Nclex facts throwing for 2014

  1. Hello my NURSING Family, I trust that all is well. I once read on this site random facts throwing from 2008 and it was informative. Thank you so much to the one who started random facts throwing in 2008, it was a brillant idea. I taught I would piggy-back off it and start a random facts for 2014. It is like a State Wide and/or International NCLEX study group, where everyone just through out facts from what they studied. I believe we all wish we can meet and study for the NCLEX together but that is just impossible. So, this is a way we can get that accomplish. Feel free to Join in. THANK YOU.


    Screening-secondary prevention

    Pyloric Stenosis-Projectile vomiting

    Hirschsprung's - Ribbon-like stool

    Intussusception- currant jelly stool (Blood & mucus)

    Discard Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) after 24 hrs, (because it good reservior for fungi)

    Arterial Insufficiency- Teach patient to avoid crossing the legs at the knees or ankles because it compresses the vessels in the legs.
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  3. by   rnaria
    Great idea!

    In a tension pneumothorax, the tracheal deviation is towards the UNAFFECTED side

    A leak in a ventilator system is indicated if there is CONTINUOUS bubbling.

    NG suction = metabolic alkalosis
    diarrhea = metsbolic acidosis
    hyperventilation = respiratory alkalosis
    COPD = respiratory acidosis

    Respiratory alkalosis = decreased K and Ca

    erdophonium (Tensilon) - drug for myasthenia gravis
  4. by   kishubhalla
    Phenytonin can alter vit d metabolism and can lead to hypocalcemia
  5. by   Hadassah16
    Thank you all for sharing. Let us continue.
  6. by   Hadassah16
    Lithium (Eskalith) for bipolar disorder. Avoid drugs containing Ibuprofen, Sodium Bicarbonate or other Antacid containing Sodium. Lithium level may need to be monitored every two weeks.
  7. by   Hadassah16
    Nortriptyline (Pamelor) for depression. Adverse effect of Pamelor is sensitivity to the sun. Therefore, one must wear protective clothing and sunscreen when out in the sun
  8. by   applepie2013
    MAOIs: PA-NA-MA--Pardil/Nardil/Marplan

    Fat Embolism sign: Petechiae on chest

    Manic pts: finger foods: HIGH PROT/HIGH CALORIES ex: pizza sticks

    Antacids containing ALUMINUM OR CALCIUM---->>> causes CONSTIPATION
  9. by   applepie2013
    PVCs= Lidocaine
    AFIB/AFLUTTER: Cardioversion
    Vtach/Vfib: Defib
  10. by   rnaria
    Post-op after aortic aneurysm -monitor pulses distal to the graft site and limit elevation of HOB to less than 45 degrees (prevent flexion of graft)

    Raynaud's and Buerger's - instruct pt. to STOP SMOKING

    Pts. with peripheral vascular disease should elevate feet but not above level of the heart - elevation SLOWS blood flow to feet

    for mechanical prosthetic valve - lifetime anticoagulant therapy is required