Terry Peck

UPDATE IN THE FIELD OF MEDICINE: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN ACUTE HEMODIALYSIS

UPDATE IN THE FIELD OF MEDICINE: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN ACUTE HEMODIALYSIS

When a patient has a sudden kidney failure, the body experiences a loss of kidney functions which is crucial in removing waste products and extra fluids in the body. The kidney is also important in keeping the balance of minerals in our system and producing hormones that are essential in maintaining a stable blood pressure, making red blood cells, and balancing calcium levels. Hemodialysis is a life-saving treatment for patients with kidney failure. Bodily wastes and extra fluid are removed from the blood through a filter and after that, the cleaned blood is returned to the body. This procedure can be done for a short-term or long-term basis depending on the needs of the body. However, each treatment takes four to five hours and this has to be done frequently within the week to help the body excrete wastes. Given the importance of this procedure, this will benefit from updated evidence-based practice research.

Through the years, experts have studied how we could improve hemodialysis treatment. Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare show that it is crucial to have multidisciplinary conferences to make sure that we can have optimal patient outcomes. Assigned doctors and specialists, together with the nurses and staff, should attend the conferences concerning the patients they are attending to so that they will be updated and included in the planning of appropriate and holistic healthcare for the patients involved. Caring for patients requires cohesive teamwork of all the staff so that they could communicate effectively regarding the specific condition and needs of the patients so that everyone is on the same page when attending to a particular patient. This will increase the effectivity and efficiency of healthcare, improve health outcomes, and promote service satisfaction towards the hospital doctors and staff. Since hemodialysis is intended to save or prolong a life, the ultimate beneficiary of advances in medical research and practices is the patient.

FIELD OF MEDICINE: Preventing the Spread of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in the Community

FIELD OF MEDICINE: Preventing the Spread of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in the Community

Who are at risk?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone is at risk of acquiring MRSA especially when a person comes in close contact with another person who is infected by MRSA. The spread of the bacteria can happen through direct contact with an infected wound or through indirect contact by using personal items of a person infected with MRSA such as towels or clothes.

How can I avoid being infected by MRSA?
It is best to take precautionary measures at all times to reduce the risk of MRSA infection. It is important to maintain good hygiene by washing our hands and body regularly. For those who have cuts or wounds, clean them properly and keep them covered until they are fully healed. Refrain from sharing your personal items to other people or borrowing other people’s things. If you think or feel you have signs and symptoms of MRSA infection, go to your health care provider right away to get proper treatment.

What should I do when I become infected with MRSA?
Cover the infected area of your skin with a bandage and contact your health care provider immediately. Through obtaining bacteria to test and culture, doctors or nurses can determine if MRSA is really the cause of the infection and can then give proper treatment. Do not pick or pop the skin sore or boil. Make sure you wash your hands properly to prevent the spread of the bacteria.

How can I prevent spreading MRSA?
Adhere to the instructions given by your health care provider about the proper treatment of your wound. Cover your wounds with dry and clean bandages until they are fully healed. This will help reduce contamination of the bacteria to other people that you come in contact with. It is also advisable to wash your hands regularly especially after cleaning the wound. Refrain from sharing personal items. Wash your clothes, towels, and bed sheets properly. Kindly advise your family members and people around you to do the same. Make sure you treat the infection promptly to avoid spreading and further complications to your health.

FIELD OF MEDICINE: Preventing the Spread of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in the Community

FIELD OF MEDICINE: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

Bacteria are microorganisms that can be found everywhere. These single-celled microscopic life forms can live independently or as parasites in other living organisms. There are good bacteria and bad bacteria. As such, some bacteria are useful to other organisms while some are dangerous. Dangerous bacteria are also called pathogenic bacteria. They produce toxins that can cause illness or even death.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA

An example of common pathogenic bacteria that affect the human body adversely is the staphylococcus or staph. It is a group of bacteria that dwells in people’s skin and mucous membranes. The Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA belongs to this group. As the name suggests, these are bacteria that are resistant to many types of antibiotics such as methicillin, penicillin, and amoxicillin According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, its most common manifestation is skin infections such as boils, impetigo, and folliculitis or inflammation of hair follicles. Symptoms of MRSA skin infection include having a bump in the infected area or the skin might look red, swollen or may contain pus. They are painful, warm to the touch, and may be accompanied by a fever. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus also produces toxins that can bring about food poisoning and toxic shock syndrome. In severe cases, MRSA can cause pneumonia and even infections of the wounds, blood, and bones. Community members and health care providers are at risk of acquiring these bacteria and their harmful effects. It is important to know how to reduce the risk of infection to relieve the possible diseases that MRSA can cause. This awareness campaign is initially directed at skin infections caused by the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA bacteria. This should be addressed immediately to avoid the extent of the infection and other complications resulting in a severe health condition.

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A Breakthrough in the Fields of Medicine, Education, and Photography Made Possible by Innovation

Have you ever wondered what microorganisms look like up close and personal? Do you want to have the image of your blood cells captured on a photo? Do you want to share the images from your microscope to your friends? Now you can. The available technology today has made it possible to merge the use of smartphones and microscopes. We bring you Sky Light Scope. It is a camera adapter that you can attach to your smartphones to help you see things which were previously unseen by the naked eye. For those who use the microscope, you can attach the Sky Light Scope camera adapter to your microscope to capture the microscopic images on your screen.

The Sky Light Scope camera adapter is an important breakthrough in the fields of medicine, education, and photography. Images from the microscope can now be captured on smartphones and be sent to the concerned medical practitioners for immediate and proper diagnosis. Teachers can now share what they see in the microscope with the rest of the class through the use of this camera adapter. It is a fun and interesting way to learn about living things and other stuff. Photographers can now enjoy taking photos of small images and share them with the rest of the world.
Now, there is no more need to buy many units of microscope which come in a rather expensive amount. There is no more need to wait for your turn to use the microscope in your school’s laboratory for you to see what your teacher wants the class to see. There is no more need to wonder what those little organisms look like. We have tweaked the use of today’s smartphones to allow users to use them as a microscope. Yes, you can now see those microscopic organisms by simply connecting this device to your smartphone. Its powerful lens will make it possible for you to see those organisms which are invisible to the human eye. See the world in a whole new light. Be aware of the little stuff that is present in our surroundings, body, in the food we eat, the water we drink, and many other surfaces. You can even inspect what organisms lurk on the surface of your dining table or on your garage door in Kansas City. Yes, it’s good to realize that it is a small world after all.

Sky Light Scopes are useful devices produced by Wired Gadget Laboratory to help more people have access to a microscope and the microscopic world. These devices are available in our online store. If you want to purchase them, just fill up our order form and proceed to the payment instructions. Please be advised that shipping fee will be shouldered by the buyer. We accept credit and debit cards, Paypal, and mobile wallet payments.
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