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Student Nurse Flo

Posted by Laura on October 31, 2009

SNF.7

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Mod 12 Drugs – Worksheet

Posted by Laura on October 31, 2009

Worksheet

After I have filled this, I’ll post my info, but this may help you get going!

Prescription_Drug_Narcotic_Pills Prescription_Drug_Sedative_Pills prescription_drug_Stimulant_card_master

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Week 11 Reading, Rm 114

Posted by Laura on October 30, 2009

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Week 11 Reading
NS 111 – Mod #13 Nutrition– Part 2, Mod #12  Normalacy
Book Chapters Pages # pages Min complete
F. of  N.(mod #12) 42 1442-1482 40   week 10
12 443-468 26    
Nut. & Diet(mod #13)

(mod #12) 

1618 387-409431-459 50    
13 324-345 21    
Mosby(mod#13) 

 

 

 

(mod#12) 

69 1255-1261 6    
819

28

33

40

42

49

68

140-148386-388,392

577-587

657-661

669-670

772-778

793-798

863-885

1236-1241

56    
Med Surg 536 77-871193-1202 19    
Articles Assessment of infection in older adults
Caring for Hospitalized older adults at risk for delirium
9 myths of incontinence in older adults
Audio Visuals
Mod #13 Management of Total Parental Nutrition,Parts 1 & 2 #53, 54  Lipid Management #114
Mod #12 Aging – the natural processGerontology: meeting mental health needs #33

Normal Aging #34 Successful aging, Part 1 & 2 #34 & 35

Medications used by the elderly

Tonight’s the night #59

Assessment of the older Patient Tape 1&2 #61& 62

One is one 2 many #117,  See me #116

Week 11 Quiz/Exam/Other 
Clinical Math Test, Med Test, Glucose Monitoring, Injection Check off
Week 12 Quiz/Exam/Other 
NS111 Research Paper

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Transdermal Patches and MRIs

Posted by Laura on October 29, 2009

Have you heard about transdermal patches and MRIs? It is said that many of these patches have Aluminum in them that help pull the medication  into the skin. There are some that don’t, but the protective cover which is pulled off for application has aluminum and some may still be on the medicated side. The aluminum, when placed through the MRI will burn the patients skin in this area. For patients who are older, are at risk for skin integrity, this can be a big concern.

I pulled this info today from the FDA site:transdermal.patch

“Update: (03/9/2009) FDA has evaluated the composition of available patches to determine which of them contain metal components and to assure that this information is included in their labeling. Based on current information from this evaluation, FDA is working with the manufacturers of the following patches to update the labeling to include adequate warnings to patients about the risk of burns to the skin if the patch is worn during an MRI scan. It should be noted that some of the drugs listed may have a generic equivalent and more than one size and strength of patch. FDA will update this posting as information becomes available.”

Proprietary Name Generic/Established Name
Catapres TTS Clonidine
Neupro Rotigotine
Lidopel Lidocaine HCl and epinephrine
Synera Lidocaine/Tetracaine
Transderm-Scop Scopolamine
Prostep Nicotine transdermal system
Habitrol Nicotine transdermal system
Nicotrol TD Nicotine transdermal system
Androderm Testosterone transdermal system
Fentanyl Fentanyl
Salonpas Power Plus Methyl Salicylate/Menthol

(http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/publichealthadvisories/ucm111313.htm)

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Pain – Acute/Chronic

Posted by Laura on October 27, 2009

Difference between Acute and Chronic Pain

Type Acute Pain Chronic Pain  
Definition Generally rapid in onset, varies in intensity from mild to severeProtective in nature Pain that may be limited, intermittent, or persistent but lasts beyond the normal healing period
Length < 6 months > 3-6 months or longer +++
Intensity Usually Sharp, may radiate Poorly localized, dull, aching
Intensity Mild to severeSubsides as healing takes place Mild to severe
ANS response? present may be absent
Patient expectations Relief of pain Reduce pain, but expects continuation
Subdivided no Malignant / Nonmalignant

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The Eyes Have it

Posted by Laura on October 27, 2009

anisocoria OD-5mm OS-6+mm

Sally Joan's Eyes

The Eyes Have It

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My daughter’s self portrait

Posted by Laura on October 27, 2009

nora barron

Okay, I know this isn’t nursing, but art and flora, I can’t dismiss.

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Controlled Substance Act 1970

Posted by Laura on October 27, 2009

Federal Food Drug & Cosmetic Act 1938 My understanding of where the regulations of controlled drugs came from in the US.

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Module 7 Meds

Posted by Laura on October 25, 2009

Mod 7 drug cards

You can print them out on cards. Check alignment first.

Question: which one is the non-NSAID?

(tylenol)

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Which Checkoff/Non-Checkoffs have you done?

Posted by Laura on October 24, 2009

VS (T, P, R, B/P, Pain)

 X

NG Tubes

 

Bed Bath

 X

Hand washing

 X

Bedpan

 X

Occupied Bed

 X

Positioning, Transfer, Logroll

 p

Indwelling (Foley) in

 

Patient Assessment

 X

ROM

 X

Wound Care

 

Restraints

 

Isolation

 

Foley Care, Irrigation

 

Enema/Harris Flush

 

Changing Gown & I.V.

 X

Ace Wraps

 

Ted Hose

 

Specimens

 

Tube Feedings

 

Unoccupied Bed

 X

Straight Catheter

 

Indwelling (Foley) out

 X

Tube Feeding Irrigation

 X

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Week 10 Reading – Rm 114

Posted by Laura on October 24, 2009

 

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Week 10 Reading

NS 111 – Mod #13 Maintenance of sufficient intake of food – Part I
Book

Chapters

Pages

# pages

Min

complete

F. of  N.

42

1442-1482

40

 

 

W.E. Nut. & Diet

1-10

4-262

258

 

 

Mosby

67

1206-1229

23

 

 

Articles

How does a peg tube sty in?

Pg 21

 

 

 

Taking blue dye out of tube feeding

Pg 14-22

 

 

 

Audio Visuals

 

 
   none for this week  
   
   
Web  http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=186&q=237135&healthRNavrad93276=/   
   

 

Week 10 Quiz/Exam/Other 
Clinical Mini Care Plan
NS111 EXAM IV
Wednesday – Hospital     Thursday – Clinic class AVC
Week 11 Quiz/Exam/Other 
NS111 Mod #13 Part II, Mod #12
Clinical  Math Test, Med Test, Glucose Monitoring, Injection Check off

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Section IV Bingo Questions

Posted by Laura on October 24, 2009

Thank you Lisa for the Bingo List! I have loaded those questions under Flashcardexchange.  Section IV. They usually take half a day to show up on the site.

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free nurse images

Posted by Laura on October 23, 2009

guynurse1  girlnurseanglebw2sexynursedeedee sexynursekendra

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Tell me about your pain

Posted by Laura on October 20, 2009

Tell me about your pain

Is your pain neuropathic.man in pain

does it burn or stab,

coming from the PNS or CNS

Or is it just plain bad?

 

Is your pain being transducted,

all the nociceptors activated,

chemical, mechanical, thermal and electric

your PNS is now stimulated.

 

Perhaps your neurotransmittees –  Prostaglandin and Substance P,

Are now working with bradykinin and triggered histamine.

 

Those triggered nerve cells, red and swollen,

transmitting their stimuli up the A and C -fiber,

on their way to tell the CNS, you need to do something now!

 

Let the gate be closed to your pain

don’t let your perception brew,

Let there be modulation,

where we know dynophin or enkephalin, our endorphins, will be true.

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Braden Scale

Posted by Laura on October 20, 2009

Thought I would add the Braden Scale to my other side of Pain Scale.

Here it is 8×5   and 4×6      I adjusted to include stages of pressure points. I also used a marker and placed cm marks along the bottom for measuring.

Braden Scale 8x5 copy

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Pain Scale

Posted by Laura on October 20, 2009

In order to help me understand a Spanish speaking individual’s pain, I created this card.

You can print a copy here 8×5, here is 4×6

PainScale

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Math Workshop

Posted by Laura on October 20, 2009

Math Workshop today at 1-2pm in Learning Center

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Josh and Flo

Posted by Laura on October 18, 2009

JnT 09_001a JnT 09_001b

Friends

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Week 9 Readings – Rm 114

Posted by Laura on October 17, 2009

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Week 9 Reading

NS 111 – Mod #8 Solitude & Social Int. Mod #10 Sexuality
Book

Chapters

Pages

# pages

Min

complete

F. of  N.

2

27-39

12

 

 

 

18

391-407

16

 

 

 

21

469-501

32

 

 

 

22

503-530

27

 

 

 

35

Sexuality

1045-1089

44

 

 

Articles Mod 8

Finding the words

Pg 34-38

 

 

 

Audio Visuals

Week 9

complete 
Videos, Mod 8 S&S #43 Developing a helping relationship  
#63 Crossing the Line  
#113 The Art of Eff. Comm.  
VideosMod 10Sexuality       Human Sex. And Nursing Practice  
     #55 Sex: a Nursing Concern  
     #59 Tonight’s the Night  
     #56 When the Topic is Sex  
CDsMod 8S&S  Comm. Skills – Build. Rapport and Trust  
Concept Media: Tech of Therap. Comm.Blocks to Therap. Comm.  

 

Week 9 Quiz/Exam/Other 
Clinical Med Surg Care Plan
Learning Center Math Class 10/20/09  @ 1-2pm 
Week 10 Quiz/Exam/Other 
NS111 Exam III
NS111 Nutrition Mod #13
Clinical(may change) Math Test, Med Test, Glucose Monitoring, Injection Check off

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Pain Relief

Posted by Laura on October 13, 2009

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painrelief 

 

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