Conversations about challenging
end-of-life cases: Ethics debrieng in
the medical surgical intensive care unit
By Cecilia Santiago, MN, RN, CNCC(C), and Steve Abdool, PhD, MA, BA, RN
Clinicians frequently encounter and grapple with complex ethica
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not uncommon and may further complicate symptoms.
Signs and symptoms of the impaired nursing
professional with chemical dependency include the
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ollowing her termination from a staff nurse
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A. GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Growth is increase in _ _ and development is an increase in
capability or _.
Development does not always follow growth and chronological age. Chronological
age and developmental age are two different things.
A. Normal blood flow through the heart:
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V. PSYCHIATRIC NURSING REVIEW
1. Loss of interest in lifes activities
2. Negative view of the _
3. Anhedonia, loss of pleasure in usually _ things
4. Usually related to loss
5. What does this client look like? Poor kept appearance.
A. Pancreatitis: Auto-digestion of the Pancreas
a. The pancreas has two separate functions:
2) Exocrine-_ enzymes
b. Two types of pancreatitis:
1) Acute: #1 cause = _
#2 cause = gallbladder disease
Fluids and Electrolytes
I. FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES
* Please note all normal ranges for blood tests will depend on the lab performing the test. The
normal values listed in this book are to be used as references only. *
A. Fluid Volume Excess: Hypervolemia
Acute can lead to chronic.
a. Inflammatory reaction in the _.
b. Antibodies lodge in the glomerulus; get scarring & _ filtering.
c. Main cause: _
d. Two organs can be damaged. What are they? _ an
B. Thoracic (Chest) Procedures:
_ and baseline _
Sitting up leaning over the bedside table.
Sit in a chair backwards, propped up over the back of the chair.
Cant sit up? Lie on _
a. _ and tenderness
b. Unnatural _
c. Deformity (possible)
d. Shortening of _
Caused by muscle spasm
e. Crepitus (bones grating together)
h. Worry about _ _
Where do most burns occur? _ _ _
After a burn, many different pathophysiology changes occur.
1. Why does plasma seep out into the tissue?
Increased _ permeability
Could this person go into shock? _
II. ACID-BASE BALANCE
A. Major chemicals you have to remember:
1. Bicarb, Hydrogen, CO2
2. Major lung chemical: CO2 _
3. Kidney chemicals: _ and _
4. These chemicals can either make you sick or compensate. It depends on which
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Chest pain at rest
lasting >20 min
Chest pain at
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T wave inversion
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Neurological Problems (Questions 16)
1. Review normal structure, function, and phys of brain and spinal cord.
Afloat in CSF; neural tissues are extremely sensitive to hypoxia and hypo and hyperglycemic
Split into 2
The Five Rights of Delegation (The National Council of State Boards of Nursing 1997)
1. Right task
The task must be within the capabilities of the auxiliary nursing staff. This is defined by
federal and state statutes (Nurse Practice Act), organizational