Study Group Question - Do you think you know it? - page 7

I was having this discussion with a friend, but we later agree to to these. Hope this will benefit all nurses student still in school or awaiting to take NCLEX. Is more or less like a study... Read More

  1. by   callenRN1507
    describe the following: obtunded, coma, lethargic,stuporous...
  2. by   belle923
    Quote from callen1507
    describe the following: obtunded, coma, lethargic,stuporous...
    Stages of Level of consciousness.
  3. by   callenRN1507
    well these are level of consciousness but what I am asking is for you to describe each...good job though...can we continue??
  4. by   soon2bRN516
    Obtunded- less aware, kind of out of it
    Coma- nonresponsive to stimuli
    lethargic- tired or fatigued
    Stuporous-dazed

    Not sure of the exact answers you were wanting for that but thats what I remember!!!!

    And heck yeah we can continue, I don't test til July 7th....Looking forward to more questions...Here's one from me...

    Name the things involved in the Glascow Coma scale!! Plus how would your score someone? What score indicates that they are in a Coma?

    Name
  5. by   KAYBDT6
    Which child will you assign to an obstetrical nurse:
    1- Cystic fibrosis Age 1, 1st day in the hospital
    2- Galactemia Age 6days, 1st day in the hospital
    3- Intussusception 6 months 1st day
  6. by   soon2bRN516
    Galactemia or galactosemia?????? just want to make sure I am looking at every angel here?
  7. by   KAYBDT6
    Quote from soon2bRN516
    Galactemia or galactosemia?????? just want to make sure I am looking at every angel here?
    GALACTEMIA
  8. by   KAYBDT6
    Name the things involved in the Glasgow Coma scale!! Plus how would your score someone? What score indicates that they are in a Coma?

    Glasgow coma from my own understanding assess for MOTOR, VERBAL RESPONSE and SENSORY FX
    Glasgow coma scale score range from
    15-0.
    A pt with a score from
    3-8 indicate they are in COMA
  9. by   KAYBDT6
    Which child will you assign to an obstetrical nurse:
    2- Galactemia Age 6days, 1st day in the hospital

    Rationale: Because it's a life threatening situation if not prevented earlier which can lead to coma.
  10. by   KAYBDT6
    A pt is admitted to medical surgical unit due to internal bleeding. Heparin is prescribed for the pt. Before heparin therapy, In what doses should heparin be started?

    A- small doses followed by higher doses
    B- higher doses followed by smaller doses

    what is the most reason for not given heparin by IM and PO?

    what is the best route to give heparin?

  11. by   lynette.johnson
    esophageal atrasia-want to make sure baby has good airway
  12. by   soon2bRN516
    Heparin is normally given in low to high doses, to act prophalaxisly in the prevention of thrombosis.
    You do not give PO doses of Heparin because it is not absorbed that way, and you do not give IM because of an increased risk for hematoma in the injection site. Heparin is best when given either IV or SubQ..
  13. by   KAYBDT6
    Quote from soon2bRN516
    Heparin is normally given in low to high doses, to act prophalaxisly in the prevention of thrombosis.
    You do not give PO doses of Heparin because it is not absorbed that way, and you do not give IM because of an increased risk for hematoma in the injection site. Heparin is best when given either IV or SubQ..
    Heparin is best given in high doses follow by smaller daily doses. Because the pt in the question is experiencing internal bleeding and heparin should be given quickly to increase the blood coagulation and later can be given in smaller doses daily.

close