Who can pronounce someone dead rns and doctors fixed

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Who can pronounce someone dead? - RN's and Doctors Fixed and dilated pupils are indicative of what? - Being brain dead When would an autopsy need to be performed? - When the reason for death may be an undiagnosed medical condition, questions about an unexpected death due to natural causes, concerns of genetic diseases or conditions, when death occurs unexpectedly during a medical procedure, when the cause of death could affect legal matters, and when death occurs during an experimental treatment What is Hospice Care? - For patients in final 6 months of life, patient and family have a voice in directing care, provide patient and family support, doesn't cure or stop terminal illness, patient comfort and dignity, prevent needless suffering, assist to live life to the fullest, relieve fear and anxiety as death nears What is Palliative Care? - Physician ordered, prognosis may be more than 6 months, incorporates comfort measures and other therapy to decrease symptoms, may include aggressive interventions such as chemo, surgery, radiation- not curative purposes but relieves unpleasant symptoms Detachment - Final stages of dying What are advanced directives? - End of life decisions such as wishes about care and treatment if they become terminally ill. What are resuscitation orders and when should they be checked? - A patient may have a DNR order in place to not resuscitate them. They should be checked when a patient has a change in respiratory status Who is responsible for checking a DNR order? - The nurse
A DNR order should definitely be checked when a patient appears to be failing such as?
Oral cares should be done on an unresponsive patient how often? - Every time the patient is re-positioned (about every 2 hours)
Modifiable risks of cardiovascular disease? - High blood pressure, physical inactivity, smoking, diabetes, high blood cholesterol, being overweight Non-Modifiable risks of cardiovascular disease? - Age, ethic background, family history of heart disease What are sources of health promotion and disease prevention? - Immunizations Mortality - the amount of death rates Morbidity - How many contract a disease (ex. influenza) If you rip a glove, what should you do? - Put a new pair of gloves on When assisting a patient to clean blood on their body, this is an opportunity to assess for additional injuries. True or False? - True What are the three kinds of blood vessels? - Capillaries, arteries, and veins What does MSDS stand for and what are they for? - Material safety data sheets and they have information on the chemical contents in containers Secondary Exposure of hazardous materials - Secondary exposure is when you are exposed to the contamination What is poison control? - A special information center set up to inform people about how to respond to potential poisoning.

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