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Can you suggest some good nursing theory to apply to the care of a patient that just had a sigmoidectomy?
Post surgery: The beast care is to try and get the patient back to normal activities as soon as possible. Ambulation and sitting in a chair are better than laying in bed. If the wound is closed it should not need special attention. A soft diet and some stool softeners will make life a little easier for the first 2 weeks. ...Read more
See below: The is moral development and in nursing as well as medicine the best way to do this is by example-for if you present the best thered is others will follow. ...Read more
Please ASK: The best thing you can do for you and your baby if you have nursing problems is to ask for help and support! start with your pediatrician, obgyn, labor nurses and local lactation consultants or laleche league. Many town health departments or wic offices can direct you to resources. Enlist the emotional support of your partner and mother or support person as well. Other breast feeding moms too! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What if you are in a skilled nursing facility and dr's orders are not being followed but makes in your chart that it was done?
Violation: If you are certain that something is supposed to be done and it's not being done, bring this up to the nurse supervisor. They will supervise whether something is supposed to be done or not. If the problem persists, bring the problem to the patient liaison for investigation. Your job is to make sure that things are being done and your health is being looked after. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rough estimate: Babies consume roughly 1/2 their pound weight as ounces at a feeding after it is well established. For a 8 lb kid that equates to ~ 4 ounces. For breast fed kids i find it better to count diapers than ounces. Too many moms get stuck on quantity & express & bottle feed to watch volume.If baby is wetting a diaper every 4-6 hours and filling out, it is doing fine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am an lpn with 33 years of nursing experience. Family relocating. Want city with highest per hour pay?
Internet question: I also have an mba in addition to an md and i would suggest looking for the city with the highest ratio of pay to cost of living. You might get paid 1.5x in new york but find you cost of living 2.5x so you would actually be making a big mistake. That information should be available on the internet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breastfeed prep: First thing is to find a local prenatal breastfeeding class so you know what to expect and some basic positioning and latching tips. Then, about a month before due date start some gentle manipulation of the nipples, including rubbing with a terry cloth towel to start to toughen the skin. Leave nipples open to air daily. plan where and how you'll handle nursing once you're home. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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