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
15Jun 11, '08 by lasko08i 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
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
0Jun 11, '08 by lasko08i 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
4Jun 11, '08 by CrazyScrubNurse[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.
12Jun 11, '08 by ReidmeLet 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
11Jun 11, '08 by Surgical_RN08respiratory 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
2[quote=courtney1202;2896321]Quote from theresa1166these 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!
13Jun 12, '08 by I'mANurse!Quote from december2905good 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
13Jun 12, '08 by Bonnie NurseOne 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.
24Jun 12, '08 by JessicaSNI 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
12Jun 12, '08 by sweet_soul79I have been reading this thread so far... reallly really awsome!!!
I have a question though...
Is rubella airborn or droplet???
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.