Negative Nitrogen Balance

by Cathy Parkes April 17, 2020

Negative Nitrogen Balance

A negative nitrogen balance indicates insufficient PROTEIN intake (due to illness, malnutrition, or aging).

It means the patient is using protein faster than it is being synthesized.



Also in Nursing Tips

Key points when taking a patient's blood glucose: Place hand in dependent position; Pierce the outer edge of the fingertip (not the pad); Wipe away first drop of blood; Hold test strip NEXT to the blood drop (do not smear blood on strip).
Blood Glucose Key Points

by Cathy Parkes November 27, 2020

Key points when taking a patient's blood glucose: Place hand in dependent position; Pierce outer; Wipe away first drop of blood; Hold test trip NEXT to the blood drop
Key points about Therapeutic Communication: Avoid asking
Therapeutic Communication Key Points

by Cathy Parkes November 25, 2020

Key points about Therapeutic Communication: Avoid asking "Why...?" Ask OPEN ended questions. Don't offer opinion, give false reassurance, or change subject.
Key nursing interventions for patients with Eating Disorders: Supervise patients before and after meals; Set limits on exercise; Restrict caffeine; Provide rewards for calories consumed.
Eating Disorders Key Interventions

by Cathy Parkes November 23, 2020

Key nursing interventions for patients with Eating Disorders: Supervise before/after meals; Set limits on exercise; Restrict caffeine; Provide rewards for calories consumed.