May 9, 2019
I got a text from my sister, who was in the hospital for induction, at 1:30am that rocked my world. She text me and told me that her nurse – the nurse who will be receiving my new nephew into … Continued
May 26, 2017
Can I be honest? I had an amazing experience last month.   It was one of those moments when you are filled with thousands of emotions ranging from happiness to sadness all at the same time.  Have you ever felt … Continued
November 16, 2016
The 3 C’s   Choking Coughing Cyanosis
November 9, 2016
CHILD ABUSE   Child’s excessive knowledge of sex and abusive words Hair growth in various lengths Inconsistent stories from the child and parent/s Low self-esteem Depression   Apathy, no emotion Bruised Unusual injuries Serious injuries Evidence of old injuries
November 7, 2016
Two areolas One  vagina   Two umbilical arteries, one umbilical vein
October 31, 2016
PAINS Period (menstrual: late, spotting, bleeding) Abdominal pain, dyspareunia (painful intercourse) Infection (abnormal vaginal discharge) Not feeling well, fever or chills String missing
October 29, 2016
HELLP   Hemolysis Elevated Liver function tests Low Platelet count
October 26, 2016
ALONE   Amniocentesis L/S Ratio Oxytocin Test Non-Stress Test Estriol Level
October 24, 2016
VEAL CHOP (OB Nursing Mnemonic)   Variable – Cord Compression Early – Head Compression Accelerations – Okay Late – Placental Insufficiency I have to be honest here . . . OB Nursing was NEVER an interest of mine even before … Continued
October 22, 2016
REEDA   Redness Edema Ecchymosis Discharge, Drainage Approximation
October 17, 2016
DIG FAST   Distractibility Indiscretion Grandiosity   Flight of Ideas Activity Increase Sleep Deficit Talkative
October 5, 2016
Check the vowels: AEIOU   Acid-Base Problems Electrolyte Problems Intoxications Overload of fluids Uremic Symptoms
October 1, 2016
ABCDEFGHI   Airway Breathing Circulation Disability Examine Fahrenheit Get Vitals Head to Toe Assessment Intervention
September 28, 2016
DIAPPERS   Delirium Infection Atrophic Urethra- atrophy of the urethra Pharmaceuticals- blood pressure medication, antidepressants, diuretics, sleeping pills Psychologic Excess Urine Output Restricted Mobility Stool Impaction
September 26, 2016
The 6 T’s: Tachycardia Tachypnea Tremors Toxic look Tiredness Temperature (fever)
September 24, 2016
Morphine – causes vasodilation resulting in decreased BP Aminophylline – relaxes airways to make breathing easier Digitalis – improve heart function in pulmonary edema   Diuretics (Lasix) – pull excess fluid off Oxygen – improve oxygenation Gases (Blood Gases/ABGs) – … Continued
September 21, 2016
Prostate Problems are no… FUN   Frequency Urgency Nocturia
September 19, 2016
POOPER  SCOOP   (Promotion) Position Output Offer Fluids Privacy Exercise Report Results   (Evaluation) Size (Amount) Consistency Occult Blood Odor Peristalsis
September 17, 2016
PERRLA   Pupils Equally Round and Reactive to Light and Accommodate
September 10, 2016
ABCD’s Asymmetry- is the mole irregular in shape? Border- is the border irregular, notched, or poorly defined? Color- does the color vary (for example, between shades of brown, red, white, blue, or black)? Diameter- is the diameter more than 6 … Continued
September 7, 2016
MONATAS   Morphine Oxygen Nitrates (Nitroglycerin) Aspirin (ASA) Thrombolytics Anticoagulants Stool Softeners
September 3, 2016
I have a RIGHT to CAMP if you LEFT off the AC Right Coronary Artery Marginal artery Posterior intraventricular artery   Left Anterior ventricular artery Circumflex artery
August 31, 2016
ANT   Anemia Neutropenia Thrombocytopenia
August 29, 2016
Right sided: HEAD   Hepatomegaly Edema (Bipedal) Ascites Distended Neck Vein   Left Sided: CHOP   Cough Hemoptysis Orthopnea Pulmonary Congestion (crackles/rales)
August 24, 2016
RAT BED Early Hypoxia: Restlessness Anxiety Tachycardia  / Tachypnea   Late Hypoxia: Bradycardia Extreme Restlessness Dyspnea
August 22, 2016
So . . . I guess this episode is just about 8 minutes of a few thoughts on my mind.  Mostly though, I just want you all to know how much you really mean to us! NRSNG.com isn’t mine . … Continued
August 15, 2016
APE To Man   Aortic Pulmonic Erbs points Tricuspid Mitral
August 13, 2016
BROW   Barley Rye Oats Wheat
August 6, 2016
The 6 P’s   Pulmonary Bronchial Constriction Possible Foreign Body Pulmonary Embolus (PE) Pneumothorax Pump Failure Pneumonia
August 3, 2016
BRAT   Banana Rice Apple Toast
July 27, 2016
The 5 P’s Pain Paresthesia Paralysis Pulse Pallor (Paleness)
July 23, 2016
UNLOAD FAST   U sit Upright Nitro Lasix Oxygen Aminophylline Digoxin   Fluids – decrease Afterload – decrease Sodium – decrease Tests: dig level, ABG, K+
July 20, 2016
Toilet Paper My A**   Tricuspid Pulmonic Mitrial Aortic
July 18, 2016
CAUTION UP   Change in bowel or bladder A lesion that does not heal Unusual bleeding or discharge Thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere Indigestion or difficulty swallowing Obvious changes in wart or mole Nagging cough or persistent hoarseness … Continued
July 16, 2016
RANDI   Razor Electric/Blades Aspirin Needles- small gauge Decrease needle sticks Injury (Protect from)
July 13, 2016
ASTHMA   Adrenergic (Albuterol) Steroids Theophylline Hydration (IV) Mask (Oxygen) Antibiotics
July 11, 2016
PAINS   Pain (RLQ) – pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen Anorexia – loss of appetite Increased temperature, WBC (15,000-20,000) Nausea Signs (McBurney’s, Psoas)
July 9, 2016
ROME   Respiratory Opposite Metabolic Equal   pH pCO2 HCO3 Metabolic acidosis Low Normal Low Equal Metabolic alkalosis High Normal High Equal Respiratory acidosis Low High Normal Opposite Respiratory alkalosis High Low Normal Opposite
July 4, 2016
The 5 A’s   Amnesia – loss of memories Anomia – unable to recall names of everyday objects Apraxia – unable to perform tasks of movement Agnosia – inability to process sensory information Aphasia – disruption with ability to communicate … Continued
June 27, 2016
6 S’s   Sugar – hyperglycemia Soggy Bones – causes osteoporosis Sick – decreased immunity Sad – depression Salt – water and salt retention (hypertension) Sex – decreased libido
June 22, 2016
TRACTION   Temperature (Extremity, Infection) Ropes hang freely Alignment Circulation Check (5 Ps) Type & Location of fracture Increase fluid intake Overhead trapeze No weights on bed or floor
June 20, 2016
RICE   Rest Ice Compression Elevation
June 15, 2016
AAPIE (An Apple PIE)   Assessment Analysis Planning Implementation Evaluation
June 13, 2016
ADPIE (A Delicious PIE)   Assessment Diagnosis Planning Implementation Evaluation
June 11, 2016
SCUM   Shopping Cooking and Cleaning Using telephone or transportation Managing money and medications
June 8, 2016
White – right Clouds over grass (white over green) Smoke over fire (black over red) Chocolate on the stomach (brown)     BEEP   Bleeding gums Epistaxis (nose bleeds) Ecchymosis (bruising) Petechiae
June 6, 2016
COAL   Cane Opposite Affected Leg   Wandering Wilma Always Late   Walker With Affected Leg
May 31, 2016
SAMS   Slurred Speech Altered Central Nervous System Muscle Twitching Seizures
May 29, 2016
Drugs to LEAN on   Lidocaine Epinephrine Atropine Sulfate Narcan
May 24, 2016
Anticholinergics- side effects Can’t see – burred vision Can’t pee – urinary retention Can’t spit – dry mouth Can’t s*** – constipation     Cholinergic Crisis – Signs and symptoms   SLUDGE Salivation Lacrimation Urination Defecation Gastric upset Emesis … Continued
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