Dear Nurses

Friday, June 16, 2006

PERNICIOUS ANEMIA

Pernicious anemia is caused by the absense of Intrinsic Factor,
a protein that is produced in the stomach.
For more helpful clinical information , simply click on the links:
Clinical Videos for Nurses and
The Clinical Setting Step by Step, chapter 13
and enjoy learning.

APLASTIC ANEMIA

Aplastic anemia may be Idiopathic or Acquired
For more helpful clinical information , simply click on the link:
The Clinical Setting Step by Step,chapter13
and enjoy learning.

GOUT


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click on the links: Clinical Videos for Nurses and

SIADH



SIADH (Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone) is a hormonal disorder.
 FOR MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION ON THIS TOPIC SIADH,
CLICK ON THE LINK:
( SESSIONS 15, SEIZURE ACTIVITY).

DIABETES INSIPIDUS


Diabetes insipidus may be caused by surgical intervention of the pituitary gland
or by trauma.
FOR MORE UPDATED AND HELPFUL CLINICAL INFORMATION,

PLEASE ENJOY: Clinical Videos for Nurses and

(chapter 5)

Diabetic Teaching

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

WHAT IS ICP?


Dear Nurses,
ICP (Intracranial Pressure Monitoring) may be done for
several reasons, these include:
 - Trauma to the brain
 - Meningitis
 - Hydrocephalus
or for any reason the doctor may choose to relieve
excessive fluid on the brain.

Learn more about this helpful topic by
clicking on the links: Clinical videos for Nurses and
dearnurses.com Meningitis and ICP Monitoring

ANGELS



Also enjoy watching Sessions 3 - The Coma Patient

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

STOP!


The Clinical Setting Step by Step is packed with helpful
clinical information, enjoy reading.

BLOOD TRANSFUSION PROTOCOL


When the doctor orders blood transfusion, the nurse should be aware of the units
policies and procedures.
Plasmapheresis is a form of blood transfusion. Learn more: Blood transfusion topics

For helpful information, just click on the links below:
http://www.dearnurses.net/the_clinical_setting_step_by_step ( Chapter 1)

or view the video Sessions 34 Blood Transfusion - dearnurses.com

New nurses you will be helped by visiting this website,
specially for the new or inexperienced nurses:
Blood Transfusion 

ALTITUDE SICKNESS


Altitude sickness may lead to cerebral edema.
Severe headache, light headedness, nausea and fatigue are sympoms of altitude sickness.

FOR MORE UPDATED INFORMATION ON THIS TOPIC, JUST CLICK ON THE LINKS:
The Clinical Setting Step by step, chapter 6
and

CPR




Dear Nurses,
Some nurses have never worked in the ER
or ICU, but that does not mean they cannot
familiarize themselves with these areas.
Learn more about CPR here: Patient CPR

For more helpful information, please go to:
The Clinical Setting Step by step, chapter5.
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos for nurses

Monday, June 12, 2006

CEREBRAL ANEURYSM


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JUST CLIK ON THE LINK:

Cerebral Aneurysm is a weakness which causes bulging in the wall
of an intracranial blood vessel.
To learn more please click on the Subarchnoid Case Study link above:


PNEUMOTHORAX


Dear Nurses,
Learn more about Pneumothorax and what to look for in the clinical setting ,
by clicking on the link:
The Clinical Setting Step by Step,Chapter 6
Thoracic and Abdominal Trauma
or enjoy watching the video:
http://www.dearnurses.com/clinical_nursing_videos_called_sessions

COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is characterized by
damage to the lung tissue and partial airway obstruction.

FOR MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION ON RESPIRATORY
CONDITIONS, VISIT:
(UNDERSTANDING RESPIRATORY CARE).
You may also enjoy watching the video:

BRONCHITIS

Enjoy learning watching the video: Sessions 13, Respiratory Distress.

Bronchitis may be Acute or Chronic
Acute bronchitis often follows a cold or infection.
Learn more by clicking on the link: Respiratory Distress

Enjoy learning more about Respiratory conditions (Chapter 8), care and treatment.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

INSULIN REACTION
















AN UPDATE OF MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION ON
INSULIN REACTION CAN BE ACCESSED BY CLICKING
ON THE LINK:
THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP, chapter2.
You may also enjoy watching the video:
Sessions 5, Diabetes Mellitus.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

INTRAVENOUS INFILTRATION

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GO TO:http://www.dearnurses.net/home
Helpful hints:
-Never run IV fluids through an infiltrated site. Coolness swelling and pain are signs of infiltration,(Chapter 4).
Remember the damage done to the soft tissue close to the IV site may be permanent.
- follow your institution's
policy for IV infiltration.
Also enjoy watching the

POSTOPERATIVE CARE

FOR MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK:
THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP. Chp 9 PACU Care

PULMONARY EMBOLUS


A pulmonary embolus may start in a vein in the calf. When a blood clot forms in a vein in the calf and travels to the lung, pulmonary embolism results. The consequences can be grave. To learn more about this topic, click on the link:THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP,chapter3,
You may also enjoy watching the Clinical Videos called Sessions.

PULMONARY EMBOLISM

FOR MORE UPDATED INFORMATION, CLICK ON THE LINK:http://www.dearnurses.net
DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS, CHAPTER3.
0r enjoy watching The Clinical Videos.