We're just missing the Stefaniemia diagnosis.....definition: a Nurse Stefanie deficiency; most common cause: lack of Nurse Stefanie exposure for greater than 24 hours; most common symptoms: uncontrolled anxiety, irrational fears, failure to thrive and multiple phone calls/pages.
Preparing for the NCLEX (blog with reviews, tips, questions)
Critical Lab Values List: this shows the values when the lab becomes "critical" or serious, often indicative that an intervention needs to be implemented by the Nurse & health care team STAT. Included is the BMP, CBC, Serum Drug Levels, Coagulation Studies, & ABGs.
When someone says "my stomach hurts" they don't realize all the stuff running through a nurses mind
This page has 100's of nursing related info pics, save, post in word and print so helpful to study with!!
Pneumothorax...gotta brush-up on this one.
Crohn's Disease~ ★STAY HYDRATED!!★ What so many people don't know, just like I didn't, is that dehydration can be a DEATH SENTENCE! In 2007, at the tender age of 32, I dropped dead at my husband's feet on Valentines Day. My electrolytes dropped so low that my heart went into a fatal arrhythmia. I was defibrillated 23 times in a 13 hr period, and was in a coma for 3 weeks. I awoke to learn that my kidneys had failed and that I was paralyzed from the knee down. Learn from my mistake & DRINK UP!!!
Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Vital Signs · Changes in vital signs o ↑ BP* o ↓ Pulse o Change in body temperature o Changes in respiratory patterns + rate*