ADLs (brush teeth, comb hair) are pretty important. More important than being able to tie shoes (can wear slip ons), going up stairs (can live somewhere without stairs), walk w/o assistance (can use wheelchair).
You feel for contractions with fingertips.
Always warm up before you exercise.
What's wrong with an order for a stage 4 parkinson's to ambulate?
At that stage, they are immobile. use ROM.
When a psych pt is acting up, use communication techniques before you seclude.
Don't limit visit hours (like when you're trying to promote rest or whatever).
Psych patients can vote (they don't give up their constitutional rights).
WIth a question like, "what should the nurse report to the next shift", look for the side effects of whatever is in the question. "I gave this med, what should you report to the next shift". Look for a SE of that med, not a desired outcome.
Whitish vaginal secretions are normal in a pregnancy?
yes. first trimester.
Mother couple weeks preggs. Vaginal spotting with cramps. What does it sound like?
thretened abortion. Decrease activity.
Mother couple weeks preggs. Vaginal bleeding and cramping. What does it sound like?
Spontaneous abortion. Save and count pads.
Mother with unilateral dull ache on side of stomach. What could it be?
Ectopic preggs. Serious. Priority.
With kaposi's sarcoma, you wash and cover. No soaking in bath tubs and leaving open to air.
What should you encourage after a patient that took Keflex?
Milk, yogurt. Something that restores the intestinal flora.