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Archive for February, 2011

American Cancer Society – Daffodil Days

Posted by Laura on February 28, 2011

Buy Daffodils & Support American Cancer Society

http://www.main.acsevents.org/goto/avc

About Daffodil Days

You can give hope to people facing cancer and save lives by supporting the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days program. The Daffodil Days program is your chance to fight back against cancer by raising funds and awareness to help beat the disease. While the Daffodil Days program involves offering daffodils every spring to donors in appreciation for their contributions, it is about more than just giving beautiful flowers — it is everyone’s opportunity to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays, where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life.

The dollars you raise through the Daffodil Days program do make a difference. Your support allows the American Cancer Society to save lives and create a world with more birthdays by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer.

(Debra Dickinson, RN, MN  –   AVC Daffodils Day coordinator)

Important Dates:

Last Day to submit an order online: Monday, February 28, 2011

Last Day to submit an order to an Order Submission site:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Order Delivery Day: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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name that breath sound

Posted by Laura on February 26, 2011

A.

B.

C.

D.

Vesicular, broncho-vesicular, bronchial or tracheal

intensity is Very loud, loud, intermediate or soft

Pitch is Relatively high, intermediate or relatively low

Move your cursor over the image for the answer

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IVP Med Cards

Posted by Laura on February 26, 2011

These are the med cards I made for IV pushes. There is room at the bottom for you to figure the math for each scenario.

IVP Cards 8×5 SNL

Posted in Drugs, IVP Medications, NS 241 - Med/Surg II, Resources, Semester IV | 2 Comments »

ECG and K+

Posted by Laura on February 19, 2011

K+

Hyperkalemia

Peaked narrow T waves, ST segment depression, Shortened QT interval

PR interval prolonged

Disappearance of P-waves

Decomposition and prolongation of QRS complex

Other S/S: Peripheral nervous system: muscular weakness, paralysis of respiratory and speech muscles. GI: nausea, colic, diarrhea. CNS: little effect

Tx – from fastest – slowest

  • IV Calcium Gluconate

o   (antagonizes adverse cardiac conduction abnormalities – only lasts a few minutes)

  • IV Glucose-Insulin-bicarb

o   (shifts K+ into cells)

  • Albuterol
  • Kayexalate
  • Hemodialysis

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Weekly Reading – 4

Posted by Laura on February 18, 2011

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Weekly Reading – 3

Posted by Laura on February 15, 2011

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SWEEEET!

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Acid-Base Compensation

Posted by Laura on February 13, 2011

NormalNormal pH, Normal HCO3- and a Normal PCO2

Uncompensated – Abnormal pH, an Abnormal PCO2 or HCO3-

Partially Compensated – Abnormal pH, Abnormal PCO2 and Abnormal HCI3-

Compensated – Normal pH, Abnormal PCO2 and an Abnormal HCO3-

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Core Measures

Posted by Laura on February 12, 2011

Pneumonia Core Measure Guidelines

1. Blood cultures prior to Amoxicillin (ABX) w/in 24 hrs for ICU
2. Antibiotic given w/in 6 hrs of arrival – immunocompetent w/in first 24hrs
3. PNA vaccine for > 60
4. Flu vaccine for > 55
5. Smoking cessation handout

 

Assessment of Oxygenation Status, Pneumococcal & vaccination screening

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For Laura’s Clinical Group!

Posted by Laura on February 11, 2011

This link will give you Lanski’s Clinical

If you are in different class rooms, maybe you can adjust this word doc.  Spring 2011 rm 114

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Weekly Reading – 2

Posted by Laura on February 11, 2011

 

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Floor Maps of AVH

Posted by Laura on February 8, 2011

When you are told to go to 3rd tower, do you know where that is? If you are like me at all, you might have wondered where the tower part of the name comes from and why don’t they just say the 3rd floor?

A little history

Antelope Valley Hospital was first opened in 1949 with 11 hospital beds. It went to 41 beds in 1953 to 86, 149 to 184 in 1974. In 1988 the Tower of Progress was added to the west side of the hospital. At the time, this was the tallest building in Antelope Valley, bringing the capacity to 260 beds. This explains why some of the department locations are called 3rd Tower instead of 3rd floor. The E (elevator) located on the left center of the building, is where we enter.

First here is a map of AVH, you can find it at (http://avhospital.org/avhcd/maps/campus_map.html)

Next, here the department maps at  AVH. You can find these at

(http://www.avhospital.org/avhcd/maps/deptmaps.html#three)

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My Reading Card for Professional

Posted by Laura on February 6, 2011

NS240 reading card

(8×5 pdf)

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My 4th semester song…. Take that first step!!

Posted by Laura on February 3, 2011

If your browser doesn’t support – go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maINUv2H8A0

My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each day’s a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

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More math answers…

Posted by Laura on February 2, 2011

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Please let me know if the answers don’t add up!

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Math answers cont….

Posted by Laura on February 1, 2011

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