Today I met with this female patient that was involved in an accident that involved two vehicles and a motorcycle in which the woman was in. the woman was in her early twenties and has suffered broken ribs, to be precise, she suffered two broken ribs that had pierced through her left lung and interfered with her normal breathing process, she had a collapsed lung in that, breathed air enters the space between the lung and the chest wall and the more she breaths in, the more air builds up and the pressure inside the space increases making the lungs to collapse. This condition interferes with the normal physiology of the body, the normal functioning of the lungs which is primarily to take in air. It is ironical that the very thing that is essential for human survival is the same thing that will kill the woman if not appropriately addressed. The pressure created inside the space between the lungs and the chest cavity prevents the lungs from expanding during the inhalation process and this is always associated with chest pains and even shortness of breath. To understand the nature of this condition and properly understand it, the use of a special photographic image that views bones will be of great help in viewing the number of ribs broken and the extent of damage caused.
Short medical study
This is a history of a female patient in her early twenties who was well until today when she was involved in a road accident involving two vehicles and a motorcycle in which the patient was. The speed of the vehicles and the motorcycle was unknown. The patient was brought in the hospital with a splint in her abdomen and reported a measurable quantity of blood was lost during the accident. The patient was rushed to the emergency room where it was noted that she had two broken ribs that lead to pneumothorax that is injury related (McKnight, 2020). In the emergency room, she was given IV fluids and blood and rushed to the operation room after there were no any foreign materials detected in her chest cavity. The woman was semi-conscious and responded to pain and voice, she had no known food and drug allergy and had no past medical or surgical history. From the operation room, she was taken to female surgical ward where she will be managed by IV fluids until her normal body volume is attained, she will also be managed by painkillers and antibiotics to prevent infections and minimize pain (Vuong, 2018).
Stimulus 1: What is one key learning outcome that you have gained through completing Task A and Task B in this assessment task?
After completing task A and task B,I have understood that there are different types of communications that depends or dictated by one’s profession. In task A, the conversation was on regular and layman’s language that was so simplified for easy understanding even when there is no medical expert to explain and in task B, the conversation there was professional and in involves medical terminologies that one will understand if one has medical knowledge.
Stimulus 2: With consideration to the field in which you wish to work in the future, how will you use this learning to enhance your future practice as a health professional?
When I venture in health care profession in future, I will consider the learning outcomes above and tend to put them in practice where necessary. Health care professions meet different kinds of people ranging from patients to specialist and there is the need for appropriate conversation when conversing with someone in that, when I will be conversing with ,my fellow health care professions, I will need to use conversation from task B but will attending to patients assuming that they are all laymen, I will tend to use conversation from task A. this will ease the tensing in communication and everyone will appreciate the importance of communication. Using medical terminologies in conversation with other medical practitioners will improve my medical knowledge in that when there is new medical terminology that I have no knowledge about, I will be able to learn as learning is an ongoing process.
McKnight, C. L., & Burns, B. (2020). Pneumothorax. In StatPearls [Internet]. StatPearls Publishing.
Vuong, N. L., Elshafay, A., Abdalla, A. R., Mohyeldin, I. A., Elsabaa, K., Omran, E. S., ... & Huy, N. T. (2018). Efficacy of treatments in primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Respiratory medicine, 137, 152-166.
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