MEDICATIONS AFFECTING THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
(Can be used for short-tem prophylaxis, relief of acute attack, and long-term control)
(remember that most of these end
1. I prayed hard and even said a prayer before i started my test and with the good Lord's help I
passed. Just remember this - God did not bring you through Nursing school if he didnt
Is also referred to as hct, PCV or Crit.
Refers to the % or ratio of red blood cells in plasma.
When serum is centrifuged, white blood cells and platelets rise to the top (this is referred
to as a buffy coat). The red blood cells ar
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE: ULCERATIVE COLITIS, REGIONAL ENTERITIS (CROHNS DISEASE, ILEOCOLITIS)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): Researchers believe that IBD may result from a complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Similarities inv
Impaired Skin Integrity r/t destruction of tissue secondary to medical diagnosis of
Inspect the skin (especially Early recognition of signs
I was unable to inspect the
of impaired skin integri
Impaired Physical Mobility r/t limited range of motion of affected area.
Assess patients ability to
My patient was fully able to
perform activities of daily
affects the ability to
perform his adl activ
MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING BULLETS (NLE & NCLEX)
In a patient with hypokalemia (serum potassium level below 3.5 mEq/L), presenting signs
and symptoms include muscle weakness and cardiac arrhythmias.
During cardiac arrest, if an I.V. route is unavailable,
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Surgical excision of a herniated disc is performed if there is evidence o f a progressing
neurological defect and continuing pain that is unresponsive to conservative treatment.
Nursing Care after a cervical diskectomy
1. Neuro checks for swallowing defic
PIHmayhavebeendiagnosedduringtheprenatalperiod,necessitatinginductionoflabor/cesareanbirth,oronset ofsymptomsmayoccurduringlabor(orearlypostpartum).Earlyrecognitionandpromptinterventionpromoteoptimal outcomesforclientandfetus. This
Parkinsons Disease (PD) Progressive neurodegenerative disease that is the 3
common neurologic disorder of older adults.
Four Cardinal symptoms:
Bradykinesia or akinesia (slow movement or no movement)
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, most commonly performed for malignancies and certain nonmalignant conditions (e.g., endometriosis/tumors), to control life-threatening bleeding/hemorrhage, and in the event of intractable pe
HYPERTHYROIDISM (THYROTOXICOSIS, GRAVES DISEASE)
Hyperthyroidism is a metabolic imbalance that results from overproduction of the thyroid hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). The most common form is Graves disease, but other forms of hyperth
Hematologic and Lymphatic System Disorders Chapter 34
Structure and Function of the Hematologic and Lymphatic Systems
The hematologic system creates new blood cells and alters the composition of blood to support
body function and fight off infections.
In hemodialysis (HD), blood is shunted through an artificial kidney (dialyzer) for removal of toxins/excess fluid and then returned to the venous circulation. Hemodialysis is a fast and efficient method for removing urea and other toxic produ
Three most common types:
Usually managed in ambulatory care setting but not unusual for pt to seek treatment in ED.
Questions to ask:
1. When do the HA occur?
2. How often?
3. Do certain foods, alcohol or other
The lung may collapse partially or completely because of air (pneumothorax), blood (hemothorax), or other fluid (pleural effusion) collecting in the pleural/potential space. The intrathoracic pressure changes induced by increased p
HED Charting Tips for Self Regional Healthcare (5T & 6T)
Document TPR, BP 0800 & 1200 or more often depending on pt status
Assess/document pain q 1 hour (make sure to reassess after pain medication
administration or interventions)
Hepatitis is a widespread inflammation of the liver that results in degeneration and necrosis of liver cells. Inflammation of the liver can be due to bacterial invasion, injury by physical or toxic chemical agents (e.g., drugs, alcohol, industri
HERNIATED NUCLEUS PULPOSUS (RUPTURED INTERVERTEBRAL DISC)
A herniated disc (herniated nucleus pulposus) [HNP] is a major cause of severe, chronic, and recurrent back pain. Herniation, either complete or partial, of the nuclear material in the vertebral ar
Increased levels of parathyroid
hormone (PTH) that act directly
on the kidney causing increased
reabsorption of calcium and
increased phosphate excretion
Bone decalcification, renal calculi,
apathy, fatigue, muscle weakness,