Dear Nurses

Sunday, September 28, 2008

HAVE A GOOD WEEK


Dear nurses,

Hope your week is going well. I have just added some brain teasers below, that may be helpful to you as you go about your assessment.
Here are some additional topics for your learning pleasure:
Hemodynamic Monitoring
Hypothermia

Enjoy learnng.
God bless you all

WHAT DO SAH AND MENINGITIS HAVE IN COMMON


What do Subarachnoid hemorrhage and meningitis have in common? Well the symptoms are alike. They both exhibit symptoms like the ones above (Kernig's and Brudzinski's signs). To learn more about this topic, click on the link:http://www.dearnurses.com/.
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos.

RECEPTIVE AND EXPRESSIVE APHASIA

Would you know what part of the brain was involved if your patient was unable to speak clearly? To learn more about topics like expressive and receptive aphasia, simply click on the link:
STROKE SERIES- ASSESSMENT IN THE CLINICAL SETTING.
For additional updated information on this topic visit:
CLINICAL NURSING VIDEOS called SESSIONS ,
then click on SESSIONS 2.

New nurses please visit this website  designed especially for you
Stroke Patient





BRAIN TEASERS FOR NURSES


Have you ever stopped to consider what certain words mean, when you find them in a patient's chart? Well, here are some brain teasers just for you.

For example, the cerebellum is the part of the brain that works on coordination and when it is injured by trauma, a patient may become very unstable on his feet"WOBBLY WALK". To learn more about the brain and its functions, just click on the link:
STROKE SERIES -ASSESSMENT IN THE CLINICAL SETTING.
For more information visit:
Sessions 2


Friday, September 19, 2008

MAY GOD BLESS YOU, NURSES


Dear nurses,


It is a pleasure to serve you. Please bear with me while I put together
THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP, chapter 10. THIS CHAPTER
will focus on topics such as heart, liver and kidney transplantation.
May God bless you all.
I thank God for sharing His wisdom with me, to help my fellow nurses.
Please take a moment to look at the topics below.
Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is a clinical area that many nurses may not be familiar with.
Learning more is easy. Just click on the link:THE CLINICAL STEP BY STEP, chapter9
New nurses please visit dearnurses.org this site is specially made for the new or
inexperienced nurse, or those nurses returning to the profession after an extended absence.

HYPOTHERMIA IN THE PACU PATIENT


A patient in PACU may become hypothermic. Would you know how to manage this situation?
Did you know that hypothermia may lead to a cardiac event? To learn more, click on the link:
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos.

ANTICOAGULATION THERAPY IN THE PACU


Anticoagulation Therapy( Sessions 11) such as Heparin is used in many conditions.
If your were assigned to a patient in PACU, who is receiving Heparin Therapy, would
you know what to monitor? To learn more, click on the link:

AIRWAY MANAGEMENT OF THE PACU PATIENT


When a patient arrives in the PACU, airway management should not be ignored. Conditions such as hypoxia may result. THE CLINICAL STEP BY STEP, chapter 9 will help you learn more. Just click on the link:http://www.dearnurses.net/home.
 

Friday, September 12, 2008

HAVE A GOOD WEEK AND ENJOY LEARNING

Dear nurses,

It is always a pleasure to serve you. I have added some topics below, which might be helpful for many of you in the clinical setting. Stay posted for more topics to come soon. God bless you all.
Enjoy learning more about Chapter 9, THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP.

BRAIN STEM FUNCTION



When the neurological assessment is done, do you fully understand what part of the brain is involved and what to look for? For more helpful information on brain stem function, please go to
THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP (Chapter 9 )and enjoy learning.

EPIDURAL VS. SUBDURAL BLEEDING AND HEMATOMA


Many of you may have taken care of a patient with an epidural or subdural bleed and not fully understood the mechanism of injury.
An epidural bleed is an arterial bleed, which may occur following fall or other trauma.
The meningeal artery (behind the ear) is known to be a common site.
A subdural bleed, on the other hand, is a venous bleed, and may be either acute
or chronic..... 
For more helpful information on this topic, please go to


PAIN MANAGEMENT

Pain assessment ( Sessions 12 ) and management is a very important tool in the clinical
setting. Regardless of the age or situation , it is necessary to control pain. For more helpful information on this topic, please click on the link:
http://www.dearnurses.com/pain_management_pain_assessment

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

HAVE A GOOD WEEK


Dear nurses,

It is always a pleasure to help my fellow nurses. I am just returning from a much needed break. I have also just completed The Clinical Setting Step by Step, chapter 9. Hope you can learn more about the patient in *PACU. More images will be posted soon.
*Chapter 9
Have a good week

THE POSTOPERATIVE PATIENT



When the patient arrives in PACU. Even if you are not familiar with PACU, you may be floated to this area depending on the circumstances. The Clinical Setting Step by Step, Chapter 9 is packed with helpful information. Enjoy learning.