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Words of Evaluation

Posted by Laura on January 29, 2015

 Who is making the evaluation?

A Licensure – done by a governmental authority, such as: for a practitioner or healthcare organization, so they may engage in their profession or occupation.

Example: Maria Gomez, RN

A Certification – done by a authorized body, such as: for evaluating and/or recognizing an individual or organization fulfills predetermined requirements.

Example: BLS

An Accreditation – done by a voluntary independent institution or organization, such as: a review to developed standards which can be measured.

Example: The Joint Commission

A Peer Review – doen by equal standing in same profession, such as: evaluation of professional performance.

Example: Research papers reviewed by qualified members in the same profession, or student to student review of care plans.

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. Is it Healthcare or Health Care? .

Posted by Laura on January 23, 2015

One of the words I try to keep straight on, especially with all the writing I do now, is health care.

When do you make it as one word, or two words, or do you hyphenate it as a catch all?

Healthcare has come into our language in different situations. Language changes all the time, especially when you start using words in a more relaxes atmosphere. Here is what I have come up with as a rule:

Healthcare – such as your healthcare professional (You:))  As a single word, is describes the noun. It is an adjective.

VS.

Health care – such as my health care is very important, is used as a noun.

From what I have read, healthcare, is more internationally used. Try to use the words broke up when doing papers in the US, unless it is a adjective – like the example above, or if it is stated as a proper name.

Eventually, like most things, time and cost will become factors and we will go to HC instead. Hope this helps!

 

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Burn Cards

Posted by Laura on March 23, 2011

Burns drug cards .doc

Burns drug cards.pdf

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GI Medications

Posted by Laura on March 15, 2011

Gastrointestinal Medications

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Crackles to Tamponade

Posted by Laura on March 7, 2011

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Male Repro Drugs

Posted by Laura on March 2, 2011

My notes on Tx Drugs from Brunner’s and other places.

male repro drugs

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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

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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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TPN questions

Posted by Laura on January 31, 2011

1. You are hanging a 1 L bag of TPN which contains 40% Dextrose, 8.25% Aminosyn which is supplied in a 50/50 ratio. You are infusing it at a rate of 100 mL/hr. You put the bag up at 0900 but had to stop the feeding at 1100 to 1200 due to other procedures for your patient. The feeding continues through the day. Your shift ends at 1900 and you need to figure out your I/Os. How many mL of TPN did they get? What was their caloric intake? If the doctor had prescribed some 10% Lipids to run for 12 hrs at 40mL/hr starting at 1300, what is the total caloric intake now at the end of your shift?

2. If you hang a 1L bag of TPN which includes 8.25% protein, 30% dextrose and 20 % lipids all running at 45ml/hr and is at a 40/40/20 ratio, what is your total calories for the bag?

(hint: 40/40/20 means 40% of the bag is protein, 40% is dextrose and 20% is lipids. 40% of 1000mL is 400mL)

 

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Math answers cont…

Posted by Laura on January 31, 2011

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Math answers as I do them. From NS240

Posted by Laura on January 30, 2011

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It’s math week again!

Posted by Laura on January 30, 2011

Question: How many grams of Dextrose are in 100mL of water for a D5W solution?

answer

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IV Push Math

Posted by Laura on January 30, 2011

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Creatine, Creatinine, Creatine Kinase, Phosphocreatine!

Posted by Laura on January 19, 2011

 

So I am trying to pull it all together, what is Creatine, is Creatinine a misspelling?

Why is there this Kinase and why is it important to understanding the working of the Renal System?

All info is pulled directly from our Tabers, Thanks Tabers!!

 

 

 

 

 

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RN, LVN or UAP – What can you do in CA?

Posted by Laura on December 23, 2010

I spent the day looking at the BRN web site for CA focusing on our Nurse Practice Act and what can be delegated to LVNs or UAPs.

There is no easy official list to go by located there, though I did get a reply back from Miyo Minato. Read the rest of this entry »

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Listing of Nursing Diagnosis

Posted by Laura on December 17, 2010

You can find the Nursing Diagnosis listed under the Resource Tab. There is a word.doc 4 pages, and a set of 8×5 cards.

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Asthma Drug Therapy

Posted by Laura on November 15, 2010

Asthma – Drug Therapy

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Pediatric Med Cards

Posted by Laura on November 3, 2010

These medications cards are for Pediatrics and some are specific by route. Information on them is gathered from Davis Drug Guide, Harriet Lane, and the Pediatric Injectable Drugs – Teddy Bear Book. This is just the grouping of my readings, and is not an official drug use guide. If you have any questions, please ask your Nurse, teacher, doctor….. If you see an error – please let me know!

Pediatric Drug Cards

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Holliday-Segar

Posted by Laura on November 2, 2010

If a baby is at 9kg, what is the fluid maintenance requirement needed in a day, and what would you set the rate on the pump to be?

100mL/kg for first 10 kg  = 900mL

50mL/kg for 2nd 20 kg = 0

20mL/kg for remainder of wt in kg = 0

Total for this example = 900mL in a day

1000mL divided by 24 hrs = 37.5 mL/hr

(A shorter way to see this: For the first 10 kg of weight, give 100 mL/kg fluid.  For 11-20 kg, give 1000 mL + 50 mL/kg for each kg over 10 kg. For a child over 20kg, give 1500mL + 20mL/kg for each kg over 20 kg)

Maintenance requirements for water of individuals is determined by their caloric expenditure.

Problem: The infant on the floor is currently producing 1 diarrheal stool q 3 h and refusing to drink. Clinical findings of dry mucous membranes, poor skin turgor, markedly decreased urine output, and tachycardia with normal BP and capillary refill suggest 10% fluid deficit. Rectal temperature is 37° C; serum Na, 136 mEq/L; K, 4 mEq/L; Cl, 104 mEq/L; and HCO3, 20 mEq/L. The doctor has ordered fluid volume replacement for this 25kg child. What would the IVF maintenance rate be set at?

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Mental Health Medications

Posted by Laura on October 14, 2010

As I am leaving Psych, I keep running across good sites and information I want to share.

HERE is a pdf on Mental Health Medications we have studied. This is provided by the National Institute on Mental Health and is available at the web site listed under my Links / Psych.

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