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Textbook Notes for Nursing 1180A/B at Western University (UWO)

WESTERNNURS 1180A/BNancy PlattWinter

Nursing 1180A/B Chapter week 3: Week 3 -Respiratory Assessment

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Oxygenation of cells is vital in order to sustain life. Techniques used to assess respiratory system include: inspection, auscultation, palpation, perc
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WESTERNNURS 1180A/BNancy PlattWinter

Nursing 1180A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter week 2: Epilepsy, Myelin, Glasgow Coma Scale

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Changes in the hypothalamic-pituitary axis lead to elevated levels of estrogen, progesterone, prolactin, and oxytocin. Other changes are pressure on th
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Nursing 1180A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter week 3: Pulse Oximetry, Apgar Score, Pulmonary Artery

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The respiratory system is separated into the upper and lower tracts. The upper airway warms, moisturizes, and transports air to the lower airway where
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Nursing 1180A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter week 12: Bilirubin, Keratin, Capillary Refill

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First line of defense against pathogens and regulates body temp. Largest organ in the body: hair, scalp, nails. Skin is the largest active organ in the
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Nursing 1180A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter week 11: Basal Metabolic Rate, Body Fat Percentage, Semipermeable Membrane

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A complete nutritional assessment includes a history of food intake, weight, height, waist & waist to hip measurements, bmi & ideal weight, blood press
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Nursing 1180A/B Chapter 1: Jensen Reading - Neurovascular Assessment

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Pregnant women: blood volume nearly doubles, fetal growth causes obstruction of iliac veins and inferior vena cava. Both lead to increased venous press
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Nursing 1180A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter week 1: Allostasis, Frontotemporal Dementia, Sleep Diary

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Stressors: describes events that activated stress response systems: that is, act as stimuli. External stressors taking an exam, life-threatening illnes
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Nursing 1180A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter week 5: Hematemesis, Abdominal Pain, Quadrant (Abdomen)

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If pt has acute abdominal injury/illness, history and physical exam will be focused on the issue, and much of the history questions talked about later
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Nursing 1180A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter week 1/2: Homeostasis, Glasgow Coma Scale, Facial Nerve

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One way to ensure all areas of a physical assessment are addressed is to start from top down the head to toe assessment. Assessment of the neurological
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Nursing 1180A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter week 4: Paroxysmal Attack, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Hypertensive Crisis

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The venous neck vessels reflect the pressure in the right atrium because no valve exists between the right atrium and jugular veins. The jugular pulse
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Nursing 1180A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Supernumerary Nipple, Nipple Discharge, Lactiferous Duct

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Newborns, infants, and children: bubble baths may cause dermatitis, frequent pain with urination. Expected finding, will resolve spontaneously: supernu
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Nursing 1180A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter week 8: Infor, Synovial Joint, Bone Pain

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Important in order to batain infor about the body structure and function. This ystem consists of bone, joints, and muscles which provide support for th
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