Wilson is a 36-year-old migrant worker. He was admitted to the Hospital with a cough, unintended weight loss, and night sweats.

Wilson is a 36-year-old migrant worker. He was admitted to the Hospital with a cough, unintended weight loss, and night sweats.

Case Scenario: Tuberculosis

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Module 3 discussion

Case Scenario: Tuberculosis

Wilson is a 36-year-old migrant worker. He was admitted to the Hospital with a cough, unintended weight loss, and night sweats. He is staying with 6 friends in a one bedroom apartment near the strawberry field where he works. The ED physician suspects Tuberculosis (TB).

What diagnostic testing will the Provider order to confirm a diagnosis of TB?

What Isolation precautions do you expect to be put in place and why?

Describe the recommended treatment regimen for TB, including the rationale for combination drug therapy.

Identify the reason compliance to medication therapy is often a concern in the patient with TB.

What should be done for Wilson’s 6 roommates?

Please make an initial post by midweek, and respond to at least two other student’s posts with substantial details that demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, and critical thinking. Remember that your posts must exhibit appropriate writing mechanics including using proper language, cordiality, and proper grammar and punctuation. If you refer to any outside sources or reference materials be sure to provide proper attribution and/or citation.

Question 2

Module 1 discussion

Preventative Care / Care of Women and Children

Respond to each discussion prompt as your initial post. All students are required to review all posts for general knowledge. Keep in mind that you will earn points for your initial discussion posts, as well as your responses. If you do not posts responses, you cannot earn full credit. Refer to the Discussion Rubric on how points are earned.

Group A:

Healthy People 2010 – is a guide to promote preventative care. Review primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and relate this to women and children at risk in your community. Identify those risk factors that a prevention program could impact the health of the group you identify.

This video is the Healthy People 2020 initiative

Group B:

Please research medical technological advances that may be unique to the care of women and children. Discuss how this technology will improve care to women and children. (ideas may be: genetic screening, public health initiatives, mammography, cervical screening, Fetal monitoring, Electronic medical records, telemedicine).

Which technological advances have been utilized in your local hospital? How has it impacted the care of women and children?

Module 2 discussion

Emergency Contraception / Emergency Department

Complete the discussion in Group A or B as assigned by the instructor and then respond to the alternate group. All students are required to review all posts for general knowledge. Keep in mind that you will earn points for your initial discussion posts, as well as your responses. If you do not posts responses, you cannot earn full credit. Refer to the Discussion Rubric on how points are earned.

Group A will complete the following discussion and then respond to Group B discussion.

Emergency Contraception:

A16 year old reports to the local Family Planning clinic with concerns regarding pregnancy. She relates she had unprotected intercourse 2 nights ago and believes she may be ‘fertile’. She wants to learn more about the ‘morning after pill’

What additional information should you obtain from her?

What do you know about emergency contraception and the side effects?

What educational points should you provide to her?

Group B will complete the following discussion and respond to Group A’s discussion post.

Vaginal Bleeding in pregnancy:

A pregnant patient arrives in the Emergency Department with complaints of vaginal bleeding. You will choose the gestational age of your patient, and based on that gestational age answer the following questions:

Knowing the gestational age, provide information on LMP, and EDD

What are the possible reasons she is bleeding at this gestational age?

What are your nursing interventions for this issue, and please include education to your patient.

Module 3 discussion

Labor Management

Complete the discussion in Group A or B as assigned by the instructor and then respond to the alternate group. All students are required to review all posts for general knowledge. Keep in mind that you will earn points for your initial discussion posts, as well as your responses. If you do not posts responses, you cannot earn full credit. Refer to the Discussion Rubric on how points are earned.

Part 1: An 18 year old Primigravida presents to Labor And Delivery with what appears to be active labor. Upon questioning, you discover she has received no prenatal care. In obtaining some history while placing her on the fetal monitor you learn she is a smoker, approximately 1 pack per day, occasional marijuana for stress, and denies any support system. The Father of the Baby (FOB) has no knowledge of the pregnancy. No prenatal vitamins – they were too hard to swallow. She has no idea when her LMP was and she relates always being very irregular. * remember LMP is to ask the first day of the Last Menstrual cycle, not when the bleeding stopped*

What other questions are essential for her safe care?

What lab values do you need to obtain?

What exam findings should you obtain at this time?

What education will you provide for her?

She asks you how long this will take to have the baby – what is your best response?

Group B

Part 2: Objective information:

Fetal heart tones are 130, with minimal variability

Vaginal exam is 4 cm/90%effaced/ -1 station

She is complaining of pain – 8/10 on a numerical scale.

An IV has been started with an 18 gauge catheter with 1 liter of Lactated Ringers at 150 ml per hr in left forearm.

How can you provide non pharmacological comfort to this patient?

What are the pharmacological methods to use?

Without prenatal records or history GBS is unknown. What must you provide?

Contractions are 5 minutes apart and you receive an order to augment labor – what non pharmacological methods can you employ (or ask the MD to provide?)

Pitocin is ordered, please include at what rate you will start Pitocin, and how often you titrate. What equipment is needed to hang and run Pitocin IV?

Preterm Labor Management

Preterm labor

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