Nursing Tips

Educate patients to prevent Lyme Disease (a tick-borne illness) by wearing long sleeves/long pants/close-toed shoes/a hat in wooded or grassy areas, and check their body fully for ticks when returning inside.

Lyme Disease: Prevention

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Educate patients to prevent Lyme Disease (a tick-borne illness) by wearing long sleeves/long pants/close-toed shoes/a hat in wooded or grassy areas, and check their body fully for ticks when returning...

Lyme Disease: Prevention

Cathy Parkes

Educate patients to prevent Lyme Disease (a tick-borne illness) by wearing long sleeves/long pants/close-toed shoes/a hat in wooded or grassy areas, and check their body fully for ticks when returning...

Prior to initiating hemodialysis, auscultate their arteriovenous fistula for a bruit and palpate for a thrill.

Hemodialysis: Nursing Care

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Prior to initiating hemodialysis, auscultate their arteriovenous fistula for a bruit and palpate for a thrill. 

Hemodialysis: Nursing Care

Cathy Parkes

Prior to initiating hemodialysis, auscultate their arteriovenous fistula for a bruit and palpate for a thrill. 

A patient undergoing a paracentesis (drainage of fluid from the peritoneal cavity using a needle) must empty their bladder prior to the procedure.

Paracentesis: Nursing Care

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A patient undergoing a paracentesis (drainage of fluid from the peritoneal cavity using a needle) must empty their bladder prior to the procedure.

Paracentesis: Nursing Care

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A patient undergoing a paracentesis (drainage of fluid from the peritoneal cavity using a needle) must empty their bladder prior to the procedure.

A patient experiencing Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) will likely have hyperkalemia, hyponatremia, hypocalcemia, metabolic acidosis, anemia, and elevated creatinine and BUN.

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

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A patient experiencing Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) will likely have hyperkalemia, hyponatremia, hypocalcemia, metabolic acidosis, anemia, and elevated creatinine and BUN.

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

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A patient experiencing Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) will likely have hyperkalemia, hyponatremia, hypocalcemia, metabolic acidosis, anemia, and elevated creatinine and BUN.

HF stands for Heart Failure.

Symptoms of Heart Failure

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HF stands for Heart Failure.

Symptoms of Heart Failure

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HF stands for Heart Failure.

The suffix "lithiasis" means "presence of stones," as in "cholelithiasis" (presence of stones in the gallbladder). The Paleolithic period is considered the Stone Age!

Suffix: -lithiasis

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The suffix "lithiasis" means "presence of stones," as in "cholelithiasis" (presence of stones in the gallbladder).

Suffix: -lithiasis

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The suffix "lithiasis" means "presence of stones," as in "cholelithiasis" (presence of stones in the gallbladder).

HF stands for Heart Failure. To help you remember the symptoms of the different kinds of HF, remember  Left is Lungs, Right is Rest of the Body!

Heart Failure

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HF stands for Heart Failure.

Heart Failure

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HF stands for Heart Failure.

The prefix "Pan-" means "all," as in "pancytopenia" where all types of blood cells are decreased. For example: In a panoramic photo, you capture all of the view.

Prefix: Pan-

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The prefix "Pan-" means "all," as in "pancytopenia" where all types of blood cells are decreased.

Prefix: Pan-

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The prefix "Pan-" means "all," as in "pancytopenia" where all types of blood cells are decreased.

The prefix "Ab-" means "to take away from," such as abducting the arm (moving it away from midline). For example: The child was Abducted and taken away

Prefix: Ab-

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The prefix "Ab-" means "to take away from," such as abducting the arm (moving it away from midline).

Prefix: Ab-

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The prefix "Ab-" means "to take away from," such as abducting the arm (moving it away from midline).

The root "lingu/o" means "tongue," as in the "sublingual" (under the tongue). I use my tongue to get linguini noodles into my mouth.

Prefix: Lingu-

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The root "lingu/o" means "tongue," as in the "sublingual" (under the tongue).

Prefix: Lingu-

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The root "lingu/o" means "tongue," as in the "sublingual" (under the tongue).