Innate vs. Acquired Immunity Pathophysiology See More
Care of an infant born to a HIV-positive mom See More
Mom walked into my "den of sin" and ended up with tachycardia. She neededadenosine to slow her rhythm down. See More
Causes of bleeding during pregnancy See More
Ostomy patient teaching:
- Cut opening in skin barrier ≤ 1/8" bigger than the measured stoma size to prevent skin damage from contact with ostomy output.
- Assess stoma regularly - should be pink/moist. Pale/blue stoma indicates ischemia.
Fetal lung maturity is determined by theL/S ratio. See More
Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH (SIADH) causes the excess water to be reabsorbed by the kidneys, resulting in hypervolemia. See More
Signs of child neglect: poor hygiene, inappropriate dress (for weather), malnourishment, withdrawal, school absences. See More
Amyowes meone hundred dollars, but she is in the hospital with VFIB on anamiodarone drip... so I guess it's not a good time to collect. See More
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used to treat severe depression that is unresponsive to drug therapy. See More
Patients with dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) need to have a swallow evaluation by a speech language pathologist. See More
Guaif rhymes with cough. Guaifenesin is an expectorant used to treat a non-productive cough. See More
Expected labs with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Positive Rheumatoid Factor (RF) antibody and Positive ANA titer See More
Menorrhagia = Excessive menstrual bleeding. This can result in anemia. See More
If you have menorrhagia, it will make you want to rage!
The key side effect to remember with ALL anticoagulants (ex: heparin, warfarin, rivaroxaban) is BLEEDING! See More
If your patient has a halo traction device in place, make sure wrench/screwdriver are attached to the vest to release patient from the device in the event of an emergency.
Taking epoetin alfa will fix your anemia so you can grow up to be a strong alpha male. See More
Patient teaching for external radiation therapy. See More
Costovertebral tenderness is a key symptom with Pyelonephritis. See More
Prevent hip flexion contractures in patients with a BKA (below-the-knee amputation): Have patient lie prone every 3-4 hrs for 20-30 min. See More
Hormone Replacement therapy can be used to treat the signs/symptoms of menopause. However, it is important to remember that HTincreases the risk of embolic events (DVT, MI, stroke) and breast cancer. See More
You fill up on neutrophils with filgrastim. See More
For a patient who has suffered a BURN, be sure to assess for inhalation injury. Symptoms: singed eyebrows or nasal hair, and sooty sputum. See More
Neutropenia and Thrombocytopenia are key symptoms of hematologic cancers (ex: leukemia, multiple myeloma). Key Nursing priority: Prevent infection and bleeding! See More