Dear Nurses

Friday, January 30, 2009

PATIENT RESPONSIVENESS ASSESSMENT & MORE ASSESSMENTS


Dear nurses,

Regardless of where you work, assessment is a very important tool. Enjoy learning more about patient assessment( Chapter 15). This is full of helpful information on assessment in the clinical setting. Topics include - Assessment of:
The Patients Responsiveness
Cranial Nerves
Spinal
Pain
& more

ASPIRATION PNEUMONIA

Aspiration pneumonia can be avoided. If the patient has a compromised airway, like the stroke patient, or one who is unconscious , a foreign substance such as stomach content ( from tube feeding) or emesis (vomitus) may enter the lungs. You may also enjoy watching the video:
http://www.dearnurses.com/clinical_nursing_videos_called_sessions
(Sessions 14).

Sunday, January 25, 2009

ASSESSMENT FROM HEAD TO TOE


Assessment from Head to Toe, Part 1(Head and Spinal Assessment) is the first in a collection of clinical scenarios designed to help the nurse with accurate patient assessment. Enjoy reading and learning. Watch these videos and others, Sessions 2, 4, 11, 12, 13, & 19.

PATIENT ASSESSMENT IS IMPORTANT


Accurate Patient Assessment is a very important tool. An ongoing collection of clinical situations and how to assess them, have been prepared for you. Above is an overview of what you would expect to find.
Topics include: The unresponsive patient, Cranial Nerves, Meningitis and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Seizures, Falls and Pain Assessment.
 Enjoy learning. Watch these videos also, Sessions 2, 11, 12, 13 & 19

Thursday, January 15, 2009

EKG SERIES - WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS EKG

Dear nurses,

Not knowing how to read an EKG can be intimidating. Keep heart, an EKG Series is prepared just for you.
EKG SERIS-What is Wrong With This EKG - (Part 1) makes learning to read an EKG simple and effective. It attempts to put the nurse in the Clinical Setting where the EKG has real meaning, when a patient complains of chest pain.
This Series has been broken down in parts, to make learning and understanding easier.
PART 3 of this Series is now ready.( What is going on at the Junction?)
It describes the function of the AV node (junctional) and what causes such rhythms.
So, enjoy learning. Also watch Sessions 16 through 18

EKG SERIES- WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS EKG


EKG SERIS-What is Wrong With This EKG - makes learning to read an EKG simple and effective. It attempts to put the nurse in the Clinical Setting where the EKG has real meaning, when a patient complains of chest pain.

This Series has been broken down in parts, to make learning and understanding easier.
PART 3 of this Series is now ready.( What is going on at the Junction?)
It describes the function of the AV node (junctional) and what causes such rhythms.
So, enjoy learning. Watch Sessions 16 through 18

Sunday, January 04, 2009

THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP


Dear nurses,


The Cinical Setting Step by Step is a program packed with clinical scenarios designed to help the new and inexperienced nurse. A chapter is generally added every few weeks. Chapter 14 which has just been added, focuses on A day in the ICU. Even if you are not an ICU nurse, that does not mean you cannot familiarize yourself with what goes on.
Some of the topics are: Vasospasm, Hypovolemic Shock, Conscious Sedation, Cardioversion,
Cardiopulmonary Arrest in the ICU, ARDS and Sepsis in the ICU.
Enjoy learning, Read the Clinical Setting for Nurses  - Step by Step

VASOSPASM AFTER SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE


Following a Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, a patient may develop a condition known as Vasospasm. The consequences may be very serious. If you work in the ICU, it is important to know what to look for. Even if you work on the surgical floor, it still pays to recognize the warning signs.
To learn more, simply click on the link:
(Chapter
14) and enjoy reading. Watch Sessions 7

HYPOVOLEMIC SHOCK IN THE ICU


Hypovolemic Shock (Sessions 9)may be fatal, if not recognized and treated.
It you work in the ICU, it is useful to know how to identify the warning signs
To learn more about this topic, simply click on the link:http://www.dearnurses.net/the_clinical_setting_step_by_step
(Chapters 1, 7, 14) and enjoy reading. Watch Sessions 9
http://www.dearnurses.com/clinical_nursing_videos_called_sessions


CARDIOVERSION VS. DEFIBRILLATION


Cardioversion is a form of shock treatment sometimes used for Atrial Fibrillation.
Defibrillation is a form of shock treatment used for Ventricular Fibrillation.*
To learn more about Cardioversion vs. Defibrillation**, simply click on the link:
(Chapter 14) and enjoy. Also watch Sessions 18
http://www.dearnurses.com/clinical_nursing_videos_called_sessions

* Chapter 11
** Chapter 14 A Day in the ICU 




 

CPR IN THE ICU

You the nurse, may never know when you could be faced with a cardiopulmonary arrest
in the ICU setting. Even if you are not an ICU nurse, it is useful knowing how to get organized.
To learn more, simply click on the link:http://www.dearnurses.net/the_clinical_setting_step_by_step
(Chapter 14) and enjoy learning. Also try Sessions 18

CARDIOPULMONARY ARREST IN THE ICU


If you were floated to the ICU and the patient in your care was in cardiopulmonary arrest, would you know what to to do? Even if you are not an ICU nurse, knowing how to get organized , is a very useful tool. To learn more, simply click on the link:
(Chapter 14) and enjoy learning. Watch these videos Sessions 16 through 18

ARDS IN THE ICU TRAUMA PATIENT


ARDS (Sessions 13) may occur in the trauma patient, (in the ICU).
Even if you are not an ICU nurse, you may never know when the
occasion may arise to help out in the ICU. Having a knowledge
base is a useful tool. To learn more, simply click on the link:
( Chapter14) and enjoy reading.

SEPSIS IN THE ICU PATIENT


You may not be an ICU nurse, but you may never know when the opportunity to help out in the ICU may arise. Having a knowledge base and knowing what to look for, can be very useful and helpful to the patient. To learn more about this topic, simply click on the link :http://www.dearnurses.net/the_clinical_setting_step_by_step,(Chapter 14)

Thursday, January 01, 2009

NURSES PERFECT THEIR CLINICAL SKILLS


Dear nurses,

Like the artists perfects painting skills, so does the nurse perfect clinical skills.
God bless you all.

HAPPY NEW YEAR (2009) TO ALL NURSES




Dear nurses,
I would just like to wish you all a happy new year. Please remember there are other sites packed with clinical information prepared just for you. Simply click on the links:
or http://www.dearnurses.com/ and enjoy learning.

WHAT'S NEW FOR NURSES 2009


Dear nurses,

First of all, I want to wish you a very happy new year. The Clinical Setting Step by Step continues to grow with clinical information. Chapter 14 will soon be added.

For nurses who have never worked in the ICU, this chapter will be of great benefit.
Above are some clips about what's to come.
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos.


Update: Just for your learning pleasure, we have added additional topics:

Imagine being in the ICU

Intracranial_Pressure_Monitoring

Hemodynamic_Monitoring