Athlete who developed a life-threatening reaction to anesthesia during a simple elective surgical procedure

20-year-old athlete who developed a life-threatening reaction to anesthesia during a simple elective surgical procedure. His response was unexpected, but not unusual for individuals who possess an inherited skeletal muscle disorder leading to a condition called malignant hyperthermia because the symptoms only appear in the presence of certain anesthetics.

Objectives:

Understand the sequence of events that leads to skeletal muscle contraction and relaxation.

Whistle-Blowing in Nursing

Case Study, Chapter 16, Whistle-Blowing in Nursing

A student nurse asks a faculty member to explain whistle-blowing. The student nurse wants to know the work conditions that would have to be met before whistle-blowing occurs, as well as situations in which whistle-blowing is clearly indicated. The faculty member reviews key concepts with all members of the class.

1. Being a whistle-blower takes great courage and self-conviction because it requires the whistle-blower to avoid groupthink. Analyze how groupthink affects the process of whistle-blowing.

2. Discuss the pros and cons of whistle-blowing.

3. What are the key guidelines for blowing the whistle?

Transcultural Perspectives in Mental Health Nursing

Transcultural Perspectives in Mental Health Nursing

Read chapter 10 of the class textbook and review the attached PowerPoint presentation.  Once done and the following question ;

1.  Present your opinion the status of mentally ill homeless patients.

          a.  Include the health risks and the societal perceptions of mentally ill people.

           b. What health issues are most likely to be seen in the homeless population?

2.  Discuss how to screen for substance abuse in a maternity ward.  Include the issues facing by single mothers of African American background as discussed in the Evidence-Based Practice box 10-5 in page 294

Whistle-Blowing in Nursing

Whistle-Blowing in Nursing

A student nurse asks a faculty member to explain whistle-blowing. The student nurse wants to know the work conditions that would have to be met before whistle-blowing occurs, as well as situations in which whistle-blowing is clearly indicated. The faculty member reviews key concepts with all members of the class.

1. Being a whistle-blower takes great courage and self-conviction because it requires the whistle-blower to avoid groupthink. Analyze how groupthink affects the process of whistle-blowing.

2. Discuss the pros and cons of whistle-blowing.

3. What are the key guidelines for blowing the whistle?

Transcultural Perspectives in Mental Health Nursing

Transcultural Perspectives in Mental Health Nursing

Read chapter 10 of the class textbook and review the attached PowerPoint presentation.  Once done and the following question ;

1.  Present your opinion the status of mentally ill homeless patients.

          a.  Include the health risks and the societal perceptions of mentally ill people.

           b. What health issues are most likely to be seen in the homeless population?

2.  Discuss how to screen for substance abuse in a maternity ward.  Include the issues facing by single mothers of African American background as discussed in the Evidence-Based Practice box 10-5 in page 294

What are three questions you should ask yourself when you begin your job search

1. What are three questions you should ask yourself when you begin your job search?

2. What are the most common mistakes people make in preparing their résumés?

3. What should you know about your prospective employer before the job interview?

4. What should the interviewee try to achieve during a job interview? What should you look for? What red flags should you watch for?

5. What can you do in advance to prepare for the changes during the first year of employment?

6. Create your own SWOT analysis. How would you respond to your personal strengths and weaknesses if you were a prospective employer? How can you enhance your strengths and improve in areas of weakness?

7. Draw a career path for yourself, beginning with the present year and extending to the age of retirement. Be sure to include any “twists and turns” of the path you expect to experience along the way and any barriers you expect to encounter. How will you handle these experiences?

Do an online nationwide search for information about current job prospects in nursing.Compare opportunities in various regions of the country. Why do you think these opportunities are the same or different?

5. Develop a list of questions that you should ask a potential employer. What “homework” will you need to do to prepare for an interview? 

National Nurses United

National Nurses United, 

 what is their legislative agenda; how is the agenda developed; how is it communicated to members; how is their agenda pushed and promoted (i.e., mechanisms used to engage/attract and influence policy makers);