WHAT IS ADVANCE DIRECTIVE?.QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON ADVANCE DIRECTIVE.

What Is Advanced Directive? This is a legal document that outlines patient wishes concerning medical treatment in case the individual is unable to decide. Or simply put a medical power of Attorney ( known as advanced directive)is a legal document used to designate someone to make important health decisions on your behalf when you become …

ADULT PAIN ASSESSMENT/DOCUMENTATION/REASSESSMENT/ DOCUMENTATION.

Assessment for PHYSICAL pain,SURGICAL pain ,and NONSURGICAL pain. Assessment for pain Q4hours prn pain or more frequent .For po medications such as percocet,norco,lortab,oxycodone,hydrocodone & acetaminophen, tramadol, advil,Ibuprofen,assess before giving medication and document, reassess after one hour (1hour)of giving the medication and document immediately. The intravenous medications given such as morphine sulfate, dilaudid (hydomorphine ),Toradol, assessment …

MY ASSIGNMENT SUCKS, I FORGOT ?.

When you finished your shift and you felt terrible because you think that you did not do your job well.Oh did I document the medications that I gave?.Did I chart on my patients?.What about the orders that the doctor gave me?.Was it entered?.Did I do my pin care?.What about the dressing change on Mr.Smith?.You kept …

WHY IS ASSESSMENT DONE ON ADMISSION?.

Assessment is done upon admission to find out why should the individual be admitted. What is the reason or purpose of admission?. Does his or her condition warranty admission?. Does the patient need a bed in the hospital?.What level of care will the patient need ( ICU, MedTelemetry, Trauma, Orthopedic, Neurosurgery) PHYSICAL CONDITION: Functional status, …

PAIN MEDICATION.

Pain is a signal by your nervous system to alert you that something is very unpleasant, uncomfortable or wrong.It may come like a burning sensation, aches, sting,pricking ,dull discomfort or hammering. It can be acute or chronic, comes and goes or constant. Pain is what the person says that it is ,where is occurring and …

29TH CASE SCENARIO. ( NURSING)DIABETES.

http://www.care.diabetesjournal.com A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood.Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes sugar.It is a multi- system disease.Diabetes mellitus can be referred to as metabolic disorder known as hyperglycemia.This happen due to lack of insulin. High glucose levels, if not controlled will …