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What is Grave's disease?
What is Cushing's syndrome?
Hypercortisolism, usually from coritocosteroid medication or overproduction of cortisol
What is tissue plasminogen activator (t-Pa)?
A thrombolytic given to treat emblism
What is thrombocytopenia?
What is lymphocytic leukemia?
What is displacement?
Putting your feelings about one thing onto something less threatening
What is the first sign of a tension pneumothorax?
Left sided tracheal shift from midline
At what bilirubin level is phototherapy considered for an infant?
What is Legionnarires' disease caused by?
Breathing in mist from warm, stagnant water that contains the pneumonia causing bacteria
What positioning is used for a Pt in shock?
Elevation of the lower extremities to improve circulation to the brain and vital organs without increasing workload or impairing respiratory effort
What happens to a Type I diabetics blood sugar postpartum?
It will fall because of a sudden decrease in insulin requirements
When does regular insulin peak?
What is the drug of choice for treating candidiasis?
What is Ranitidine (Zantac)
An H2histamine antagonist, reduces acid production in stomach, prevents stress ulcers
How is an injection of Haldol D given?
Deep IM in a large muscle mass
What is one of the first signs of increased ICP in infants?
High pitched cry
How should a Pt walk with a cane?
Hold cane on strong side; Advance cane, weak leg, then strong leg
What does cloudy dialysate outflow indicate?
Peritonitis; Will also see nausea, vomiting, anorexia, abdominal pain
What is cranial nerve VII?
Facial motor activity
What is cranial nerve V?
Trigeminal- facial sensation
What is Addison's disease?
Adrenal glands produce too little cortisol, and often not enough aldosterone as well; Can be life threatening
What is myxedema?
Associated with hypothyroidism, includes a slowing down of all body functions
What is sickle cell disease?
- Blood cells are crescent shaped, stiff, and sticky
- They tend to block blood flow in the blood vessels of the limbs and
- organs. Blocked blood flow can cause pain and organ damage.
- It can also
- raise the risk for infection.
What is priority for a Pt in sickle cell crisis?
Symptoms of hyponatremia?
- Muscle twitching
Symptoms of hypernatremia?
- Sticky mucous membranes
- Decreased urinary output
- Firm, rubbery tissues
How long should a Pt with lupus be in remission prior to becoming pregnant?