Pediatrics Case Study Paper: The Case Of The 12 Year Old Boy Who Presented With A Head Trauma.

3433 words - 14 pages

A.B is a 12 year old, male who presented to the W.C.H.C E.R. department on August 24, 2005 via EMS for a head injury, that was caused by a collision with a car while he was riding his bicycle. He also had a neck appliance/brace, and a large area of bloody hair on the left side of his head, from a laceration he obtained from the accident.Disease Process.A head injury is any trauma that leads to injury of the scalp, skull, or brain. These injuries can range from a minor bump on the skull to a devastating brain injury. A head injury can be classified as either closed or penetrating. In a closed head injury, the head sustains a blunt force by striking against an object. A concussion is a type of closed head injury that involves the brain. In a penetrating head injury, an object breaks through the skull and enters the brain. (This object is usually moving at a high speed like a windshield or another part of a motor vehicle.) Common causes of head injury include traffic accidents, falls, physical assault, and accidents at home, work, outdoors, or while playing sports. Some head injuries result in prolonged or non-reversible brain damage. This can occur as a result of bleeding inside the brain or forces that damage the brain directly. These more serious head injuries may cause: changes in personality, emotions, or mental abilities, speech and language problems, loss of sensation, hearing, vision, taste, or smell, seizures, paralysis and coma (Saunders, 171).The signs of a head injury can occur immediately or develop slowly over several hours. Even if the skull is not fractured, the brain can bang against the inside of the skull and be bruised. (This is called a concussion.) The head may look fine, but complications could result from bleeding inside the skull, (called a hematoma). As a Nurse if you encounter a person who just had a head injury, you need to try to find out what happened. If he or she cannot tell you, look for clues and ask witnesses. Some symptoms of a serious head trauma may include: loss of consciousness, confusion, or drowsiness, low breathing rate or drop in blood pressure, and convulsions. A fracture in the skull or face, facial bruising, swelling at the site of the injury,fluid drainage from nose, mouth, or ears (may be clear or bloody), severe headache, initial improvement followed by worsening symptoms, irritability, restlessness, lack of coordination, and changes in vision (Saunders, 172). If any of these are present, they warrant the need to seek out emergency medical treatment.Upon seeking medical treatment, the nurse or physician will obtain all needed information in regards to injury, how it happened, and what the patient is exhibiting. Then the doctors will take this information to work up a diagnosis for the pt with the head trauma/injury based on the signs and symptoms they present. The doctors may then further assess the person's cognitive function by using a test called the Glasgow Coma Scale to rate their responses to...

Find Another Essay On Pediatrics Case Study Paper: The Case of the 12-year-old boy who presented with a head trauma.

"12 Angry Men": A case analysis of the classic movie with Henry Fonda from a management perspective

691 words - 3 pages of the case being presented to them. In the end he gets all the 12 votes for not guilty, even the last stubborn bully's.What's also interesting is the fact that in the beginning, some of the jurors were just following others in voting. They hesitated and joined the majority when it became more evident which way the votes were going. Dynamics started to change in the part 2 because jurors saw how confident HF was and they also started to see the

Isaac Campion by Janni Howker - In what ways could it be said that 12 year old Isaac is more grown up than his father?

1021 words - 4 pages his father made him feel whether Sam knew or not. Sam was unconcerned about what Isaac might think of him. Isaac was "afraid" of him. Sam immaturely hit Isaac and sent him "reeling towards the door-jamb". Isaac had turned on him but most young children know better than to resort to violence in such a situation. This really shows Sam's childishness. Also "there would always be something for him to find a fault with" in Isaac's work. He could

Case Study of The CRA Case

1731 words - 7 pages In this case study we are going to discuss the CRA case. The CRA case is mainly about the mining company breaking/dissolving the unions and making the employees sign the individual contracts. Here we will discuss and analyse how they went about pursuing the workers to leave the unions and sign the individual contracts. Before that we will briefly look into the profile of the CRA.CRA is a major Australian mining company, it is a large employer


2293 words - 9 pages Please cite this Article as : , TARGET COSTING" - A CASE STUDY : Tactful Management Research Journal (Oct ; 2013) KISHOR NIVRUTTI JAGTAP "MONTCLAIR PAPER MILL'S EXPERIMENT WITH Tactful Management Research Journal KEYWORDS: Montclair Paper , organization , management , Manufacturing management . INTRODUCTION Target costing affects profitability of an organization depending on the commitment of management to its use, the constant involvement of


2293 words - 9 pages Please cite this Article as : , TARGET COSTING" - A CASE STUDY : Tactful Management Research Journal (Oct ; 2013) KISHOR NIVRUTTI JAGTAP "MONTCLAIR PAPER MILL'S EXPERIMENT WITH Tactful Management Research Journal KEYWORDS: Montclair Paper , organization , management , Manufacturing management . INTRODUCTION Target costing affects profitability of an organization depending on the commitment of management to its use, the constant involvement of

Sociology Paper: The Subculture of Corrections (Case Study) > Prison rehabilitation :

524 words - 2 pages The Subculture of Corrections (Case Study) > Prison rehabilitation :The rising inmate population is overcrowding the prisons and this mania is very unfortunate and has become a major problem especially in Massachusetts: The taxpayers have to pay a sum of 40 grand for each prisoner that walks into a Mass Prison! This problem has many sociologists and criminologists worried, asking the question, "Is prison really helping in the rehabilitation

A Case Study of a Student with Special Needs

1478 words - 6 pages in a regular education classroom. He immediately presented behavioral issues due to the transition of a new environment and his learning disabilities. After a couple incidences, the administrator called the ARD committee to meet and review his IEP and place new behavioral strategies to follow. J made it through the year with continue incidences where he spend most of the time in the Content Mastery classroom. At the beginning of the 5th grade

Analysis of The Types of Law in a Case Study

2204 words - 9 pages The principle areas that this question is concerned with are contracts relating to the sales of goods and exclusion clauses. An exclusion clause is a term in a contract or notice which either seeks to exclude liability or remedies for breach of contract and negligence, for the party relying upon it.The first scenario involves Big Deal Ltd and Mr. Boom, who is acting on behalf of Slump Ltd. The question arises as to whether a contract has been

A Case Study Depicting the Importance of Ethics in Medicine

4553 words - 18 pages as others (Seedhouse, 2009). Marge, a 40 year old woman has a current diagnosis of bipolar affective disorder. After a severe depressive episode, she was detained on a Short Term Detention (STD) for 28 days under the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) Scotland Act (2003). The Responsible Medical Officer (RMO) carried out an assessment, and noted deterioration in Marge’s mental health. Marge’s case was presented at the multidisciplinary team

The Merger of Two Competing Hospitals: A Case Study

3371 words - 13 pages horizontal hospital mergers wherein two or more hospitals merge into a single corporation, are increasing both in frequency and importance. (Gaughan, 2002). This paper is an attempt to study the impact of the merger of two competing healthcare organization and will also attempt to propose appropriate clinical and managerial interventions. Background Based on the case study provided: Hospital A, Porter Regional Medical Centre (Hosp. A) & Hospital B

The Economics of End Stage Renal Disease: A Case Study

1025 words - 4 pages The purpose of this paper is to discuss healthcare financing in America, as it relates to a case study about End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). I will discuss the major reimbursement mechanisms for ESRD. Additionally, I will provide the organization’s point of view about the economics of providing ESRD treatment. I will share options and potential trade-offs related to cost of treatment, quality of treatment, and access to treatment. Finally, I

Similar Essays

Reflective Case Study Of 6 Year Old Boy

2262 words - 9 pages , as the child would need some sort of intervention i.e. a steristrip, glue or suture. When I found the little boy, Jamie, he was 6 year old and sitting quietly on his mother's knee. He looked frightened and his eyes were red as if he had been crying. I introduced myself as an experienced paramedic, but on placement to gain some extra experience in a controlled setting, with the aim to become an Emergency Care Practioner (ECP). I sought permission

9 Year Old Boy With Testosterone Disorder

1366 words - 5 pages A nine-year-old boy is brought into a clinic suspected of having a hypo- gonadism disorder. The physician ordered a test of the boys free testosterone after having considered this was the best option compared to testing the total testosterone. The test results came back at 25.0pg/ml reference range 0.1-3.2pg/ml flagged as high for the boy. Several months later a repeated test showed 28.0pg/ml reference range of 50-210pg/ml adult reference range

Legal Case Study: 62 Year Old Woman With Skin Cancer

1424 words - 6 pages Legal Case Study Following the review of a medical error about a 62-year-old woman with skin cancer who experienced wrong-site surgery I will summarize the legal and liability aspects of this case, as well as explore the legal and ethical implications of disclosing errors. In addition, I will discuss the pros and cons of having the provider disclose and empathize for the error to the patient. Finally, I will identify ways the nurse leaders can

Dell Case Study As Presented By The Harvard Business Review

847 words - 3 pages China's information technology structure is not ready for wide usage of computers and the Internet, Dell should alter this a little bit using internet very few at the beginning. Instead of it should make real relations and real sales by connecting with people