Category: Psychiatric Nursing Risperidone (Risperdal) has a low potential for inducing agranulocytosis. However, high therapeutic dosages (>6 mg/day) may lead to motor difficulties. It has the highest risk of extrapyramidal side effects among atypical antipsychotics.
I am done with CrossFit in general, being ill after each workout just wasn't working for me. When I signed up for this program, I expected some type of fitness assessment. An assessment to test my personal and physical limitations, as a baseline for future participation. That was not done, the WODs were simply cut in half for me. Without that essential assessment, I was pushing myself too far, too quickly. I'm a VERY competitive person and when put into a group, I don't want to slow them down. Therefore, I give 200%, sometimes to failure. I sat down this week and really figured out why I was overweight. The answer was simple, NUTRITION. I eat horribly and I don't take the time to understand what my body needs (on the cellular level). I'm a nurse but I don't take of myself like a should. Instead of focusing on protein, low-carbohydrates and cardiovascular exercise, I was focusing on wall balls and sprints. I can workout to the extreme daily and still see no true results because, I'm not providing my body with proper nutrition. I've been reading up and finally found what the human body runs on and needs to be successful when it comes to shedding pounds in a healthy manner. I will continue doing my 60-minute walks on the treadmill while incorporating proper nutrition for the first time in my life.
Category: Psychiatric Nursing Valproate (Depakote) has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of bipolar disorders. The anticonvulsant properties derive from the alteration of electrical conductivity, which reduce the firing rate of high-frequency neurons in the brain.
Category: Psychiatric Nursing Rumination disorder is the repeated regurgitation and rechewing of food without apparent nausea, retching or gastrointestinal problems. In a feeding and eating disorder, the child fails to eat adequate amounts of food, despite availability.
Pica is the persistent eating of nonnutritive substances without an aversion to eating food. Infants and toddlers may eat paint, plaster, string or cloth. This behavior is frequently associated with mental retardation.
Category: Psychiatric Nursing Adjustment disorder is a psychological response to identifiable stressor(s), with symptoms developing within 3 months of the stressor(s). Symptoms are typically not severe enough to require hospitalization.
Tourette's disorder is characterized by motor and verbal tics that cause marked distress and significant impairment in social and occupational functioning. Tics typically appear between 2 and 7 years of age.
Category: Psychiatric Nursing Children and adolescents with separation anxiety disorder become excessively anxious when separated from or anticipating separation from their home or parental figures. Separation anxiety disorder may develop after a significant stress.
Category: Psychiatric Nursing Conduct disorder is characterized by a persistent pattern of behavior in which the rights of others are violated and age-appropriate societal norms are disregarded. It is one of the most frequently diagnosed disorders of childhood and adolescence.
Today was my first day of handling weights in a WOD. At first, I managed to lift the bar itself, which weighs 45 pounds. But after the fourth squat lunge, my legs gave under me and I dropped the weight. The trainer saw my exhaustion and gave me the PVC pipe we use for our warm-ups. After that, the workout progressed. I once again didn't manage to do all the repetitions but the warm-up didn't have me dry-heaving and winded, as it did previous times.
After the workout, I was walking upstairs to my apartment (on the third floor) and my body just erupted. I vomited and dry heaved for quite a long time. The odd thing is, I felt fine beforehand. I purposely didnt eat a big meal before the workout, for this very reason. I tried those Gatorade Prime Energy Chews an hour before my workout, to see if that eased my GI during the WODs. It did DURING but I guess it wore off or something. After the vomiting episode, I finished my workout with a Gatorade Recover Protein Shake. I still experimenting and trying to find a balance between nutrition and not vomiting. The search will continue.
Oppositional defiant disorder is a recurrent pattern of negativistic, disobedient, hostile, defiant behavior toward authority figures without going so far as to seriously violate the basic rights of others.
Chlorine and phosgene are pulmonary agents that cause pulmonary edema and respiratory insufficiency. Chlorine intake binds with the water of the respiratory tract's mucous membranes to form hydrochloric acid, creating severe injury.
Signs of cyanide poisoning include a bright red appearance of the skin and venous blood, metabolic acidosis, coma, apnea and cardiac arrest. Treatment includes amyl nitrite or sodium nitrite and exposure to open air and well-ventilated spaces.
50 Meter Sprintx 3 | Fastest Speed Possible
20 MINUTE TIME FRAME
Today was an interesting experience. CrossFit features different WODs so you can't prepare for what you are going to perform. That is what I love and hate about CrossFit. You can't prepare for the WOD. You get the information, get a quick demonstration and you are off. My body did not like the WOD today and it expressed that with multiple bouts of extreme, severe nausea and dry heaving. I couldn't even focus on the ring rows or wall balls (both new exercises to me), because my body was screaming STOP, STOP, SERIOUSLY STOP. So I did, I rested and kept at it. My ego gets murdered every time I walk through those doors but once I'm done with the hour and leave, it all comes back. Once I got home and relaxed, I looked up why these symptoms kept occurring over and over.
Excerpt Taken From | CrossFit Zone @ http://crossfitzone.ca
Intense exercise causes decreased blood flow (ischemia) to the gastric mucosa. The result may be nausea, which at some point may progress to vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea more than just impaired digestion. These symptoms can be severely and even critically compounded when hot weather and dehydration are thrown into the mix. Without sufficient blood supply the GI tract simply can’t function as designed, rejects its stomach contents, and in some cases the contents of the intestinal tract (diarrhea).
I need to find a balance between being physically healthy and pushing myself to the edge. When I take breaks (during the WOD), I feel like I'm failing but with me recently passing out at work - I know I'm not as strong as I think I am. My body can only do so much and I need to respect it and work with it. Yes, doing CrossFit and weighing almost 300 pounds sucks big time but if I want change... I have to start somewhere, do something, make a decision and stick with it. I'm not losing a drastic amount of weight but ALL my clothes are really baggy on me. Things like this keep me going and keep me on track.
Category: Critical Care Nursing Secondary blast injury (SBI) refers to the impact of objects and debris secondarily stirred up by the blast wave on the body. Tertiary blast injury (TBI) results from the body itself being thrown into objects by the force of the blast wave.
Category: Critical Care Nursing Primary blast injury (PBI) results from the effects of a blast wave traversing the body and is characterized by the absence of external injuries. The air-containing organs (lungs, GI tract and ears) are most commonly injured.
Visual hallucinations occur less frequently in schizophrenia and are more likely to occur in organic disorders such as acute alcohol withdrawal or dementia. Olfactory, tactile or gustatory hallucinations are unusual but can occur as well.
Command hallucinations are “voices” that direct the person to take an action. All hallucinations must be assessed and monitored carefully, because the voices may command the person to hurt self or others.
Category: Psychiatric Nursing Hallucinations involve perceiving a sensory experience for which no external stimulus exists (hearing a voice when no one is speaking). Hallucinations differ from illusions in that illusions are misinterpretations of a real experience.
Category: Psychiatric Nursing Derealization is a false perception that the environment has changed. For example, everything seems smaller or familiar surroundings have become somehow strange and unfamiliar. Derealization is interpreted as a loss of ego boundaries.
Depersonalization is a nonspecific feeling that a person has lost his or her identity and that the self is different or unreal. People may feel that body parts do not belong to them or may suddenly sense that their body has drastically changed.
Shared psychotic disorder or folie à deux (“madness between two”) is a condition in which one individual comes to share the delusional beliefs of another with whom there is a close, sustained relationship.
Schizoaffective disorder is characterized by a major depressive, manic or mixed mood episode presenting concurrently with symptoms of schizophrenia. The symptoms are not due to any substance use or to a medical condition.