July 24, 2014

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

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Some drugs undergo such extensive presystemic metabolism that the amount of drug required to achieve a therapeutic effect is much greater than that required for the same drug administered intravenously.

July 23, 2014

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

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The term clearance is the most useful way of quantifying drug elimination. Clearance can be viewed as a volume that is cleared of drug in any given period. Clearance may be organ specific (renal or hepatic) or whole-body clearance.

July 22, 2014

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

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If the patient's injury could be associated with violence or sexual assault, health care providers must preserve evidence. All items, such as bullets and clothing, must be saved for law enforcement personnel, with a documented chain of possession.

July 21, 2014

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

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In life-threatening emergencies, when the patient is unconscious or incapacitated, emergency treatment is provided. Implied consent is based on the principle that a reasonably competent person would have consented for treatment.

July 20, 2014

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

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To assess circulation, note level of responsiveness, the skin color, and the presence, quality and rate of the carotid or femoral pulses. Use the capillary refill time to assess the adequacy of tissue perfusion. 

July 19, 2014

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

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If the airway is obstructed and the patient is supine, use a chin lift or jaw thrust (if any potential injury to the cervical spine has occurred) to raise the tongue (the most common cause of airway obstruction) out of the oropharynx.

July 18, 2014

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

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The patency of the upper airway is assessed at the start by asking the patient a question. If the patient answers, the patient is responsive and the airway is open at this time. Keep the patient talking so that you know the airway is maintained.

July 17, 2014

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

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The primary survey or initial assessment is completed very rapidly. With a stable patient it may take only 30 seconds. However, it may take several minutes when a mechanism of injury makes you suspect a potential critical condition.

July 16, 2014

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

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The knee consists of the articulation of the femur, tibia, and patella. Fibrocartilaginous disks (medial and lateral menisci), which cushion the tibia and femur, are attached to the tibia and the joint capsule.

July 15, 2014

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The hip joint consists of the articulation between the acetabulum and the femur. The depth of the acetabulum in the pelvic bone helps stabilize and protect the head of the femur in the joint capsule.

July 14, 2014

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The temporomandibular joint consists of the articulation between the mandible and the temporal bone in the cranium. Each is located in the depression just anterior to the tragus of the ear. The hinge action opens and closes the mouth.

July 13, 2014

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

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The acromioclavicular joint consists of the articulation between the acromion process and the clavicle, and the sternoclavicular joint consists of the articulation between the manubrium of the sternum and the clavicle.

July 12, 2014

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

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Four muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, trees minor and subscapularis) and their tendons comprise the rotator cuff, reinforcing the glenohumeral joint to stabilize the shoulder and the position of the humeral head within the joint.

July 11, 2014

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The glenohumeral joint (shoulder) consists of the articulation between the humerus and the glenoid fossa. The acromion and coracoid processes and the ligament between them form the arch surrounding and protecting the joint.

July 10, 2014

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The elbow consists of the articulation of the humerus, radius and ulna. Its three contiguous surfaces are enclosed in a single synovial cavity, with the ligaments of the radius and ulna protecting the joint.

July 9, 2014

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The wrist moves in two planes: flexion/extension movement and rotational movement. The hand has articulations between the carpals and metacarpals, metacarpals and proximal phalanges, and middle and distal phalanges.

July 8, 2014

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The radiocarpal joint (wrist) consists of the articulation of the radius and the carpal bones. Additional articulations occur between the proximal and distal rows of carpal bones. An articular disk separates the ulna and carpal bones.

July 7, 2014

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In response to cholecystokinin, a hormone produced in the duodenum, the gallbladder releases bile into the cystic duct. The cystic duct and hepatic duct form the common bile duct.

July 6, 2014

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The hepatic artery transports blood to the liver directly from the aorta and the portal vein carries blood from the digestive tract and spleen to the liver. Repeated branching of both vessels makes the liver a highly vascular organ.