Tutor profile: Chelsea G.
Subject: Public Health
The goal of disease prevention activists is to protect communities and their citizens from the effects of communicable and noncommunicable diseases. One method in which they work to do this is primary disease prevention. Of the following; choose which best describes primary disease prevention. A. providing education to diabetics to avoid complications from the disease process B. Providing vaccines to children prior to the start of kindergarten C. completing comprehensive skin cancer checks on field workers D. identifying and testing a group of people exposed to someone carrying active tuberculosis
B. Providing vaccines to children prior to the start of kindergarten The goal of primary disease prevention is to prevent the problem before it were to happen. Giving vaccines to children prevent them from developing specific diseases. Secondary disease prevention aims at detecting problems early and providing prompt interventions to prevent further damage such as completing skin checks or identifying and treating people who have been exposed to a specific disease. Tertiary disease prevention aims at providing continued education to ill patients to prevent further damage from the disease process.
The nurse is to administer a scheduled bolus, enteral feed of 400ml to an adult, nonverbal patient. Before administration the nurse aspirates 100r5ml of gastric residual contents. Which nursing action is most appropriate at this point? A. Hold the feeding and reassess in 2 hours B. Flush the tubing with water C. Continue with administration of the scheduled bolus D. Ask dietary to send a different feed up to the floor
C. Continue with the administration of the scheduled bolus It is standard practice when administering bolus feeds to check residuals prior to administration. The nurse would know that residuals less than 200ml or a specific stated amount are accepted and to continue with the feeding. The nurse would however monitor for signs of feeding intolerance such as abdominal distension, constipation, nausea or vomiting
Subject: Medical Assistant
While the certified medical assistant is in a patient's room, assisting a doctor, which of the following responsibilities would be within their scope of practice? A. Help with a minor procedure B. Start an IV for therapy C. Administer medications by the intravenous route D. All of the above
A. Help with a minor procedure Typically when a doctor is in an exam room, the medical assistant is there to provide aid. While most states have their own guidelines defining the medical assistants scope of practice, never will it include placing or administering anything via IV.