Dear Nurses

Saturday, July 26, 2008

UNDERSTANDING RESPIRATORY CARE


Dear nurses,,
Hope you had a good week. Care of the patient in Respiratory Distress( Sessions 13) can
be quite a challenge.
To learn more about this topic, simply click on the link:
THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP (Chapter 8) and enjoy reading.
Have a good week and may God bless you all.

UNDERSTANDING RESPIRATORY CARE


The Clinical Setting Step by Step (Chapter 8) is designed to help the nurse understand the needs of the patient on mechanical ventilation(Sessions 44). Enjoy reading and learning.

IDENTIFYING RESPIRATORY DISTRESS


Respiratory Distress(Sessions 13) may have numerous causes. It may or may
not require mechanical ventilation(Sessions 44). However, it is important to identify a patient
in respiratory distress and know its causes. To learn more, simply click on the link:
THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP (Chapter 8) and enjoy reading.

WHAT IF YOUR PATIENT IS ON VENTILATORY SUPPORT


A patient on ventilatory support should be well cared for. Troubleshooting the problems of ventilator and patient are of paramount importance. Walking away from alarms may be fatal. Always take the trouble to identify the cause of the alarms being activated.
If you need to learn more, simply click on the link:
THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP (Chapter 8) and enjoy reading.
Also enjoy watching the Clinical video(Sessions13).

Saturday, July 19, 2008

THE EMERGENCY ROOM

Dear nurses,

If you have never worked in an Emergency Room, The Clinical Setting Step by Step, chapter7 was designed to help you understand. Just click on the link:
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos (Sessions 43).

BROKEN WRIST (WRIST FRACTURE)


Hi guys,


Would you know what to do if you were floated to the ER and the patient in your care had a wrist fracture? To learn more, just click on the link:
http://www.dearnurses.net/home. Clinical Setting Chapter 7
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos.

FEBRILE SEIZURES


Hi guys,


Did you know that a high fever in a small child, can lead to seizures? To learn more, just click on the link:http://www.dearnurses.net/home.
You may also enjoy watching the video:
( Sessions 15, SEIZURE ACTIVITY).

THE ROLE OF THE TRIAGE NURSE


Hi guys,

If you have never worked in an Emergency Room (chp.7) it would be difficult to understand the role of the Triage Nurse. The Clinical Setting Step by Step (chapter 7) will be of value in helping you understand. Enjoy learning more about Trauma Care.

Friday, July 11, 2008

HAVE A GOOD WEEK


Dear nurses,

Hope your July, 4th weekend went well. Below is a preview of what's to come and special information on INFECTION CONTROL. Please enjoy and have a good week.
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos.

A PREVIEW OF EMERGENCY ROOM CARE


Not every nurse has ever experienced working in an Emergency Room. Next week , Chapter7 of THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP, will focus on what a shift in the ER would be like.
Topics include:
Role of the Triage Nurse
Patient with Chest Pain/Shortness of Breath
Febrile Child (Febrile Seizures)
Wrist Fracture
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos.

INFECTION CONTROL IS A MUST


Regardless of where you work, every healthcare worker has a responsibility to avoid the spread of infection. To learn more, please click on the link:
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos.

Friday, July 04, 2008

HAVE A HAPPY JULY 4TH


Dear nurses,
Have a happy and safe July, 4th. I have posted some more topics that are valuable in the clinical setting. Just click on the link:
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos.
God bless you all.

UNDERSTANDING MENINGITIS


If the patient in your care was diagnosed with meningitis, would you know what to look for and how to manage such a patient? To learn more, just click on the link:
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos.

HYPERKALEMIA ( HIGH POTASSIUM )


Hyperkalemia ( High Potassium)is an electrolyte imbalance and can lead to EKG changes and more. It may be the result of renal failure or too much salt substitutes. To learn more, simply click on the link: THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP, chapter6.
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos.

SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE


What is a Subarachnoid Hemorrhage? Would you know what to do if the patient in your care was admitted with one? To learn more, just click on the link:
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos.


PNEUMOTHORAX vs. HEMOTHORAX


A Pneumothorax (Sessions 8) can easily be confused with a Hemothorax. Knowing what to look for is important. The trauma patient is at risk for a Pneumothorax or Hemothorax. To learn about how to identify one from the other, just click on the link:

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION


The nurse has an important role to play in the administration of medication. Knowing how to identify the correct dose is extremely important. To learn more, click on the link:
You may also enjoy watching the Clinical videos for Nurses.