Dear Nurses

Thursday, November 22, 2007

HEPARIN THERAPY IN THE CLINICAL SETTING


Hi guys,
HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY TO YOU. I did not intend to post this week, but was very concerned about a Heparin situation I heard about. I decided to post some helpful info. on Heparin Therapy in the Clinical Setting( Anticoagulation Therapy, chp. 9)
to help my fellow nurses who are not familiar with this drug.
HOPE THE POSTS BELOW HAVE BEEN HELPFUL.

HEPARIN THERAPY IN THE CLINICAL SETTING


Heparin is an anticogulant drug. It is used to prevent the formation of blood clots. It is important to know what to look for, if the patient in your care is on anticoagulant therapy. Enjoy learning more about Heparin Therapy in the Clinical Setting,(Anticoagulation Therapy, chapter 9).

HEPARIN THERAPY IN THE CLINICAL SETTING

A patient on Anticoagulation Therapy( Sessions 11) is at risk for bleeding from the dressing site, gums urine etc.It is important to include this in the Care Plan.( Care Planning and Patient Education).
Enjoy reading and learning more about the Clinical Setting (Anticoagulation Therapy, chapter 9)

Friday, November 16, 2007

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL NURSES

Hi guys,
THANKSGIVING IS HERE AGAIN. Have a happy and healthy THANKSGIVING. Hope to be back in two weeks.
Enjoy learning more about the Clinical Setting. READ BELOW AND SEE IF IT APPLIES TO YOU.

CARLA'S CLINICAL ASSESSMENT

Hi guys,
Hope you had a good week. Have you ever taken pills to a patient who could not respond ? Did you leave the pills at the bedside ? Or did you further assess the reason for unresponsiveness?
If you are unsure what to do, just click on the link :
STROKE SERIES -ASSESSMENT IN THE CLINICAL SETTING,
to learn more.

Friday, November 09, 2007

CRANIAL NERVE ASSESSMENT, TRIGEMINAL


Hi guys,

Hope you had a good week. CRANIAL NERVE ASSESSMENT IS a very useful tool when assessing a brain patient, regardless of where you work. Please CLICK ON the LINK at the side ( STROKE SERIES ASSESSMENT) and your questions will be answered.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!



CRANIAL NERVE- 5, THE TRIGEMINAL

Saturday, November 03, 2007

STROKE - IDENTIFYING TYPES OF STROKE


Dear nurses,


Hope you had a good week. A good knowledge base is a very essential part of the CLINICAL SETTING. It makes the work place a more enjoyable place to be when you are equipped with a good level of knowledge. This simple STROKE SERIES is an ongoing series of simple and humorous illustrations intended to increase your knowledge base. It is IN NO WAY INTENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR DOCTOR'S ORDERS OR YOUR INSTITUTION'S POLICIES AND PROCEDURES. Just CLICK on THE LINK:

So, please enjoy! NURSING IS A WONDERFUL PROFESSION!

STROKE- CRANIAL NERVE ASSESSMENT


Dear nurses,


Are you having difficulty understanding why your patient is having trouble smiling or swallowing after a STROKE? Well KEEP HEART and CLICK on the LINK:
and your questions will be answered with simple explanations for
CRANIAL *NERVE ASSESSMENT in THE CLINICAL SETTING.
*(chp 15)
New nurses, please visit this website specially designed for you.
Neurological Assessment

STROKE - ACCURATE NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT


Dear nurses,


Are you having trouble with your Clinical Assessment and Documentation when there is injury or insult to the brain after a STROKE ? Well, help is on the way! Just click on to the LINK:-"STROKE SERIES ASSESSMENT IN THE CLINICAL SETTING "and your questions will be answered in simple and humorous explanations.
Also visit dearnurses.com SESSIONS 2, 3, 25 &26

ENJOY LEARNING!