nursing interventions in adult health - page 2

by pippylockstocking

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Hello Nurses :nurse:, I also posted this in the student forums but have not gotten any responses yet. So thought I would try this thread. I have a paper due for my BSN class which is due this Wednesday. Tonight is the only time... Read More


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    Hey ) That is actually a really great topic. I was too tired earlier, and my 2 year old woudn't go to bed. So my medication topic was the best I could think of.

    I like your topic much better because that conversation actually came up at work recently. I used to work on a Vascular surgery floor where bedrest was a common order for people with DVT's, etc.

    On the unit I work at now... some of the newer nurses are like huh? They pay no mind to those "bed rest" orders. Recently one of the patients was in for a suspected hip fracture, so she was to be on bedrest for 24 hours. When I explained this to the other nurse's who wanted to walk her to the bathroom, they looked at me like I was nuts. I know it's not the same as a DVT or PVD for example... but it the point of being on bedrest.
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    Hi again

    Now you got me stumped. What do you mean by clamping of foleys with large outputs after they are inserted? Is this one of those old school nursing techniques? I never heard of it. So I understand: you mean they insert the foley like normal... it drains a large volume of urine... so then they clamp it? Then what happens when the bladder is full again? This doesn't make sense I hope you are still here so you can explain. thanks.
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    Quote from pippylockstocking
    Hi again

    Now you got me stumped. What do you mean by clamping of foleys with large outputs after they are inserted? Is this one of those old school nursing techniques? I never heard of it. So I understand: you mean they insert the foley like normal... it drains a large volume of urine... so then they clamp it? Then what happens when the bladder is full again? This doesn't make sense I hope you are still here so you can explain. thanks.
    lol it is very old school. When a Foley is inserted if you start to get a large return, you clamp the Foley after say 1000 or 1500 cc for a while then let it drain again. It is supposed to prevent bladder spasms or problems from fluid shifts. Google it and you will probably get a lot of info..I have even seen it discussed on this site. Sorry I can't be of more help, I am actually at work right now and this web site isn't even loading right.
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    hey southern... now I know what you meant by that... and it makes totaly sense... seems like it could do what it's supposed to do... I will google it. I am curious to know what the "opposing" sides say about it. That would have been a great topic too! Wished I talked to you sooner ) My paper is written now heehe thanks again!
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    Quote from pippylockstocking
    hey southern... now I know what you meant by that... and it makes totaly sense... seems like it could do what it's supposed to do... I will google it. I am curious to know what the "opposing" sides say about it. That would have been a great topic too! Wished I talked to you sooner ) My paper is written now heehe thanks again!
    your welcome . I hope you get a good grade on your paper!
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    Will move this to the nursing student assistance forum.


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