Month: January 2022

FNP Final visceral pain

  visceral pain What is visceral pain? What is it caused by? and What should you think when a pt. complains of it? Type: vague, imprecise location central, umbilical, diffuse Causes: ischemia, stretching or distention of an organ Think Autonomic NS What is parietal pain? What is it caused by? and What should you think […]

Chamberlain NR509 3P study notes about blood components ie Hemoglobin from Leik

Blood  components Hemoglobin Males 14-18 g/dl, Females 12-16 g/dl Hematocrit Male 42-52% Female 36-48% MCV (mean corpuscular volume) 80-100 fL RCD (red cell distribution width) >14.5% Platelet count <140,000/mm3 (increased bleeding, ITP) Reticulocytes 0.5-1.5% (⬆️ acute bleeds) starting tx for vitamin deficiency (iron, B12, folate) acute hemolytic episodes Total WBC count 4,500-11,000/mm3 (⬆️ bacterial infections) […]

last minute antibiotic cram

antibiotic  MIC Minimum inhibitory concentration  antibiotics that target the bacterial cell wall are called _____ _______. beta lactams penicillins, cephalasporins, carbapenems beta lactams include D-ALA beta-lactams are structural analogues of _____, they irreversibly bind to PBPs (penicillin binding proteins) breaking down cell well. This is called suicide inhibition. best on actively dividing. (amoxicillin & clavulanate, […]

Exam 2 3p Generic disorders

  Generic disorders What is the first line of hypertension? Diuretics T OR F .NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) decrease the effects of diuretics and antihypertensives. True NSAIDS cause retention of sodium and water, increases blood pressure. Drug category Thiazide diuretics HCTZ Hydrochlorothiazide Generic fuerosemide Lasix Spironolactone spironolactone, NO BRAND NAME spironolactone/HCZ Aldactone Nitroglycerin sublingual Nitrostat […]

FNP study!!!

FNP study Pernicious anemia MCV elevated; MCHC normal; RDW elevated Sensorineural hearing loss Damage to any part of the nervous system of the ear; Aging and ongoing exposure to loud noises are common reasons. Conductive hearing loss Inability of sound to pass from the middle to the inner ear; due to a mechanical blockage such […]

APEA 2017 respiratory diseases

  respiratory diseases Pertussis treatment macrolide (azithro) spirometry is used to demonstrate presence of Airway constriction intermittent asthma – how often have sxs? sxs < 2x/w Mild persistant asthma – how often have sxs? sxs > 2d/w Mod persistant asthma – how often have sxs? daily sxs – at least 1x/day chest tightness, cough, or […]

******PREDICTOR EXAM for nursing intervention,uterine atony

nursing intervention,uterine atony UTERINE ATONY inability for the uterine muscles to contract due to lack of muscle tone –> exccessive bleeding because muscle fibers cannot contract firmly around blood vessels when the placenta separates. CAUSE OF UTERINE ATONY retention of large segment of the placenta which does not allow the uterus to contract firmly around […]

Office Testing! (Quick, cheap, can do it in the office): FNP Board Reviews

Office Testing Phalen test For carpal tunnel: The patient is asked to hold their wrist in complete and forced flexion (pushing the dorsal surfaces of both hands together) for 30-60 seconds. Tinel sign For carpal tunnel: It is performed by lightly tapping (percussing) over the nerve to elicit a sensation of tingling or “pins and […]