Amitriptyline is a Tricyclic Antidepressant.
HINT: "Amy tripped over a tricycle in the desert".
Desert helps you remember anticholinergic side effects (urinary retention, constipation, dry mouth, blurry vision, photophobia, tachycardia)
Community Oriented Nursing (i.e. Public Health Nursing) is focused on health promotion and disease prevention in the community. No direct care for individuals!
Community Based Nursing is focused on illness care for individuals and families (ex: Home health nurse, School Nurse).
Tamoxifen is a medication used to treat breast cancer. It works by competing with estrogen for binding sites in breasts. See More
HINT: Tammy is a foxy lady with breast cancer.
Do NOT administer any medications through a patient's parenteral nutrition (i.e. TPN) IV line! You need to use a separate line. See More
NPH is an intermediate-acting insulin. Onset is 1-2 hours, peak is 4-12 hours, and duration is 18-24 hours. See More
HINT: Neil Patrick Harris (NPH) is a hard-working actor of intermediate height. If you call him, he will be "on set" in 1-2 hours and he will stay there for up to 24 hours.
If your patient's next parenteral nutrition (i.e. TPN) line is unavailable, administer 10-20% dextrose in water until it arrives! See More
Glipizide and glyburide are Sulfonylureas used to treat type 2 Diabetes. See More
HINT: Think ofriding down a slide, as your blood sugar comes down with this medication. Key side effect = hypoglycemia.
Acarbose is an alpha glucosidase inhibitor used to treat type 2 Diabetes. It works by inhibiting glucose absorption in the GI tract. See More
HINT: A = "NO" + CARBS. So "No carbs" absorbed in the GI tract with acarbose.
Nutrition recommendations to prevent DUMPING syndrome:
- Consume small frequent meals.
- Do not drink liquids with meals.
- Include protein and fat at each meal.
- Avoid dairy products and concentrated sugar.
Finasteride is an Androgen Inhbitor used to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and baldness. See More
HINT:Finasteride kind of looks like "Fine ride". That guy over there has a fine ride, but he is also bald with BPH. 🤔
Incidence vs. Prevalence:
Incidence is the number of NEW cases of disease/injury in a population during a period of time.
Prevalence is the number of ALL cases (new and pre-existing) of disease/injury in a population during a period of time.