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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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Which is the best nursing diagnosis for neonatal sepsis?

Which is the best nursing diagnosis for neonatal sepsis?

Do your homework: The site is not a shortcut for you to get your nursing homework answered for you. Apply yourself ; acquire the answers from the texts ; sources in your curriculum. To be successful as a nurse you need to do the work ; gain the skills or you will be neither happy or successful. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some nursing diagnoses for cholangitis?

I was wondering what are some nursing diagnoses for cholangitis?

Not sure of question: There are several causes of cholangitis, bacterial and autoimmune. Bacterial cholangitis has several causes, ascending infection caused by blockage from stones (choledocholithiasis), malignancy or iatrogenic. This is because bacteria grow in the stagnant bile upstream of the blockage and cause biliary sepsis. Autoimmune cholangitis also includes primary sclerosing cholangitis. ...Read more

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What are nursing diagnoses for bradycardia?

What are nursing diagnoses for bradycardia?

Counts pulse: The nurse would feel your pulse usually at the wrist to determine the number of heart beats per minute. If it is less than 60, that is defined as bradycardia. An EKG would determine the exact rhythm responsible for the slow pulse. ...Read more

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What are some nursing diagnoses for cerebrovascular disease?

What are some nursing diagnoses for cerebrovascular disease?

Same as for MDs: Nurses use the same "playbook" as doctors. It would not make sense for nurses to refer to the same conditions by different names as do physicians. In fact, one of the major outcomes of the flexner commission in modernizing and unifying medical education. ...Read more

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Which nursing diagnoses are most appropriate for a person with wheezes, dyspnea, and tachypnea?

Which nursing diagnoses are most appropriate for a person with wheezes, dyspnea, and tachypnea?

Study materials: This site is designed to answer questions about medical questions from the public. Your instructors will expect you to study your references and acquire the jargon they use in your nursing studies. It is important that you do so as they will know if you don't. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the nursing interventions and diagnosis for cataracts?

I was wondering what are the nursing interventions and diagnosis for cataracts?

Fall precautions: Cataracts cause halos/glare especially, blurry vision, loss of contrast sensitivity (decreased contrast between objects & background) & decreased vision especially in dark: Fall precautions important if cataract causing vision to be worse than 20/40; More info: [email protected] Com ...Read more

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Patient received bad news about his condition. What nursing care would you implement to help a patient who has received a sudden traumatic diagnosis?

Patient received bad news about his condition. What nursing care would you implement to help a patient who has received a sudden traumatic diagnosis?

What diagnosis?: It depends on the diagnosis, and what supports the patient already has in his life. Is the patient in the hospital, and trying to sort through treatment options? For cancer diagnoses, there are often oncology nurses who help patients review what they've been told about their illness, help get more info as needed, and discuss. Social services and Consult-Liaison Psychiatry can help also. ...Read more

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Hard white scab on foot following diagnosis from cellulitis, please help?

Hard white scab on foot following diagnosis from cellulitis, please help?

Consult: With a surgeon. What you are describing might be eschar, or dead skin, which might require surgical removal. ...Read more

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I got diagnosis with cellulitis at the corner of my lips. It flares up routinely after being diagnosis in dec. What antibiotic would be helpful now?

I got diagnosis with cellulitis at the corner of my lips. It flares up routinely after being diagnosis in dec. What antibiotic would be helpful now?

Glutamine and Vit B2: It sounds like stomatitis with inflammation rather than cellulitis. Use l-glutamine 2gm twice daily for 2 weeks with riboflavin 100mg three times for 2 weeks to heal mucosa. Do aloe cleanse 3 day of 1 bottle 32 oz aloe followed by 4 day of activated b complex by isotonic do this cycle x 3 to heal mucosa completely. ...Read more

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Cellulitis and abscess of trunk diagnosis. Will this go away on it's own? Er dr. Said it needs to be removed, my surgeon says otherwise. Dim. 3.7x2.6

Cellulitis and abscess of trunk diagnosis. Will this go away on it's own? Er dr. Said it needs to be removed, my surgeon says otherwise. Dim. 3.7x2.6

Abscess: They may both be right, it is just a matter of timing. Usually infection on the skin starts as a red area called cellulitis an progresses to an abscess sometimes which is a pus collection. You may also have an infected sebaceous cyst and in some instances it is best to cool off with antibiotics and removed later unless an abscess is formed. ...Read more