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    Prioritizing

    I've prioritized my nursing diagnosis according to Maslow's. 1. Ineffective tissue perfusion r/t high blood pressure 2. Chronic confusion r/t disease process 3. Functional urinary incontinence r/t cognitive disorder 4. Fear r/t sensory impairment, separation from support system in a potentially stressful situation, unfamiliarity with environmental experiences 5. Disturbed sensory perception: auditory r/t alteration in sensory reception, transmission, integration 6. Risk for aspiration r/t impaired swallowing We've of course been taught a 'risk for' diagnosis is never high priority since it's only a risk for. Any input if you'd change any order would be great. We're forming a care plan on the top three nursing diagnosis.
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    Nursing Diagnosis

    Thank you! That's what I thought, but I was confused as to why it's listed as a r/t in the NANDA.
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    Nursing Diagnosis

    I'm working on my care plan right now and one of the medical diagnosis was Alzheimer's dementia. After looking through my Nursing Diagnosis Handbook at the NANDA I came up with the nursing diagnosis: Chronic Confusion related to Alzheimer's disease. Now my question is I thought that Alzheimer's disease was a medical diagnosis, so we wouldn't be able to use this as a "related to" but it's listed in the NANDA. Can anyone clear up my confusion? Thanks!
  4. I'm in my 1st semester and during the first 8 weeks I spent an extra 3 hours a week when we had a skill check off (NG tube, foley cath). Now that we're in our second 8 weeks and are beginning clinicals we don't get the "extra" time in lab every week anymore. We'll just have the time we're in the lab for class which is 3 hours. I really utilize the video's and the book, very helpful!
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    Pathophysiology

    Thanks for the comment! I'll be sure to check that out.
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    Pathophysiology

    I'm starting my clinical paperwork and was looking for websites that are helpful with the pathophysiology of major medical diagnosis. Anyone have any helpful sites?
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    Careplan Tools

    Thanks! We were required to buy the Ackley Nursing Diagnosis handbook.
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    No social life...can anyone else relate?

    I can most definitely relate! When I'm not at school I'm busy at home studying. I had prepared my husband before I started that nursing school was going to take over my life and I needed him to understand. He's been great he knows I'm usually busy on the weekends with what he refers to as "my nose in my book." I honestly can't remember the last time I really did something "fun" needless to say I'm looking for to Christmas break. As for family and friends they all understand I'm busy and if they really care about you they will understand. Just remind yourself at the end it'll all be worth it!
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    Careplan Tools

    We're about to begin clinicals and I've heard that it's helpful to buy yourself a careplan book & PDQ's (small quick reference). Is there any books or materials that you've found helpful for clinicals?
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    Medication Dosage Problem

    Yes, thank you! & thank you for the site!!
  11. I'm having problems with setting this problem up, if someone could point me in the right direction with how to set this problem up I would greatly appreciate it. I'm not looking for the answer just a guide to get the problem started, thanks! You have 160 mL of Kaletra in an oral solution. Each mL contains 80 mg of Lopinavir and 20 mg of Ritonavir. How mg of each medication is the patient getting if provider prescribes 1 tablespoon daily?
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    Pharmacology Help

    I had came up with the answer 33.3 but I thrown off by the 500 mg. Thank you!
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    Pharmacology Help

    I'm struggling with a problem, I just need someone to point me in the right direction. Order: Administer 500 mg of Vancomycin IVPB over 60 minutes q12 hours. The medication is available in 100 mL of NS. The drop factor is 20 gtt/mL. At what rate will the IV pump be set?
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    A&P I

    There is a website affiliated with our textbook, but it honestly doesn't help much. It just has an outline of the chapters and answers to question asked in the book. No games or slides, which would be extremely helpful in my case.
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    A&P I

    We've already taken two lab tests and i've done great so far on those! We are about to take our second lecture test this week and i've really been struggling with the lecture tests. I've been reading through the chapters, taking my own notes, and then taking any addition notes from the teachers lecture. Does any one have any advice or any websites they have found helpful for the lecture portion?
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    Tissues

    I'm studying tissues right now in A&P lab. I was curious if anyone has come across any helpful websites to study these from?