Anyone Up For Random FACT THROWING?? - page 5

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. by   ruthzinda
    hi! am new here but want to join in the here goes....

    before 1 years old:
    hep b3x)nly one that is given at birth and one month (3rd dose at 6 months)

    ipv(4x), dtap(5x), hib(4x), pcv(4x): all given at 2, 4, & 6 months

    hib, pcv: again at 12-15month
    dtap: again at 12-18months
    dtap, ipv: last doses are given 4-6yrs

    1yrs old and older:
    mmr: (2x) 12-15months, then at 4-6 years* *if dose not given from 4-6 give from 11-12yrs old

    varicella zoster: (1x) 12-18months

    td: (1x): 11-12yrs old

    2)fundal height: pt supine, measure from symphysis pubis to top of fundus, if patients is 18+ wks pregnant the height in cm will be same as weeks pregnant give or take 2 cm


    strict contact: use universal precautions, gown when contact with pt., single pt. room in most situations

    used with: any colonizing infections, msrv, fifths disease, rsv, infected wounds, skin, or eyes

    stricter droplet: include all universal precautions, gown, goggles, masks on you, on pt. if leaving room, single pt. rooms

    used with: majority of infectious diseases

    strictest airborne: include all universal precautions and negative pressure single patient rooms, gown, goggles, mask on you, mask on pt. if leaving room which should only be done if absolutely necessary

    used with:
    disseminated varicella zoster

    **always check facilities policies when following isolation precautions/procedures

    4) self breast exams: do monthly, 7-10 days after menses

    5) pt's taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (for depression usually) should avoid foods containing tyramine which include
    • avocados, bananas
    • beef/chicken liver
    • caffeine
    • red wine, beer
    • cheese (except cottage cheese)
    • raisins
    • sausages, pepperoni
    • yogurt, sour cream
    sorry it's so long-winded!! i used to study with a group of people throwing at facts like this too but having failed the nclex-rn twice now i am too embarrassed to contact any of them!! so it is nice to have found this community...

  2. by   Surgical_RN08
    1. dumping syndrome-tx no fluids with meals /no high carbs /lie down after eating. they need a high fat high protien diet

    2. multiple sclerosis- avoid hot showers and baths

    3. parial thickness burns=blisters...... full thickness-charred, waxy

    4 pku- no nuts, meats, dry beans, eggs, dairy (basically no protein stuff) give specially prepared formula to baby because they can digest this protein well

    5. introduce rice cereal to infant at 6 mos and strained veggies one at a time

    6. pt must keep taking prescribed insulin on sick days, drink plenty of fluids and notify doctor. also insulin is also given when pt comes from surgery on npo status because trauma and infection makes sugar go up!
  3. by   crazylilkelly
    So, this thread gave me an idea. I decided to message some of my nursing friends on facebook & play an nclex fact tag game. I message them a fact & they shoot one right back @ me. So far, I've asked about 5 friends. I'll see how it goes. Hey, it definitely can't hurt!
  4. by   BlueRidgeHomeRN
    Quote from methylene
    also, calcium gluconate is only one available form. hope this helps!
    i don't know diddly with unusual tracings, but as an aside calcium glugonate comes in at least four forms..iv, plus a gel, rinse, and as a nebulized med. latter three are the antidote for hydroflouric acid exposure (nasty stuff used in some manufacturing plants!)
  5. by   CrazyScrubNurse
    In an infant of a diabetic mom, hypoglycemia 30-90 min after birth...then look for them to also have hypocalcemia after 24 hours

    Non Stress Test on a preggo....should be REACTIVE (rise of 15 bpm above baseline for 15 sec) if it's NOT reactive they need a contraction stress test and the result that you want from it is NEGATIVE

    With Diabetic Ketoacidosis don't give K+ until the patient has been hydrated and urine output is adequate.

    Post-op Total Hip replacement-- abduction (toes pointing in) or patient laying on non-operative hip. Avoid adduction (letting the foot turn out)
  6. by   sweetpeanurse
    I love this thread!!! I am waiting for the approval to test letter and doing as much studing as possible. Thanks again!!!!
  7. by   Surgical_RN08
    mother/baby stuff

    1. rh negative mom gets rhogam if baby rh positive. mom also gets rhogam after aminocentesis, ectopic preganancy, or miscarriages.

    2. fetus l/s ratio less than 2= immature lungs......2-3=borderline....greater than 3=good lung maturity dude!! may give dexamethasone to speed up maturity if baby needs to be delivered soon.

    3. prolasped cord position knee chest or for help!! get that bottom off the cord! support cord with ya hand

    4. decelerations early vs late----always good to be early but dont ever show up late. early mirrors the contraction, late comes after the contraction

    5. lochia sequence...lochia rubra- red, clotty....lochia, brown....lochia alba..white.........should never have a foul odor!

  8. by   DavericaRN
    Hey Nicole,

    I was working on Maternity today tooo! When do you take your NCLEX?? :spin:
  9. by   Surgical_RN08
    Quote from Daverica
    Hey Nicole,

    I was working on Maternity today tooo! When do you take your NCLEX?? :spin:
    the big day is monday july, 7. when is yours??
  10. by   selby08
    Just wanted to say thanks to everyone on this thread! It came in handy on my NCLEX on Monday.

    I passed with 75 questions!!!

    Good Luck guys and keep up the studying!!
  11. by   Surgical_RN08
    Quote from selby08
    Just wanted to say thanks to everyone on this thread! It came in handy on my NCLEX on Monday.

    I passed with 75 questions!!!

    Good Luck guys and keep up the studying!!
    congrats Selby!!!!!!!!!!!!whoo hooo!
  12. by   Skrawberri
    This is an awesome idea for a thread!

    1. In prioritizing cardiac patients, check the pt with INDIGESTION first because that could be a sign of MI.

    2. ABG's need to be placed on ice and sent to the lab ASAP.

    3. If active TB is suspected, a sputum culture for acid-fast bacillus is the only metod to actually confirm active TB (NOT a mantoux skin test!)

    4. Celebrex is contraindicted in pts with a history of cirrhosis.

    5. In psych pts, the client most at risk for self-harm is always the pt that has stopped taking their meds.

    One more!
    6. Change in resp rate in a pt receiving mag sulfate could indicate toxicity.
  13. by   Pretty in Ink
    1. cushing's triad = htn (widening pulse pressure, systolic rises), bradycardia, irregular resp.

    2. tx of dic = heparin

    3. assessment for cancer =
    c: change in bowel or bladder habits
    a: a sore that doesn't heal
    u: unusual bleeding or discharge
    t: thickening or lump
    i: indigestion or difficulty swallowing
    o: obvious changes in a wart or mole
    n: nagging cough or hoarseness.

    4. acid base =

    5. for injuries such as twisted ankles use rice acronym