Nursing Tips

KEY points about Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Key Principle from Alcoholics Anonymous

Cathy Parkes

KEY points about Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Key Principle from Alcoholics Anonymous

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KEY points about Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) has 3 phases: Acute, Continuation, Maintenance. Patient is at greatest risk for suicide during the Acute phase of MDD.

Major Depressive Disorder Phases

Cathy Parkes

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) has 3 phases: Acute, Continuation, Maintenance. Patient is at greatest risk for suicide during the Acute phase of MDD.

Major Depressive Disorder Phases

Cathy Parkes

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) has 3 phases: Acute, Continuation, Maintenance. Patient is at greatest risk for suicide during the Acute phase of MDD.

Key nursing interventions for patients with Alzheimer's Disease: Provide frequent reorientation; Provide consistency with caretakers; Keep communication short, simple, and clear.

Alzheimer's Disease Key Interventions

Cathy Parkes

Key nursing interventions for Alzheimer's Disease: Provide frequent reorientation, consistency with caretakers; Keep communication short, simple, and clear.

Alzheimer's Disease Key Interventions

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Key nursing interventions for Alzheimer's Disease: Provide frequent reorientation, consistency with caretakers; Keep communication short, simple, and clear.

For patients with eating disorders, the nurse should stay with them during meals and for at least an hour following.

Eating Disorders

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Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by compensatory measures to avoid weight gain (e.g., vomiting, laxative use, extreme exercise). Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by...

Eating Disorders

Cathy Parkes

Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by compensatory measures to avoid weight gain (e.g., vomiting, laxative use, extreme exercise). Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by...

Word Salad is a type of disorganized speech seen in schizophrenia (e.g., "happy green friendly running monkeys").

Word Salad

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Word Salad is a type of disorganized speech seen in schizophrenia (e.g., "happy green friendly running monkeys").

Word Salad

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Word Salad is a type of disorganized speech seen in schizophrenia (e.g., "happy green friendly running monkeys").

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is useful for individuals with severe and persistent schizophrenia or major depressive disorder with psychosis.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Cathy Parkes

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is useful for individuals with severe and persistent schizophrenia or major depressive disorder with psychosis.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Cathy Parkes

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is useful for individuals with severe and persistent schizophrenia or major depressive disorder with psychosis.

Alcohol withdrawal occurs within 4 to 12 hours of cessation of heavy, prolonged alcohol abuse. Symptoms peak ~24 to 72 hours after the patient’s last drink. Be sure to ask the patient when they had their last drink!

Alcohol Withdrawal

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Alcohol withdrawal starts 4-12 hours after last drink and peaks at 24-48 hours. Be sure to ask the patient when they had their last drink!

Alcohol Withdrawal

Cathy Parkes

Alcohol withdrawal starts 4-12 hours after last drink and peaks at 24-48 hours. Be sure to ask the patient when they had their last drink!

Bipolar patients & mania

Bipolar patients & mania

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For bipolar patients experiencing mania: be sure to provide high-calorie portable snacks (finger foods).

Bipolar patients & mania

Cathy Parkes

For bipolar patients experiencing mania: be sure to provide high-calorie portable snacks (finger foods).

Criteria for hospitalization of patients with Anorexia Nervosa:  Body weight < 75% of ideal body weight; Body fat < 10%; Heart rate < 45/min; SBP < 90mmHg; Body temp < 96 degrees F; EKG abnormalities

Criteria for hospitalization of patients with anorexia

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Criteria for hospitalization of patients with Anorexia Nervosa.

Criteria for hospitalization of patients with anorexia

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Criteria for hospitalization of patients with Anorexia Nervosa.

Key S&S of bulemia nervosa: normal (or slightly higher) body weight, calluses on knuckles, parotid gland enlargement, tooth erosion.

Bulimia Nervosa

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Key S&S of bulimia nervosa: normal (or slightly higher) body weight, calluses on knuckles, parotid gland enlargement, tooth erosion.

Bulimia Nervosa

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Key S&S of bulimia nervosa: normal (or slightly higher) body weight, calluses on knuckles, parotid gland enlargement, tooth erosion.

POSITIVE symptoms in schizophrenia include the presence of things that are NOT normally present. This includes:  Hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, speech alterations, abnormal body movements

Positive Schizophrenia Symptoms

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POSITIVE symptoms in schizophrenia include the presence of things that are NOT normally present.

Positive Schizophrenia Symptoms

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POSITIVE symptoms in schizophrenia include the presence of things that are NOT normally present.

A patient with borderline personality disorder: Exhibits SPLITTING behavior (i.e. characterizes people/things as ALL good or ALL bad). Engages in impulsive behavior. Is at high risk for self-harm! Provide for patient safety.

Splitting Behavior

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A patient with borderline personality disorder exhibits SPLITTING behavior, engages in impulsive behavior, and is at high risk for self-harm.

Splitting Behavior

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A patient with borderline personality disorder exhibits SPLITTING behavior, engages in impulsive behavior, and is at high risk for self-harm.

Antisocial personality

Antisocial personality

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An antisocial personality disorder does NOT mean an individual doesn't like to be around people. 

Antisocial personality

Cathy Parkes

An antisocial personality disorder does NOT mean an individual doesn't like to be around people.