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Purpose of Needle Exchange Programs

- The main purpose of needle exchange programs are based on that idea that access to sterile needles will significantly reduce needle sharing and will in turn reduce HIV transmission. It is also believed that implementing needle exchange programs will allow more opportunities for other forms of HIV prevention education to come about and increase people’s access to HIV treatment services. These exchange programs have opened up plenty of things that work to help reduce the spreading HIV such as the use of condoms, bleach kits, and giving people referrals....   [tags: HIV, aids, needle exchange]

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The Needle-Exchange Program: The Wrong Answer to Drug Abuse

- ... Not only does the needle-exchange program implicitly encourage drug use, it also contributes to drug use. Giving sterile needles to addicts doesn't address the underlying issues that they are avoiding, issues that lead to drug dependence. In 1995, The United States had the largest reported injection drug user population in the world: 1.1 to 1.5 million (Loue, S., Lurie, P. and Lloyd, L. S 382). In Baltimore, where needle-exchanges have been considered a "success", fatal overdoses from drug abuse have tripled over the past decade....   [tags: fix, drug, addiction, needle, funding]

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Atop the Needle

- I've seen beautiful scenery, had views from mountaintops that stretched for miles and revealed wonderful and majestic landscapes, gazed at masterpieces like Water Lilies long and hard, and appreciated all of them. Over all of these, the most beautiful thing I've ever seen was the view from the top of the Space Needle in Seattle. On my trip to Seattle a few summers ago, I saw the Pikes Place Market, the Starbucks headquarters, and Mount Rainier. However, the highlight of my trip was the Space Needle....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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Establishment of Needle and Syringe in Prisons

- Introduction The purpose of this essay is to indicate how the needle and syringe program in prisons will benefit the Australian government as well as the wider Australian community. As well as the maintenance of NSPs can be maintained while acknowledging concerns of those against it. Needle and syringe programs (NSP) are aimed at intravenous drug users, so as to prevent and limit blood borne diseases like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. These NSP programs help drug addicts by supplying needles and also through referrals and provide education among other services....   [tags: Australian government policies]

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Medical Technicians and Needle Sticks

- Hello, doing research on my major made me realize there is a lot that can happen in the field I want to major in. Did you know in the medical field 600,000 -1 million needle sticks and other sharp injuries happen every year according to centers for Disease Control and Preventation. Imagine how many technicians get stick end up with disease that wasn’t from them just because they were stuck by someone else’s needle. Medical technicians have to deal with a lot of DNA, whether they are sick or not....   [tags: dna, hiv, infections, stress]

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Benefits Of Needle Exchange Programs

- There shouldn’t be any controversy regarding these programs because there is no evidence that anyone will suddenly experiment with heroin because free needles are available. These programs are for people with serious drug addictions. Various organizations, including the GAO, CDC, and World Health Organization, have universally recognized the effectiveness of needle exchange programs. For example, needle exchange programs reduce HIV rates by 80% among intravenous drug users, according to the Center for Disease Control....   [tags: Heroin, Addiction, Drug addiction, Morphine]

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Fixed Needle Exchange Shutdown

- This article outlines, through studies and research, how the shut down of the only fixed needle exchange in Victoria affects the social welfare of those needing to use clean sterilized needles. Due to complaints of the hazard issues and public disturbances from neighbours the fixed needle exchange shut down (Cleverley, 2010). As a result, there has been an increase in dirty needle usage which is causing an increase in health hazards, more than that of Vancouver (Cleverley, 2010). The sharing and use of dirty needles contributes to the spread of hepatitis C and HIV, which is a huge concern when it comes to public health (Cleverley, 2010)....   [tags: Article Analysis ]

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Needle and Syringes Programme

- The needle and syringe programme (NSP) is the programme that supplies needle and syringe and also other equipment used to prepare and illegal drug. This programme is run by pharmacies and drug services. World Health Organization (2007) stated that the purpose of this programme is to reduce the transmission of blood- borne viruses and other infections that caused by sharing injecting equipment. The work of NSPs has focused on HIV prevention and also rising HIV-prevalence among clients in many locations....   [tags: HIV, transmission, health, prevention]

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Discarded Needles, A Danger for Children

- A child’s imagination can transform the mundane into the fantastical. In the eyes of a child a simple cardboard box can become a castle and a table can become a fort. This ability to daydream is one of the hallmarks of childhood, but it can also prove dangerous if the repurposed toy is a used sharp. Every year children around the globe are the victims of Community Acquired Accidental Needle Stick Injuries. Discarded sharps represent a serious threat to public health when they are disposed of in improper ways....   [tags: needle stick injuries, discarded needle sticks]

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Needle Exchange Programs

- ... (Web) Proponents of needle exchange programs claim that needle exchange programs will help to reduce the spread of communicable diseases. In Vancouver, the numbers of IDUs, who are contaminated of HIV, are approximately 6,000 to 10,000 in the Downtown Eastside. (Osborn, 36) Proponents of NEPs believe that needle exchange programs help reduce those numbers. Moreover, NEPs will provide sterile needle and syringes to avoid exchanges of used injections between drug users. Since NEPs are implemented, the number of HIV cases and other diseases are declined....   [tags: drug addiction, NEPs in Canada]

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Needle Exchange Programs: Effective or Ineffective?

- Although needle exchange programs have been successful, they have had some criticism. One of the main goals in the needle exchange program is to prevent or to reduce the rate of transmission of any infectious diseases, such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis C by distributing sterile syringes. The intended group that this program is trying to focus on is injecting drug users, since they have a high rate of either repeatedly using a contaminated syringe or sharing the same syringe with others....   [tags: sterile syringes, HIV, Hepatitis C]

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The Needle Treatment

- The Needle Treatment Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method of "encouraging the body to promote natural healing and improve bodily function" (1) that dates back as far as 4,700 years ago. Now for the past 25 years it has appeared in the U.S. as a popular form of alternative medicine, and it is "a licensed and regulated HealthCare profession in about half the states in the U.S." (3). It is most often called upon for problems such as lower back pain, migraines, arthritis, and additional non-fatal aches and pains....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Needle-Exchange Programs and The Fight against HIV/AIDS

- This paper will be concerned with the issue of having needle-exchange programs (NEPs) in the United States, for the purpose of encouraging injection drug users (IDUs) to engage in safer practices. Specifically, this paper will address the question of whether or not such programs are a desirable policy for reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS. This topic was chosen because it is evident that something needs to be done to stop the spread of AIDS, a problem that has reached epidemic proportions in nations around the world....   [tags: Injection Drug Users, Prevention, AIDS, HIV]

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Needle-Stick Injuries

- I was walking in the park two days ago and I felt something while cleaning up after my dog. I found a hypodermic needle. I don't know how old the needle was it could have been under the snow for the whole winter. The needle was definitely out there for at least a couple of days, it was broken and bent. The E.R. doctor prescribed combivir as a human Immunodeficiency Virus prophylactic. The side effects are miserable, I felt like I had the flu. Anonymous www.morningsidebarc.org An estimated nine million people in the United States use more than three billion needles....   [tags: Health ]

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The Effect of Smaller Needle Diameters in Reducing Pain during Immunizations in the Pediatric Population

- The study will be conducted at only one location and may be limited in its size this will be discussed in the description of the setting. Future research may be initiated from this study and a larger sample may be used that would have a larger impact on the pediatric population. The following topics will be discussed in this chapter and how they will impact the study: Design selection and Justification Independent, Dependent, and Extraneous Variables Description of the setting Sample plan Tools, Validity, and Reliability Discussion of Procedure, Human Rights, and IRB Data Analysis Design Selection and Justification Randomized experiment with random selection of sample....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Experimentals: A Narrative Fiction

- ... I wasn't that surprised to see that he was wearing a lab coat, but the sight of it still made my uneasiness grow. "Hello, Drew. I'm Dr. Zaki," the man said, forcing a smile. "H-how do you know my name?" I asked. "That's not important," Dr. Zaki said, getting out a stethoscope. "Now, let's make sure your heart sounds normal." I blinked, frowning lightly. What is going on. I'd been to a doctor's office before and had gotten my heart listened to before, but something about this place made me very uneasy....   [tags: doctor, appointment, needle, black]

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My Computer Will Not Turn On

- There are many ways to fix a bent pin. The most common technique that many people use to fix their bent pins is using their cards they can find in their wallet (i.e. credit cards, gift cards, and ID’s). Before anything, you would want to make sure to take one of the cards, stand it on the edge of the CPU, and run it through the row of pins. The reason why you would want to do this is because you need to make sure the card is the right thickness, it should be able to slide between the pins with slight resistance and no bending of the pin....   [tags: CPU, bent pins, sewing needle]

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The Personal Story of the Chariman of Apple Inc.

- The cold needle pokes through my skin, the warm dope rushes through my veins, and we’re back baby, back in my ideal utopia. It wasn’t always like this. I had friends, I had a family, I had a girl who loved me. It all started when I was 15 and my father died from overdosing on cocaine. Middle class family, struggling to survive. A lone mother taking care of three little girls and one fifteen year old. Times got tough and I dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to help my mother pay bills and put food on the table....   [tags: overdosing, cash, drugs, product, pot, needle]

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Providing Drug Users With Disposable Needles

- Addiction has been going around for a very long time but today drug use has become more popular than ever. According to Aaron Cooper’s CNN article Study: 22 Million Americans use illegal drugs, “More than 22 million Americans age 12 and older - nearly 9% of the U.S. population - use illegal drugs, according to the government’s 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.” Once you become addicted it becomes very hard to stop, and others do not want to stop or feel they cannot. Many people believe that providing drug users with free disposable needles could help prevent the spread of AIDS and ultimately prevent countless drug related deaths....   [tags: addiction, aids, dirty]

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Current Issues of Needles and Syringes Exchange Program

- Another issue might be arise due to needle and syringe exchange program is legal and law enforcement. The legal and the regulatory of government do not permit the distribution of clean needles and syringes which create the obstacles and difficulties to the successful operation of the program mainly for Intravenous Drug Users (IDU). Most recent survey of The Centre of Public Policies (2000), one of non-profit organization, show that they operate in “illegal background” for 25% which means they drive in a state with a prescription law and do not have formal support of local officials....   [tags: IDU, law, regulation, HIV, health]

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The Rising of HIV/AIDS in the United States Population

- In 1991, the world learned that one of the most iconic players in the history of basketball had tested positive for HIV (Johnson). Earvin “Magic” Johnson stood with his wife by his side and announced to the world that he had contracted this disease as a result of having unprotected sex. Johnson stated that he contracted disease from having unprotected sex and because of this, he now has to live with a disease that has changed his entire life (Johnson). During this time, many people were uneducated about the disease and some were afraid to be in contact with anyone carrying the virus....   [tags: Unprotected Sex, Sharing Needles]

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I Hate Needles

- I Hate Needles   Dr. Ross’ comments: As part of our study of American Literature, my class and I explore the continuing theme of “connection to community” as revealed by the writers. I also offer my students bonus points for performing a community service and writing about their own “connection to community” as discovered through their act of service. This student chose to donate blood and writes a surprisingly delightful description of her experience. She humorously finds her own good connections....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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A Closer Look at HIV

- Most of us know about H.I.V, but not all of us fully understand all of the aspects of this disease. Not only are there physical aspects, but also physiological aspects. Human Immunodeficiency Virus, also known as H.I.V is a virus with a self-explanatory name, if we understand the meaning behind each word. Humans are the only ones affected with this particular virus. When a person becomes infected their immune system becomes impaired due to the fact that the virus destroys the T cells. These T cells help the body to fight disease....   [tags: sexual intercourse, sharing needles, birth]

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No Needles: Why Vaccination Proponents' Persuasive Methods are Counterintuitive

- It’s hard to imagine a world without vaccines—a world where “getting sick” had the potential to be fatal (or at least cause irreparable damage to one’s body). In this world, diseases robbed millions of bright-eyed children of their lives. Thankfully, though, with the development of vaccines, populations have grown larger and healthier over the past century. Sadly, despite the improved longevity of our species, many people are still undecided about—or vehemently against—childhood vaccination. They claim that vaccinations are dangerous and responsible for autism and other conditions....   [tags: health, misinformation]

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An Effective Method Of Vaccination

- Medicine today is provided in several methods, including vaccination by needle and syringe. What would you think if the painful needle disappeared all of a sudden. Medical improvements have progressed immensely in the past hundreds of years and we are now at the point where patients have the possibility to not receive a vaccine in the form of a liquid shot. According to Mark Kendall, an Australian scientist and biomedical engineer, his new invention, the Nanopatch, will become an effective method of vaccination because it is needle-free, it is a cheaper alternative than needle and syringe, has a higher possibility of removing the cold-chain, and it has the ability to improve the immunogenici...   [tags: Immune system, Vaccination, Vaccine, Skin]

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The Art and Methods Used in KIMSOOJA Unfolding

- ... Her performances were recorded with video camera with immense amount of energy so as to interact with the world. In the show “Kimsooja Unfolding” at Vancouver Art Gallery, there were many incredible videos and the fabric works. But out of all those works, I consider the most interesting work is “Cities on the move- 2727 kilometer bottari truck”, a single-channel 7 minutes 33 seconds long silent video projection. In the video, the highly talented and creative Kimsooja is portraying a blue truck loaded with multi colored bundles or bottari of textiles piled up one another like a mountain....   [tags: textiles, migration, culture]

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How to Use Bandages

- When preparing to bandage a wound, always choose the proper bandage type for the wound or surface that will be bandaged. Make certain that the bandage is wide enough to cover the surface area. Always sanitize your hand prior to applying the bandage. I will tell you how to apply a bandage to the right arm. When applying the circular bandage, use your left hand to hold the bandage in place at the starting point and wrap from left to right around the site in a circular motion. Keep the bandage close to the surface area as you wrap, unrolling as you circle around the affected site....   [tags: gauze, elastic bange, patient]

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How IV Infusion Works in a Patient

- How IV Infusion Works in a Patient IV (Intravenous) infusion means “into the vein”. Intravenous medication administration takes place when you insert a needle into a vein and medication is administered via that needle. IV infusions are used to administer drugs, blood, essential nutrients or fluid into a patient’s blood. It begins with the insertion of a needle into the patient’s vein through the skin. This hypodermic needle is attached to a tube that channels liquid from a bag that it is connected to....   [tags: gravity, vein, medication administration]

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Advanced Technology of the Treatment of Breast Cancer

- Advanced Technology of the Treatment of Breast Cancer This year 203,000 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer, and 40,000 of them are expected to die. Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women the ages of 35-54. There are numerous ways breast cancer can be treated if found early. The key to treating breast cancer is early detection, beast self-exams, and early mammograms. One out of every eight women will get diagnosed with Breast Cancer this year; therefore, new advanced technology of the treatment of Breast Cancer is the key to life after the disease....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Utilization Of Information Management And Application Of Patient Care Technology

- The objective that I chose to accomplish was utilization of information management and application of patient care technology. A part of being a competent caregiver/manager includes using technology. Nurses have to be familiar with the hospital policies, which can be located on the computer. During my postpartum and newborn rotation I accessed NONet to examine North Oak’s policies. It is important for me to understand the policies, since I am providing care to their standards. Information management utilization makes being a caregiver much easier, because you can refer to the computer for many of the questions that you have....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Pregnancy, Nursing]

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The Hippocratic Oath Associated With The Medical Profession

- The Hippocratic oath associated with the medical profession declares that the clinician remember that “there is an art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon 's knife or the chemist 's drug.” While this oath has pantheist origins, the concept of approaching medicine with sympathy and understanding finds substantiation in Paul’s letter to the church in Colosse: “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” (Colossians 3:12, KJV)....   [tags: Nuclear medicine, Radioactive decay]

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Care Delivery and Therapeutic Interventions

- The student has identified a need for service improvement by seeing accidental needle stick injuries in the community. To demonstrate and have an understanding of the process that is involved the student will create a service improvement plan that will reduce the number of needle stick injuries. The student service plan is to introduce a Needle-removal (see Appendix 1). To implement change in a heath care setting, a PDSA concept will be used. Langley developed the PDSA cycle to describe the importance’s that the change and the developing of these crucial changes which will hopefully help lead to the improvements (Langley et al., 2009) (see appendix 2) for details....   [tags: Healthcare]

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Using a Compass

- Introduction how to use a drawing compass: In this article we are going to see how to use a drawing compass for the construction of geometrical shapes. Compass is an instrument with two arms, one arm is sharp and other one carries a pencil. It used for the construction of circles, arcs, and also draw perpendicular bisector. Let us see how to draw the circles, arcs and perpendicular bisector using compass. how to use a drawing compass: How drawing compass looks: Compass is a basic geometrical tool with two arms and looks like an alphabet “V”....   [tags: Geometry]

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The Outbreak of AIDS in the United States

- The 1980s and early 1990s were a controversial time in U.S. history. The most notable occurrence of dispute comes from the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) epidemic. There were numerous theories regarding how the sickness spread, but a well-known cause of this epidemic was a result of poor medical waste technology. In the 1980s, most medical waste management was regulated by each state. The most common disposal method of medical needles at the time was through the use of red, plastic bags marked ‘Infectious.’ As the epidemic grew, lab technicians treating infected individuals realized these bags were not useful in the prevention of the disease b...   [tags: US history, HIV, aids scare]

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Hiv And Its Effects On Hiv

- HIV, better known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus, has been around for many years. It seeks and destroys cells within the body. HIV is like many other viruses, such as, the flu or the common cold. However, over time those viruses can be cleared out of your body, but HIV is nothing like that; the human immune system cannot get rid of it. The virus gets very strong over time and begin to kill certain cells, such as, your T-cells. Over time, HIV can destroy so many cells that your body will not be able to fight off simple infections....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Semen]

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Installing Your Own Hair Extensions

- Having long, healthy hair could possibly be one of the envied genes amongst women. Many women take supplements or undergo surgery to provide them with the added confidence of having luxurious hair. Although, those methods have been proven to work, there are many other less invasive methods available for obtaining beautiful hair. The use of hair extensions have become a popular trend in today’s society. Many celebrities, TV personalities and even politicians have owned up to adding a few hair extensions here and there....   [tags: Hair extensions, ]

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Why We Should Provide Universal Access to Sterile Syringes

- Due to legal restrictions placed on obtaining clean syringes, the transmission of blood borne disease is high among injection drug users. Addicts share and reuse needles because they have trouble obtaining sterile syringes needed to consume one per use or per person. In the past, many held the belief that the best option was to deny addicts all access to drug paraphernalia. Some still believe this is the best option despite evidence revealing how injurious this policy is. It is assumed to be beneficial for the addict and for society to deny easy access to drug paraphernalia....   [tags: Drugs]

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Hans Christian Oersted

- Hans Christian Oersted was born in Rudkobing on August 14, 1777 to Soren Christian Oersted and Karen Hermansen. His father was an apothecary and did not have the time to properly raise Oersted or his brother so they were raised by a German wigmaker. When he turned eleven, he went to work for his father at his pharmacy, where his first interest in science began. Without any prior schooling, except what he learned informally through others, he passed the entrance exam to University of Copenhagen, where he graduated with honors....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Thinking Before You Start Inking

- The lives of average teenagers are filled with perceived angst, usually due to the pressure to conform by society, and more and more of them are trying to claim independence by permanently marking their skin. A survey conducted by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that 36 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 have at least one tattoo (Associated Press). However, the study did not look at minors who had tattoos, probably due to the fact that 39 states have laws prohibiting minors from getting tattoos and thirty-one states have laws that prohibit both piercing and tattooing on minors without parental permission (National Conference of State Legislatures)....   [tags: Health ]

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Phlebotomy: Education and Training

- Have you ever wondered how people get trained and learn how to draw peoples blood and not hurt you . This research paper will talk about how to prep for a Venipuncture, what to get and how to act when performing a puncture. The education and training that you need to be a phlebotomist is hard and can be very stressful. A Phlebotomist is a member of a laboratory that deals with blood from a patient. Nature of work is that the Phlebotomist Tech transports the specimens that are involved with a patient and also draws transfusions....   [tags: blood, laboratory, venipuncture, HIV]

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Humulin N Insulin and How It Can Help

- ... Humulin N U-100 is intermediate-acting insulin. It starts working in about 1-2 hours after injection and lasts up to 24 hours. Dogs and cats usually receive insulin injections twice a day, once after breakfast and after dinner. What does it look like. Humulin N U-100 insulin is in a small glass bottle with a rubber top. It is a milky/cloudy liquid. (picture) How does it resemble or differ from something else. Humulin N U-100 is similar to all other insulin but it has a slower onset time (amount of time is takes to be absorbed and start lowering blood glucose)....   [tags: medication, blood, sugar, diabetes]

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Breast Cancer Affects Women and Men

- Breast cancer occurs in women, men can be diagnosis with breast cancer too because men have breast tissue that can develop into breast cancer. Even though exercising and eating healthier are preventions, breast cancer affects both men and women because men are diagnosed with breast cancer and women should get annual mammograms. Why are men at risk for breast cancer. Men have breast duct cells that can form breast cancer. Men breast duct cells are not as developed as women, therefore men are not at high risk for getting breast cancer....   [tags: prevention and early detection]

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My Family Ever Taught Life Lessons

- Has your family ever taught life lessons you feel you will never need. My family is notorious for life lessons, some more vital than others, but everyone in the family is always judgmental or has many suggestions on how I should do something. My grandmother, who has taught me a great deal, is the most informed person about useless facts. Although my grandmother’s teaching style is eccentric, I have found it is the most useful. It is almost inevitable if I learn something from my grandmother, I will have a use for it later in life....   [tags: Family, Learning, Grandparent, Darning]

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Risks of Nursing

- ... In their practice, nurses may accidentally or inadvertently transmit a communicable disease to clients” (crnbc.ca/). The article, Injection Safety states that,” The reuse of needles, syringes and other injection or infusion equipment can result in transmission of blood borne pathogens, endangering patients/residents and staff.” Injection Safety is prevented by making sure one does not reuse needles and syringes. Although it may seem simple and very unbelievable that one might forget; it is not....   [tags: healthcare professionals]

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Auricular Acupuncture

- Examining the Effectiveness of Auricular Acupuncture What is Auricular Acupuncture. Auricular acupuncture has a variety of uses, some with more documented success than others. Auricular acupuncture is an alternative medicine with some documented success in treating anxiety, insomnia, smoking, drug addictions and obesity. Not all studies have generated conclusive positive results and more research is needed to accurately evaluate the efficacy of the procedure in treating multiple ailments. Acupuncture is an ancient medicinal practice that originated in China....   [tags: Health, Alternative Medcine]

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Managing Type 1 Diabetes

- Diabetes is a disease that can be devastating to some families, but it is not that bad as it seems. With the correct amount of exercise and moderation, it can be maintained with several different methods. A large part of the United States population has a form of diabetes. Today, there are many treatments that improve the lives of those living with this disease. With the correct understanding, it can be manageable and change the lives of the diabetic and his/her family. Some people may think of this as a bad thing for children to have but with the proper management and exercise, it can be maintained as well as bring a family closer to one another....   [tags: Nursing Essays]

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Arthur Miller's The Crucible

- The scene from Act II scene ii is not included in the original because this scene hurt the original production by having a major characterization change in Abigail and John Proctor The second scene in act II hurts the original production because the characterization change in Abigail who went from a proper and well-shaped to a girl, to someone with evil intentions and who seemed insane. For example, when Abigail met John Proctor in the woods at night in the middle of Act II scene ii, they began to have a conversation about the horrific witch trials....   [tags: Abigail and John Proctor conflict]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- AIDS. Also known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Seventy one percent of people living and affected by Aids live in the United States alone. It is presently the leading cause of death throughout the region let alone the world. 39 million people in the past 3 years have died from HIV/Aids. A person can get HIV through various ways and it is easily transmitted to others. HIV is transmitted through different body fluids such as: blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, and breast milk....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Blood, Blood donation]

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Staffing at a Hospital

- No matter the breath or the depth of an organization, it will always have the inherent need for human resources. It is safe to say that without work force, no organization in the world would exist. Recognizing not only the need for people, but also more importantly, the need for skilled, efficient and loyal employees has been a key turning point in defining the role of the Human Resource professional. However, some of the most important and challenging functions of human resource professionals are directly related to the recruitment, selection, training, and appraisal of the organization's employees or potential employee....   [tags: Business Human Resources]

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Calorimetry: How to Count Your Food

- The calorimeter is a large round silver cylinder with a smaller cylinder inside. It has 3 holes around the bottom edge of the larger chamber. The smaller chamber is held at the top by a metal rod the goes through both chambers. Below the small chamber, there is a cork with a needle sticking straight up from it (that is where you place the food to be tested). The small chamber has a thermometer in it which measures the temperature of the water if you were to use it. The top of the small chamber is covered by aluminum foil to preserve heat transfer....   [tags: food, chamber, weight]

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The Process of Starting an IV (intravenous)

- The Process of Starting an IV (intravenous) Several skills are beneficial to the nurse and paramedic, but perhaps one of the most important skills is the ability to place an intravenous catheter into a vein. This procedure is most commonly referred to as “starting an IV”. In today’s medical community, intravenous cannulation is necessary for the administration of many antibiotics and other therapeutic drugs. Listed below are the procedures and guidelines for starting a successful IV. Following these instructions will provide a positive experience for the patient and clinician....   [tags: Expository Process Essays Medical Papers]

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Relationships And Their Repercussions Of Shakespeare 's The Crucible And The Play Much Ado About Nothing

- Relationships and Their Repercussions Shakespeare and Miller were two very different writers who were always able to portray great messages in their writing. These two authors were also amazing at setting up relationships between characters in their writing, like Miller’s characters, Abigail and John. Although they bear some minor similarities, the differences between Abigail and John and Hero and Claudio’s relationships are striking. In the play The Crucible and the play Much Ado About Nothing, Miller’s and Shakespeare’s characters Abigail and John and Hero and Claudio, were both put into relationships....   [tags: The Crucible, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor]

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Measuring Quality: Statistical Tools, Qualitative and Quantitative Measures

- The Importance of Teamwork, Continuous Top management Support and Training in bringing about TQM The purpose of this study by Parumasur and Govender (2013) to highlight the importance of Total Quality Management (TQM) in today’s competitive business. The study uses pre-coded data collected from a sample of 202 managers selected randomly to avoid any biased conclusions. According to Parumasur and Govender (2013), TQM uses innovative techniques to structure teams that allow optimal functionality and ensures utilization of their creativity in operational improvements....   [tags: Healthcare Business, Benchmarking]

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The Tragic Hero That Was Mr. Proctor

- The Tragic Hero That Was Mr. Proctor Mr. Proctor, a main character in the play The Crucible, is very important in understanding and analyzing of the story. Throughout his time in the play, the audience came to know and love him. However, because of his disgraceful actions with another woman, among other things, he ended up in the hangman’s noose. This is the analysis of how Mr. Proctor became this well-known tragic hero. Among the things that will be discussed: his affair with Abigail Williams, his wife, his fatal flaw, and fate/external forces....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Mary Warren]

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The Truth Of The Cry Of Witchcraft

- The body of civil law that once governed the Roman people, the Digest of Justinian, states in article 22.3.2, Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat. The burden of proof lies upon him who affirms, not him who denies. This presumption of innocence, the idea that all men are innocent until proven guilty, lies at the heart of all court systems on our holy earth. If not for this principle, any manner of blind accusations could be made, all of which would hold equal merit. The very situation has arisen here in Salem....   [tags: The Crucible, Elizabeth Proctor]

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The Practice of Phlebotomy

- ... Regarding bloodletting as a form of murder was a physician by the name of Erasistratus. He believed that veins contained blood and arteries held air; fearing the possibility of transferring air to the veins as a result of venesection would ultimately be committing murder. Phlebotomy began as a dangerous method of treatment in an attempt to understand the human body and to help the sick. Physicians needed a way to get to the veins of their patients quickly, so several tools were fabricated over the centuries, ensuring a swift puncture; even some punctures with a measurable degree of incision....   [tags: venipuncture, history of instruments]

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The Key to Life is Death

- Four of them walk in dressed in their crisp, white gowns and matching caps. An older male opens a drawer and pulls on a pair of latex gloves. The three observers stand back and the gloved man looms over me, face shadowed in the bright light shining down on my naked body. He gestures to a younger man from the observation group. The youthful man approaches me, already putting on gloves, ready to face the challenge. From the steel tray beside me, he picks up a scalpel, hands shaking with anxiety. Inside my head, I’m screaming....   [tags: death,]

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The Hmong Culture

- The Hmong culture is firmly rooted in their spiritual belief of animism, ancestral worship and reincarnation. These beliefs connect them to their sense of health and well-being. They view illness as having either a natural or a spiritual cause. A spiritual cause results in a “loss of souls” or is an action or misdeed that may have offended an ancestor’s spirit (California Department of Health Services, 2004, Purnell, 2013, p. 317). The soul escapes the body and may not be able to find its way back home....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, Medicine]

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The Effects of Body Modification

- How do you feel about tattoos and piercings. Some people frown upon tattooing and piercing their bodies. Some people don’t believe in it, because they either don’t find pleasure in getting them, or even because they have something against them. This is why in the following readings you will learn more about body modification. More deeply into the positive and negative effects body modification has on you and/or your surroundings. Body modification, or otherwise known as body mutilation, is when a person deliberately alters their human anatomy....   [tags: Tattoos, Piercings, Types]

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Pregnant Women and Amniocentesis Test

- Owing to a new era in medical advancements, expecting parents have numerous opportunities to monitor and test the health of both the pregnant woman and the infant. Parental procedures for the diagnosis of foetal genetic disorders offer families valuable knowledge of the genetic makeup of their child. Many genetic tests are now offered and recommended to pregnant women that differ in their invasiveness, risks, accuracy, cost and appropriateness for a given indication. Now a well-established technique for obtaining genetic information about the foetus is Amniocentesis....   [tags: birth defect, down syndrome, high risk]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- The play The Crucible is a historical fiction written by Arthur Miller and is set in Salem, Massachusetts 1962. The play is about how a group of young girls lie about being under the devil 's influence to not only save themselves from being punished for dancing naked in the woods, but for one of the characters Abigail Williams it is a way for her to have revenge on Elizabeth Proctor for being between her and John Proctor. Since the town was very strict and religious the accusation that were said were believed without question landing innocent people in jail or in graves....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, John Proctor]

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Blood Glucose Monitoring S-Curve

- Blood Glucose Monitoring Introduction Blood Glucose monitoring has seen many different technologies. From the basic needle testing technology to now used insulin pumps, the technology has seen many disruptive innovations, which together have shaped the market to the way it is now. In general, the major disruptive technologies in the blood glucose monitoring market can be summarized as follows: 1. Needle-prick detection- This technology involved the use of a needle to collect blood on a strip. The blood was later analyzed using a glucose meter to give the reading of blood glucose level....   [tags: Biotechnology]

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THE BUTTONHOLE TECHNIQUE

- Hemodialysis: The Rope Ladder and the Buttonhole Techniques When a person’s kidney function starts to deteriorate, the ability to filter wastes and fluid begins to decrease, thus, leading to the buildup of toxins in the body. Treatment options available for patients living with kidney failure are very limited. Hemodialysis is one type of treatment that can be used for kidney failure patients. This treatment replaces the function of the previously working kidney(s), filtering blood and ridding the body of waste products, as well as excess fluid that is not needed....   [tags: hemodialysis,rope ladder, kidney treatments]

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A Brain Drain

- A Brain Drain Anthrax, arteriovenous malformation (cerebral), chronic inflammatory, polyneuropathy, dementia due to metabolic causes, encephalitis, epilepsy, febrile seizure (children), generalized tonic-clonic seizure, Guillain-Barre syndrome, hydrocephalus, inhalation anthrax, treatments involving leukemia and neuroblastoma, malignant diseases involving the brain or spinal cord, meningitis, multiple sclerosis, normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), pituitary tumor, polio, Reye's syndrome, subarachnoid brain hemorrhage, syphilis, tertiary, etc....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Epidurals vs. Natural Childbirth

- When pregnant, many expecting mothers are faced with a very tough decision, the decision to have an epidural during labor or to have a natural birth. Both methods have negative and positive aspects. This topic has such conflicting views that about 50% of women decide to get an epidural when going into labor and the other 50% of women choose the alternative: natural childbirth. It is important for an expecting mother to look into both options thoroughly to ensure they make the best choice for both themselves and for their child....   [tags: Lamaze Method, Sense of Accomplishment]

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Epidural vs Natural Childbirth

- When pregnant, many expecting mothers are faced with a very tough decision, the decision to have an epidural during labor or to have a natural birth. Both methods have negative and positive aspects. This topic has such conflicting views that about 50% of women decide to get an epidural when going into labor and the other 50% of women choose the alternative: natural childbirth. It is important for an expecting mother to look into both options thoroughly to ensure they make the best choice for both themselves and for their child....   [tags: labor, pain, relief]

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What is Muscle Differentiation?

- Background Context Studies on muscle typing and its potential to differentiate were widely conducted throughout the last 50 years. It began with publications by Buller et al in 1960 which suggested evidence that the central nervous system controls muscle differentiation. This resulted from the inability of slow muscle differentiation in a cat limb after being operated from the spinal cord. They further postulated that the division and cross-unit of nerves of fast and slow muscles would move the motoneurones that was formerly innervating fast muscle to innervate slow muscle....   [tags: Scientific Experiment]

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The Effects of Trampling on the Paths

- The Effects of Trampling on the Paths This aim means that I am going to find out whether people are trampling on the plants or if they are sticking to the footpaths. I am also going to find out the effects for the trampling. We chose to do these paths because Method: Method for vegetation cover: For the vegetation cover survey we had to find out how much vegetation their was across the path. This was done by placing a metric chain across the path to see how much vegetation is on the ground....   [tags: Papers]

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A Quick-Start Guide to Acupuncture

- ... So far, modern scientific methods have only found little evidence to prove the existence of these energy channels despite the fact that this technique has been used effectively for thousands of years across various countries to treat millions of people. Medical Acupuncture practitioners are most often Medical doctors who graduatesd from western medical schools. Their needle locations are not based on the traditional acupuncture points, but on anatomic data. They will often use fewer needles and leave them in place for shorter periods of time than the TCM practitioners....   [tags: principle, skin, functions, levels]

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America 's Most Dangerous New Addictions

- In a recent Time magazine article, Massimo Calabresi explores one of America’s most dangerous new addictions. For many years people have thought that marijuana was the gateway drug that would lead a person into hardcore drug use, but over the past years there has been a quite takeover of that position by prescription pain medication. With new pain relief drugs being so powerful it is leading many people who just wanted to get some temporary relief down a dark path to hardcore drugs like heroin. This article states that more Americans are dying everyday from opiate related overdoses then auto accidents or violent crimes....   [tags: Opioid, Drug addiction, Morphine, Heroin]

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The History of Knitting

- Knitting has been a human activity since the first millennium AD. In essence, knitting is the use of tools to create a knotted section of cloth. Unlike other methods of cloth production, knitting does not require large and expensive looms. It is performed with small and easily created tools. Early knitting was called nalebinding. It was a simple technique. It produced a dense, warm and long lasting fabric. Unlike modern knitting, it only used a single needle to knot the yarn or thread. Most of the earliest knitted objects were socks and stockings....   [tags: knitting, hobby, lace, woven, yarn]

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(Medical Assistance Technician- Automated) : A Healthcare Robot

- (Medical Assistance Technician- Automated) The Medical Assistance Technician- Automated is a Robot that is produced by U.S. Robots to help to alleviate overload, and supplement medical practices. In today’s world we have reached a point of civilization where free, or at least affordable, healthcare is a necessity for all. With the addition of The Medical Assistance Technician- Automated or Mat to any private doctors and or to public hospitals Mat will be able to bring down costs of medicine greatly....   [tags: Doctor, Replacement]

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Get Tested For Hiv / Aids

- GET TESTED FOR HIV/AIDS The first case of AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) was discover in 1981 in United States. Before the disease even had a name it was taking many lives every day, and the disease was link to the flu. There estimated 144 case discovery every day. Everybody should get tested to know their status. It can decrease the chances of spreading the disease. If you are positive for the disease you can receive the proper treatment to live a long life. There are many reason to get tested like: you meet a new love interest, have unprotected sex, or sharing needle with other drug depended individuals....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Safe sex]

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Inappropriate Drug Use For Society

- Inappropriate drug use causes loss of responsibility, illnesses, marriage difficulties, shorter life spans, financial struggles, theft, accidents, lack of parenting, bad role models and more laws. Now I’m not saying all the problems are only do to drugs and if there was appropriate drug use our society would be perfect, no I’m saying drug use in our society has made an impact and in this case not for the better. The cost of inappropriate drug use to society is something that many overlook and others simply don’t care to recognize Many people associate inappropriate drug use with loss of responsibility....   [tags: Drug, Pharmacology, Drug addiction]

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A Bloodied Tradition

- A Bloodied Tradition Phlebotomy, otherwise known as venipuncture, is the ancient art of drawing blood from the human body. This skill has been practiced since the time before the birth of Christ, originating in early civilizations of the ancient Egyptians and Mayans over 3000 years ago. This attempt to understand how the body works, from its most intimate perspective, has continuously been on the forefront of the mind of many researchers and found within the culture of many communities. As a result, these medical and spiritual explorers needed the use of various instruments as a way to be able to chart, investigate, and cleanse the body of impurities or excess fluid....   [tags: phlebotomy, venipuncture, culture, humorism]

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Narrative: Middleseton Disaster

- Three warning lights snapped on close to a circular instrument with a small sign that read “hydraulics,” printed below it. All three lights went out again. Intermittent hazard warning lights frustrated him. He tapped the middle finger of his right hand slowly against the steel frame of the hydraulics tab. Ting tapped the side of his head but his own hazard warning lights stayed on. 'Needle?' '71.' 'Good. Let's hope it stays that way.' Ezra looked across to Ting who seemed to welcome the simple task of watching the needle flicker, fall, rise and settle....   [tags: autopilot, ezra, helicopter]

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Use of RBT System to Reduce Car Accidents Due to Alcohol Consumption

- Random Breath Testing (RBT) is a system used in Australia by state and federal policing agencies to measure the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of drivers. To do so, police officers use an apparatus known as a breathalyser, which are able to determine BAC through breath alcohol concentration. If the blood alcohol content of a driver is over the legal limit, they will experience penalties. The usage of breathalysers has become an efficient and reliable form of testing BAC on the roads, without the need for a blood test....   [tags: legal issues, breathanlyzer]

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Summary of Each of the Four Acts in The Crucible

- Act I Rev. Parris is praying over his daughter Betty who lies unconscious in her bed.Conversations between Parris, his niece Abigail Williams and between several girls reveal that they, including Abigail and Betty, were engaged in occultist activities in a nearby forest, apparently led by Tituba, Parris's slave from Barbados. On seeing them, Parris jumped from a bush, startling them. Betty promptly fainted and has not yet recovered. The townspeople do not know exactly what the girls were up to, but there are rumors of witchcraft....   [tags: arthur miller]

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Body Modification As It Relates to Personality Characteristics and Traits

- Long before I first considered getting a tattoo, I was surrounded by a plethora of body modifications, including tattoos, piercings, and even obscurities such as human branding and corset or suspension piercings. These were always observed with reactions ranging from horrified avoidance to rapt admiration, depending on the observer and the nature of the modification. My tone of my mother’s general reaction leaned toward a generally liberal acceptance, while my father has trended more towards distaste and simple avoidance....   [tags: Social Stereotype, Demographics]

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Describing 7.3 L Injectors and How They Are Put Together

- This senior research project is describing how 7.3 litre injectors and how they are put together, how they operate. This project will teach you all about 7.3 litre injectors, test them, and know how they work. There are many parts to an injector, internal and external. All the parts have a very specific job of what they do and how they do it. All the parts work together and with some oil pressure your injector fires. There are many internal parts to the injector. Starts with a barrel then moves down to a plunger then there is a check valve, below that is a spacer with the nozzle springs inside of it, lastly is the nozzle....   [tags: senior research project]

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