Dear Nurses

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

WELCOME TO A NEW YEAR


Welcome to a new year of learning and growing
 in knowledge. I am delighted to continue a blog 
which can be of help to you.

 

Thursday, December 22, 2022

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

 

M

Friday, November 11, 2022

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL

Sunday, October 02, 2022

ASPIRATION PNEUMONIA / CARE PLANNING / QUIZ 3+

Dear nurses,

Would you like to take a quick Quiz to challenge
your learning curve. Just click on the link and
enjoy learning.
Sessions 70- Quiz 3

 Dear nurses,

Hope your day is going well.
Why is tube feeding ordered by the doctor?

Some patients are unable to take fluids by mouth.
For this reason, an alternative method of feeding is
done.

There is the risk of aspiration pneumonia.
This should be included in the plan of care.
Sessions 64- How much do you remember



Friday, September 02, 2022

POSSIBLE RISKS OF THE PATIENT CONFINED TO BED



Dear nurses,

Are you aware of the setbacks that may result from
the patient who is confined to bed for a prolonged
period of time?

Here are some of the problems that may result:
- Decubitus ulcers may develop and can be avoided.
Repositioning, good body alignment and soft
booties are ways to prevent this. The Braden scale
is used for predicting pressure sores.

- DVT ( Deep vein thrombosis) can be avoided by
encouraging leg exercises, using TED hose or the
SCD device on the patient confined to bed.

WHY TPN?
TPN ( Total Parenteral Nutrition) may be necessary
to provide adequate nutrition for the patient who is
unable to have foods orally.

Please click on the link below and watch the video
for more information:
New Nurse- Integumentary


 

Friday, August 12, 2022

BASIC PEDIATRIC FACTS



Dear nurses,

Hope your day is going well. Just wanted to share with you some
basic pediatric facts. 

BASIC PEDIATRIC FACTS

The neonate (newborn) is totally dependent on its parent or care-
giver , for all its needs.

Moro reflex - is normal in the newborn and disappears around
3-4 months of age.
 

 Sitting up - An infant is able to sit alone for very brief moments
at 5 -6 months.

Crawling - An infant may begin to crawl between 6-9 months.

 

PEDIATRIC ASSESSMENT TRIANGLE

An initial assessment that is easy. It is based on
- Appearance
- Breathing
- Circulation


Saturday, July 16, 2022

TRAUMA SCENE

 Dear nurses, 

Hope you had a good week. Here is some helpful
information on trauma.

When a trauma happens it takes all hands on deck to
stabilize and transfer a patient to a trauma center.
Trauma centers may range from Level 1- 4 and the
type of care which is available will be determined
by which level the patient is transported to.

Have a good weekend.