Tutor profile: Teresa D.
Subject: Quality Management
The nurse has identified that there has been an increase on the unit of client falls, especially at night. What tool could the nurse use to identify the root causes of the increase in client falls?
The nurse could use a Fish Diagram to source out the key elements contributing to the falls and determine methods to prevent or reduce these elements.
Subject: Public Health
As we have seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, public health nurses are at the forefront of disease surveillance and vaccination management. What are three community health principles that public health nurses have demonstrated in managing COVID-19 in their communities?
The client or “unit of care” is the population. The primary obligation is to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number of people or the population as a whole. Public health nurses collaborate with the client as an equal partner.
Think about an older adult client who you have seen recently in clinical practice. What chronic diseases did the client have? How has oral health and the nutritional status of the client contributed to the chronic disease?
The client was a 85 year old man who has chronic heart failure. He has not seen a dentist for many years because he cannot afford the cost. He complains that his mouth hurts and he has lost several teeth. He tells me that he cannot eat hard foods and has a hard time cooking for himself. He is protein deficient and this contributes to his hypervolemia for his chronic heart disease
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