Pediatric Physical Assessment
Children are NOT small adults!
Take time with them before giving any meds or completing a procedure.
See & talk to your child and family for acclimation purposes (never hit & run), develop trust
Talk to the child, as well
Anuria absence of urine.
Bacteremia bacteria in the bloodstream.
Bacteriuria presence of bacteria in the urine.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia prostate enlargement.
Cystitis an irritated bladder
Diuresis increased rate of format
COGNITION/STRESS & COPING/MOOD & AFFECT
Affective instability signs of mood instability such as crying, rage, euphoria, and blunting.
Cognitive appraisal an appraisal of a persons ability to think and process information.
Coping making an
Active listening, p. 320 listening attentively with the whole person-mind, body, and spirit. It
includes listening for main and supportive ideas; acknowledging and responding; giving
appropriate feedback; and paying attention to t
Ignatavicius: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 7th Edition
Chapter 10: Concepts of Emergency and Trauma Nursing
1. While assessing a client in the emergency department, the nurse identifies that the client
has been raped. Which health c
Acute Coronary Syndromes in Older Adults: A Review of Literature
Nursing 251 303
Delgado Community College
Lauren C. Waddell
3 March 2017
In Acute Coronary Syndromes in Older Adults: A Review of Literature, Gillis discusses
the importance of recognizi
Accountability, p. 287 state of being answerable for ones actions a nurse answers to
himself or herself, the patient, the profession, the employing institution such as a hospital, and
society for the effectiveness of nursin
Acupressure, p. 980 therapeutic point that influences nerve pathways when pressure is
Acute pain, p. 965 - Acute pain is protective, has an identifiable cause, is of short
duration, and has limited tissue damage and e
Acculturation - Process of adapting to and adopting a new culture.
Agnostic, p. 692 - Individual who believes that any ultimate reality is unknown or unknowable.
Assimilation - To become absorbed into another culture and adopt its chara
Ignatavicius: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 7th Edition
Chapter 11: Care of Patients with Common Environmental Emergencies
1. While the nurse is visiting the community pool, an adult swimmer is pulled out of the
pool, unconscious and
CLINICAL DECISION MAKING
Activities of daily living (ADLs), p. 259 activities usually performed in the course of a normal day in the
patients life such as eating, dressing, bathing, brushing the teeth, or grooming.
Actual nursing diagnosis, p.
Chapter 17: Breasts and Regional Lymphatics
- Breast divided into 4 quadrants intersecting at the nipple
- Upper outer quadrant
o Site of most tumors
o Axillary tail of Spence (close to armpit)
- Axillary nodes
o Central axillary nodes
Chapter 24: Male Genitourinary System
o Testis, epididymis, vas deferens
o Testis: suspended by spermatic cord, left testis lower because cord longer
o Penis, scrotum
o Prostate, seminal vesicles, bulbourethral
Drugs for Urinary Tract
Pyelonephritis Upper UTI
Cystitis lower UTI
Urethritis lower UTI
Prostatitis lower UTI
Acute Pyelonephritis S&S
Pain during urination
Increase Urinary frequency
Autoimmune destruction of acetylcholine
Lack of nerve impulses and muscle responses
in the nerves at the end of muscles
Leads to fatigue & muscle weakness
Nurs 222 Pharm
Section 10 & 80
What is a Seizure?
A seizure is a sudden surge of
electrical activity in the brain
A seizure usually affects how a
person appears or acts for a short
Many different things can
Due each Fri at 12 noon (aka afternoon)
Will add 10 points to Quiz 1 and 3
Adjustment will be done at the end of
Will add 2 points to current grade on
Sakai at the end of the
Pathophysiology of Artherosclerosis
Look up the pathophys.what causes it. The consequences of artherosclerosis are decreased blood
flow and decreased elasticity. The difference between chronic and acute artherosclerosis relates to
the time it takes to dev
What are stressors?
Stressors are environmental or internal events that tax adaptive resourcesthey interfere
with our day to day stufffor example, encountering a vicious dog on your daily walk is
a stressor, taking an exam in N-12 is a stressor, a
Renal & IV Therapy
Functions of the Kidney:
o Eliminate toxins and waste
o Maintain BP
o In response to Aldosterone, ADH
o Think of the whole rening, Ang II pathway
o Stimulate RBC production (remember that the kidneys sense a drop in H&H and this stims t
Nursing Management of Adults with Respiratory Disorders
ARDS is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. It is defined as a sudden, progressive
respiratory failure that includes severe dyspnea, hypoxemia despite increasing FiO2 and diffuse
Airways and Mechanical Ventilation
There are two types of airways that are primarily used.the endotracheal and the tracheostomy. The goal
with each of these is to maintain a patent airway and thereby effectively oxygenate the patient. For
patients who can
Nsng Mngmnt of Adults with Respiratory Disorders Part 1 (lecture)
The "I"s.watch for these! One or more of these will be at the physiological basis of EVERY disease process!
The primary role o
The four concepts related to oxygenation and perfusion are:
Decreased oxygen concentration of arterial blood
Oxygen deficiency in body tissues
Tissue not getting enough oxygen
The tissue d
Spinal Cord Objectives, pg 1 of 3
Describe mechanisms to stabilize the neck and back in an emergent spinal cord injury situation(SCI).
If pt is in the water, you need to get them out!
Put pt on a backboard and stabilize neck. If no C-collar around, use
Care of the Client with Cancer, pg 1 of 13
Neoplasm: abnormal mass with no useful purpose.
Benign: harmless, unless space-occupying. If it is located near a vital structure it can be harmful.
Malignant: harmful mass capable of invasion
Burn, pg 1 of 13
Annual Incidence and Prevention
1,000,000 burns occur yearly in the U.S, and about half of these are treated. In fact, only 5% result in hospitalization. The
most predominate type of burn is a scald. The takehome message is th
ABG Interpretation and Significance
ABGs are the primary method for evaluating oxygenation/ventilation and acid-base status. However they
do have some limitations: they only provide info for one point in time, you must compare prior results,
there are inf