Disconnecting

It was definitely very hard to disconnect especially because we have a test next week. It was really easy to disconnect from the television because I do not watch TV. I had to use my computer and the internet to study. It was harder to disconnect from my phone because I use it to watch … Continue reading “Disconnecting”

It was definitely very hard to disconnect especially because we have a test next week. It was really easy to disconnect from the television because I do not watch TV. I had to use my computer and the internet to study. It was harder to disconnect from my phone because I use it to watch Netflix while I am at the gym and use it to check social media to take a break from studying or use it to look up a recipe to make for lunch/dinner. I did disconnect for a couple hours here and there while I was looking over my notes and highlights in the textbook. This activity was difficult because we have a test that we need to study for. If we had to do this assignment at the beginning of the semester, like the first week of school, it would have easier to do.

Amputation

Assessment The nurse would assess the circulatory and neurovascular and functional status of the limb. You would assess for phantom limb pain, which is a possible complication of amputations The nurse also needs to assess the function and condition of the residual limb The nurse would identify an concurrent health problems The nurse would also evaluate … Continue reading “Amputation”

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Assessment

  • The nurse would assess the circulatory and neurovascular and functional status of the limb.
    You would assess for phantom limb pain, which is a possible complication of amputations
  • The nurse also needs to assess the function and condition of the residual limb
  • The nurse would identify an concurrent health problems
  • The nurse would also evaluate the patient’s nutritional status.
  • The nurse would assess the patient’s psychological status and their emotional status and how they are coping with this life changing surgery.

Limitations

  • Yes, there are limitations to mobility
  • A residual limb sock is applied immediate after surgery
  • A prosthetic and artificial foot maybe needed (for lower extremity amputations)
  • The patient will need rehabilitation to learn how to use their prosthetic and become mobile once again.

Patient Education

  • Before discharge the patient and family are encouraged to become active participants in care (of the skin, residual limb and prosthesis-if one is present)
  • The patient is educated about long-term rehabilitation and modification of lifestyle
  • The patient can be educated about support groups in the area that can help with rehabilitation
  • The patient is educated about signs and symptoms of complications that must be reported to the physician
  • The nurse would also educate the patient about eating a healthy diet that is high in protein and vitamins to promote wound healing

By: Amani Baidwan, Khaya McKeever Odom, Genesys Paraja

Furosemide

Furosemide Furosemide is a loop diuretic, that works in the loop of Henle, and is used for edema used for edema due to heart failure, hepatic impairment or renal disease and hypertension. 60-70% of the drug is absorbed after oral administration, and even less in renal failure. It’s half life is increased in renal impairment. … Continue reading “Furosemide”

Furosemide

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Furosemide is a loop diuretic, that works in the loop of Henle, and is used for edema used for edema due to heart failure, hepatic impairment or renal disease and hypertension. 60-70% of the drug is absorbed after oral administration, and even less in renal failure. It’s half life is increased in renal impairment. It is to be used cautiously in severe renal impairment because it increases the risk of ototoxicity. It is important to know what other drugs the patient that is taking furosemide is on, due to the increased risk of nephrotoxicity with certain drugs. It is important to monitor electrolytes, glucose levels, uric acid levels and renal function, as well as intake and output.

Source: Skyscape

Amani Baidwan 2016-09-07 22:54:15

The lab value that I like the most is sodium because it is the easiest lab value to remember and it is easy to always remember that water follows salt.   The lab value I like the least in chloride because it is not a very common imbalance we hear about all the time, and … Continue reading “”

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The lab value that I like the most is sodium because it is the easiest lab value to remember and it is easy to always remember that water follows salt.

 
The lab value I like the least in chloride because it is not a very common imbalance we hear about all the time, and because it has symptoms common to other electrolyte imbalances.

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