Congestive Heart Failure Congestive Heart Failure NS2: Aging 7 Long-term Care October 26, 2003 Congestive Heart Failure Congestive heart failure is a condition in which a weakened heart cannot pump enough blood to body organs resulting in the blood to backing up into body tissues. It is the most common cause of disability in the elderly. “More than 75 percent of patients with congestive heart failure are over the age of 65 years” (Porth, 2004, p. 337). The New York Heart Association classifies CHF into four categories.
I would like to pursue the field of physical therapy Physical Therapy I would like to pursue the field of physical therapy. Physical Therapy, by definition, is the treatment of disease through physical means, including light, heat, sound waves, electricity, magnetic field and exercise. Physical Therapy is divided into three broad categories: acute care, neuro-rehab, and outpatient physical therapy. Acute care consists of treating patients in the in-patient, or hospital setting. Patients in the hospital setting are often acutely ill. Patients may range from people
The Cardiovascular Field The Cardiovascular Field The Cardiovascular field is a high-tech medical field where technologists and nurses assist cardiologists diagnose and treat heart disease. Within cardiovascular technology there are two specialties - invasive and noninvasive. Invasive cardiovascular technologists assist cardiologists and surgeons in such surgical areas as cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, pacemaker insertion, and open heart surgery. Cardiac catheterization is where small catheters are inserted thro
Managed Health Care Managed Health Care Of the approximately 257.8 million individuals currently living in the United States of America, every one of them has a need for effective, affordable and accessible health care coverage and services. Within the past thirty to forty years, the scope and cost of health care coverage and services has drastically changed, altering the manner in which health care was previously managed. There are several factors that have affected the cost of health care coverage over the cours
Avinash Daniel Avinash Daniel Eng101 Nuclear Medicine Technology Nuclear Medicine is a profession developed as a product of the atomic age. Nuclear Medicine Technology is one of the most advanced diagnostic technologies in today's medical field. The discipline of nuclear medicine began after radium was discovered almost a century ago. Following World War II, physicians recognized the potential medical implications of radium and developed artificial radio nuclides. Since this development the field of nuclear m
Thrombolytics in the Field Thrombolytics in the Field Prehospital use of clot busters Eric Hatcher Student ID# 46629 Mountain State University EMS 280-Article #10 Dr. M. Miller April 29, 2008 The talk of administering thrombolytics or “clot busters” in the prehospital environment has been present in the United States for quite a while; however its actual use occurs in only a very small percent of EMS services. Its use outside the US seems to be growing larger and larger. As numerous agencies begin to evaluate the feasibi