Tutor profile: Emily W.
Subject: Health and Medicine
When determining what type of antibiotic a patient may need to treat an infection, what are 3 major factors that go into your decision? (There are more than 3 right answers!)
Patient allergies, type of bacteria/culture results, antibiotic resistance, antibiotic cost/availability, potential side effects, drug interactions with patient's other regularly scheduled medications
You walk into a patient's room on a medical-surgical floor after receiving report from the day time nurse. The day time nurse tells you that she is completely stable and was cleared for discharge by the MD 2 hours ago. You see your stable post-op 35 year old patient sitting in the chair watching TV calmly. When you ask her how she is feeling this evening she attempts to respond but cannot seem to speak. You notice when she smiles that the right half of her face is drooping. What do you do next?
As the oncoming RN I would immediately do a focused neurological assessment, noticing that these symptoms are abnormal and may indicate a stroke. Then, I would call for help and find an MD to evaluate the patient for possible stroke.
Subject: Study Skills
Think about a recent time when you sat down to study a complicated subject. What did the area in front of you look like? Were there any sounds you remember hearing? Was your chair comfortable? Feel free to add any other details you remember as well.
When I sat down I remember feeling like my area was cluttered and I wished I had more space to lay out charts. I heard the dog next door baring loudly and kids playing outside. Also my neighbor upstairs was vacuuming which was really loud. I remember immediately wondering how I was going to get anything done and feeling defeated.
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