Mental Status Assessment
Defining mental status
Mental status is a persons emotional & cognitive function.
Optimal functioning aims toward simultaneous life satisfaction
in work, caring relationships & within the self
Mental health is ongoing al
Ethics Paper Outline
Termination of Pregnancy: Refusal of Life Saving Abortion based on Religious Beliefs of a
Patient or Religious affiliated medical institution.
In my ethics paper iam researching the roles that medical professi
Endocrine Disorders-Pre Test
T/F Disorders of the Thyroid are more prevalent in women than men.
Which of the following are HYPERthyroid disorders?
3. Myxedema coma
Toxic Multinodular Goiter
Thyroid Crisis (Thyr
1. Definition- Prostate growth obstructs the urethral outlet resulting in UTI symptoms,
hematuria, upper urinary tract symptoms
b. Daytime frequency
c. Decline in force of stream
d. Inability to urninate
Airflow limitations related to abnormal inflammatory Response, smoking/chronic
respiratory tract infections.
Normal drive to breathe is CO2 but normal drive to breathe for COPD is O2- give low
level of O2
1. 3 conditions that cause COPD
a. Chronic ob
1. Definition- Inflammation renal pelvis/ parenchyma bacterial infection (e.coli)
2. Risk Factors
a. Infections, trauma, tumorsAcute/Chronic
3. Acute S/S
a. Acute pain on affected side
b. High fever
c. Chills, N/V
1. Definition- Inability of the bladder to empty completely during voiding
a. Inability to void
b. Voiding small amounts per our (20-25)
c. Urodynamic testing
4. Medical Management
Periperal Arterial Disease
Involves progressive narrowing and degeneration of the arteries of the neck , abdomen,
Atherosclerosis is responsible for the majority of cases of PAD
Typicall occurs between 60s and 80s, and more often in people
1. Definition- caused by lesion of central or peripheral nervous system
a. 5 types
a.i. Uninhibityed, sensory paralytic, motor paralytic, autonomous, reflex
2. Risk Factors
a. Tumors, neuro disorders, and trauma
3. S/S- retention w/ or
1. Which type of DM is most common among children?
2. People with type _ must have some type of insulin.
3. If youre fat, black, lazy, and your momma had DM, youre at a much higher risk for what
type of DM?
4. What is another
PAIN ASSESSMENT: THE FIFTH VITAL SIGN
Pain is a highly complex & subjective experience that originates from the CNS or
peripheral nervous system or both
Specialized nerve ending called nociceptors are designed to detect
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Follow Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity on Twitter - http:/www.twitter.com/prolifeday and use
hash tag #prolifeday for Oct 19 Pro-li
Patients Refusal of Care 1
Parents Refusal of Care for Child based on Cultural or Religious Alternative Care
N312 March 24th 2010
Malone University School of Nursing
Patients Refusal of Care 2
Cancer cells usually proliferate(grow) at the same rate as normal cells of the same tissue. The problem is in the
feedback mechanism or lack thereof.
All cells are controlled by an intracellular mechanism that determines prol
What is dysentery?
Dysentery is an infection of the bowel caused either by a bacterium called Shigella (bacillary
dysentery) or, less commonly, by an amoeba (amoebic dysentery). This leaflet deals only with
bacterial dysentery and Shigella infection.
Termination of Pregnancy
Termination of Pregnancy: Refusal of Life Saving Therapeutic Abortion for a Minor
Based on Religious Beliefs of the Family or Medical Institution.
N312 April 13 2011th 2011
Malone University School of Nursing
Termination of Preg
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm- SURGERY
Aneurysms- outpouchings or dilations of the arterial wall and are common problems involving
a. 33%-94% mortality rate
b. Women are more likely to die
c. Asymptomatic and frequemntly detected on routine examina
Nursing Diagnosis 3: Acute Pain as Evidenced by Surgical Incision.
Pain resulting from medical problems
Pain resulting from diagnostic procedures or medical trea
Nursing Diagnosis 1: Anxiety related to unfamiliar surroundings.
Threat or perceived threat to physical and emotional integrity
Changes in role function
Intrusive diagnostic and surgical tests and procedures
Changes in environment and rou
Nursing Management of Patients with Endocrine Disorders
Disorders of the Thyroid Gland
a.i. Graves Disease
a.ii. Toxic Multinodular Goiter
a.iii. Thyroid Crisis (AKA Thyroid Storm)
a.iv. Pituitary Adenoma (rare)
1. Laboratory Testing
a. CBC- Total Blood Count
b. WBC- for infection and sign of inflammation of the heart
c.i. Hemoglobin- carries oxygen molecule for tissue perfusion also blood loss.
c.ii. Hemocrit- total RBC volume
Cancer of the Bladder
Tumors- infiltrate bladder wall
1. Risk Factors
b. Industrial exposures- dyes, asbestos
c. Artifical sweetners (weak assumption
d. Chronic cycsitis
e. Hx. Of cancer
a. Gross painless hematuria
b. Obstruction with vo
1. Opiates- Morphine
a. Functions as analgesic and sedative
b. Acts as a vasodilator to reduce preload and myocardial oxygen consumption.
2. Beta- Blockers
a. Inhibits sympathetic nervous stimulation of the heart
b. Reduce both heart rate and