WELCOME TO A NEW YEAR
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Welcome to a new year of learning and growing  in knowledge. I am delighted to continue a blog  which can be of help to you.   ..read more
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL
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3M ago
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ASPIRATION PNEUMONIA / CARE PLANNING
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4M ago
                Dear nurses, Hope your day is going well. Why is tube feeding ordered by the doctor? Some patients are unable to take fluids by mouth. For this reason, an alternative method of feeding is done. There is the risk of aspiration pneumonia. This should be included in the plan of care. Sessions 64- How much do you remember ..read more
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POSSIBLE RISKS OF THE PATIENT CONFINED TO BED
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5M ago
Dear nurses, Are you aware of the setbacks that may result from the patient who is confined to bed for a prolonged period of time? Here are some of the problems that may result: - Decubitus ulcers may develop and can be avoided. Repositioning, good body alignment and soft booties are ways to prevent this. The Braden scale is used for predicting pressure sores. - DVT ( Deep vein thrombosis) can be avoided by encouraging leg exercises, using TED hose or the SCD device on the patient confined to bed. WHY TPN? TPN ( Total Parenteral Nutrition) may be necessary to provide adequate nutrition for t ..read more
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BASIC PEDIATRIC FACTS
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6M ago
Dear nurses, Hope your day is going well. Just wanted to share with you some basic pediatric facts.  BASIC PEDIATRIC FACTS The neonate (newborn) is totally dependent on its parent or care- giver , for all its needs. Moro reflex - is normal in the newborn and disappears around 3-4 months of age.    Sitting up - An infant is able to sit alone for very brief moments at 5 -6 months. Crawling - An infant may begin to crawl between 6-9 months.   PEDIATRIC ASSESSMENT TRIANGLE An initial assessment that is easy. It is based on - Appearance - Breathing - Circulation ..read more
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TRAUMA SCENE
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7M ago
 Dear nurses,  Hope you had a good week. Here is some helpful information on trauma. When a trauma happens it takes all hands on deck to stabilize and transfer a patient to a trauma center. Trauma centers may range from Level 1- 4 and the type of care which is available will be determined by which level the patient is transported to. Have a good weekend.   ..read more
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IV SITE ASSESSMENT
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7M ago
Scenario: A patient calls her nurse as she is experiencing pain at the IV site. The nurse's response is not helpful. Helpful hint: It is never a good idea to ignore an IV site that is red and painful. Remember, damage to the soft tissue surrounding the IV site may occur. Follow your Institution's policies and procedures for IV site care.   ..read more
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BRAIN LOBES - WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THEM
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7M ago
The human brain is made of 2 cerebral hemispheres, right and left. The corpus callosum forms a bridge that joins them together. Each hemisphere has four lobes ( frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital). Millions of nerve cells called neurons originate in the brain and transmit information all over the body. The nerve pathways in the brain cross over. This results in the left brain controlling the functions of the right and vice versa. The images above explain brain function. Enjoy learning ..read more
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