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Nursing Diagnosis Altered Mental Status
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
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
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
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
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
My MOther 88; in nursing home; in a private pay status. I have noticed charges for last 3 mo for hydrocodone (30-75-75 ct) not usd prior. Be worried?
I work in a nursing home, one of the elderly I believe has mrsa, and I change him daily. Should I get tested for MRSA just incase?
No: Likely, you already have it on your skin. Wash your hands frequently and wear gloves. ...Read more
Normal for areola to change over time when I'm breastfeeding! I've been nursing for 3 months and the circumstance is odd shaped now! Concern?
How do we change healthcare power of attorney? Nursing home won't release important information like prescription dosing that we need for visits, etc
POA: An individual completes a poa to designate someone he/she trusts to make decisions regarding healthcare when this individual is incapacitated. Only this individual can change the poa for specifying their guardian. The designated guardian will be given the confidential medical information by nursing home. The guardian may then share this information with other family members. ...Read more
I am taking contraceptive pill for nursing mothers but I don't breastfees my baby now. Should I change my pills?
Why?: What pill for nursing mothers? Usually quite difficult to get pregnant while nursing. ...Read more
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