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10.2: The Nurse Leader As Change Agent - Medicine LibreTexts

10.2: The Nurse Leader as Change Agent. Nurse leaders must ensure the day-to-day operation of their unit (s) in a rapidly evolving health care system. Nurse leaders are often called upon to be agents of change and are often responsible for the success of a project. Yet the literature suggests that leaders continue to struggle with change

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Book: Anatomy and Physiology (Boundless) - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · The LibreTexts libraries are Powered by MindTouch ® and are supported by the Department of Education Open Textbook Pilot Project, the UC Davis Office of the Provost, the UC Davis Library, the California State University Affordable Learning Solutions Program, and Merlot. We also acknowledge previous National Science Foundation support under grant numbers 1246120, 1525057, …

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18.6: Administering Intramuscular Medications - Medicine ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 24, 2021  · 18.6: Administering Intramuscular Medications. The intramuscular (IM) injection route is used to place medication in muscle tissue. Muscle has an abundant blood supply that allows medications to be absorbed faster than the subcutaneous route.

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1.6: Health Factors and Their Impact - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · The Life Cycle. The life cycle of human beings originates from a fertilized egg, which develops into a fetus that is eventually born as a baby. A baby develops into a child, transitions through the wonderful phase of adolescent to an adult, and then into old age and eventually death (Figure 1.6.1).

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9.4: Sample Documentation - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 24, 2021  · The LibreTexts libraries are Powered by MindTouch ® and are supported by the Department of Education Open Textbook Pilot Project, the UC Davis Office of the Provost, the UC Davis Library, the California State University Affordable Learning Solutions Program, and Merlot. We also acknowledge previous National Science Foundation support under grant numbers 1246120, 1525057, …

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Health and Fitness - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 03, 2020  · The LibreTexts libraries are Powered by MindTouch ® and are supported by the Department of Education Open Textbook Pilot Project, the UC Davis Office of the Provost, the UC Davis Library, the California State University Affordable Learning Solutions Program, and Merlot. We also acknowledge previous National Science Foundation support under grant numbers 1246120, 1525057, …

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10.6: The Nursing Process as the ... - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) 10.6: The Nursing Process as the Change Process. The change process can be related to the nursing process and is described by Sullivan (2012) in four steps. Assessment, the first step, entails identifying the problem. It involves collecting and analyzing data. Pinpointing the problem enables individuals affected by a proposed change to have a ...

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18.4: Administering Intradermal Medications - Medicine ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 24, 2021  · 18.4: Administering Intradermal Medications. Intradermal injections (ID) are administered into the dermis just below the epidermis. See Figure 18.14 [1] for an image of the layers of the skin. Intradermal (ID) injections have the longest absorption time of all parenteral routes because there are fewer blood vessels and no muscle tissue.

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1: Basic Concepts in Nutrition - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Nutrients have one or more of three basic functions: they provide energy, contribute to body structure, and/or regulate chemical processes in the body. These basic functions allow us to detect and respond to environmental surroundings, move, excrete wastes, respire …

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1.8: Assessing Personal Health - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · Step 1. Take charge of tracking your personal health. Step 2. Assess your diet and identify where it can be changed to promote health and prevent disease. Step 3. Start finding out the medical history of your family and identify the diseases you may be more susceptible to getting. Step 4. Assess your lifestyle by evaluating your personal habits ...

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6.4: Organizational Culture and Nursing Leadership ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · 6.4: Organizational Culture and Nursing Leadership. Organizational culture can be described as “the implicit knowledge or values and beliefs within the organization that reflect the norms and traditions of the organization” (Mancini & Wong, 2015, p. 152). Schein (cited in Ko, Murphy, & Birdman, 2015) further describes organizational culture ...

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10.5E: The Action Potential and Propagation - Medicine ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · Action potential is a brief reversal of membrane potential in which the membrane potential changes from -70mV to +30mV. The action potential has three main stages: depolarization, repolarization, and hyperpolarization. Depolarization is caused when positively charged sodium ions rush into a neuron with the opening of voltage-gated sodium channels.

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3.7: Theories and Models of Cultural Competency - Medicine ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · 3.7: Theories and Models of Cultural Competency. There are a number of conceptual models and theories that exist to guide the application of cultural competency in nursing education. One of the major critiques is that these theories or models of cultural competency remain patient or client-oriented rather than focused on organizations.

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Book: Introduction to Health (Falcone) - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Feb 21, 2021  · The LibreTexts libraries are Powered by MindTouch ® and are supported by the Department of Education Open Textbook Pilot Project, the UC Davis Office of the Provost, the UC Davis Library, the California State University Affordable Learning Solutions Program, and Merlot. We also acknowledge previous National Science Foundation support under grant numbers 1246120, 1525057, …

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6.3: Vitamins Important for Metabolism - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · Thiamine, one of the water-soluble vitamins, is especially important in glucose metabolism. It acts as a cofactor for enzymes that break down glucose for energy production (Figure 6.3. 1 ). Additionally, thiamine plays a role in the synthesis of ribose from glucose and is therefore required for RNA, DNA, and ATP synthesis.

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2.2: Management, Leadership, Followership, and Mentorship ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · Mentors. Experienced and thoughtful mentors play an important role in the development of nurse leaders. Mentorship is defined as “a formal supportive relationship between two or more health professionals that has the potential to result in professional growth and development for both mentors and mentees” (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, 2017, p. 1).

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4.4: Assessing your Muscular Strength and Endurance ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Mar 25, 2021  · Place the instep of your left foot on the bench, and put most of your weight on your right let (your left leg should be bent), with your hands at your sides. Squat on your right leg until your thigh is parallel with the floor. Keep your back straight, chest up, shoulders back, and head neutral. Return to …

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2.6: Gastrointestinal Tract and Your Health - Medicine ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · 2.6: Gastrointestinal Tract and Your Health. Interpret why certain disorders and diseases, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), celiac disease, and irritable bowel syndrome compromise overall health. When nutrients and energy are in short supply, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems do not function properly. Unbalanced diets can ...

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APU: Basic Foundation of Nutrition for Sports Performance ...

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15.1: Administration of Enteral Medications Introduction ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 24, 2021  · The LibreTexts libraries are Powered by MindTouch ® and are supported by the Department of Education Open Textbook Pilot Project, the UC Davis Office of the Provost, the UC Davis Library, the California State University Affordable Learning Solutions Program, and Merlot. We also acknowledge previous National Science Foundation support under grant numbers 1246120, 1525057, …

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10.5: Non-Linear Change Models - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · 10.5: Non-Linear Change Models. Most organizations have viewed change as sequential and linear occurring in a step-by-step fashion. However, nursing has begun to explore non-linear models as a way of guiding more unpredictable change, as these models do not follow an orderly and predictable pattern.

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7.11: Immune Defenses Against Infectious Diseases ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 30, 2021  · It occurs in response to any type of injury, such as a blow or a cut, an insect bite, or damage caused by pathogens multiplying in body tissues. Inflammation has four characteristic effects at the site of an injury, the first two of which are visible around the splinter shown in …

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12.2A: Classification of Receptors by Stimulus - Medicine ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · Key Terms. photoreceptor: A specialized neuron able to detect and react to light.; mechanoreceptor: Any receptor that provides an organism with information about mechanical changes in its environment such as movement, tension, and pressure.; baroreceptor: A nerve ending that is sensitive to changes in blood pressure.; Sensory receptors can be classified by the type of stimulus that …

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20.6B: Structure and Function of Antibodies - Medicine ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · An antibody, also known as an immunoglobulin, is a large Y-shaped protein produced by B- cells and used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects such as bacteria and viruses. Each tip of the “Y” of an antibody contains a paratope (a structure analogous to a lock) that is specific for one particular epitope (similarly ...

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27.3: Consequences of Drug Abuse - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 27, 2020  · Club drugs. Cocaine. Heroin. Inhalants. Marijuana. Prescription drugs. Drug abuse also plays a role in many major social problems, such as drugged driving, violence, stress, and child abuse. Drug abuse can lead to homelessness, crime, and missed work or problems with keeping a job. It harms unborn babies and destroys families.

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16.2C: RBC Life Cycle - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · Erythropoiesis is the process by which human erythrocytes are produced. It is triggered by erythropoietin, a kidney hormone produced during hypoxia. Erythropoiesis takes place in the bone marrow, where hemopoietic stem cells differentiate and eventually shed their nuclei to become reticulocytes. Iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid are required ...

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14.2A: Preganglionic Neurons - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · Key Terms. cholinergic: Pertaining to, activated by, producing, or having the same function as acetylcholine.; postsynaptic neuron: The nerve cell that bears receptors for neurotransmitters released into the synaptic cleft by the presynaptic neuron.; preganglionic fiber: In the autonomic nervous system, fibers from the CNS to the ganglion are known as preganglionic fibers.

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27.3: Development of the Male and Female Reproductive ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 30, 2020  · In girls who are lean and highly active, such as gymnasts, there is often a delay in the onset of puberty. Figure 27.3. 1: Hormones of Puberty. During puberty, the release of LH and FSH from the anterior pituitary stimulates the gonads to produce sex hormones in …

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5.10: Reconstituted Medication - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 26, 2021  · Set up the first fraction by matching the numerator to the goal unit of mL. In this problem, we know from the drug label that the known concentration of the reconstituted medication is 225 mg per mL, so add 1 mL to the numerator and 225 mg to the denominator: (5.10.2) m L = 1 m L 225 m g. 4. Set up the second fraction with mg in the numerator ...

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Book: Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing (Wagner ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Book: Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing (Wagner) Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing is designed for a single-semester introduction to the professional nurse’s leadership role as both a care provider and a formal leader. An assortment of authors with diverse nursing leadership roles have contributed to this textbook.

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22.6: Checklist for Tracheostomy Care and Sample ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 24, 2021  · 22.6: Checklist for Tracheostomy Care and Sample Documentation. Tracheostomy care is provided on a routine basis to keep the tracheostomy tube’s flange, inner cannula, and surrounding area clean to reduce the amount of bacteria entering the artificial airway and lungs. See Figure 22.9 [1] for an image of a sterile tracheostomy care kit.

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Chapter 11: Nutrition in the Lifecycle - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 15, 2020  · Chapter 11: Nutrition in the Lifecycle. The human body constantly develops and changes throughout the human life cycle, and food provides the fuel for those changes. The major stages of the human life cycle include pregnancy, infancy, the toddler years, childhood, puberty, older adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and the senior years.

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15.1B: Comparing the Nervous and Endocrine Systems ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · Key Terms. hormone: A molecule released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages affecting cells in other parts of the organism.; neurotransmitters: Endogenous chemicals that transmit signals from a neuron to a target cell across a synapse.; The body must maintain a constant internal environment, through a process termed homeostasis, while also being able to …

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27.1A: Introduction to Pregnancy and Human Development ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · miscarriage: The spontaneous natural termination of a pregnancy that expels a fetus from the womb before term. Pregnancy is the state of fertilization and development for one or more offspring within a woman’s uterus. The prenatal offspring (also called the conceptus ) is referred to as an embryo or fetus. The term embryo is used primarily ...

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4.10: What are Normal Oxygen Saturation Levels? - Medicine ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · The normal oxygen saturation level is 97–100% (OER #1). Older adults typically have lower oxygen saturation levels than younger adults. For example, someone older than 70 years of age may have an oxygen saturation level of about 95%, which is an acceptable level. It is important to note that the oxygen saturation level varies considerably ...

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9.1: Unintentional Injuries - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Feb 21, 2021  · The CDC believes more than one out of four older people falls each year equating to millions of falls for persons over the age of 65. Hip fractures and traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) in older adults and are caused primarily by falls. Falls may be attributed to poor balance, weak muscles and bones, vitamin deficiencies, and visual impairment.

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17.2: Transformational Leadership and Change- the Nursing ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · The principles in this document are focused around three main themes: (1) enhance the health care experience, (2) improve population health, and (3) improve value for money. These three themes are now a critical focus in nurse managers’ work environments today (CNA & CMA, 2011).

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1.1: Benefits of Walking and Jogging for Exercise ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jun 29, 2021  · Physically, there is indisputable evidence associated with the short and long-term benefits of regular exercise to brain, heart, bone, muscular, and emotional health, and reductions in risk for chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Physical activity is defined as any movement carried out by skeletal muscle that requires energy ...

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5.2: Non-Megaloblastic Macrocytic Anemia - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 31, 2020  · Cause(s): A group of anemias that present with macrocytes without megaloblastic features. Most often, non-megaloblastic macrocytic anemias are caused by: alcoholism, liver disease, bone marrow failure, and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). 1,2 Chronic and heavy consumption of alcohol can lead to macrocytosis due to a variety of effects it has in erythrocyte development.

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1: Designing A Healthy Diet - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 26, 2021  · Be familiar with several concepts that are helpful in planning a healthful diet, including adequacy, balance, moderation, variety, nutrient density, and empty calories. Be familiar with and able to use tools for planning a healthful diet, including MyPlate, Harvard Healthy Eating Plate, and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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Book: Clinical Chemistry - Theory, Analysis, Correlation ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 21, 2020  · Clinical chemistry is generally concerned with analysis of bodily fluids for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. It is an applied form of biochemistry. This workbook is designed as a companion manual to the 4th edition of Clinical Chemistry: Theory, Analysis, Correlation by Kaplan and Pesce. It should be used as an integral part of a complete ...

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18.5C: Venous Blood Pressure - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · The portal venous pressure is the blood pressure in the portal vein and is normally 5–10 mm Hg. Variants of venous pressure include central venous pressure, which is a good approximation of right atrial pressure, which can then be used to calculate right ventricular end diastolic volume. Neurogenic and hypovolemic shock can cause fainting.

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3.5: Positioning Patients in Bed - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · Patient Positions in Bed. Positioning a patient in bed is a common procedure in the hospital. There are various positions possible for patients in bed, which may be determined by their condition, preference, or treatment related to an illness.

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6.7: Calcium Homeostasis - Interactions of the Skeletal ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 30, 2020  · Calcium is not only the most abundant mineral in bone, it is also the most abundant mineral in the human body. Calcium ions are needed not only for bone mineralization but for tooth health, regulation of the heart rate and strength of contraction, blood coagulation, contraction of smooth and skeletal muscle cells, and regulation of nerve impulse conduction.

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1.18: Opioid Pharmacology - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) 1.18: Opioid Pharmacology. Opium – a mixture of alkaloids from Papaver somniferum. An opiate is a naturally occurring alkaloid, i.e., morphine or codeine, and an opioid is any natural or synthetic compound, which has morphine-like properties.

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7.1: Introduction to Alcohol - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · Alcohol is a psychoactive drug. A psychoactive drug is any substance that crosses the blood-brain barrier primarily affecting the functioning of the brain, be it altering mood, thinking, memory, motor control, or behavior. Alcohols in chemistry refer to a group of similar organic compounds, but in beverages the only alcohol consumed is ethanol.

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19.2: Functions of the Lymphatic and Immune Systems ...

Posted: (52 years ago) May 17, 2021  · The structures of the lymphatic system play integral roles in supporting the immune system, which is responsible for ridding the body of cellular debris and abnormal cells as well as preventing and fighting infection. The immune system is a collection of barriers, cells, and soluble proteins that interact and communicate with each other in ...

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Chapter 9: Metabolism, Energy Balance and Body Weight ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 15, 2020  · Chapter 9: Metabolism, Energy Balance and Body Weight. Metabolism is defined as the sum of all chemical reactions required to support cellular function and hence the life of an organism. Metabolism is either categorized as catabolism, referring to all metabolic processes involved in molecule breakdown, or anabolism, which includes all metabolic ...

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25.4C: Regulation of H+ by the Lungs - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · Respiratory alkalosis. Blood carries oxygen, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen ions (H+) between tissues and the lungs. The majority of CO 2 transported in the blood is dissolved in plasma (60% is dissolved bicarbonate). Expiration: When blood pH drops too low, the body compensates by increasing breathing to expel more carbon dioxide.

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11.3: Water’s Importance to Vitality - Medicine LibreTexts

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 13, 2020  · Figure 11.3. 1: Water is the foundation of all life—the surface of the earth is 70 percent water; the volume of water in humans is about 60 percent. "The Blue Marble" is a famous photograph of the Earth taken on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft en route to the Moon at a distance of about 29,000 kilometers (18,000 ...

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