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  1. Hematocrit Measurement. The specific purpose of this lab was to determine the hematocrit value of individuals with different gender, conditions, and environment.

    A heparinzed capillary tube was used and collected blood sample 1 by fluid capillary action. One end of the capillary tube containing blood sample 1 was sealed by the capillary tube sealer and placed in one of the slots in the microhematocrit centrifuge. The remaining five samples of blood were carried out in the same procedure as the previous sample. Once all the blood samples are placed in the microhematocrit centrifuge, the samples centrifuged for five minutes to segregate the blood into layers.

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  2. Health and Illness

    An example of this is a raised temperature which is classed as a sign but needs interpretation as to whether it is a sign of illness or as a result of exercise. We also covered the models of symptom perception in relation to health and illness behaviour, the first being the attention model in which we receive multiple internal and external cues which can compete for our attention. However, the cognitive - perceptual model is the way we interpret the physical symptoms in the light of our knowledge base.

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  3. Biomedical Model

    Whilst looking at this model we covered the basis of hyperkinesis, according to Weller (2009) he defines hyperkinesis as a condition in which there is excessive motor activity as developmental hyperactivity of children is characterised by very restless impulsive behaviour. Hyperkinesis is often associated with children often between the ages of two and four who have a poor attention span and the inability to concentrate. It is becoming more common through adolescence as it links with hyperactivity and restlessness; it is also become a recognised disorder due to high numbers of children being diagnosed with hyperactivity.

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  4. Drug Monitoring Program

    A study was conducted by an independent contractor to assess the proficiency of drug monitoring programs. The research showed that in states where a drug program was in place the supply of illegally obtained pharmaceuticals and the likelihood of abuse was significantly reduced. The study also showed that if law enforcement, rather than health oriented officials, were the ones to monitor the information there was a greater chance of success in reducing pharmaceutical abuse. Florida is currently one of the only states that does not have a drug monitoring program in place.

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  5. Critical Incident and Professional Awareness I have chosen to focus this reflection on an issue arisen at a meeting with myself, a client and his social worker whilst on placement with an nhs drug and alcohol service

    Having a meeting at a public caf� brings about confidentiality issues on its own (C.O; 1, 2, 3). I realised I would have to be careful not to divulge any personal information and be aware of other people in the caf� listening in intently and of the need then to adjust the manner in which the appointment was proceeding. I was also aware of my client's own potential feelings about his care being discussed in such a public place and remained vigilant as to his state of mind, in particular paying attention to his body language with regards what he was saying (C.O; 5).

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  6. The Contemporary Role and Responsibilities of a Registered Nurse

    Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people. Advocacy, promotion of a safe environment, research, participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management, and education are also key nursing roles"( ICN 2010). The contemporary nursing requires the nurse to possess knowledge and skill for a variety of professional roles and resonsibilites includes clinician, manager, teacher, researcher, counselor and advocate. Clinical nursing provide direct care and the holistic healthcare needs of the person, including measures to restore emotional, spiritual, social wellbeing and helps the patient and family set goals and meet those goals. As a manager, the nurse coordinates the activities of other health professionals.

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  7. Consent in psychology

    as part of the strategies outlined in the government White Paper Good Practice in Consent (DoH, 2001b) helped to clarify the nurse's role in informed consent. These helped to summarised and make clear exactly what consent means when working with a patient or obtaining consent for a minor. The law in England consists of a 12 key points to guide and explain who is responsible for obtaining consent, the notions of competence to give consent and the right to refuse consent.

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  8. Confidentiality in Nursing

    The Oxford dictionary (1998, p.134) quotes "confidentiality is something that is confidential and is meant to be kept secret." Dimond (2002) defines confidentiality as one of the values of good care practice that is concerned with protecting private information about the patient and clients obtained during the period of professional practice.

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  9. Care value base

    Maintaining confidence of information * Secure recoding systems * The need to right and know * Value and protect clients Promoting and supporting individuals' rights * Dignity * Independence Promoting individuals from abuse * Free from any type of abuse- verbal, physical, sexual, neglect and emotional. Promoting effective communication and relationships * Provide and obtain information * Express values * Express and understand needs, fears and wishes * Maintain identity * Providing individual care * Control of own life * Respect * Needs catered for * Improve quality of life * Provide independence * Balance between control and assistance The care value base used by paediatric nurse in a hospital Care planning is the key to the care value base.

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  10. A) Give an explanation of why people yield to minority influence.

    Everyone was paid $4.50 and told that they would receive this even if they quit during the study. There were two confederates: an experimenter and a learner. The participant drew lots with the confederate and always ended up as the teacher. He was told that he must administer increasingly strong electric shocks to the participant each time he got a question wrong. The machine was tested on the participant to show him that it worked. The learner, sitting in another room, gave mainly wrong answers and received his (fake) shocks in silence until they reached 300 volts (very strong shock).

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  11. An explanation of the influences of codes of practice and ethics on actual practice and conduct.

    They should also be aware of what they can and cannot do involving treating and caring for a client. Nurses are responsible for there own action and can be struck off by the NMC if the client feels they have not been mistreated in any way, they have the right to complain against the nurse's they were treated by any other staff who they were treated by and the ward where they may have stayed.

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  12. Reflection In Practice

    Few people had gone off sick that morning. I told the sister-in-charge that I was not at all happy with the situation. After that, I and a staff nurse started the list but there was a significant delay as we had problems allocating the equipment. Feelings I felt angry, disappointed, and helpless, as I felt that I was not getting enough support from the theatre manager. I was also equally shocked to see that the management did not look at the skill mix when they were carrying out the allocation; this, followed by the disbelief that they allowed all this to happen and had the audacity to tell us to get on with it.

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  13. Children's nursing and interprofessional collaboration: challenges and opportunities.

    Interprofessional collaboration, amongst other benefits, offers many opportunities for professional development and in putting forward the implications to practitioners working within children's nursing this paper aims to redress the imbalance. Implications for children's nurses It has been argued that this pluralistic vision of healthcare is nothing new. The complexity of individual health in a public and social context has always needed a mixed economy of provision (Ackers & Abbott, 1996). In the context of children in as early as the 1950's prominent psychologists such as Bowlby suggested that uni-institutional and professional provision of services was dehumanising.

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  14. The Role Of A Nurse As A First Assistant

    During this time I asked Mrs Jones that if she has any medical problems. Mrs. Jones told me that she had chest pain this morning, that's the same time when nurse told me that at the time of chest pain they have done an ECG and they were trying to get contact with the anaesthetic but they could not, and also patient didn't have her heart medicine this morning and the nurses didn't know whether to give the medicines or not.

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  15. For the purpose of this essay we will be deciding who contributed the most to medicine out of Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. Each of the three contributors played their part in medicine

    They were looked upon to be unskilled in the art of surgery. Nurses were not allowed to treat ill men and mainly cleaned hospitals. However, three women were about to change this. Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. Florence Nightingale was born into a rich family in 1820. As a young women Florence felt that God had called her to help others. She decided she wanted to become a nurse, hearing this her parents were extremely disappointed, being a nurse in the 1850s was considered as a low class career.

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  16. Describe and explain the overall aim, general content and typical delivery of nurse training.

    You will be able to gain experience in all areas of nursing, this will enable you to gain all the skills and knowledge you will need as a qualified nurse in whichever branch you choose. You will have to very disciplined with regard to your assignments as you will be studying at home as well as at university, running your home, taking care of your family and also having to complete your assignments on time. It will make life easier for you if you start on your assignments as soon as you are given them rather than leave them until the day before they are due to be handed in.

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  17. Prison Camp or Hell?

    For the first day, they were forced to sleep on the snow. They were sent to a new prisoner camp called Skoplye soon after they were finished with their first "meal". The prisoners must have been as uncomfortable as a person trying to fit into pants 5 sizes smaller than they would normally wear. I use this analogy because the prisoners being transported in the boxcar were so crammed they were incapable of even sitting down. Three days after departing from their first camp, the prisoners reached Skoplye. The Serbs finally gave the prisoners a "home".

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  18. Personal statement.

    I have always wanted to pursue a career that revolved around helping others and one which is beneficial to humanity, as the welfare of other people is very important to me. Entry into a career such as pharmacy would be ideal for me, since I have a great interest in chemistry and in practical work. I also enjoy working in a team and I'm good at handling responsibility. To gain some experience, I went to a dentist's surgery and worked as a dental nurse, while the professional dental nurse was away.

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  19. Highlight the importance of communication when establishing a good patient nurse relationship, the effects that communication can have on this relationship and the problems that can arise from ineffective communication.

    COMMUNICATION "Communication is the basic element of human interaction that allows people to establish, maintain and improve contact with others." (Heath 1995 pg 275). There are two schools of thought in communication, process and semiotic or sign schools. Process is concerned with the transmission of messages. It focuses on how the message is sent and received. It concentrates on the way in which messages are transmitted and the channels of communication used i.e. touch, hearing, sight etc. Whereas the semiotic school is concerned with how the message is interpreted.

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  20. Florence Nightingale.

    Florence was so well trained that she became superintendent of the Hospital for Invalid Gentlewomen in London in 1853. In 1854 the Crimean war broke out. When Florence read about the appalling conditions at the British Hospital barracks she immediately wrote to the British Secretary of War volunteering her services to work in the hospitals. Unaware of this the Minister of War was proposing that she should take charge of all nursing operations at the War front. Florence set off with 38 British nurses for Scutari (now part of Istanbul, Turkey)

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  21. Dirge of the Dead Sisters

    In the first stanza Kipling asks "Who recalls the.... Faces of the Sisters with the dust upon their hair?" He asks this because the answer would most likely be very few people, when the true hero's in the war were actually heroines such as the nurses that followed in the path that Florence Nightingale had set them. Kipling continues by describing the gory corpses "Blanket-hidden bodies, flagless, followed by the flies", by flagless he means undefined, no longer soldiers fighting for their country, but corpses awaiting their burial.

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  22. Principles of Nursing. For the purposes of this assignment I have chosen Principal A, it is about treating people with dignity, humanity, equality and diversity.

    He was 92 an ex-smoker. This disease is terminal according to ( Garcia-Aymerich 2001). Patient X has been depressed and feels guilty of putting himself and his family through this. He has just been re admitted into the ward the principle of dignity, humanity equality and diversity has been implemented .Whilst checking his vital signs something seems not right. He is starting to deteriorate , he is using his ascesssory muscles. He was finding it difficult to keep his oxygen mask on.

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  23. Reflection essay on vital signs using Driscoll's model

    The first stage of Driscoll?s reflective mode (Johns 1994) describes what happened. The main purpose of this simulation is to increase student confidence and also to prepare student for real clinical setting.We were paired up where one took the blood pressure and the othertook the temperature, the respiration and the pulse rate. According to the (NMC, 2010) communication is the key element therefore I introduced myself, informed patient about the procedure and asked for patient consent to ensure that decisions are made on behalf of the service user (NMC 2010)

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  24. Dealing with aggression

    to get over to all staff that violence and intimidation is unacceptable and is being tackled. The Department of Health (1999) defines violence and aggression as, ?any incident where staff are abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work, involving explicit or implicit challenge to their safety, well-being or health?. Violence is not just limited to acts of aggression that actually result in physical harm it can include aggressive behaviour, with the use of gestures and language, that may cause the other person to feel threatened, frightened and abused. Garnham (2001) states that aggression is an act that intends to bring about harm to a person either through pain or loss that can be an active or passive act and further defines aggression into three forms: 1.

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  25. Discuss an aspect of health promotion you have seen in practice. Hand Hygiene.

    Also, Health promotion in terms of what is believed to be is strategies of encouraging people to get involved in activities that will help to alter undesirable behaviour that negatively impact on their health. For instance, if an individual is prone to infections combined with unawareness of hand hygiene with encouragement allows positive alteration in behaviour to keep themselves free from bacteria by carrying hand gel or wash their frequently. In the case of health promotion, there will be a discussion on hand hygiene.

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