole. o The whole is greater than the sum of parts o Systems occur at various levels o May be open or closed o A change in one part affects the whole o In constant dynamic interaction with the environment • The professional nurse: functions in a variety of healthcare delivery systems • The professional nursing role within healthcare organizations includes : attributes and behaviors that facilitate quality and safety in healthcareWhat is a “healthy” system (open/closed)? Open: ex. Human organism or a process such as the nursing process interacts w/ the environment, exchanging ...

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ATI Chapter 1: Basic Mental Health Nursing Concepts

Assessment: Psychosocial History – perception of own health beliefs about illness and wellness – activity/leisure activities, how a pt passes time – substance use or disorder – stress level and coping abilities (coping strategies, support systems) – cultural beliefs and practices -spiritual beliefsAssessment: Mental Status Examination (MSE) – Level of consciousness – Alert – pt is responsive and able to fully respond – Lethargy – pt is able to open eyes but is drowsy – Stupor – pt requires vigorous or painful stimuli; unable to respond verbally – coma – no response can be achieved – decorticated rigid...

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Chapter 1. Emergency Medical Care Systems,Research and Public Health

Old school EMS System The local funeral home was the ambulance provider and patient care did not began until arrival at hospital.Sophisticated EMS System Permits patient care to begin at the scene of the injury or illness. Continuum of patient care that extends from the time of injury until discharge.Korea and Vietnam Wars Wars that made EMS system evolve and understand that civilians can be also be benefited from emergency care in the field prior to transport.The Modern EMS System has evolved since 1960’s President’s Committee for Traffic Safety identified the need to reduce the injuries and deaths related to highway crashes.“...

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MOSH-Mental Health First Aid Manual (The third Edition) Betty Kitchener

advocate , I advocate a policy of gradual reform. 我擁護逐步改革的政策some definitions emphasise positive psychological well-being 強調a state of well-being in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. What is mental health? For example, the World Health Organization has defined mental health as:continuum 連續的Mental health is seen as a continuum, ranging from having good mental health to having mental illness. A person will vary in their position along this continuum at different points in their life. A person w...

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