Nursing Bullets: Medical-Surgical Nursing Part I

  1. Bone scan is done by injecting radioisotope per IV & X-rays are taken.
  2. To prevent edema edema on the site of sprain, apply cold compress on the area for the 1st 24 hrs
  3. To turn the client after lumbar Laminectomy, use logrolling technique
  4. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs due to the injury of median nerve.
  5. Massaging the back of the head is specifically important for the client w/ Crutchfield tong.
  6. A 1 yr old child has a fracture of the L femur. He is placed in Bryant’s traction. The reason for elevation of his both legs at 90 deg. angle is his weight isn’t adequate to provide sufficient countertraction, so his entire body must be used.
  7. Swing-through crutch gait is done by advancing both crutches together & the client moves both legs past the level of the crutches.
  8. The appropriate nursing measure to prevent displacement of the prosthesis after a right total hip replacement for arthritis is to place the patient in the position of right leg abducted.
  9. Pain on non-use of joints, subcutaneous nodules & elevated ESR are characteristic manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis.
  10. Teaching program of a patient w/ SLE should include emphasis on walking in shaded area.
  11. Otosclerosis is characterized by replacement of normal bones by spongy & highly vascularized bones.
  12. Use of high pitched voice is inappropriate for the client w/ hearing impairment.
  13. Rinne’s test compares air conduction w/ bone conduction.
  14. Vertigo is the most characteristic manifestation of Meniere’s disease.
  15. Low sodium is the diet for a client w/ Meniere’s disease.
  16. A client who had cataract surgery should be told to call his MD if he has eye pain.
  17. Risk for Injury takes priority for a client w/ Meniere’s disease.
  18. Irrigate the eye w/ sterile saline is the priority nursing intervention when the client has a foreign body protruding from the eye.
  19. Snellen’s Test assesses visual acuity.
  20. Presbyopia is an eye disorder characterized by lessening of the effective powers of accommodation.
  21. The primary problem in cataract is blurring of vision.
  22. The primary reason for performing iridectomy after cataract extraction is to prevent secondary glaucoma.
  23. In acute glaucoma, the obstruction of the flow of aqueous humor is caused by displacement of the iris.
  24. Glaucoma is characterized by irreversible blindness.
  25. Hyperopia is corrected by convex lens.
  26. Pterygium is caused primarily by exposure to dust.
  27. A sterile chronic granulomatous inflammation of the meibomian gland is chalazion.
  28. The surgical procedure w/c involves removal of the eyeball is enucleation.
  29. Snellen’s Test assesses visual acuity.
  30. Presbyopia is an eye disorder characterized by lessening of the effective powers of accommodation.
  31. The primary problem in cataract is blurring of vision.
  32. The primary reason for performing iridectomy after cataract extraction is to prevent secondary glaucoma.
  33. In acute glaucoma, the obstruction of the flow of aqueous humor is caused by displacement of the iris.
  34. Glaucoma is characterized by irreversible blindness.
  35. Hyperopia is corrected by convex lens.
  36. Pterygium is caused primarily by exposure to dust.
  37. A sterile chronic granulomatous inflammation of the meibomian gland is chalazion.
  38. The surgical procedure w/c involves removal of the eyeball is enucleation.
  39. The client is for EEG this morning. Prepare him for the procedure by rendering hair shampoo, excluding caffeine from his meal & instructing the client to remain still during the procedure.
  40. If the client w/ increased ICP demonstrates decorticate posturing, observe for flexion of elbows, extension of the knees, plantar flexion of the feet,
  41. The nursing diagnosis that would have the highest priority in the care of the client who has become comatose following cerebral hemorrhage is Ineffective Airway Clearance.
  42. The initial nursing action—for a client who is in the clonic phase of a tonic-clonic seizure—is to obtain equipment for orotracheal suctioning.
  43. The first nursing intervention in a quadriplegic client who is experiencing autonomic dysreflexia is to elevate his head as high as possible.
  44. Following surgery for a brain tumor near the hypothalamus, the nursing assessment should include observing for inability to regulate body temp.
  45. Post-myelogram (using metrizamide (Amipaque) care includes keeping head elevated for at least 8 hrs.
  46. Homonymous hemianopsia is described by a client had CVA & can only see the nasal visual field on one side & the temporal portion on the opposite side.
  47. Ticlopidine may be prescribed to prevent thromboembolic CVA.
  48. To maintain airway patency during a stroke in evolution, have orotracheal suction available at all times.
  49. For a client w/ CVA, the gag reflux must return before the client is fed.
  50. Clear fluids draining from the nose of a client who had a head trauma 3 hrs ago may indicate basilar skull fracture.
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