What is a personality disorder?
Enduring pattern of thinking, feeling and behaving that is note consistent with societal norms.
Most believe characteristics are fixed by age 3 years
Personality patterns are enduring and pervasive
Bipolar Affective Disorder
Bipolar disorder is characterized by episodes of mania and depression with periods of normal mood and
activity in between. There is no cure for Bipolar Disorder, but it is a treatable and manageable chronic
Bipolar I- s
Lithium (Eskalith or
Diarrhea, mild tremor,
increased urination (polyuria),
- Effects can be seen as
Blood pressure may be normal or
hypotensive and responsive to fluids
Tachycardia & Tachypnea
High cardiac output with vasodilation
Hyperthermia (febrile) with warm,
flushed skin, bounding pulses
Urinary output norma
Goals are to:
Restore intravascular volume, Support the
PROTECT HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT
Brush if dry
Assess Patients ABCs
decontamination was done
prior to arrival, ID Chemic
The nurse assesses the peripheral intravenous (IV) infusion site
of a patient receiving intravenous dopamine and suspects
extravasation. What is the nurse's priority action?
1. Stop the infusion.
2. Pull the IV immediately.
3. Apply a c
Heart Dysrhythmias Cheat Sheet
Irregular atrial and
Normal P wave preceding
each QRS complex.
Atrial and ventricular
rhythms are regular.
Rate > 100 bpm.
Normal P wave preceding
Amylase: Your doctor may request this test if you have symptoms of a pancreatic disorder, such as severe
abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite, or nausea.
ANA: This test helps to diagnose lupus and to rule out certain other autoimmune diseases.
P Wave- atrial depolarization
PR IntervalPR SegmentQRS Complex- ventricle repolarization
QT IntervalST SegmentT Wave- repolarization of the ventricles
Introduction to Sinus Rhythms
A normal sinus rhythm refers to both a normal heart rate and
COMPLICATIONS OF LABOR AND DELIVERY
Dystocia - An abnormal, long, or difficult labor or delivery
HYPERTONIC UTERINE CONTRACTIONS
Most often occur in first-time mothers, Primigravidas
Contractions are ineffectual, erratic, uncoordinated, and involve only a
The endocrine function of the pancreas is to secrete insulin. Insulin is secreted by the beta cells of the pancreas. A
consequence of diabetes mellitus type 1 is that without insulin, severe metabolic disturbances, such as ketoacidosis