Hi guys! I'm currently a student that is interested about going into nursing. Currently we're being assigned a 5-7 page essay on something we would be learning for our future career.
I've been having trouble finding free sources if any, and to be perfectly honest my essay is dued on Monday. :/ I'm not even sure if I can go on with my topic. I've been trying to find something solid for a week or two now.. It's still kind of my fault for not taking control.. Anyways.
I am considering two topics currently:
I wanted to know about nurse intervention in the event of a Heart Attack (myocardial Infarction) from triage and assessing symptoms, to treatment and post MI treatment and education...
Or my last ditch effort is to write an essay on Florence Nightingale
Any advice on resources or opinions on topics? Is the first one even valid? Can anyone give me an idea what a nurse learn and does for his/her job? Should I focus on something else?
I need help!!!
Thank you for moving me Janfrn and for the article, I like that it's 15 pages and it gives me great information on a MI.
So that's chest pain protocol, is all the medication administered after they determine someone might be having a heart attack?
Also I have a couple of other questions
1. Is there a standard triage evaluation that er nurses do, and what are the typical combined stats / symptoms that the patient would have to exhibit before being suspected a heart attack... If there is a standard triage, what's it called so I may find it on google.
2. If complications occur that may require nursing intervention where the patients life maybe be imminently at risk, or at risk. Do nurses intervene to save a life or is that all up to the doctors?
I know from personal experience that when I went to emergency for chest pains and shortness of breath, I did not see a doctor too much except to read my ecg and do some sort of an exam, but a nurse did not leave me alone and was quite kind
.. It would make sense if she were AT LEAST the first to intervene.
3. What do the Ccu do with heart attack patients?
I'm not trying to get you guys to do my dirty work, but if you can briefly answer my questions or give me keywords that i'm unaware of so I can google and research myself, I would be forever indebted to you! The angle of my essay is to advocate that nurses are perhaps the most critical and largest component in treating a heart attack.
Last edit by Twiggi on Nov 20, '09