Mastectomy Care

by Cathy Parkes June 24, 2020

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.

Also in Nursing Tips

Care of an infant born to a HIV-positive mom. Scheduled c-section.
Administer antiviral agents during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and to newborn. Avoid forceps, vaccum, scalp electrodes, amniotomy. Breastfeeding NOT recommended.
HIV-Positive Moms

by Cathy Parkes September 22, 2020

Care of an infant born to a HIV-positive mom
See More
Mom walked into my
Adenosine

by Cathy Parkes September 20, 2020

Mom walked into my "den of sin" and ended up with tachycardia. She neededadenosine to slow her rhythm down.
See More
Bleeding during pregnancy: PAINLESS bright red bleeding during the second half of pregnancy is indicative of Placenta Previa. Bleeding with INTENSE UTERINE PAIN is indicative of Abruptio Placenta.
Bleeding During Pregnancy

by Cathy Parkes September 17, 2020

Causes of bleeding during pregnancy
See More