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What would be your recommendation to the medical staff and board of directors?

To extend the analysis, physicians who did not perform routine placental cultures were also evaluated. During 1999–2003, their patients experienced 21 readmissions in 2,135 deliveries, a readmission rate of 9.84 per 1,000 deliveries. These readmissions resulted in total charges of $62,685.00, with an average charge of $2,985.00 (standard deviation of $1,297.51).

a. What is the difference between the rates of readmission among the physicians in question and among other physicians from 1999 to 2003?

b. What is the marginal cost-effectiveness ratio to determine the cost per health benefit associated with the additional charge of the placental cultures during 1999–2003?

c. What would be your recommendation to the medical staff and board of directors?

Define the concept of profession and apply that definition to a health profession. 

CLO 1 Define the concept of profession and apply that definition to a health profession. Question 1: As health professionals we are granted the privilege of “professional self-regulation” by government in return for our service to the community. Describe the mechanisms that have put been in place to support, guide and regulate members of each health profession. (150 words) Question 2: An occupation must possess several characteristics to be called a profession. Describe each of these characteristics, giving an example of each characteristic in your description. (150 words) CLO 2 Course Learning Outcome 2 (CLO2): Outline the organisation of the Australian healthcare system Question 3 Doctors have played a prominent role in the Australian healthcare system since the earliest days of colonialization in the 1800s. Describe the different ways in which doctors….

You are introduced to TW, a famous 82-year-old golfer at a Tucson AZ golf function.

You are introduced to TW, a famous 82-year-old golfer at a Tucson AZ golf function. He has been visiting here for the last 3 months overseeing the construction of a golf course he designed. When he finds out you are a pharmacist, he asks if there is anything stronger than promethazine with codeine for coughing spells that have been bothering him for the last 4 weeks. It seems to be worse at night. He finished a 10-day course of amoxicillin 2 weeks ago for a cough “that went to his chest.” He also complains about his recent 10-lb weight gain and the shot of him on TV last night made him look “fat as a hog.” “Even my feet are getting fat! Why even my favorite slippers are….

Eddie Jones, a 78-year-old veteran, presents to clinic requesting something stronger for heartburn.

Eddie Jones, a 78-year-old veteran, presents to clinic requesting something stronger for heartburn. A quick review of his health record reveals a history of recurrent bleeding duodenal ulcers starting 20 years ago. However, since treatment for Helicobacter pylori in 1989 he has been without problems. He says he first noticed this new problem about 6 weeks ago and OTC H2 blockers have not helped very much. He has been taking ibuprofen 400 mg three to four times a day for the last year for “old age” aches and pains.

a. List three likely causes for Eddie’s problem. Explain your rationale.

b. List four examinations, questions, or laboratory tests you would perform to differentiate between the probable causes listed above. Explain your rationale.

c. Just as you complete your….

Use the knowledge of the pathophysiology, etiology, and common presentation of diseases with nausea and vomiting as a primary symptom to accurately interpret the diagnostic process to advise regarding the most appropriate prescription therapy

Use the knowledge of the pathophysiology, etiology, and common presentation of diseases with nausea and vomiting as a primary symptom to accurately interpret the diagnostic process to advise regarding the most appropriate prescription therapy.

Edwin Bourke, a 40-year-old Gulf War veteran presents with a 36- hour history of nausea and vomiting with intermittent abdominal pain. His past medical history is significant in that he received a penetrating abdominal wound from which he fully recovered 15 years ago. He also complains of a headache, chills, and general arthralgias and myalgias. A review of his chart reveals a dental visit 2 days ago, where he received prescriptions for erythromycin 500 mg four times a day, Vicodin one to two tablets every 4 hours for severe pain, and ibuprofen 600 mg….

Rick O’Shea comes to your pharmacy to pick up a refill on his fluticasone inhaler.

Rick O’Shea comes to your pharmacy to pick up a refill on his fluticasone inhaler. He also asks what is good for his bloodshot eyes. Pertinent history includes his love of dirt biking in the desert, which he does every evening after work, plus his nightly swim at the YMCA. He also complains of a recent onset of joint pain in his hands. Upon observation you notice mild diffuse inflammation of both conjunctivae, no discharge, and small yellowish patches at the 3- and 9-o’clock positions in both eyes.

1. List two possible causes for Rick’s bloodshot eyes. Explain your rationale.

2. List three questions that you would ask to help determine the cause of Rick’s inflamed eyes. Explain your rationale.

3. List three questions you would ask to….

J, a 42-year-old male recently diagnosed with mild hypertension, comes to your pharmacy clinic for initiation of antihypertensive therapy.

J, a 42-year-old male recently diagnosed with mild hypertension, comes to your pharmacy clinic for initiation of antihypertensive therapy. He had four blood pressure readings in the clinic over the last 6 months; all of which were greater than 140/90: 150/100, 150/90, 148/100, and 142/96, all R arm sitting. He also has a strong family history of hypertension on his father’s side of the family. Today’s reading by the medical aide is 150/90 with a pulse of 92. He had home blood pressure readings twice a day for the last 2 weeks, taken by his wife who is a registered nurse. They range from 120- 138/82-88. He had a complete physical examination by his primary care provider 2 weeks ago along with appropriate laboratory tests. All findings and….

Gynecologic Health

Gynecologic Health

Select a patient that you examined as a nurse practitioner student during the last three weeks of clinical on OB/GYN Issue. With this patient in mind, address the following in a SOAP Note 1 OR 2 PAGES :

 

Subjective: What details did the patient provide regarding her personal and medical history?

 

Objective: What observations did you make during the physical assessment?

 

Assessment: What were your differential diagnoses? Provide a minimum of three possible diagnoses. List them from highest priority to lowest priority. What was your primary diagnosis and why?

 

Plan: What was your plan for diagnostics and primary diagnosis? What was your plan for treatment and management, including alternative therapies? Include pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments, alternative therapies, and follow-up parameters for this….

The assessment task is due on the date specified by your assessor.

The assessment task is due on the date specified by your assessor. Any variations to this arrangement must be approved in writing by your assessor. Submit this document with any required evidence attached. See “Specifications” below fordetails. Note: Ensure you keep an electronic copy of this completed assessment for futureuse. Throughout this unit, you will be expected to show your competency of the elements through observations or demonstrations. Your instructor will have a list of demonstrations you must complete or tasks to be observed. The observations and demonstrations will be completed as well as the activities found in this workbook. An explanation of demonstrations and observations: Demonstration is off-the-job A demonstration will require: ? Performing a skill or task that is asked of you; ? Undertaking a simulation….

To become more streamlined and cost-effective, healthcare providers need to consistently make excellent operational and management decisions, just as other smart companies like airline and package delivery industries do.

To become more streamlined and cost-effective, healthcare providers need to consistently make excellent operational and management decisions, just as other smart companies like airline and package delivery industries do. The industry deals with the most complicated and precious creation that ever existed. Ultimately, providers in this all-important industry need to establish an operational model like that of the “air traffic control system — a centralized command-and-control capability that is predictive learns continually, and uses optimization algorithms and artificial intelligence to deliver prescriptive recommendations throughout the system. Dozens of healthcare organizations are now streamlining operations by using platforms with the ability to mine and process large quantities of data to deliver recommendations to administrative and clinical end-users. In a competitive work environment, implementation strategies are the actions taken to….