Anyone Up For Random FACT THROWING?? - page 3
OK I know this sounds stupid but I have a friend that gets really freaked out before big tests like finals, HESI, NCLEX, and usually we get together and a few days before I start throwing out random... Read More
hmmmm let me think..
Rubella- rash on face goes down to neck and arms then trunk and legs
pregnant women should avoid contact with any child who has Rubella or just recieved the vaccine. if she does she has to get vaccine after she has delivered
mmr #1 @ 12- 15 months mmr #2 4-6 years old
anyone got something on the others?
PMI for heart sounds on an adult= Left 5th ICS lateral to the Left nipple. If you get the diagram don't put the X on a rib.
Angle of Louis- manubrial-sternal junction at the 2nd inter costal space.
Don't forget>>> if you are adding up I&O and it says the patient had 8 oz of water.....multiply 8 by 30 to get ML.
before checking or measuring fundal height have the patient empty her bladder! A full bladder can throw off the measurement by 3cm.
Fetal Fibronectin (FFN) Test helps determine >>pre-term labor
Draw regular CLEAR insulin FIRST.
Meniers disease= ringing in the ears and hearing damage cause from HIGH sodium levels. Need diuretics. Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and ETOH
Meningitis= look for nuchal rigidity, Kernigs sign(can't extend knee when hip is flexed) and Brudinskis sign (flex neck and knee flexes too) petichial rash. People who have been in close contact may need Rifampin as a prevention. Vaccine for meningitis after 65 years of age and every 5 years
Jun 8, '08 by Jules AMI=#1 pain relief, helps decrease 02 demand
Acute Asthma = diffuse expiratory wheezes
Cessation of wheeze omnimous
Infective endocarditis = murmur
Fluid overload = auscultate lungs 1st
Jun 8, '08 by CrystalClear75Wow what a great thread! I think ya'll touched up on some really good concepts! I may have some to throw in here....however I'm taking today off...I think.
Some useful comments to help understand things deeper:
Quote from Courtney1202This is only true if the tall peaked T-waves are universal (ie, on every lead). If you see tall, peaked T-waves on one subset of leads, such as the inferior leads (II, III, and AVF), it could actually indicate the onset of an acute MI.
3. Hyperkalemia presents on an EKG as tall peaked T-waves
Also, hyperkalemia doesn't always produce T wave changes. I routinely have patients with K+ levels above 6 with no noticable EKG changes.
4. The antidote for Mag Sulfate toxicity is ---Calcium Gluconate
Instead, calcium helps to stabilize the electrical gradients of muscle and nerve cells, which helps to prevent dysryhthmias.
Also, Calcium gluconate is only one available form. Calcium chloride is much more potent.
Hope this helps!
Quote from nicole_rn2BActually, don't give non-selective beta blockers to anyone with respiratory problems. The B1 selective blockers such as metoprolol don't cause respiratory complications, as they don't antagonize the B2 receptors in the smooth muscle of the respiratory tree.
1. dont give beta blockers to anyone with respiratory problems i.e asthma, copd.
Jun 8, '08 by I<3NursingMI Treatment
M-Morphine pain reduce O2 consumption
Methylene DUDE!!!! We are just trying to scratch the surface here not take the MCAT!!!! AAGGGHHHH info overload! Thanks for the corrections but, we are concentrating on the NCLEX...ya know, what ANY new RN would know. Bring it down to the kindergarten level or else my brain is gonna explode!!!
OH and by the way....that Mag toxicity tidbit has to do with OB nursing and PIH in which the mother is getting Mag and the treatment IS Calcium Guconate 10ml of 10% solution given SLOW IV push (usually by the Doc) over 3 minutes to avoid arrythmias, bradycardia, and v-fib.
*I guess I should have said that it was a preggo. I just assumed when we students here Mag we automatically think OB> preterm labor, or PIH.
Jun 8, '08 by Hypoxici don't have 5 facts to contribute at the moment but heres one:
24 hours after thyroidectomy, watch for s/s of thyroid storm not for decreased levels of thyroid hormones
Quote from Courtney1202/shrug I just finished my first year and that's the level of stuff we were expected to know on our tests.Methylene DUDE!!!! We are just trying to scratch the surface here not take the MCAT!!!! AAGGGHHHH info overload! Thanks for the corrections but, we are concentrating on the NCLEX...ya know, what ANY new RN would know. Bring it down to the kindergarten level or else my brain is gonna explode!!!
I don't expect us to be held to the same level of knowledge as doctors, but I think it would be important to know what the Calcium actually does versus "It's an antidote," which it isn't.
e- excessive hunger
2.posturing- deceberate(brainstem problem)- hands like an "e", decorticate (cord problem)- hands pulled in toward the cord
3.tetralogy of fallot- have child squat to increase return to heart. just remember fallot=squat
4. cant sign consent after preop meds are given...call doctor if not signed
5. rubella (german measles)-airbone contact precautions, 3 day rash
6. rubeola (red measles)- droplet contact precautions, koplik spots in mouth
Quote from Courtney1202yes the TX for mag tox is calcium gluconate..i remembered that from OB so you are correct:spin:OH and by the way....that Mag toxicity tidbit has to do with OB nursing and PIH in which the mother is getting Mag and the treatment IS Calcium Guconate 10ml of 10% solution given SLOW IV push (usually by the Doc) over 3 minutes to avoid arrythmias, bradycardia, and v-fib.
*I guess I should have said that it was a preggo. I just assumed when we students here Mag we automatically think OB> preterm labor, or PIH.Last edit by Surgical_RN08 on Jun 8, '08 : Reason: to add two words