Nursing short form, Nursing abbreviations

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Nursing short form, Nursing  abbreviations Short tricks of important topics

Care of Client in Traction (TRACTION)
T- Temperature (Extremity, Infection)
R – Ropes hang freely
A – Alignment
C – Circulation Check (5 Ps)
T- Type & Location of fracture
I – Increase fluid intake
O – Overhead trapeze
N – No weights on bed or floor
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Steps in the Nursing Process
ADPIE (A Delicious PIE)
Assessment
D- diagnosis
P-Planning
I-Implementation
E-valuation
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Acid-Base (ROME)
R-respiratory
O-opposite
M-metabolic
E-qual
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CANCER’S Early Warning Signs CAUTION UP
C-Change in bowel or bladder
A- lesion that does not heal
U-Unusual bleeding or discharge
T-Thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere
I-Indigestion or difficulty swallowing
O-Obvious changes in wart or mole
N-Nagging cough or persistent hoarseness
U-Unexplained weight loss
P-Pernicious Anemia
CANCER Interventions
C-Comfort
A-Altered Body Image
N-Nutrition
C-Chemotherapy
E-Evaluate response to meds
R-Respite for caretakers
Hypoglycemia (TIRED)
– an abnormal decrease of blood in the sugar
T-Tachycardia
I-Irritability
R-Restless
E-Excessive Hunger
D-iaphoresis/ Depression
Adrenal Gland Hormones (SSS)
S-ugar (Glucocorticoids)
S-alt (Mineralcorticoids)
S-ex (Androgens)
Pulmonary Edema (MAD DOG)
M-Morphine
A-Aminophylline
D- Digitalis
D-Diuretics (Lasix)
O- Oxygen
G- Gases (Blood Gases ABG’s)
5 P’s of Circulatory Checks
P-Pain
P-Paresthesia
P-Paralysis
P-Pulse
P-Pallor (Paleness)
Hypertension Nursing Care (DIURETIC)
D- Daily Weight
I- Intake and Output (I & O)
U- rine Output
R-Response of BP
E-Electrolytes
T-Take Pulses
I-ischemic Episodes (TIA)
C-Complications: 4C’s
Evaluation of Episiotomy Healing (REEDA)
R- Redness
E- Edema
E – Ecchymosis
D – Discharge, Drainage
A – Approximation
Evaluation of Episiotomy Healing (REEDA)
R- Redness
E- Edema
E – Ecchymosis
D – Discharge, Drainage
A – Approximation
Post-Partum Assessment (BUBBLE)
B-Breasts
U-Uterus
B-Bowels
B-ladder
L-Lochia
E-Episiotomy/lateration/C-section incision
Tracheal Esophageal Fistula (3 C’s)
C- Choking
C- Coughing
C – Cyanosis
Cleft Lip – Post Op Care (CLEFT LIP)
C-hoking
L-ie on back
E-valuate Airway
F-Feed Slowly
T-Teaching
L-Larger nipple opening
I-ncidence incerase in males
P-Prevent crust formation and aspiration
Situations requiring Crisis Situation: RAPE
R- Ruthless
A- Abusive
P- Personal
E- Experience
Warning Signs of a Child Abuse/ Neglect: CHILD ABUSE
C- Child’s excessive knowledge of sex & abusive words
H-air growth in various lengths
I-Inconsistent stories from the child & parent/s
L-ow self-esteem
D-Depression
A-pathy, no emotion
B-Bruised
U-Unusual injuries
S-Serious injuries
E-Evidence of old injuries not reported
The HYPERKALEMIA “Machine” – Causes of Increased Serum K+
M – Medications – ACE inhibitors, NSAIDs
A – Acidosis – Metabolic and respiratory
C – Cellular destruction – Burns, traumatic injury
H – Hypoaldosteronism, hemolysis
I – Intake – Excessive
N – Nephrons, renal failure
E – Excretion – Impaired
MURDER
Signs and Symptoms of Increased Serum K+
M – Muscle weakness
U – Urine, oliguria, anuria
R- Respiratory distress
D – Decreased cardiac contractility
E – ECG changes
R – Reflexes, hyperreflexia, or areflexia (flaccid)
To remember which blood types are compatible, visualize the letter “O” as an orb representing the universe because type O blood is the universal donor blood. Patients with any blood type can receive it. But O also means “odd man out”: Patients with type O blood can receive only type O blood. Think BEEP to remember the signs of minor bleeding:
B: Bleeding gums
E: Ecchymoses (bruises)
E: Epistaxis (nosebleed)
P: Petechiae (tiny purplish spots)
Have difficulty distinguished hypoplasia from hyperplasia?
When you see plasma in any word, think of “plastic.” Plastic, in turn, means forming or developing. As for hypo and hyper, that’s the easy part. Hypo means under, or below normal. Hyper means excessive, or above normal. Thus, hypoplasia means underdevelopment, and hyperplasia means over

 

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