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Anyone Up For Random FACT THROWING?? - page 7

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
    #78 1
    Quote from Buttercup7507
    YeppERS:chuckle
    yes yes yes.....i was cooking a full meal...trying to watch a episode of house...then the phone rings...then had to go to walmart to get some water and gatorade...its a crazy circle...worse than school because you got to timeline your own study routine instead of the instructors given you your chapters...boy oh boy...i love getting on here to keep me focus:spin:
  2. Visit  lasko08 profile page
    this is an AWESOME idea, u guys....i love it! here are some facts:

    Mydriatic: with a D= Dilate pupils
    Miotic:with an O= cOnstrict pupils

    aniticholinergic SE:
    can't see
    can't pee
    can't spit
    can't sh*t

    Hyperkalemia "MACHINE"- causes of incr serup K+
    M-medications (ace inhibitors, Nsaids)
    A-acidosis (Metabolic and respiratory)
    C-cellular destrx-burns, traumatic injury
    H-hypoaldosteronism, hemolysis
    N-nephrons, renal failure
    E- excretion-impaired

    Signs and symptoms of incr serum K+= MURDER
    M-muscle weakness
    U-urine, oliguria, anuria
    R-respiratory distress
    D-decr cardiac contractility
    E-ECG changes
    R- reflexes, hyperreflexia, or flaccid

    HYPERNATREMIA-you are fried
    F-fever (low grade), flushed skin
    R-restless (irritable)
    I-incr fluid retention and incr BP
    E-edema ( peripheral and pitting)
    D-decr urinary output, dry mouth

    Hypocalcemia-"CATS"
    C-convulsions
    A-arrythmias
    T-tetany
    S-spasms and stridor
  3. Visit  nursebabygirl 08 profile page
    #80 9
    For those of you who have trouble with mcg/kg/min problems.
    try this solution.

    Exp: 7mg of dopamine in 500ml in NS ; pt is 110lbs

    first convert 110lbsto kg =110lbs/2.2 kg=50kg
    then change 7 mg to mcg =7000 mcg

    Now plug in the numbers. 7000* 50kg*60mins
    ------------------
    500ml

    answer is 16.8 mcg/kg/min
  4. Visit  Surgical_RN08 profile page
    V-FIB=DEFIB
    DONT SHOCK ASYSTOLE!

    EEG- MUST BE SLEEP DEPRIVED FOR THE PROCEDURE

    Albumin best indicator of nutrition normal range 3.5 - 5.5

    altered LOC- earliest sign of ICP

    to check dehydration in an infant (inner thigh)...elderly (on top of forehead or sternum)

    shift to the left when number of immature cells are increasing in the bloodstream to fight an infection


    goodnight will try to think of more tommorow!:zzzzz
  5. Visit  slbeard21 profile page
    #82 4
    for all things about MMR, including isolation precautions go to CDC.gov.... if you just type in isolation precautions under the search it will pull up a COMPLETE list of every precaution for pretty much every disease known to man. lol
    Hope this helps!
  6. Visit  slbeard21 profile page
    A way we were taught to remember which Beta Blockers are contra-indicated in patients with Resp problems are easy....
    Contra-Indicated- so think.... Coreg, Corgard, Inderal
    hope this helps!
  7. Visit  slbeard21 profile page
    These are just some little things I've picked up along the way.. nothing new to most I'm sure.

    Insulin- Clear before cloudy.
    & you are an RN so draw up Regular before ....Nph.
    Only insulin that can be given IV- Regular.

    Administering ear medication... pull the ear UP and back for OLD, and down for young (<3 yo)

    Fill for a thrill, listen for a bruit.

    Assess your patient. not the monitor.... So, If a question asks what you do FIRST.... always, always go with assess the patient.

    More to come, as I learn. Maybe these will help someone out. they did me!
  8. Visit  MedSurgRNiowa profile page
    These are just some random facts for my upcoming PN exam on Friday


    Carbamazepine therapeutic serum level is 4 - 12 mcg/dL

    Cycloserine is an antituburculan and needs weekly drug levels

    foscarnet (Foscavir) can be toxic to kidneys so creatinine is monitored.

    Android Pelvis is wedge shaped, narrow and unfavorable for birth

    Therapeutic serum digoxin is 0.5 - 2 mg/dL

    No meperidine (Demerol)to pancreatitis pt. b/c is causes spasms in the Sphincter of Oddi

    Hyperkalemia = narrow, peaked T waves on cardiac monitor

    Hypokalemia = Peaked P, Flat T, Depressed ST and Prominent U

    p24 Antigen Assay confirms HIV in an infant

    Thanks to everyone for their facts!
  9. Visit  Surgical_RN08 profile page
    morphine is contraindicated in acute pancreatitis because is causes the spasms but the demerol is the drug of choice. at least thats how i learned it.

    let me know if this has changed
  10. Visit  lasko08 profile page
    Quote from theresa1166
    These are just some random facts for my upcoming PN exam on Friday


    Carbamazepine therapeutic serum level is 4 - 12 mcg/dL

    Cycloserine is an antituburculan and needs weekly drug levels

    foscarnet (Foscavir) can be toxic to kidneys so creatinine is monitored.

    Android Pelvis is wedge shaped, narrow and unfavorable for birth

    Therapeutic serum digoxin is 0.5 - 2 mg/dL

    No meperidine (Demerol)to pancreatitis pt. b/c is causes spasms in the Sphincter of Oddi

    Hyperkalemia = narrow, peaked T waves on cardiac monitor

    Hypokalemia = Peaked P, Flat T, Depressed ST and Prominent U

    p24 Antigen Assay confirms HIV in an infant

    Thanks to everyone for their facts!
    Hi theresa, about the drug Demerol in relation to pancreatitis, it is Morphine/codeine that causes spasm in the sphincter of Oddi. Demerol is actually the drug of choice.
  11. Visit  lasko08 profile page
    #88 6
    Quote from nicole_rn2b
    morphine is contraindicated in acute pancreatitis because is causes the spasms but the demerol is the drug of choice. at least thats how i learned it.

    let me know if this has changed

    i agree, i double check. morphine is contraindicated. demerol is the doc (drug of choice). i hope theresa reads this before her exam. good luck theresa. i'll keep u in my prayers.:spin:
  12. Visit  MedSurgRNiowa profile page
    #89 8
    Thank you to all for catching that error! I looked in my notes and sure enough, that is how I have it written. I fixed it in my notes and the posts following my post should alert everyone.

    Sorry for the mix up. I know that I will not forget that if I get it as a test question.

    No morphine for pancreatitis....Demerol is drug of choice. (Don't tell my hubby, he is a pharmacist...oops!)

  13. Visit  orchids8 profile page
    #90 1
    I would say "sputum culture" in Saunders

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