*Always follow your institutions policies, procedures and doctor's orders
Dear Nurses for your learning pleasure we have added these additional topics:
A patient who has been involved in trauma, may have internal bleeding. This may result in Hypovolemic Shock.
The warning signs include:
- a drop in blood pressure
- a decrease in oxygen saturation
- a decrease in level of consciousness
IV fluid replacement and blood transfusion is generally given to improve this condition.
Learn more on Hypovolemic Shock (Chp 14 and Chp 1)
Nurses would you like to learn more about Heart Transplantation? Click on this link (The Clinical Setting Chapt 10)
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AED (Automated External Defibrillator) has grown in use and is now available in a number of different places.
THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
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THE EMERGENCY ROOM
The Emergency Room is a very important area of any hospital. The new nurse
who works in such an area, may feel confronted with many challenges. Having the skills needed to work in such an area can be easier than you think. Here are some examples when assessing the stroke patient:
The Stroke Patient
The stroke patient may display:- Sudden severe headache, nausea and vomiting, facial weakness, loss of coordination, one sided weakness in the arm or leg and slurred speech or mental confusion (chp 13).
The Patient with Spinal Injury
The Patient in Respiratory Distress
The patient in respiratory distress would display, shortness of breath, anxiety, tachycardia and a decrease in oxygen saturation.(Sessions 44). Assessment and intervention would be necessary. Mechanical ventilation may very readily be ordered by the doctor for the patient in respiratory distress.
ABG (Arterial Blood Gas)
For helpful related learning topics, visit The Clinical Setting Step by Step
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