Anyone up for random FACT THROWING?? - page 8

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  lasko08 profile page
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    i am making note cards on sx/s of electrolyte imbalances....i have a terrible headache....but here are more facts....

    if you see Mg/Ca, think MUSCLE first. Mg and Ca act like SEDATIVES.

    HYPOCALCEMIA (not enough sedatives)
    + trouseau and + chovstek's sign
    incr DTR
    stridor, laryngospasm
    swallowing problem=aspiration

    BURN pt.
    Carbon monoxide poisoning is the MOST COMMON airway injury.
    Carboxyhemoglobin : blood test to determine carbon monoxide poisoning.

    Treat burn pt with fluid replacement therapy;Check hourly to make sure you are not overloading them with CVP= measures the right atrial pressure.

    use the PARKLAND FORMULA with fluid replacement thx for the first 24 hours.To calculate fluid replacement properly you also need to know the pts wt and TBSA affected.
    1st 8 hr= 1/2 total volume
    2nd 8 hr= 1/4 total volume
    3rd 8 hr= 1/4 total volume
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  3. Visit  lasko08 profile page
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    i finished doing ALL the questions on my Mosby CD and just wondering how you guys are studying for the Nclex. my exam is coming up soon and besides the pharm that i need to go over, i still feel like i don't know anything. so i thought i'd go back on doing the content.any suggestions....please help...i'm getting anxious yldhdbng
  4. Visit  CrazyScrubNurse profile page
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    [quote=theresa1166;2895026]These are just some random facts for my upcoming PN exam on Friday


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


    This was the last question on our HESI. As I remeber it, with pancreatitis you should give Demerol if you don't know the cause of the pancreatitis because it is MORPHINE that will cause the Sphincter of Oddi to spazm if there is gallbladder involved. Usually Morphine is used if you know that gallbladder is not involved.
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  5. Visit  Reidme profile page
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    Let me jump in here since I'm studying for the NCLEX as well. Think it's a great idea to share random questions.

    Rubella is spread by droplets....


    The benefit of a venturi mask- oxygen can be regulated to deliver between 24 and 50%.

    Shilling test is done to detect pernicious anemia.

    Shift to the left in WBC differential - reflects bacterial infection

    Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia is caused by - Protozoal infection.

    Open-angle glaucoma is characterized by Halo and blurred vision

    Detached retina- floater or sensation of a curtain or veil over the visual field


    Good lung down- position a patient with right side pneumonia , with the left side dependent

    Atrial fibrillation might require synchronized cardioversion

    Ventricular tachycardia require defribillation

    Second degree heart block- needs a pace maker
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  6. Visit  Surgical_RN08 profile page
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    respiratory syncytial virus- contact precautions

    systemic lupus erythematosus- butterfly rash on nose and cheek. avoid sunlight

    with dic...get worried if you see blood oooze from the iv line. notify doctor

    tegratol- tx for seizures..watch for drowsiness, n/v, blurred vision, h/a.

    kayexalate- may be ordered for a high potassium level
    rn2bmaryg, unadunad, WittySarcasm, and 8 others like this.
  7. Visit  december2905 profile page
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    [quote=courtney1202;2896321]
    Quote from theresa1166
    these are just some random facts for my upcoming pn exam on friday


    no meperidine (demerol)to pancreatitis pt. b/c is causes spasms in the sphincter of oddi


    this was the last question on our hesi. as i remeber it, with pancreatitis you should give demerol if you don't know the cause of the pancreatitis because it is morphine that will cause the sphincter of oddi to spazm if there is gallbladder involved. usually morphine is used if you know that gallbladder is not involved.

    i agree, you should give demerol because morphine causes more pain!
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  8. Visit  december2905 profile page
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    good lung down- position a patient with right side pneumonia , with the left side dependent

    im confused with this, can someone please explain the rationale to me...thank you...
  9. Visit  december2905 profile page
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    therapeutic level

    10-20 mcg/ml


    theophylline
    acetaminophen
    phenytoin
    chloramphenicol

    10-21 mmhg - normal intraocular pressure
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  10. Visit  I'mANurse! profile page
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    Quote from december2905
    good lung down- position a patient with right side pneumonia , with the left side dependent

    im confused with this, can someone please explain the rationale to me...thank you...

    you want to position the good lung down to increase blood flow to the good lung and maintain perfusion
  11. Visit  Bonnie Nurse profile page
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    One of the most useful tools is to decide on several plans of action for a particular situation in order to anticipate needs of the patient. For example, what would be your first course of action for a patient on 6 liters nasal cannula whose PO2 is 56, pH of 7.34? I have found that it's useful to know basic facts, but decision trees based on possible changes in your patient's condition are better. With this one, you better get consent from family for intubation. Try a high FiO2 mask in the meantime and get respiratory to suction. Draw another blood gas and compare. If the patient is breathing at a high rate, he can't keep it up for long. Make sure HOB is at 45 degrees. Watch PO2 sats, HR, and respiration trends. It's much easier to snatch one back from the edge than after they've fallen in.
    Letita, NurseMercy, NurseKitten, and 10 others like this.
  12. Visit  JessicaSN profile page
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    I haven't read the whole thread but here is something I use

    Diabetes insipidus - Dries you out (high urine output ---> leads to hypernatremia and Dehydration)

    SIADH (syndrome of inappropriate diuretic hormone) - makes you Soaking wet (fluid retention ---> leads to hyponatremia and Cerebral edema)

    Ok, so "cerebral" doesn't start with an "s" but it sounds that way
  13. Visit  sweet_soul79 profile page
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    I have been reading this thread so far... reallly really awsome!!!
    I have a question though...
    Is rubella airborn or droplet???
    confused!!!!
    1. nebulizers used by HIV patients are cleansed with warm water after each treatment and allow it to air dry. soaked in wht vinegar and water for 30f min at the end of the day
    2.SHARE support group for parents who have experienced misscarriage
    3. RESOLVE support grp for infertile clients
    4. CANDLELIGHTERS families who have lost child to cancer
    5 FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME child small head circumferance, low birth wt, underdeveloped cheeks.
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  14. Visit  pookie5676 profile page
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    Ruebella is DROPLET


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