Anyone Up For Random FACT THROWING?? - page 2

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. by   CrazyScrubNurse
    Suzanne4 the facts are not word for word out of the books I just threw them in as an example so people would know that the info was not just stuff I threw out of my head. The info can be found in any nursing book. That is the reason I wanted to post random quick facts and not question style facts. Sorry!

    ** SO guys no posting word for word out of any books!
  2. by   CrazyScrubNurse
    oh ohhh here is one...

    MAP= diastolic x 2 + systolic
    divided by 3

    For some reason my mind went blank on that for a critical care final!
  3. by   caliotter3
    Just wanted to say that I think this is a great idea and a great thread. Please keep it up. Will try to contribute when I get a chance.:spin:
  4. by   Surgical_RN08
    1. celiac disease cant have BROW! BARLEY RYE OAT WHEAT

    2. any eye surgery place on pt on unaffected side

    3. if pt has lung cancer, craniotomy, or some kinda pituitary surgery watch for diabetes insipidus

    4. sickle cell- hydration hydration important and treat pain if in crisis

    5.dont palpate a wilm's tumor on the peds pt. can cause cancer cells to be released!

    oh one more:

    6. terbutaline (Brethine) and mag sulfate- tx for preterm labor

    i like this forum!!
  5. by   tobycoop
    Here's some pharmacology:
    Librium-antianxiety used to tx symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal.
    Cogentin-used to tx parkinsonian side effects of Thorazine (antipsychotic med)
    Methadone hydrochloride-opiod analgesic; tx for narcotic withdrawal
    Procardia-antianginal med (CCB) decreases myocardial O2 demand.
    Digoxin-strengthens myocardial contractio0n & slows conduction thru AV node
    Coumadin-inhiits prothrombin synthesis
    Amicar-antifibrinolytic; prevents recurrence of subarachnoid hemorhage.
    Lithium-tx manic phase of bipolar
    Nimodipine-CCB; decreases spasm in cerebral blood vessels
    diltiazem-CCB; inhibits Ca+ influx in vascular smooth muscle; reduces myocardial O2 demand & decreases force of ventricular contraction
    clotrimazole-antifungal; treats rashes.
  6. by   Nurse_Diane
    NEVER NEVER NEVER administer KCl via IV push.
  7. by   selby08
    The level in the water seal chamber (chest tubes) fluctuates with respiration- no fluctuation indicates an obstruction and excessive bubbling indicates an air leak.

    Stay with the client for 15 minutes at the start of a blood transfusion.

    Nephrotic Syndrome leads to proteinuria while Glomerulonephritis leads to hematuria.

    Goodell's Sign is the softening of the cervix at the start of the 2nd month of pregnancy

    Nagele's Rule is First date of last menstrual period + 7 days - 3 months + 1year.

    Vinca Alkaloids (Vincristine) lead to neurotoxicity and can present with numbness and tingling in the legs or paralytic ileus.
  8. by   atrice
    Quote from Jules A
    Great thread. Check all these for accuracy before committing them to memory of course and feel free to correct me if needed.

    1. Dilantin can cause gingival hypoplasia, advise good oral hygiene and freq. dental visits, IVP 25-50 mg/min

    2. Placentia Previa is painless, bright red bleed

    3. Abruption is painful, board-like abdomen

    4. Need MAP of 70-90 to perfuse organs

    5. Vitamin C can cause false + occult blood

    I forgot all about vit C causing false + ......this is great!
  9. by   CrazyScrubNurse
    A few more.... and forgive the spelling it is way late and my brain is turning to MUSH.

    Avoid herbal supps like ginsing, ginger, ginko, garlic (all the G's) if on any clotting drugs/products (coumadin, platelets, ASA, Plavix)

    High triglycerides may cause a false HIGH Hemoglobin A1C (normal is 2.6-6)

    Deer ticks transmit Lyme Disease and it is most common in the NE Atlantic states. (Go figure I thought it was down here in the South)

    Think of pain last or as a psychosocial UNLESS: Burns, sickle cell crisis, or kidney stones.

    Anemia of pregnancy is common in the 2nd trimester due to rapid expanding blood volume and is not a cause for concern. It can get as low as 10.5 and still be OK. 1st and 3rd trimesters can go as low as 11 and still be ok

    Preterm labor--after 20 weeks and before 37

    true labor INCREASES with activity and usually moves from the back to the front (according to our instructors but from personal experiance IT HURT ALL OVER THE DANG PLACE AND INCREASED WITH EVERYTHING).

    Recommended weight gain for pregnancy 1.5-16 kg or 25-35 lbs HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH yeah right. I myself classified as Shamu's little sister by week 39.

    OK one more for 2nite....
    normal newborn jaundice-- AFTER 24 hours of life
    pathologic jaundice-- BEFORE 24 hours of life
    *feed orally ASAP because if it gets too high Kernicterus (brain damage that I can't spell right now)

  10. by   Melony, RN
    Okay I got one...sorry if this is offending..but it is how I remember acid base imbalances...

    If it come out your ass...its metabolic acidosis...
    by vomitting...metabolic alkalosis...
  11. by   Nurse Salt
    I am just a lurking RN here (took NCLEX last year)... This thread is wonderfully helpful I wish I had had it when I was studying!!! Great idea! Good luck everyone! Some tips from me (no new knowledge, just tips):

    1. do NOT study day before test, take that time to relax!

    2. BREATHE!!!

    3. DO NOT take the test if you are not READY!!! (in CA I believe you can cancel/reschedule up to 24 hrs before test, if necessary, take advantage of this!)

    4. you graduated from nursing school, they gave you a great foundation to BUILD on, don't feel bad if you run upon TONS of stuff you never knew... This will happen every day when you are an RN!

    5. if you prepare properly and adequately, YOU WILL PASS!

    6. do not be ashamed if you do not pass on try #1, many great RNs didn't, and in 1, 2, 3, 10 years it won't matter you will still be an RN!!!

    CHEERS to you all... We need you out there on the floor helping us!!! Now get back to the books! :redpinkhe
  12. by   CrazyScrubNurse
    OK I am working on some more random facts but while I do that.....

    *like maybe precautions or isolation or just anything

    and any other childhood disease that a mother of THREE eight year olds should know but can't think of right now!!!!

    Thanks for keepin it going! If this thread is helping you, help us by keepin it going! We ALL are AWESOME and have stuff in our heads that others can learn from!
  13. by   Surgical_RN08
    1. priority unstable pt- words to look for: cyanotic, sudden, increasing pain, hypoxic, restlessness

    2. when left with two choices pick the one thing you can do to make pt. comfortable, safe, and more stable

    3. no narcotics to any head injury..wont be able to accurately assess loc. so pick the narcotic if you have an order to question.

    4. fluid resus. burn formula: kg x 4ml/kg x %(burn area)= total
    give half of total in first 8 hours

    5. after thyroid surgery-maintain airway-keep emergency trach set nearby, check for blood at sides and back of dressing, teach pt to support neck

    6. bucks traction-no pins tongs. skin traction

    7. should not hear a bruit over anything except dialysis shunts. if so this is the unstable pt

    8. dvt- elevate extremity, bed rest, warm (not hot) compresses

    Last edit by Surgical_RN08 on Jun 8, '08 : Reason: spelling