Hyperkolemia & Hypokolemia

by Cathy Parkes January 17, 2020

The MOST important side effect to know for BOTH hyperkalemia and hypokalemia is DYSRHYTHMIAS.

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Ostomy Patient Teaching
Ostomy Patient Teaching

by Cathy Parkes September 15, 2020

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.
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Fetal Lung Maturity
Fetal Lung Maturity

by Cathy Parkes September 13, 2020

Fetal lung maturity is determined by theL/S ratio.
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Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH
Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH

by Cathy Parkes September 10, 2020

Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH (SIADH) causes the excess water to be reabsorbed by the kidneys, resulting in hypervolemia.
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