Dear Nurses

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

GLASGOW COMA SCALE

The Glasgow Coma Scale is a very important tool used to evaluate
a patient's neurological status.
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STROKE SERIES - ASSESSMENT IN THE CLINICAL SETTING.

NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

Each patient, regardless od where a nurse works, has a neurological
assessment done
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STROKE SERIES ASSESSMENT IN THE CLINICAL SETTING.

Friday, October 13, 2006

THE BRAIN LOBES



EACH BRAIN HAS 4 LOBES:- THE FRONTAL LOBE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR JUDGEMENT AND ABSTRACT THINKING- THE TEMPORAL LOBE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TEMPORARY MEMORY AND HEARING- THE PARIETAL LOBE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIGHER LEARNING EG. MATH AND CALCULATION- THE OCCIPITAL LOBE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR VISION.
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BLOOD TRANSFUSION REACTION

A blood transfusion reaction (Sessions 11) may be fatal. It is important to make every
attempt to check for any prior history of blood transfusion/reaction. Discuss with patient
what kind of reaction is possible and how to call for help. To learn more about this topic,
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BLOOD TRANSFUSION REACTION


GUYS,

WHEN YOU TRANSFUSE BLOOD DO YOU INSTRUCT YOUR PATIENTS HOW TO IDENTIFY A REACTION?
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AS A BLOOD TRANSFUSION REACTION (Sessions 11)
MAY BE FATAL.
IF YOUR PATIENT SHOULD DEVELOP A REACTION:
- STOP BLOOD AT ONCE ,USING THE CLAMP CLOSEST TO THE PATIENT.
- INFUSE NORMAL SALINE
- SAVE BLOOD AND TUBING FOR LAB. ANALYSIS
- MONITOR VITAL SIGNS AND NOTIFY MD AT ONCE.
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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

QUICK QUESTION


INFECTION CONTROL
Hi guys,

This has really been a very busy week for me.What do you do if the trash can in your patient's room is overflowing ?
If you continue to put trash on the floor then you have just made your own contribution to spreading bacteria.
HELPFUL HINTS:
-GET IN TOUCH WITH HOUSEKEEPING ASAP.
-IF NOT AVAILABLE, PUT ON YOUR GLOVES,TIE UP THE BAG AND PUT A NEW LINER IN.
- REMEMBER GOOD NURSING CARE IS NOT ONLY ABOUT CREDENTIALS!
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Friday, October 06, 2006

CHANGING ROLES


Dear Nurses,


Have you ever considered what it feels like to be a patient?
I had a very bad bout of "altitude sickness" whilst visiting the mountains, some weeks ago.
The feeling of helplessness was the worst thing I have ever felt. It has certainly
reminded me of how patients must feel when they feel helpless. Be good to your patients and families, EMPATHIZE!
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