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Crackles to Tamponade

Posted by Laura on March 7, 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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Oral Temperature with Thempadot

Posted by Laura on November 26, 2009

  How to Obtain Accurate Readings:

• Wait at least 15 minutes before taking temperature when patient is exposed to cold weather (all assessment methods) or smoking, eating or drinking (oral assessment).

• For oral assessment, place in heat pocket under tongue. Be sure mouth is closed for 60 seconds.

• For axillary assessment, be sure device is against torso, parallel to length of body and completely covered for 3 minutes.

• For rectal assessment, be sure device is completely in sheath and device is inserted into rectum with all dots covered for 3 minutes.

• Allow 10 seconds for the device to ‘lock in’ before reading.

• Read the last blue dot and ignore any skipped dots.

• Retake temperature with new device:

– If left in mouth longer than 2 minutes.

– If left under arm or in rectum longer than 5 minutes.

Download 3M pdf on readings.  tempadotinstructions

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Insulin Chart

Posted by Laura on November 24, 2009

Updated the insulin chart. Updated with Davis Drug Guide, online edition 12, 05/04/2012.

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Nutrients

Posted by Laura on November 23, 2009

Nutrients – pdf

12/3/09 Update – What is absorbed in the Large Intestine? Water, Sodium, Potassium, Vitamin K when formed by colonic bacteria.

What is absorbed in the Stomach? Water, alcohol some drugs.

Which nutrient begins digestion in the stomach?  Protein with pepsinogen produced by Chief cells.

  

 

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Lab Test In ‘General Relativity’

Posted by Laura on November 15, 2009

Using my info from my previous post, I will put abnormal lab values in graphic form for an intereseting perspective. This is my “General Relativity”

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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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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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Pain Relief

Posted by Laura on October 13, 2009

return to home page

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Hematocrit

Posted by Laura on September 30, 2009

hematocrit (Large)

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Serum Levels

Posted by Laura on September 26, 2009

I saw this 3 times in our PowerPoint.

Did someone say we needed to know these?

Plasma Levels                                                                                                                               

Download a printable copy here   8×5 .doc   

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Ausculation

Posted by Laura on August 30, 2009

Hear some sounds!  

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03

WHEEZES

CRACKLES

 RUB

 BRONCHIAL

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Conclusion of First Day

Posted by Laura on August 26, 2009

There is a lot to learn! But, I think it will be fun. We have great teachers, really took some of the stress off and let the nerves defrazzel a little listening to the hours of lecture. In the end we tried taking pulses. I only found the brachial pulse half the time. Luckily I have a good study buddy that helped me realize what we need to do to find it fast. Hoping tomorrow will check off .

The McGill Physiology Virtual Lab

The McGill Physiology Virtual Lab

The McGill Physiology Virtual Lab
The McGill Physiology Virtual Lab

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Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone Mechanism

Posted by Laura on August 22, 2009

renin-angiotensin-aldosterone mechanism

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Adrenergic Nervous system reflex mechanism

Posted by Laura on August 22, 2009

adrenergic N S

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