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Thanks - Disease Cards? Stick Men?


Thank you all you are so wonderful I am so glad to have such wonderful people giving me courage...Thank you all! I have another question we have to do what we call stick men and also we have to do disease cards so to speak anyone have any good ideas on where to find the info for these cards? Please do share...Thanks again!


Daytonite, BSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt. Has 40 years experience.

i have no idea what you mean by "stick men". can you be a little more specific?

as for disease cards, you can find all kinds of information about the various medical diseases from the websites posted on this thread:

Stickman is actually what they are and they are a stick figure on a full sheet of paper then around him for each area like for the head you would put dizzy, double vision, and GI or stomach area would have diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. and so on and so forth till you have all the signs and symptoms and also you would put what labs to do or might be done and lab values norms and diffrences if sick, and nursing responsibilities, and meds that can be used or you might see the patient taking or needing. Each stickman is for a specific disorder, such as diabetes, CAD, etc.....

Daytonite, BSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt. Has 40 years experience.

At the bottom of all my posts is a Critical Thinking Flow Sheet for Nursing Students which you can open up, download and print out. It was designed to write down and learn all the information about one medical disease. You could put your stick figure on the back of each one.

Thank you so much I have done this and will be using them along with my stickman, I was just wondering what a good place to find information like what I need to fill this in would be, I mean I have a book of patho and stuff like that but it always seems like when i turn my stickman in its not enough and I am hoping to find a reliable source for more info with my book...

thank you again

Daytonite, BSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt. Has 40 years experience.

i gave you the link to the thread on allnurses that has all the websites for medical disease information on it. that is a huge resource and you should take the time to become familiar with some of those websites because you will find the information there. in particular, medline plus, web md, family practice notebook, medicine net, medem, and the illustrated health encyclopedia from a.d.a.m are sites you should bookmark and use regularly to find information.

i have several books here at home that i also use that are a good resource for medical disease information:

  • pathophysiology: a 2-in-1 reference for nurses
  • pathophysiology: the biologic basis for disease in adults and children, third edition, by kathryn l. mccance and sue e. heuther
  • nurse's 5-minute clinical consult: diseases from lippincott williams & wilkins

you can find almost complete information about most medical diseases by just doing a search on the internet.

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