Tutor profile: Andrea E.
How can we apply the nursing process to a patient who is experiencing chest pain?
Assessment: let's start with a pain assessment using the O(nset) P(provoking or palliating factors) Q(uality) R(adiation) S(everity) T(iming) U(nderstanding) style of assessment. We will also ask about cardiac symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, dizziness, diaphoresis, headache and jaw pain We will also put them on cardiac monitoring and check a rhythm strip Vital signs Diagnosis: based on our assessment we can make a nursing diagnosis and make a plan with the doctor Planning: We will plan for an IV to be placed, cardiac labs to be ordered and an EKG to be done. Implementation: We will start the IV and give medications as prescribed Evaluation: How is the patient now? Did the pain/symptoms improve with our interventions? If not what do we need to do next, which puts us back to assessment
Subject: Study Skills
How do I study effectively? I get nothing out of just reading the book!
That's totally fair to feel as if you're not learning anything from just reading the book. You're probably not. First of all we have to find out what type of a learner you are. Do you learn by listening? Seeing demonstrations? Doing it yourself? Writing the material? It can be any of these ways and probably a combination to really help solidify the information, rather than just memorizing. The more ways we work with the material, the easier it will be to understand.
How can I remember the cranial nerves in order?
ok since this is a large list, let's use a mnemonic to help us. I. Ooh-olfactory II. Ooh-optic III. Ooh- oculomotor IV. To-trochlear V. Touch-trigeminal VI. And-abducens VII. Feel-facial VIII. Very-vestibulocochlear IX. Good-glossopharyngeal X. Velvet-vagus XI. A-accessory XII. H-hypoglossal To keep all the "O's" at the start straight I like to think of when you go to someone's house and they're making cookies. So first you smell them (olfactory), then you see them (optic) then your pupils dilate (oculomotor) as you get excited to eat them
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