Nursing 213 ~ Cardiovascular
Rhythms You Will Need to Know for the Test
Normal Sinus Rhythm
- Recognize and know how to deal with
- Know what this means for your patient
- Recognize an
Nursing 213 ~ Ethics
What is the difference between morals and ethics how does that affect my practice in
a critical care setting
Morals the shoulds and should nots
the rights vs the wrongs of actions and behaviors
the oughts and the ought nots
Nursing 213 ~ Immunology, HIV and Organ Transplants
Central Lymphoid Organs thymus and bone marrow
Shrinks with age
Prior to shrinking it plays a role in helping with the maturation of T lymphocytes
T lymphocytes involve CMI (Cellular Mediated
Nursing 213 ~ Multiple Trauma / Shock / MODS
Multiple Trauma injury to more than one body system
What was the mechanism of injury?
Was there loss of consciousness?
Was there extreme blood loss or fluid volume depletion?
Trauma Scoring System
Nursing 213 ~ Neuro
Typically done Q 4 hrs if patient is considered to have an acute neuro problem, do
assessment more frequently sometimes as often as Q 15 minutes!
Acute Neuro Problems CVA, ICP, etc.
Time is critical neuro cell
Nursing 213 ~ Respiratory System
Assessing Respiratory Patient look at patients baselines!
Note patients color pink or circumoral palor check mucosa, nail beds
Respirations rate, nasal flaring, chest symmetry, retraction?, depth (labored or
Ventilators are set as volume control or pressure control. Volume control delivers a set tidal
volume with a pressure limit. Pressure control delivers air up to a set pressure - tidal volume
The major difference in ventilator modes is the control