This is why NACI is very different.
This is what's going on with each disorder.
For example, you will generally go through each system (Respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, etc) and you will discuss different disorders associated with these systems. For each disorder you will need to know:
What it is (the definition, meaning patho)?
What causes it?
What are the risk factors?
What are the signs/symptoms?
How is this disease diagnosed (meaning what labs are drawn, etc)?
What is done surgically to correct the problem?
What complications can occur from the disease or the surgery?
WHAT IS THE NURSES (CARE) RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS PATIENT?
What nursing diagnosis will this patient have?
This is what the big fuss is all about. Please remember ABCs and think about what you will do for this patient. Yes, you will call the MD but that is NOT the first thing you should do. What will YOU DO? Keep in mind, when you call the Dr., you already need to know the current vitals, labs, etc of the patient. An example (and this is just an EXAMPLE of the type of situation), you have a patient who begins to have difficulty breathing, (but they might not say it that way, keep that in mind) what do you do.
1. Call for help
2. Call the MD to get an order for blah, blah, blah
3. Raise the head of the bed, if not contraindicated
4. Increase the O2 via Nasal cannula to 4L/min
well, you would raise the head of the bed to see if that helps. A nurse can only independently give 2L O2 so you wouldn't pick that. Maybe you would call the MD but you would do what you need to do independently to cover your ****license*****. As far as calling for help, there are things you can do before you would react in this manner.
It wasn't a real question and it will be worded with a bunch more blah, blah, blah, but I hope you get the point.