Hi, need to submit a 500 words essay on the topic Internship at children national centerye.
Both homozygous and heterozygous patients can pass their genes onto their children. Sickle cell carriers typically undergo some type of genetic counseling prior to childbearing (Armandola, 2002).
Hg SC multiple admitted to the hospital, salmonella sepsis and L humerusosteomyelitis, priapism x1 is pain that can last hour to some days (Kahan et.al. 2009)., post tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, use BiPap at night and chronic lungs disease related to sickle cell anemia.
After observing the patient, he showed symptoms of priapism, chronic pain and heavyfluid consumption. both on the IV and through normal drinking. He also had heavy urine output. I also focused on how the pain was managed along with the treatment procedure. With further information obtained from the patient’s chart and past medical history in it, I learnt what type of Sickle Cell he has and the medication that he’s on. The key information on patient reports included his diagnosis, the order of medication and the frequency of how the medication was administered. It also indicated any allergies that the patient may have. This information can be obtained electronically on the Kardex that the hospital uses.
My preceptor pointed out the importance of safe dosage of medication per the patient. This is known as medication calculation and it is very important to all patients but it is more critical for children and elderly patients. He also pointed out the importances of knowing when to use SBAR. This is because it increases patient safety by avoiding communication breakdowns between caregiver and the patient (Joint commission resources, 2007)
What I have learnt in the school enabled me to make proper assessment of my patient. I learnt the importance of communication, understanding the prescribed medication and how to administer medication by using the‘6 rights Rule’ in administering the medicine. The 6 rights rules means, right patient, right route, right medication, right dose, right time and