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Ep42 Dyspnea (6 Ps)

  The 6 P’s   Pulmonary Bronchial Constriction Possible Foreign Body Pulmonary Embolus (PE) Pneumothorax Pump Failure Pneumonia  

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UNLOAD FAST   U sit Upright Nitro Lasix Oxygen Aminophylline Digoxin   Fluids – decrease Afterload – decrease Sodium – decrease Tests: dig level, ABG,

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CAUTION UP   Change in bowel or bladder A lesion that does not heal Unusual bleeding or discharge Thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere

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Ep32 Asthma (ASTHMA)

ASTHMA   Adrenergic (Albuterol) Steroids Theophylline Hydration (IV) Mask (Oxygen) Antibiotics  

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Ep31 Appendicitis (PAINS)

PAINS   Pain (RLQ) – pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen Anorexia – loss of appetite Increased temperature, WBC (15,000-20,000) Nausea Signs

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Ep30 Arterial Blood Gases (Rome)

ROME   Respiratory Opposite Metabolic Equal   pH pCO2 HCO3 Metabolic acidosis Low Normal Low Equal Metabolic alkalosis High Normal High Equal Respiratory acidosis Low

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Ep28 Alzheimer (5 As)

The 5 A’s   Amnesia – loss of memories Anomia – unable to recall names of everyday objects Apraxia – unable to perform tasks of

Lactulose: Kristalose (laxative)

Generic Name lactulose Trade Name Kristalose Indication Constipation, portal-systemic encephalopathy Action draws water into the stool and softens stool, inhibits ammonia passing into the colon

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Ep25 Steroids (6 S’s)

6 S’s   Sugar – hyperglycemia Soggy Bones – causes osteoporosis Sick – decreased immunity Sad – depression Salt – water and salt retention (hypertension)

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Ep24: Traction (TRACTION)

TRACTION   Temperature (Extremity, Infection) Ropes hang freely Alignment Circulation Check (5 Ps) Type & Location of fracture Increase fluid intake Overhead trapeze No weights

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SCUM   Shopping Cooking and Cleaning Using telephone or transportation Managing money and medications

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Ep19: ECG Lead Placement (BEEP)

White – right Clouds over grass (white over green) Smoke over fire (black over red) Chocolate on the stomach (brown)     BEEP   Bleeding

Hydralazine: Apresoline (anti-hypertensive)

Generic Name hydralazine Trade Name Apresoline Indication hypertension Action arterial vasodilation by unclarified mechanism Therapeutic Class anti-hypertensive Pharmacologic Class vasodilator Nursing Considerations may cause tachycardia,

Heparin: Hep-Lock (anticoagulant)

Generic Name heparin Trade Name Hep-Lock Indication Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and treatment, low dose used to ensure patency of IV catheters Action increases the inhibitory

Haloperidol: Haldol (Antipsychotic)

Generic Name haloperidol Trade Name Haldol Indication Schizophrenia, mania, aggressive and agitated patient Action Alters the effect of dopamine Therapeutic Class Antipsychotic Pharmacologic Class butyrophenones

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Ep7: Hyponatremia (SALT LOSS)

SALT LOSS   Stupor/coma Anorexia, N&V Lethargy Tendon Reflexes decreased   Limp muscles (weakness) Orthostatic hypotension Seizures/headache Stomach cramping  

Furosemide: Lasix (diuretics)

Generic Name Furosemide Trade Name Lasix Indication edema, hypertension Action prevents reabsorption of sodium and chloride in the kidneys, increase excretion of water, sodium, chloride,

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Ep4: Hypernatremia (FRIED, SWINE, SALT, MODEL)

Hypernatremia Nursing Mnemonic   You are FRIED from learning about sodium   Flushed skin Restlessness:  irritability Increased fluid retention and increased BP Edema:  peripheral and

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Ep3: Hyperkalemia (MACHINE, MURDER, AIRED)

Hyperkalemia Nursing Mnemonics   The hyperkalemia MACHINE    Medications – ACE Inhibitors, NSAIDS, potassium-sparing diuretics Acidosis – Metabolic and respiratory Cellular destruction – burns, traumatic

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Ep6: Hypokalemia (6 L’s)

6 L’s Lethargy Leg cramps Limp muscles Low, shallow respirations Lethal cardiac dysrythmias Lots of urine (polyuria)  

Ferrous Sulfate: Feosol (antianemics)

Generic Name ferrous sulfate Trade Name Feosol Indication prevention and treatment of iron-deficiency anemia Action Iron is essential for hemoglobin, myoglobin and enzymes, it is

Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)

Normal 12-37 U/L Indications Monitor progression of: Liver disease Response to treatments. Monitor liver toxic medications Description Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme primarily found

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