When screening a patient for prostate cancer, be sure to obtain the PSA (prostate specific antigen) before performing a DRE (digital rectal exam). See More
ABCD = Antitussives include Benzonatate, Codeine, Dextromethorphan. See More
For a patient with urolithiasis (kidney stone), a key nursing intervention is to strain the patient's urine. Send stone for lab analysis! See More
Calcium gluconate is used for emergency treatment of hyperkalemia and hypermagnesemia! See More
Key differences in symptoms for Gastric and Duodenal ulcers: Gastric ulcer: Pain 30-60 minutes after meal, worse in DAY, worse with eating. Duodenal ulcer: Pain 1.5-3 hours after meal, worse at NIGHT, better with eating. See More
Malignant hyperthermia is alife-threatening complication due to certain general anesthesia medications. Symptoms: Muscle rigidity, tachycardia, fever, dysrhythmias, tachypnea, hypotension, cyanosis. See More
When administering Continuous Bladder Irrigation (CBI) for a patient following a Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP), be sure to increase the CBI rate if outflow is bright red or contains clots. Goal = light pink irrigation outflow. See More
Ferrous Sulfate is an iron supplement that can stain the teeth. See More
I'm furious that my teeth got stained from ferrous sulfate!
Key symptom of Herpes Zoster: Painful, unilateral vesicular rash that runs along a dermatome See More
Mastectomy Care and Patient Teaching:
Nursing Care: Do not administer injections, obtain blood, or take BP in the affected arm.
Patient Teaching: Wear sling when ambulating, wear loose clothing, perform arm/hand exercises to prevent edema and increase ROM.
Too much magnesium (magnesium toxicity) brought Maggie to her knees (due to cardiac and respiratory depression). See More
Patient teaching for GERD: Avoid fatty, fried, citrus, spicy foods. Eat smaller meals. Remain upright after meals. Avoid tight-fitting clothing. Lose weight (if applicable). Quit smoking. Elevate HOB with blocks. See More