Anyone up for random FACT THROWING?? - page 4

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

  1. Visit  Surgical_RN08 profile page
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    Quote from nicole_rn2b
    1.hyperglycemia= t.i.r.e.d

    t-tachycardia
    i- irritability
    r- restless
    e- excessive hunger
    d- diaphoresis

    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
    sorry guys but my #1 should have been hypoglycemia = tired not hyerglycemia correction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!
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  3. Visit  DavericaRN profile page
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    withdrawl symptoms:

    amphetamine= depression , disturbed sleep, restlessness , disorientation:spin:

    barbituates= nausea & vomiting, seizures, course tremors,
    tachy

    cocaine= sever cravings, drpression, hypersomnia, fatigue

    heroin= runny nose, yawning , fever, muscle & joint pain, diarrhea (remember flu like symptoms)

    what do you all think about starting a "fact throwing" for pharm?????
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  4. Visit  CrazyScrubNurse profile page
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    Quote from methylene
    /shrug I just finished my first year and that's the level of stuff we were expected to know on our tests.

    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.

    Yes I am aware that nursing school is FULL of high level content....just finished it. The first year of nursing school is NO comparison to what NCLEX is and what you will infact learn next year. The 2nd year and higher level thinking is where you will learn most of your info (at our school anyway) We, that are GN's, already got all of that high level content during school and the NCLEX is actually to test what you will do with all of that knowledge(or that is what I have concluded after reading everything there is about it). They assume that you already know all of that in-depth stuff because you are holding a diploma.

    FORGIVE me for saying antidote....treatment...is that better? I KNOW what Ca does it's just that right now we are trying to do a quick review of 2+ years of content and if all of us sat here and went into detail on every "Quick fact" then they wouldn't be quick anymore. Sounds like you will do well next year. Good luck!
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  5. Visit  Cupcake8690 profile page
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    love this idea!!!

    1. when using a cane to aid ambulation: step up on the good extremity then place the can and affected extremity on the step. reverse when coming down. (up with the good, down with the bad)

    2. in infants, pyloric stenosis = projectile vomiting

    3. croup: seal-bark cough, dyspnea, inspiratory stridor, irritable. in children considered a medical emergency due to narrowed airway

    4. skull fracture: battle's sign (bruising over mastoid bone) and raccoon eyes

    5. pheochromocytoma: catecholamine secreting tumor. look for persistent hypertension, pounding headache
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  6. Visit  Becca608 profile page
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    Quote from I<3Nursing
    MI Treatment
    MONA

    M-Morphine pain reduce O2 consumption
    0-Oxygen
    N-Nitroglycerin
    A-Aspirin

    make 325 mg aspirin and have them hold it in the mouth to be absorbed sublingual or buccal. Saved my dad's life this past Christmas!
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  7. Visit  Becca608 profile page
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    Quote from cupcake8690
    love this idea!!!

    1. when using a cane to aid ambulation: step up on the good extremity then place the can and affected extremity on the step. reverse when coming down. (up with the good, down with the bad)
    i learned it like this--
    crutch-walking upstairs: the good goes to heaven and the bad goes to h***
    cane walking = coal
    cane
    opposite
    affected
    leg

    awesome thread!!!
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  8. Visit  Surgical_RN08 profile page
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    1. peritoneal dialysis- if outflow slow check tube for patency, turn pt side to side

    2. pts with the same infection can room together or two clean non contagious disorders can room together.

    3. pulse parodoxus- pulse is weak on inspiration and strong on expiration...could be a sign of cardiac tamponade

    4. fat embolism- high risk pt...fracture of long bone..greatest risk in first 48 hrs.

    5. pancreatitis-elevated amylase (cardinal lab value)

    6. jp drain- squeeze=suck... squeeze the bottle to let air out then repalce cap.

    7.lymphocytic leukemia causes a decrease in all blood cells...hmmm i got this wrong on a test once...i didnt know it causes rbcs to be low also!

    8. mannitol for icp

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  9. Visit  december2905 profile page
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    personal protective equipment

    donning

    wash hands first!
    gown
    mask
    eyewear
    gloves

    removing
    gloves
    wash hands
    mask
    gown
    eyewear
  10. Visit  CrazyScrubNurse profile page
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    OK I say it again...Y'all are AWSOME. There are so many things in my mind that have been refreshed. I LOVE this!!!! Keep it coming! I'm gonna work on a few more n a few....

    Oh wait I remeber one off the top of my head..... when patient is on a vent or intubated NEVER give a paralytic agent without a sedative! Can you imagine how scary that would be?
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  11. Visit  CrystalClear75 profile page
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    Oxytocin is always given via an infusion pump and and can never be administered through the primary IV.

    One of the first signs of ICP (increased intracranial pressure) in infants is a high pitched cry.

    Regarding blood transfusions, a hemolytic reaction is the most dangerous kind of reaction...S & S include
    NAUSEA
    VOMITING
    PAIN IN LOWER BSCK
    HEMATURIA Treatment is to STOP blood, get a urine specimen and maintain perfusion and blood volume.

    Febrile reaction S&S
    FEVER
    CHILLS
    NAUSEA
    HEADACHE

    Narcan is given for to reverse respiratory depression...a rate of 8 or less is too low and requires nursing action.

    Miller abbott tube is used for decompressing intestine, which relieves the small intestine by removing fluid and gas from small intestine.

    If a client takes lithium the nurse should instruct the client to take in a good amount of sodium, without it causes retention of lithium and in turn leads to toxicity.

    Rinne test- a vibrating tuning fork is held against the mastoid bone till pt can't hear sound...then moved to ear.

    More to come
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  12. Visit  I'mANurse! profile page
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    1) A subarachnoid (spinal block) for labor may cause a headache, a lumbar epidrual will not since the dura mater is not penetrated

    2) Tracheoesophageal fistula: 3 C's: coughing, choking, & cyanosis

    3) Hypothyroidism: Decreased T3 +T4, but increased TSH
    Hypertyroidism: Increased T3 + T4, but decreased TSH

    4) NO tyramine containing foods if taking and MAO inhibitor ( smoked meat, brewer's yeast, aged cheese, red wine)

    5)Regular insulin is the only type that can be given IV
  13. Visit  morte profile page
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    [quote=Jules A;2887513]Great thread. Check all these for accuracy before committing them to memory of course and feel free to correct me if needed.


    1. Dilantin can cause gingival hypoplasia, advise good oral hygiene and freq. dental visits, IVP 25-50 mg/min

    ..............taking you at your word,lol....it is gingival hyperplasia, not hypo
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  14. Visit  mheyflower profile page
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    ESSR method of feeding (cleft palate)

    ENLARGE nipple
    STIMULATE sucking
    SWALLOW
    REST
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