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What does ISBAR stand for?
What is meant by 'co-morbidities'?
Having more than one health condition. E.g. Hypertension, Type 2 DM, and obesity.
What four leg exercises should you teach patients preoperatively?
- Point and flex feet.
- Roll ankles.
- Bend and flex knees.
- Lift legs.
What type of medication is temazepam?
Benzodiazepine. A sedative used to relax patients before surgery. It is referred to as a preoperative medication.
Normal dose 15mg orally. Highly addictive, short term use only. Awful withdrawal symptoms.
If a patient is NBM can they take a pre-med orally?
Yes, with no more than 30mLs of water.
Can a 14yo give consent to medical treatment?
No, a parent or guardian must provide consent except on emergency situations.
What is gentamicin?
Treats bacterial infections.
Dose: 2mg/kg IV/IM/topical 8hrly for 10-14 days.
Can a nurse fill a consent form?
What is a PCA machine?
Patient Controlled Analgesia.
What are the four phases of Tanner's model?
Noticing, interpreting, responding, reflecting.