Wash skin with mild soap, warm water and dry thoroughly before applying barrier. Fit the pouch
snugly leakage around stoma. The opening around the appliance should be no more than 1/16
inch larger than the stoma. The stoma shrinks and does not r
Disease Notes- Rheumatoid Arthritis Ch.
RA is a chronic, systemic autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of connective tissue in the diarthrodial (synovial)
joints. The exact cause of RA is unknown. Genetic an environ
Disease Notes Psoriatic Arthritis Ch. 65
-Progressive inflammatory disease that affects about 10% of the 3 million people with psoriasis.
-Psoriasis is a benign, inflammatory skin disorder characterized by red, irritated and scaly
Disease Notes Reactive Arthritis Ch. 65
Also known as Reiters syndrome.
It is associated with a symptom complex that includes urethritis, conjunctivitis and mucocutaneous lesions.
Exact etiology is UNKOWN a reaction that can trig
Disease Notes- Gout Ch. 65
Uric acid is the major end product of purine catabolism and is primarily excreted by the kidneys. Gout is caused by 1.) and
increase in uric acid production, 2.) underexcretion of uric acid by the kidney
Disease Notes- Osteoarthritis Ch. 65
OA involves the formation of new joint tissue in response to cartilage destruction. OA is not a normal aging process. OA is a
condition that directly damages cartilage or causes joint instabili
Disease Notes- Polymyositis &
Dermatomyositis Ch. 65
The exact cause of PM & DM are unknown. Theories include infectious agent, neoplasms, drugs or vaccinations, and stress.
PM is thought to be cause by cell-mediated injury becaus
Disease Notes Myofascial Pain
Chronic form of muscle pain.
Temporomandibular joint pain may also originate in myofascial pain.
Pain is often in the taut bands and fascia of skeletal muscles.
Disease Notes Lyme Disease Ch. 65
It is a spirochetal infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi.
Transmitted by the bite of a deer tick. Most common vector borne disease in the U.S.
Can mimic other diseases
Disease Notes Ankylosing Spondylitis
A chronic inflammatory disease that primarily affects the axial skeleton including:
intervertebral disc spaces
*HLA-B27 antigen is found in 90% of people with AS
Disease Notes- Fibromyalgia Ch. 65
Fibromyalgia is a disorder involving neuroendocrine/neurotransmitter dysregulation. Pain is amplified experienced by the
affected patient is due to abnormal sensory processing in the CNS.
Study Guide with Sample Questions
Dosage Calculation Competency
Applicants to the LPN-to-Associate Degree “Bridge" Nursing Program must document
competency in dosage calculation that is equivalent to the content covered in NUR 135.
The minimum accuracy ra