Anyone up for random FACT THROWING?? - page 7

by CrazyScrubNurse | 1,482,058 Views | 4089 Comments

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 facts at her. On 2 different... Read More


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    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??
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    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!!
    TipitiwichitRN, Cammie895, SamiRN, and 2 others like this.
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    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!
    selby08 likes this.
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    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.
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    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 =
    respiratory
    opposite
    metabolic
    equal

    5. for injuries such as twisted ankles use rice acronym
    rest
    ice
    compress
    elevate
    Christina08, HarStarr, istanbul, and 21 others like this.
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    Quote from 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.
    true confirmation for tb is an x-ray :spin:
    kibriab, cityofangel, and winterbot428 like this.
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    Quote from txgvn4now
    true confirmation for tb is an x-ray :spin:
    i'm gonna have to look this one up because i would go with the sputum culture for the confirmation. and i am only saying that because of the order of how they do things for us in the hospital as employees: tb skin test, if enduration of 7cm or more then a chest x-ray and if that shows something then a sputum cluture and the fun of "name that bug". gotta think about the fact that if you culture it, you know it is tb but if you get an x-ray you could be seeing something else. dang...i gotta go and consult my med/surg book again just to make sure!
    getu, PinkNBlue, TipitiwichitRN, and 14 others like this.
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    i'll go for SPUTUM CULTURE too to confirm TB...
    ejobebe, aachavez, savinglives33, and 8 others like this.
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    It is the sputum culture for a confirmation of ACTIVE TB. I got the fact from a review question I was doing online. I chose X-ray, too, but nope, its the sputum culture. Just thought I'd point that out...
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    [quote=txgvn4now;2893594]
    2. tx of dic = heparin


    just one thing about this treatment= this is an "old school" treatment of dic that does not work in every case. the way to resolve dic is to stop the problem that is causing it.

    example- i had a patient in the or last year who was 8 mo pregnant and fell and broke her arm on her childs toy. the arm was fixed at hospital a, and she went on her way until 8 days later when she came to hospital b and collapsed in the er. she was rushed to us in surgery at hospital b where she had a c-section to save the baby and we found a huge liver laceration (like 8 cm long). platelets....16,000 yeah that number is correct 16,000. so doc infused every blood product that we could get our hands on and we packed sponges over the liver to keep it from bleeding more, left the sponges in and sent her to icu to get some supportive measures until she was stable enough to come back down to the or. we all had tried to think of everything possible to get her to stop bleeding and i even asked about heparin but the doc said that is an old treatment and it is not appropriate for every patient and that you had to fix the injury for the body to come out of dic.
    Caffeinated RN, ticklemenita, izzy09, and 12 others like this.


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