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John Smith
Answered: Apr 03, 2020
Elevate the leg when sitting for long periods of time.

Elevation will help control the edema that usually occurs.

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John Smith
Answered: Apr 03, 2020
Yellow sclera

Liver inflammation and obstruction block the normal flow of bile. Excess bilirubin turns the skin and sclera yellow and the urine dark and frothy.

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John Smith
Answered: Apr 03, 2020
Airway

Assessing for an open airway is the priority. The procedure involves the neck, the anesthesia may have affected the swallowing reflex or the inflammation may have closed in on the...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Apr 03, 2020
Fluid edema in the retro-orbital tissues which force the eyes to protrude

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John Smith
Answered: Apr 03, 2020
Check for a gag reflex return

The anesthesia from bronchoscopy inhibits swallowing. Therefore, it is important for the nurse to check for the gag reflex as an aspiration precaution

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B.Lisa
Answered: Feb 26, 2018
Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea occurs when a patient has an attack of extreme coughing and shortness of breath while sleeping. It wakes the person up and is a very scary ordeal. It happens mo...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Apr 03, 2020
Positive ELISA and western blot tests

These tests confirm the presence of HIV antibodies that occur in response to the presence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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CBRCNursingReview
Answered: Apr 03, 2020
Gowns and gloves

In caring for the incontinent client, the nurse should wear gloves and a gown to protect the hands and uniform from contamination

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John Smith
Answered: Apr 03, 2020
Head trauma

Trauma is one of the primary cause of brain damage and seizure activity in adults. Other common causes of seizure activity in adults include neoplasms, withdrawal from drugs and...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Apr 03, 2020
Ears

Uric acid has a low solubility, it tends to precipitate and form deposits at various sites where blood flow is least active, including cartilaginous tissue such as the ears.

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John Smith
Answered: Apr 03, 2020
Urine output greater than 30ml/hr

Urine output provides the most sensitive indication of the clients response to therapy for hypovolemic shock. Urine output should be consistently greater...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Apr 03, 2020
Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr)-in parkinsons crisis, dopamine-related symptoms are severely exacerbated, virtually immobilizing the client. a client who is confined to bed during a...Read More

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Frostanity
Answered: Apr 03, 2020
A 39-year-old female patient complaining of indigestion, discomfort, and states that she feels like she has to "catch her breath."

As opposed to men, women have atypical signs of an angina...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Apr 03, 2020
5 l/min-simple face masks - for increased flow rates. provide 40 to 60% fio2 at a flow rate of 5 to 8 l/min. minimum flow rate is 5l/min to ensure flushing of co2 from the mask -advantages: more...Read More

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RN pedia
Answered: Apr 03, 2020
Protein deficiency

Protein deficiency allows fluid to leak out of the vascular system and third space into the tissues and spaces in the body such as the peritoneal space. Bleeding...Read More

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