Dear Nurses

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.


 

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.
 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

IV SITE ASSESSMENT

Scenario: A patient calls her nurse as she is experiencing
pain at the IV site. The nurse's response is not helpful.
Helpful hint:
It is never a good idea to ignore an IV site that is red and
painful. Remember, damage to the soft tissue surrounding
the IV site may occur.
Follow your Institution's policies and procedures for IV site
care.


 

Sunday, May 22, 2022

HAVE A GOOD WEEK NURSES

Have a good week nurses!
 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

BRAIN LOBES - WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THEM


The human brain is made of 2 cerebral hemispheres,
right and left. The corpus callosum forms a bridge that
joins them together. Each hemisphere has four lobes
( frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital).

Millions of nerve cells called neurons originate in the
brain and transmit information all over the body. The
nerve pathways in the brain cross over. This results in
the left brain controlling the functions of the right and
vice versa.
The images above explain brain function.
Enjoy learning !

Monday, March 14, 2022

DIAGNOSTIC TESTS AND WHAT THEY MEAN

Dear nurses. 
Hope you had a good weekend. The above image is
an example of what happens when someone develops
DVT ( deep vein thrombosis). Sessions for nurses- 69
  provides more information on this topic and diagnostic
tests such as CAT scan and MRI. So just click on the
link below and enjoy learning:
Sessions 69