Nursing Fundamentals in the Clinical Setting Part 2

NURSING FUNDAMENTALS IN
THE CLINICAL SETTING – PART 2

DESCRIPTION

Like the circus performers perfect their crafts, so do
nurses perfect their nursing skills. Clinical nursing
encompasses a broad spectrum. There should be
much emphasis on targeting and perfecting one’s
clinical skills.

It is important to follow your Institution’s Policies
and Procedures and Doctor’s orders.

This colorful ebook is the second ( Part 2) in the series. It is
put together by a Registered Nurse with decades of experience
in Advanced Healthcare Facilities, including: PACU, ER,
ICU, CCU, Maternity and more. It is packed with
Clinical information for the new or experienced nurse.
The bold, colorful images are intended to help the
Nurse see the clinical setting as a great place to
learn. Anyone can enjoy learning from this ebook.

CONTENTS
Topics include:

1. Brain pressure, signs of an increase, brain herniation
2. The medulla and pons, their effect on breathing
3. ICP ( Intracranial Pressure Monitoring) and its management
4. The EVD ( External Ventricular Device)
5. The brain and meningeal coverings – the dura mater, arachnoid
Mater and the pia mater
CSF( Cerebrospinal fluid) production
6. Brudzinski’s sign, Kernig’s sign
Subarachnoid hemorrhage ( SAH)
7. Perfecting Nursing skills
8. The vertebral column, SCI ( Spinal Cord Injury)
Injuries to the spinal cord
9. Fall prevention in the Clinical Setting
10. Respiratory Distress, its causes, oxygen saturation
Management of the patient in respiratory Distress,
mechanical ventilation
11. ARDS ( Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome),
its causes, diagnostic tests: ABG, Chest X-Ray
12. DKA ( Diabetic Ketoacidosis ) , causes, signs and symptoms
Treatment of DKA, Type 1 Diabetes
13. Insulin Administration, ensuring safe practices
14. The Excretory System – the kidneys and their function
15. Renal failure, Hemodialysis
16. MAR (Medication Administration Record)
17. TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition)
18. PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter)
19. Commonly used Narcotic Drugs and Side Effects
Morphine, Ativan, Fentanyl, Hydromorphone and Oxycodone
20. Common Routes of Medication Administration
21. Body Mechanics – Proper Lifting Techniques
22. Helpful Clinical Information for Nurses – Proper Documentation
of Allergies to Medication and Avoiding Needlesticks

 

ACE inhibitors and ARBs: antihypertensive medications in CKD.(Clinical Consult): An article from: Nephrology Nursing Journal

This digital document is an article from Nephrology Nursing Journal, published by Jannetti Publications, Inc. on May 1, 2005. The length of the article is 1445 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

Citation Details
Title: ACE inhibitors and ARBs: antihypertensive medications in CKD.(Clinical Consult)
Author: Charlotte Szromba
Publication: Nephrology Nursing Journal (Refereed)
Date: May 1, 2005
Publisher: Jannetti Publications, Inc.
Volume: 32 Issue: 3 Page: 332(2)

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Type 2 diabetes epidemic increases use of oral anti-diabetic agents.(Nursing Pharmacology): An article from: MedSurg Nursing

This digital document is an article from MedSurg Nursing, published by Thomson Gale on October 1, 2005. The length of the article is 4353 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Type 2 diabetes epidemic increases use of oral anti-diabetic agents.(Nursing Pharmacology)
Author: Teri Capriotti
Publication: MedSurg Nursing (Magazine/Journal)
Date: October 1, 2005
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 14 Issue: 5 Page: 341(7)

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Behavioral maintenance: a closer look.(Brief Article): An article from: Nursing Forum

This digital document is an article from Nursing Forum, published by Nursecom, Inc. on January 1, 2002. The length of the article is 4270 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

Citation Details
Title: Behavioral maintenance: a closer look.(Brief Article)
Author: Rosemary F. Hall
Publication: Nursing Forum (Refereed)
Date: January 1, 2002
Publisher: Nursecom, Inc.
Volume: 37 Issue: 1 Page: 5(7)

Article Type: Brief Article

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Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical Management for Positive Outcomes (Single Volume), 8th Edition

Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical Management for Positive Outcomes, 8th Edition takes you from basic to advanced medical-surgical nursing with an enhanced multimedia package that makes it easier to learn and apply concepts. This text provides a reliable foundation in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medical management, and nursing care for the full spectrum of adult health conditions. The roles of various healthcare professionals in managing each disorder and are clearly outlined, and evidence-based practice and clinical guidelines are integrated throughout the text.

  • UNIQUE! Evidence-Based Practice icons identify statements based on primary research or standardized guidelines and teach you to base your practice on solid research evidence.
  • Translating Evidence into Practice boxes present a topic in the form of a clinical question and summarize the conclusions of 4-5 research articles, encouraging you to judge the research for yourself and consider how it relates to the nursing setting.
  • Care Plans highlight nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems, expected outcomes, interventions with rationales, and evaluation to help you prioritize tasks and determine the appropriate treatment.
  • Thinking Critically questions at the end of each nursing care chapter pose short, typical client scenarios followed by questions about what actions to take to test your critical thinking skills.
  • Concept Maps illustrate the links among pathophysiological processes, clinical manifestations, medical treatment, and nursing interventions.
  • Integrating Pharmacology boxes help you understand how medications can be used for disease management by exploring common classifications of routinely used medications.
  • Bridge to Critical Care and Bridge to Home Health Care boxes introduce you to critical care and home health nursing by connecting these related specialties to medical-surgical nursing.
  • Feature boxes highlight issues in Critical Monitoring, Management and Delegation, Genetics, Terrorism, Community-Based Practice, and Physical Assessment in the Healthy Adult.
  • UNIQUE! Completely revised and newly illustrated chapter on structural cardiac disorders provides the latest information on the expected outcomes of transplantation and the related nursing care.
  • UNIQUE! Chapter on management of clients with integumentary disorders includes author Joyce Black’s cutting-edge research on pressure ulcers.
  • Chapter on critical thinking helps you to establish a foundation for high-level nursing care.
  • Expanded infectious diseases chapter includes vital content on bioterrorism.
  • Revised health assessment chapter introduces the assessment format used throughout the text.
  • NIC and NOC labels incorporated throughout in the Nursing Care Plans demonstrate the application of these standardized nursing taxonomies to everyday clinical practice.
  • UNIQUE! Integrating Diagnostic Studies boxes in every assessment chapter provide examples of laboratory and imaging studies that may be ordered during the course of a client’s illness.
  • Safety Alert icons identify common hospital emergencies and The Joint Commission’s patient safety goals and sentinel events to help you keep your patients safe.

 

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Chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease–using the ANNA standards and practice guidelines to improve care: Part 1: the epidemiology of … An article from: Nephrology Nursing Journal

This digital document is an article from Nephrology Nursing Journal, published by Thomson Gale on November 1, 2006. The length of the article is 8105 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

From the author: Recent National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative Guidelines for cardiovascular disease recommend that patients with chronic kidney disease be considered at highest risk for development of cardiovascular disease and that cardiac risk factor reduction begin with diagnosis of chronic kidney disease. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease include both traditional and nontraditional renal-related cardiac risk factors. The ANNA Nephrology Nursing Standards of Practice and Guidelines for Care can provide the foundation for planning care to patients with CKD and not only slow the progression of CKD but reduce exposure to cardiac risk factors. This article, on the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease and the risk factors and complications that contribute to cardiovascular disease, is the first in a series of three articles on the risk factors and complications related to chronic kidney disease and its impact on cardiovascular disease.

Citation Details
Title: Chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease–using the ANNA standards and practice guidelines to improve care: Part 1: the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease: the risk factors and complications that contribute to cardiovascular disease.(Continuing Education)
Author: Patricia B. McCarley
Publication: Nephrology Nursing Journal (Magazine/Journal)
Date: November 1, 2006
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 33 Issue: 6 Page: 666(10)

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Diabetes testing supplies: a how-to selection guide; High-quality blood glucose testing applied appropriately is critical. What to look for.(featurearticle): An article from: Nursing Homes

This digital document is an article from Nursing Homes, published by Thomson Gale on July 1, 2006. The length of the article is 1128 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

Citation Details
Title: Diabetes testing supplies: a how-to selection guide; High-quality blood glucose testing applied appropriately is critical. What to look for.(featurearticle)
Author: Al Wiggs
Publication: Nursing Homes (Magazine/Journal)
Date: July 1, 2006
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 55 Issue: 7 Page: 12(2)

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The benefits of peer support with diabetes.: An article from: Nursing Forum

This digital document is an article from Nursing Forum, published by Nursecom, Inc. on October 1, 2004. The length of the article is 4793 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

Citation Details
Title: The benefits of peer support with diabetes.
Author: Sandra L. MacPherson
Publication: Nursing Forum (Refereed)
Date: October 1, 2004
Publisher: Nursecom, Inc.
Volume: 39 Issue: 4 Page: 5(8)

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Nurses and dietitians collaborating to impact nutrition and diabetes mellitus management issues for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus on … An article from: Nephrology Nursing Journal

This digital document is an article from Nephrology Nursing Journal, published by Jannetti Publications, Inc. on September 1, 2008. The length of the article is 1997 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

From the author: Patients on hemodialysis who have type 2 diabetes mellitus are challenged by complex diet prescriptions and demanding self-care practices. The hemodialysis regimen itself makes diabetes management difficult. These patients are at risk of hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia unawareness. This article alerts nephrology nurses to these issues and to their role in the process of appropriate interventions. The benefit of nurses and dietitians collaboratively developing care plans is discussed. Diet prescriptions and self-care management screening questions are provided.

Citation Details
Title: Nurses and dietitians collaborating to impact nutrition and diabetes mellitus management issues for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus on hemodialysis.(Issues in Renal Nutrition: Focus on Nutritional Care for Nephrology Patients)(Case study)
Author: Teresa L. Taillefer
Publication: Nephrology Nursing Journal (Magazine/Journal)
Date: September 1, 2008
Publisher: Jannetti Publications, Inc.
Volume: 35 Issue: 5 Page: 503(3)

Article Type: Case study

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Saving a brachiocephalic fistula using lipectomy.(Case Study): An article from: Nephrology Nursing Journal

This digital document is an article from Nephrology Nursing Journal, published by Jannetti Publications, Inc. on May 1, 2005. The length of the article is 961 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

Citation Details
Title: Saving a brachiocephalic fistula using lipectomy.(Case Study)
Author: Cindy Roberts
Publication: Nephrology Nursing Journal (Magazine/Journal)
Date: May 1, 2005
Publisher: Jannetti Publications, Inc.
Volume: 32 Issue: 3 Page: 331(1)

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