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T.H. is a 55-year-old man with an 8-month history of progressive muscle weakness. Initially, he tripped over things and seemed to drop everything. He lost interest in activities because he was always exhausted. He sought medical assistance when his speech became slurred and he started to drool. During the initial evaluation, the physician noted frequent, severe muscle cramps, muscle twitching, and inappropriate, uncontrollable periods of laughter. After undergoing a series of tests, T.H. was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He is upset and bewildered about a disease that he has "never even heard of' You are a home health nurse who is seeing T.H. for the first time.
As part of this initial visit, you will begin to coordinate care with speech, occupational, respiratory, and physical therapists, as well as a dietitian and a psychologist. Describe the role that each of these professionals will play in T.H.'s treatment
Charles Drew was a medical doctor who performed research on blood in the 1930s and 1940s. during World War II, he designed a blood-storage system that made it easier to give blood transfusions to injured soldiers. His method involved separating out the different parts of blood. When stored separately, the liquid portion of the blood keeps longer than whole blood. His system saved thousands of lives, because donors could donate blood long before it was needed. Which component of blood did Drew isolate for longer-term storage? A.Plasma B.Platelets C.Red blood cells D.White blood cells