It’s almost the end of the shift and Nurse Leo is making sure he’s got everything covered. He checks his to-do list and smiles as he notes that he has accomplished everything that needs to be done. However, there’s something bothering him – he’s not that confident with his documentation. He feels that something is… Continue reading Improving Nursing Documentation
The single most important assessment Evaluation of level of consciousness (LOC) and mentation are the most important parts of the neuro exam. A change in either is usually the first clue to a deteriorating condition. The following terms are commonly used to describe a decreased LOC, so it helps to be familiar with them: Full… Continue reading LOC Assessment
MAOIs – Do not give food with tyramine as it may cause hypertensive crisis. Do not give tetracycline at bed time. Do not let patients lie down because it might cause gastric reflux. Do not give metformin to someone having procedures with contrast dye. Metformin can cause acute renal failure. Drawing insulin – (RN), Draw… Continue reading NCLEX Quick Review Pharmacology
Nurse Lorraine has just passed the nursing board exam and is now looking for a job. She has spent a great deal of time dropping curriculum vitaes in hospitals and clinics and luckily, her hard work has paid off as she is now scheduled for an interview/skills assessment. However, she feels troubled as from what… Continue reading Pain Assessment Scales
Anosognosia Ignorance of the presence of disease Agnosia inability to recognize objects by using the senses Aphasia loss of ability to speak or understand spoken, written or sign language Apraxia inability to perform purposeful movements Amnesia memory loss
Steps in applying for DHA Nursing Registration The first thing an aspiring Dubai Nurse needs to know is that the application is done online. There is no need to go to their main office to apply since they will only direct you to their website. Create a user ID and gather requirements Now, before you… Continue reading How to apply for DHA Nursing Registration
This blood pressure chart can help you figure out if your blood pressure is at a healthy level or if you’ll need to take some steps to improve your numbers.
The sympathetic nervous system prepares the body for intense physical activity and is often referred to as the fight-or-flight response. The parasympatheticnervous system has almost the exact opposite effect and relaxes the body and inhibits or slows many high energy functions.
Vital signs (often shortened to just vitals) are a group of the 4 to 6 most important signs that indicate the status of the body’s vital (life-sustaining) functions. These measurements are taken to help assess the general physical health of a person, give clues to possible diseases, and show progress toward recovery. The normal ranges… Continue reading Vital Signs Quick Reference for NCLEX Review
A toxidrome (a portmanteau of toxic and syndrome) is a syndrome caused by a dangerous level of toxins in the body. The term was coined in 1970 by Mofenson and Greensher. It is often the consequence of a drug overdose. Common symptoms include dizziness, disorientation, nausea, vomiting, and oscillopsia.