Nursing References

Nursing Skills



Basic Nursing Skills

Asepsis and Infection Control

Performing Hand Hygiene Using an Alcohol-Based Handrub

Performing Hand Hygiene Using Soap and Water (Handwashing)

Using Personal Protective Equipment

Preparing a Sterile Field Using a Packaged Sterile Drape

Preparing a Sterile Field Using a Commercially Prepared Sterile Kit or Tray

Adding Sterile Items to a Sterile Field

Putting on Sterile Gloves and Removing Soiled Gloves


Vital Signs

Assessing Body Temperature

Regulating Temperature Using an Overhead Radiant Warmer

Regulating Temperature Using a Hypothermia Blanket

Assessing a Peripheral Pulse by Palpation

Assessing the Apical Pulse by Auscultation

Assessing Respiration

Assessing Blood Pressure by Auscultation


Health Assessment

Performing a General Survey

Using a Portable Bed Scale

Assessing the Skin, Hair, and Nails

Assessing the Head and Neck

Assessing the Thorax, Lungs, and Breasts

Assessing the Cardiovascular System

Assessing the Abdomen

Assessing the Female Genitalia

Assessing the Male Genitalia

Assessing the Neurologic, Musculoskeletal, and Peripheral Vascular Systems


Safety

Performing a Situational Assessment

Fall Prevention

Implementing Alternatives to the Use of Restraints

Applying an Extremity Restraint

Applying a Waist Restraint

Applying an Elbow Restraint

Applying a Mummy Restraint


Medications

Administering Oral Medications

Administering Medications via a Gastric Tube

Removing Medication From an Ampule

Removing Medication From a Vial

Mixing Medications From Two Vials in One Syringe

Administering an Intradermal Injection

Administering a Subcutaneous Injection

Administering an Intramuscular Injection

Administering a Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion: Applying an Insulin Pump

Administering Medications by Intravenous Bolus or Push Through an Intravenous Infusion

Administering Medications by Intravenous Bolus or Push Through a Medication or Drug-Infusion Lock

Administering a Piggyback Intermittent Intravenous Infusion of Medication

Administering an Intermittent Intravenous Infusion of Medication via a Mini-Infusion Pump

Applying a Transdermal Patch

Administering Eye Drops

Administering an Eye Irrigation

Administering Ear Drops

Administering an Ear Irrigation

Administering a Nasal Spray

Administering a Vaginal Cream

Administering a Rectal Suppository

Administering Medication via a Metered-Dose Inhaler (MDI)

Administering Medication via a Dry Powder Inhaler

Administering Medication via a Small-Volume Nebulizer


Perioperative Nursing

Teaching Deep-Breathing Exercises, Coughing, and Splinting

Teaching Leg Exercises

Providing Preoperative Patient Care

Providing Preoperative Patient Care: Day of Surgery

Providing Postoperative Care

Applying a Forced-Air Warming Device Promoting Healthy Physiologic Responses


Hygiene

Assisting With a Shower or Tub Bath

Providing a Bed Bath

Assisting the Patient With Oral Care

Providing Oral Care for the Dependent Patient

Providing Denture Care

Removing Contact Lenses

Shampooing a Patient’s Hair in Bed

Assisting the Patient to Shave

Providing Nail Care

Making an Unoccupied Bed

Making an Occupied Bed


Skin Integrity and Wound Care

Preventing Pressure Injury

Cleaning a Wound and Applying a Dressing (General Guidelines)

Performing Irrigation of a Wound

Collecting a Wound Culture

Applying Montgomery Straps

Caring for a Penrose Drain

Caring for a T-Tube Drain

Caring for a Jackson–Pratt Drain

Caring for a Hemovac Drain

Applying Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Removing Sutures

Removing Surgical Staples

Applying an External Heating Pad

Applying a Warm Compress

Assisting With a Sitz Bath

Applying Cold Therapy


Activity

Assisting a Patient With Turning in Bed

Moving a Patient Up in Bed With the Assistance of Another Caregiver

Transferring a Patient From the Bed to a Stretcher

Transferring a Patient From the Bed to a Chair

Transferring a Patient Using a Powered Full-Body Sling Lift

Providing Range-of-Motion Exercises

Assisting a Patient With Ambulation

Assisting a Patient With Ambulation Using a Walker

Assisting a Patient With Ambulation Using Crutches

Assisting a Patient With Ambulation Using a Cane

Applying and Removing Graduated Compression Stockings

Applying Pneumatic Compression Devices

Applying a Continuous Passive Motion Device

Applying a Sling

Applying a Figure-Eight Bandage

Assisting With Cast Application

Caring for a Cast

Applying Skin Traction and Caring for a Patient in Skin Traction

Caring for a Patient in Skeletal Traction

Caring for a Patient With an External Fixation Device


Comfort and Pain Management

Promoting Patient Comfort

Giving a Back Massage

Applying and Caring for a Patient Using a TENS Unit

Caring for a Patient Receiving Patient-Controlled Analgesia

Caring for a Patient Receiving Epidural Analgesia

Caring for a Patient Receiving Continuous Wound Perfusion Pain Management


Nutrition

Assisting a Patient With Eating

Confirming Placement of a Nasogastric Tube

Administering a Tube Feeding

Caring for a Gastrostomy Tube


Urinary Elimination

Assisting With the Use of a Bedpan

Assisting With the Use of a Urinal

Assisting With the Use of a Bedside Commode

Assessing Bladder Volume Using an Ultrasound Bladder Scanner

Applying an External Urinary Sheath (Condom Catheter)

Catheterizing the Female Urinary Bladder

Catheterizing the Male Urinary Bladder

Removing an Indwelling Urinary Catheter

Performing Intermittent Closed Catheter Irrigation

Administering a Continuous Closed Bladder or Catheter Irrigation

Emptying and Changing a Stoma Appliance on a Urinary Diversion

Caring for a Suprapubic Urinary Catheter

Caring for a Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter

Caring for a Hemodialysis Access (Arteriovenous Fistula or Graft)


Bowel Elimination

Administering a Large-Volume Cleansing Enema

Administering a Small-Volume Cleansing Enema

Administering a Retention Enema

Digital Removal of Stool

Applying a Fecal Incontinence Collection Device

Emptying and Changing an Ostomy Appliance

Irrigating a Colostomy

Inserting a Nasogastric Tube

Irrigating a Nasogastric Tube Connected to Suction

Removing a Nasogastric Tube


Oxygenation

Using a Pulse Oximeter

Teaching a Patient to Use an Incentive Spirometer

Administering Oxygen by Nasal Cannula

Administering Oxygen by Mask

Suctioning the Oropharyngeal and Nasopharyngeal Airways

Inserting an Oropharyngeal Airway

Suctioning an Endotracheal Tube: Open System

Suctioning an Endotracheal Tube: Closed System

Securing an Endotracheal Tube

Suctioning a Tracheostomy: Open System

Providing Care of a Tracheostomy Tube

Providing Care of a Chest Drainage System

Assisting With Removal of a Chest Tube

Using a Manual Resuscitation Bag and Mask


Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid–Base Balance

Initiating a Peripheral Venous Access IV Infusion

Changing an IV Solution Container and Administration Set

Monitoring an IV Site and Infusion

Changing a Peripheral Venous Access Site Dressing

Capping for Intermittent Use and Flushing a Peripheral Venous Access Device

Administering a Blood Transfusion

Changing the Dressing and Flushing Central Venous Access Devices

Accessing an Implanted Port

Deaccessing an Implanted Port

Removing a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)


Cardiovascular Care

Performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Performing Emergency Automated External Defibrillation

Performing Emergency Manual External Defibrillation (Asynchronous)

Obtaining an Electrocardiogram

Applying a Cardiac Monitor

Using a Transcutaneous (External) Pacemaker

Obtaining an Arterial Blood Sample From an Arterial Catheter

Removing Peripheral Arterial Catheters


Neurologic Care

Applying a Two-Piece Cervical Collar

Employing Seizure Precautions and Seizure Management

Caring for a Patient in Halo Traction

Caring for a Patient With an External Ventriculostomy (Intraventricular Catheter–Closed Fluid- Filled System)

Caring for a Patient With a Fiber Optic Intracranial Catheter


Laboratory Specimen Collection

Obtaining a Nasal Swab

Obtaining a Nasopharyngeal Swab

Collecting a Sputum Specimen for Culture

Collecting a Urine Specimen (Clean Catch, Midstream)

Obtaining a Urine Specimen From an Indwelling Urinary Catheter

Testing Stool for Occult Blood

Collecting a Stool Specimen

Obtaining a Capillary Blood Sample for Glucose Testing

Using Venipuncture to Collect a Venous Blood Sample

Obtaining a Venous Blood Specimen for Culture and Sensitivity

Obtaining an Arterial Blood Specimen for Blood Gas Analysis



Advance Nursing Skills

Admitting, Transfer, and Discharge

Admitting Patients

Transferring Patients

Discharging Patients


Communication

Establishing the Nurse-Patient Relationship

Communicating with an Anxious Patient

Communicating with an Angry Patient

Communicating with a Depressed Patient

Communicating with a Cognitively Impaired Patient


Documentation and Informatics

Giving a Hand-Off Report

Documenting Nurses' Progress Notes

Adverse Event/Incident Reporting


Vital Signs

Measuring Body Temperature

Assessing Radial Pulse

Assessing Apical Pulse

Assessing Apical-Radial Pulse Deficit

Assessing Respirations

Assessing Arterial Blood Pressure

Assessing Blood Pressure Electronically

Measuring Oxygen Saturation (Pulse Oximetry)


Health Assessment

General Survey

Head and Neck Assessment

Thorax and Lung Assessment

Cardiovascular Assessment

Abdominal Assessment

Genitalia and Rectum Assessment

Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Assessment

Monitoring Intake and Output


Medical Asepsis

Hand Hygiene

Caring for Patients Under Isolation Precautions

Caring for Patients with Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDRO) and Clostridium difficile


Sterile Technique

Applying and Removing Cap, Mask, and Protective Eyewear

Preparing a Sterile Field

Sterile Gloving


Safe Patient Handling, Transfer, and Positioning

Using Safe and Effective Transfer Techniques

Wheelchair Transfer Techniques

Moving and Positioning Patients in Bed


Exercise and Ambulation

Performing Range-of-Motion Exercises

Performing Isometric Exercises

Continuous Passive Motion Machine

Applying Elastic Stockings and Sequential Compression Device

Assisting with Ambulation and Use of Canes, Crutches, and Walker


Orthopedic Measures

Assisting with Cast Application

Care of a Patient During Cast Removal

Care of a Patient in Skin Traction

Care of a Patient in Skeletal Traction and Pin Site Care

Care of a Patient with an Immobilization Device


Support Surfaces and Special Beds

Selection of Pressure-Reducing Support Surfaces

Placing a Patient on a Support Surface

Placing a Patient on an Air-Suspension or Air-Fluidized Bed

Placing a Patient on a Bariatric Bed

Placing a Patient on a Rotokinetic Bed


Safety and Quality Improvement

Fall Prevention in a Health Care Agency

Designing a Restraint-Free Environment

Applying Physical Restraints

Fire, Electrical, and Chemical Safety

Seizure Precautions

Conducting a Root Cause Analysis


Disaster Preparedness

Care of a Patient After Biologic Exposure

Care of a Patient After Chemical Exposure

Care of a Patient After Radiation Exposure


Pain Assessment and Basic Comfort Measures

Providing Pain Relief

Patient-Controlled Analgesia

Epidural Analgesia

Local Anesthetic Infusion Pump for Analgesia

Nonpharmacologic Pain Management


Palliative Care

Supporting Patients and Families in Grief

Symptom Management at the End of Life

Care of a Body After Death


Personal Hygiene and Bed Making

Bathing a Patient

Perineal Care

Use of Disposable Bed Bath, Tub, or Shower

Oral Hygiene

Care of Dentures

Performing Mouth Care for an Unconscious or Debilitated Patient

Hair Care–Combing and Shaving

Hair Care–Shampooing

Performing Nail and Foot Care

Care of a Patient's Environment

Making an Occupied Bed

Making an Unoccupied Bed


Pressure Ulcer Care

Risk Assessment, Skin Assessment, and Prevention Strategies

Treatment of Pressure Ulcers


Care of the Eye and Ear

Eye Care for Comatose Patients

Taking Care of Contact Lenses

Taking Care of an Artificial Eye

Eye Irrigation

Ear Irrigation

Care of Hearing Aids


Safe Medication Preparation


Oral and Topical Medications

Advance administering Oral Medications

Administering Medications Through an Enteral Feeding Tube

Applying Topical Medications to the Skin

Instilling Eye and Ear Medications

Administering Nasal Instillations

Using Metered-Dose Inhalers

Using Dry Powder Inhaled Medications

Using Small-Volume Nebulizers

Administering Vaginal Instillations

Administering Rectal Suppositories


Parenteral Medications

Preparing Injections: Ampules and Vials

Mixing Parenteral Medications in One Syringe

Administering Intradermal Injections

Administering Subcutaneous Injections

Administering Intramuscular Injections

Administering Medications by Intravenous Bolus

Administering Intravenous Medications by Piggyback, Intermittent Infusion Sets, and Mini-Infusion Pumps

Administering Continuous Subcutaneous Medications


Oxygen Therapy

Applying a Nasal Cannula or Oxygen Mask

Administering Oxygen Therapy to a Patient with an Artificial Airway

Using Incentive Spirometry

Care of a Patient Receiving Noninvasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation

Use of a Peak Flow Meter

Care of a Patient on a Mechanical Ventilator


Performing Chest Physiotherapy

Performing Postural Drainage

Using an Acapella Device

Performing Percussion, Vibration, and Shaking


Airway Management

Performing Oropharyngeal Suctioning

Airway Suctioning

Closed (In-Line) Suction

Performing Endotracheal Tube Care

Performing Tracheostomy Care

Inflating the Cuff on an Endotracheal or Tracheostomy Tube


Closed Chest Drainage Systems

Managing Closed Chest Drainage Systems

Assisting with Removal of Chest Tubes

Autotransfusion of Chest Tube Drainage


Emergency Measures for Life Support

Inserting an Oropharyngeal Airway

Use of an Automated External Defibrillator

Code Management


Intravenous and Vascular Access Therapy

Initiating Intravenous Therapy

Regulating Intravenous Flow Rate

Changing Intravenous Solutions

Changing Infusion Tubing

Changing a Short Peripheral Intravenous Dressing

Discontinuing a Short Peripheral Intravenous Access

Caring for Central Vascular Access Devices


Blood Transfusions

Initiating Blood Therapy

Monitoring for Adverse Transfusion Reactions


Oral Nutrition

Performing a Nutritional Assessment

Assisting an Adult Patient with Oral Nutrition

Aspiration Precautions


Enteral Nutrition

Inserting and Removing a Small-Bore Nasogastric or Nasoenteric Feeding Tube

Verifying Feeding Tube Placement

Irrigating a Feeding Tube

Administering Enteral Nutrition: Nasoenteric, Gastrostomy, or Jejunostomy Tube

Care of a Gastrostomy or Jejunostomy Tube


Parenteral Nutrition

Administering Parenteral Nutrition Through a Central Line

Administering Parenteral Nutrition Through a Peripheral Line


Urinary Elimination

Assisting with Use of a Urinal

Insertion of a Straight or an Indwelling Urinary Catheter

Care and Removal of an Indwelling Catheter

Bladder Scan and Catheterization to Determine Residual Urine

Performing Catheter Irrigation

Applying a Condom-Type External Catheter

Suprapubic Catheter Care


Bowel Elimination and Gastric Intubation

Assisting a Patient in Using a Bedpan

Removing Fecal Impaction Digitally

Administering an Enema

Insertion, Maintenance, and Removal of a Nasogastric Tube for Gastric Decompression


Ostomy Care

Pouching a Colostomy or an Ileostomy

Pouching a Urostomy

Catheterizing a Urinary Diversion


Preoperative and Postoperative Care

Preparing a Patient for Surgery

Demonstrating Postoperative Exercises

Performing Postoperative Care of a Surgical Patient


Intraoperative Care

Surgical Hand Antisepsis

Donning a Sterile Gown and Closed Gloving


Wound Care and Irrigations

Performing a Wound Assessment

Performing a Wound Irrigation

Removing Sutures and Staples

Managing Wound Drainage Evacuation


Dressings, Bandages, and Binders

Applying a Dressing (Dry and Moist-to-Dry)

Applying a Pressure Bandage

Applying a Transparent Dressing

Applying a Hydrocolloid, Hydrogel, Foam, or Absorption Dressing

Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Applying Gauze and Elastic Bandages

Applying an Abdominal Binder


Therapeutic Use of Heat and Cold

Applying Moist Heat

Applying Dry Heat

Applying Cold

Caring for Patients Requiring Hypothermia or Hyperthermia Blankets


Home Care Safety

Home Environment Assessment and Safety

Adapting the Home Setting for Patients with Cognitive Deficits

Medication and Medical Device Safety


Home Care Teaching

Teaching Clients to Measure Body Temperature

Teaching Blood Pressure and Pulse Measurement

Teaching Intermittent Self-Catheterization

Using Home Oxygen Equipment

Teaching Home Tracheostomy Care and Suctioning

Changing a Tracheostomy Tube at Home

Teaching Medication Self-Administration

Managing Feeding Tubes in the Home

Managing Parenteral Nutrition in the Home


Specimen Collection

Urine Specimen Collection: Midstream (Clean-Voided) Urine; Sterile Urinary Catheter

Collecting a Timed Urine Specimen

Urine Screening for Glucose, Ketones, Protein, Blood, and pH

Measuring Occult Blood in Stool

Measuring Occult Blood in Gastric Secretions (Gastroccult)

Collecting Nose and Throat Specimens for Culture

Obtaining Vaginal or Urethral Discharge Specimens

Collecting a Sputum Specimen by Expectoration

Collecting a Sputum Specimen by Suction

Obtaining Wound Drainage Specimens

Collecting Blood Specimens and Culture by Venipuncture (Syringe and Vacutainer Method)

Blood Glucose Monitoring

Obtaining an Arterial Specimen for Blood Gas Measurement


Diagnostic Procedures

Intravenous Moderate Sedation During a Diagnostic Procedure

Contrast Media Studies: Arteriogram (Angiogram), Cardiac Catheterization, and Intravenous Pyelogram

Assisting with Aspirations: Bone Marrow Aspiration/Biopsy, Lumbar Puncture, Paracentesis, and Thoracentesis

Assisting with Bronchoscopy

Assisting with Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Advance obtaining an Electrocardiogram



Nursing Medical Emergency Patients

Overview of the treatment of medical emergencies

Respiratory emergencies

Cardiac emergencies

Cardiovascular emergencies

Shock

Neurological emergencies

Acute renal failure

Gastrointestinal emergencies

Endocrine emergencies

Poisoning

Critical care outreach service

Ethical and legal issues



Venepuncture and Cannulation

Legal and Professional Issues

The Learning Experience

Anatomy and Physiology

Selection of Equipment

Vein Selection

Infection Control and Risk Management

Procedures for Venepuncture and Cannulation

Complications

Introduction to Routine Blood Tests, Normal Values and Relevance to Clinical Practice

Patient's Perspective



Trauma Care - Initial assessment and management in the emergency department

Mechanism of injury

Initial assessment and resuscitation of the trauma patient

Head injuries

Thoracic trauma

Spinal injuries

Abdominal injuries

Pelvic injuries

Extremity trauma

Burns

Paediatric trauma

Trauma in older people

Trauma in pregnancy

Trauma-related deaths



Stoma Care

Anatomy and physiology of the bowel and urinary systems

Faecal and urinary stomas and the restorative surgical procedures developed to avoid stoma formation

Rationale for stoma formation and common surgical procedures

Stoma siting and the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist

The immediate postoperative period

Choosing the correct stoma appliance

Accessories used in stoma care

Changing a stoma appliance

Discharge planning and supporting patient self-care

Questions commonly asked by the patient with a newly formed stoma

Understanding chemotherapy and radiotherapy for the individual with a stoma

Psychological issues in stoma care



Sexual Health

Introduction to Sexual Health

Health Promotion

Sexually Acquired Infections

HIV/AIDS

Contraception Including Emergency Contraception

Abortion

Consent and Confidentiality

Sexual Assault – Managing Disclosures of Abuse

Teenage Pregnancy

Female Genital Mutilation

Cervical Screening and HPV Vaccines



Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient

Why Rapid Assessment Is Essential for Ward Staff

Track and Trigger Systems: Early Warning Scores, Calling Criteria and Rapid Response Teams

Assessment Techniques

A–B–C–D–E: Airway Assessment and Management Techniques

A-B-C-D-E: Breathing (and Failure to Breathe)

A–B–C–D–E: Circulation (and Circulatory Failure)

A–B–C–D–E: Acute Neurological Care (Disability)

A–B–C–D–E: Everything that Should Be Considered for Other Potential Problems

Patient-centred Care, Team Working and Communication



Practical Resuscitation: Recognition and Response

Introduction and Professional Issues

Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues


Prevention and Preparation

Recognising the Sick Patient and Preventing Cardiac Arrest

Resuscitation Equipment

Chain of Survival


Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support Algorithm


Advanced Life Support

The Universal Advanced Life Support Algorithm


Further Considerations of Resuscitation

Management of the Airway and Breathing

Monitoring and Assessing Cardiac Rhythms

Defibrillation Theory and Practice

Drugs and Delivery

Management of Potentially Reversible Causes of Cardiac Arrest

Post-Resuscitation Care

Special Circumstances

Resuscitation of the Seriously Injured Casualty

Out-of-Hospital Resuscitation



Personal Hygiene Care

Assessing your patient

Improving and maintaining oral health

Care of the eyes

Ear care

Foot and nail care

Hair care and grooming

Methods of washing

Skin care



Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient

Recognition and Management of the Deteriorating Patient

Assessment of the Critically Ill Patient

Monitoring Respiratory Function

Monitoring Cardiovascular Function 1: ECG Monitoring

Monitoring Cardiovascular Function 2: Haemodynamic Monitoring

Monitoring Neurological Function

Monitoring Renal Function

Monitoring Gastrointestinal Function

Monitoring Hepatic Function

Monitoring Endocrine Function

Monitoring Nutritional Status

Monitoring Temperature

Monitoring Pain

Monitoring a Patient Receiving a Blood Transfusion

Monitoring the Patient with Infection and Related Systemic Inflammatory Response

Monitoring the Critically Ill, Pregnant Patient

Monitoring the Critically Ill Child

Monitoring During Transport

Record Keeping



Medicines Management - A Guide for Nurses

Introduction to medicines management

Legal issues of medicines management

Safety in medicines management

Prescription of medicines

Systems for medicines administration

Principles of safe administration of medicines

Medication errors

Basic pharmacology of common medications

Administration of oral medication

Administration of injections

Administration of intravenous fluids and medicines

Miscellaneous routes of medication administration

Medicines management in children

Nurse prescribing



Intravenous Therapy

Expanding practice in IV therapy

Background anatomy and physiology and venous access

Vascular access devices

Managing IV therapy safely

Intravenous fluid therapy

Pharmacology and intravenous therapy



ECGs for Nurses

The conduction system in the heart

Principles of ECG monitoring

ECG interpretation of cardiac arrhythmias

Cardiac arrhythmias originating in the SA node

Cardiac arrhythmias originating in the atria

Cardiac arrhythmias originating in the AV junction

Cardiac arrhythmias originating in the ventricles

Cardiac arrhythmias with atrioventricular block

Cardiac arrhythmias associated with cardiac arrest

Recording a 12 lead ECG

Interpreting a 12 lead ECG

Management of peri-arrest arrhythmias

Record keeping



Clinical Assessment and Monitoring in Children

Introduction of Clinical Assessment and Monitoring in Children

Respiratory Assessment

Respiratory Monitoring

Cardiovascular Assessment

Cardiovascular Monitoring and Haemodynamics

Neurological Assessment

Acute Neurological Assessment and Monitoring

The Gastro-intestinal System and Abdomen

Nutrition

Fluid and Electrolytes

The Head and Neck

The Musculoskeletal System

Temperature Monitoring

Comfort and Hygiene



Caring for the Perioperative Patient

Core Issues

Perioperative homeostasis

Managing perioperative equipment

Perioperative pharmacology

Perioperative communication

Managing perioperative risks


Perioperative Care

Aroute to enhanced competence in perioperative care

Preoperative preparation of perioperative patients

Patient care during anaesthesia

Patient care during surgery

Patient care during recovery

Psychiatric Nursing


The Foundation for Planning Psychiatric Nursing Care

The Nursing Process in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing


Alterations in Psychosocial Adaptation

Disorders Commonly Associated with Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence

Neurocognitive Disorders

Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

Depressive Disorders

Bipolar and Related Disorders

Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Related Disorders

Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders

Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

Sexual Disorders and Gender Dysphoria

Eating Disorders

Personality Disorders


Special Topics in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

Problems Related to Abuse or Neglect

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Homelessness

Psychiatric Home Nursing Care

Forensic Nursing

Complementary Therapies

Loss and Bereavement

Military Families


Psychotropic Medications

Antianxiety Agents

Antidepressants

Mood-Stabilizing Agents

Antipsychotic Agents

Antiparkinsonian and Tardive Dyskinesia Agents

Sedative-Hypnotics

Agents Used to Treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder


Psychiatric Nursing Tools

Comparison of Developmental Theories

Ego Defense Mechanisms

Levels of Anxiety

Stages of Grief

Relationship Development and Therapeutic Communication

Psychosocial Therapies

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Medication Assessment Tool

Cultural Assessment Tool

DSM-5 Classification: Categories and Codes

Mental Status Assessment

Assigning Nursing Diagnoses to Client Behaviors

Brief Mental Status Evaluation

FDA Pregnancy Categories

DEA Controlled Substances Schedules

Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS)

Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS)

Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A)

NANDA-I Nursing Diagnoses: Taxonomy II

Telephone Triage Nurses


A

Abdominal Pain, Adult

Abdominal Pain, Child

Abdominal Swelling

Abrasions

Alcohol Problems

Allergic Reaction

Altered Mental Status (AMS)

Ankle Injury

Ankle Problems

Anxiety

Appetite Loss, Adult

Appetite Loss, Child

Arm or Hand Problems

Asthma

Avian Influenza ("Bird Flu") Exposure


B

Back/Neck Injury

Back Pain

Bad Breath

Bedbug Exposure or Concerns

Bed-Wetting

Bee Stings

Bites, Animal/Human

Bites, Insect

Bites, Marine Animal

Bites, Snake

Bites, Tick

Bleeding, Severe

Blood/Body Fluid Exposure

Bone, Joint, and Tissue Injury

Breast-Feeding Problems

Breast Problems

Breathing Problems

Bruising

Burns, Chemical

Burns, Electrical

Burns, Thermal


C

Cast/Splint Problems

Chest Pain

Chest Trauma

Chickenpox

Child Abuse

Choking

Circumcision Care

Cold Exposure Problems

Common Cold Symptoms

Confusion

Congestion

Congestive Heart Failure

Constipation

Contact Lens Problems

Contraception, Emergency (EC)

Cough

Croup

Crying, Excessive, in Infants


D

Dehydration

Depression

Diabetes Problems

Diaper Rash

Diarrhea, Adult

Diarrhea, Child

Dizziness

Domestic Abuse

Drowning (Near Drowning)


E

Earache, Drainage

Ear Injury, Foreign Body

Ear Ringing

Ebola: Known or Suspected Exposure

Electric Injury

Extremity Injury

Eye Injury

Eye Problems


F

Facial Problems

Facial Skin Problems

Fainting

Falls

Fatigue

Feeding Tube Problems

Fever, Adult

Fever, Child

Finger and Toe Problems

Food Allergy, Known or Suspected

Food Poisoning, Suspected

Foot Problems

Foreign Body, Eye

Foreign Body, Inhaled

Foreign Body, Nose

Foreign Body, Rectum

Foreign Body, Skin

Foreign Body, Swallowing of

Foreign Body, Vagina

Frostbite


G

Gas/Belching

Gas/Flatulence

Genital Lesions

Genital Problems, Male

Glands, Swollen or Tender


H

Hair Loss

Hand/Wrist Problems

Hay Fever Problems

Headache

Head Injury

Hearing Loss

Heartburn

Heart Rate Problems

Heat Exposure Problems

Hemorrhoids

Hepatitis

Hiccups

Hip Pain/Injury

Hives

HIV Exposure

Hoarseness

Hospice Problems

Hypertension

Hyperventilation

Hypotension


I

Immunization, Tetanus

Immunization Reactions

Impetigo

Incontinence, Stool

Incontinence, Urine

Indigestion

Influenza

Insomnia

Intravenous Therapy Problems

Itching


J

Jaundice

Jaw Pain

Joint Pain/Swelling


K

Knee Pain/Swelling/Injury


L

Laceration

Leg Pain/Swelling

Lice


M

Menstrual Problems

Mouth Problems

Mumps

Muscle Cramps


N

Neck Pain

Neurologic Symptoms

Newborn Problems

Nosebleed

Nose Injury

Numbness and Tingling


O

Ostomy Problems

Overdose


P

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Piercing/Pocketing Problems

Pinkeye

Pinworms

Poisoning, Suspected

Postoperative Problems

Postpartum Problems

Pregnancy, Cold Symptoms

Pregnancy, Fetal Movement Problems

Pregnancy, Hypertension

Pregnancy, Leaking Vaginal Fluid

Pregnancy, Nausea and Vomiting

Pregnancy Problems

Pregnancy, Suspected Labor

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Pregnancy, Urination Problems

Pregnancy, Vaginal Bleeding

Puncture Wound


R

Rash, Adult

Rash, Child

Rectal Bleeding

Rectal Problems

Reye Syndrome, Suspected

Roseola

Rubella (German Measles)

Rubeola (Measles)


S

Scabies

Scrotal Problems

Seizure

Seizure, Febrile

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Sexual Assault

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

Shingles: Suspected or Exposure

Shock, Suspected

Shoulder Pain/Injury

Sickle Cell Disease Problems

Sinus Problems

Skin Lesions: Lumps, Bumps, and Sores

Sleep Apnea, Adult

Sleep Apnea, Infant

Sore Throat

Speaking Difficulty

Spitting Up, Infant

Stools, Abnormal

Stye

Substance Abuse, Use, or Exposure

Suicide Attempt, Threat

Sunburn

Swallowing Difficulty

Sweating, Excessive

Swelling

Swine Flu (H1N1 Virus) Exposure


T

Tattoo Problems

Teething

Tongue Problems

Toothache

Tooth Injury


U

Umbilical Cord Care

Urinary Catheter/Nephrostomy Tube Problems

Urination, Difficult

Urination, Excessive

Urination, Painful

Urine, Abnormal Color


V

Vaginal Bleeding

Vaginal Discharge/Pain/Itching

Vision Problems

Vomiting, Adult

Vomiting, Child


W

Weakness

West Nile Virus

Wheezing

Wound Care: Sutures or Staples

Wound Healing and Infection


Index

Neonatal Nursing



Neonatal Pocket Guide

Diseases

Abruptio placentae

Amniotic fluid embolism

Cephalopelvic disproportion

Cervical insufficiency

Diabetes mellitus

Dysfunctional labor

Ectopic pregnancy

Gestational hypertension

Gestational trophoblastic disease

Human immunodeficiency virus infection

Hyperemesis gravidarum

Isoimmunization

Multiple gestation

Oligohydramnios

Placenta previa

Polyhydramnios

Postpartum hemorrhage

Premature labor

Premature rupture of membranes

Prolapsed umbilical cord

Sexually transmitted infections

Spontaneous abortion

Uterine rupture


Disorders

Apnea

Drug exposure

Fetal alcohol syndrome

Hemolytic disease

Hydrocephalus

Hyperbilirubinemia, unconjugated

Large-for-gestational-age neonate

Meconium aspiration syndrome

Necrotizing enterocolitis

Neonatal sepsis

Phenylketonuria

Preterm neonate

Respiratory distress syndrome

Retinopathy of prematurity

Small-for-gestational-age neonate

Tracheoesophageal fistula

Transient tachypnea of the neonate


Treatments

Amnioinfusion

Amniotomy

Cerclage

Cesarean birth

Episiotomy

Forceps delivery

Labor induction and augmentation

Tocolytic therapy

Vacuum extraction


Procedures

Apgar scoring

Cervical dilation and effacement assessment

External electronic fetal monitoring

Eye prophylaxis

Fetal heart rate assessment

Fetal station measurement

Fundal height measurement

Fundal palpation (postpartum)

Internal electronic fetal monitoring

Leopold's maneuvers

Lochia flow assessment

Neonatal size and weight measurements

Neonatal thermoregulation

Oxytocin administration

Perineal care

Phototherapy

RhoGAM administration

Uterine contraction palpation

Vitamin K administration


Diagnostic Tests

Amniotic fluid analysis

Biophysical profile

Chorionic villi sampling

Fern test

Human chorionic gonadotropin, serum

Human chorionic gonadotropin, urine

Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein

Nonstress test

Oxytocin challenge test

Pelvic ultrasound

Percutaneous umbilical blood sampling


Neonatal Clinical Tools

See Neonatal Clinical Tools



Neonatal Nursing Care

Prenatal Considerations and Care

Fetal Development: Environmental Influences and Critical Periods

Prenatal, Intrapartal, and Postpartal Risk Factors


Intrapartal and Newborn Care

Resuscitation and Stabilization of the Newborn and Infant

Assessment of the Newborn and Infant

Normal Term Newborn


Systems Assessment and Management of Disorders

Respiratory System

Cardiovascular System

Gastrointestinal System

Metabolic System

Endocrine System

Immune System

Integumentary System

Hematologic System

Musculoskeletal System

Neurologic System

Auditory System

Ophthalmic System

Genitourinary System


Special Considerations

Fluids, Electrolytes, Vitamins, and Minerals

Nutrition Management of Premature Infants

Neonatal and Infant Pharmacology

Emerging Technologies in Neonatal Care: Health Care Simulation for Neonatal Care

Pain in the Newborn and Infant

Fetal Therapy

Surgical Considerations in the Newborn and Infant

Emerging Infections


Vulnerable Populations

Newborn or Infant Transplant Patient

Extremely-Low-Birth-Weight (ELBW) Infant

The Late Preterm Infant


Environmental Health and Family-Centered Care in the NICU and Beyond

Neurobehavioral Development

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Environment

Family: Essential Partner in Care

Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Complementary and Integrative Therapies

Postdischarge Care of the Newborn, Infant, and Families


Neonatal Care in the New Millennium: Challenges and Opportunities

Trends in Neonatal Care Delivery

Neonatal Care Using Informatics

Human Genetics and Genomics: Impact on Neonatal Care

Trends in Neonatal Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Legal and Ethical Issues in Neonatal Care

Neonatal Care From a Global Perspective

Competency-Based Education and Continued Competency


Neonatal Diagnostic and Care Protocols

Diagnostic Processes

Developmental Care for the Sick and Preterm Infant

Neonatal Transport

Introduction to Vascular Access

Age-Appropriate Care of the Premature and Hospitalized Infant

Competency Education in the NICU

Transfusion Guidelines

Management of Jaundice in the Newborn Nursery

Newborn Whole-Body Cooling Protocol


Neonatal Convertions

See Neonatal Convertions



Neonatal Pain Management

Neonatal Pain

History and Overview of Neonatal Pain

Methods of Assessing Pain in the Newborn


Pharmacological Management of Acute and Chronic Pain

General Principles of Pain Management

Nonopioids

Opioids

Coanalgesics


Nonpharmacological Management of Acute and Chronic Pain

Nonpharmacological Methods

Developmental Considerations


Integration of Treatment Methods

Multidisciplinary Approach

Role of Family in Neonatal Pain Management


Special Populations

Procedural Pain Management

The Premature Infant

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

End-of-Life Pain Management and Palliative Care


Neonatal pain scales, Table conversions and Drug classifications

See Neonatal pain scales, Table conversions and Drug classifications

Pediatric



Pediatric Nursing Care Plan

Care of Children with Cardiovascular Dysfunction

Cardiac Catheterization

Congenital Heart Disease

Congestive Heart Failure

Hypertension

Infective Endocarditis

Rheumatic Fever


Care of Children with Endocrine Dysfunction

Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes Mellitus

Syndrome of Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone


Care of Children with Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance

Burns

Diarrhea, Dehydration, and Gastroenteritis


Care of Children with Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

Appendicitis

Bowel Obstruction

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula

Gastroesophageal Reflux

Hirschsprung Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Pyloric Stenosis

Short-Bowel Syndrome (Short-Gut Syndrome)


Care of Children with Hemopoietic Dysfunction and Neoplasms

Hemophilia

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura

Neoplasms

Sickle Cell Disease


Care of Children with Hepatic Dysfunction

Chronic Liver Failure


Care of Children With Infections

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Aids)

Cellulitis

Kawasaki Disease


Care of Children with Musculoskeletal Dysfunction

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Fractures

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis/Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Osteomyelitis

Scoliosis

Septic Arthritis


Care of Children with Neurologic/Neuromuscular Dysfunction

Cerebral Palsy

Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Hydrocephalus

Bacterial Meningitis

Neural Tube Defects (Spina Bifida and Myelomeningocele)

Seizures


Care of Children with Pulmonary Dysfunction

Apnea of Infancy (Aoi)

Asthma/Reactive Airway Disease

Bronchiolitis

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Cystic Fibrosis

Foreign Body Aspiration

Laryngotracheobronchitis/Viral Croup

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Pneumonia

Tuberculosis


Care of Children with Urogenital Dysfunction

Acute Postinfectious Glomerulonephritis

Chronic Renal Failure

Nephrotic Syndrome

Vesicoureteral Reflux

Urinary Tract Infection/Pyelonephritis


Care of Children with Failure to Thrive

Failure to Thrive


Care of Children Who Have Been Maltreated

Child Maltreatment



Pediatric High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care Nursing

Caring for Critically Ill Children and Their Families

The Synergy Model For Patient Care

Childhood Development: Psychosocial, Emotional, and Cognitive Factors

Developmentally Appropriate Assessment of Children

Stress Responses and Coping Behaviors

Issues Related To Hospitalization

Issues Related To Critical Care Units

Developmentally Appropriate Interventions

Psychosocial Needs of Families

Interventions For Dying Children


Pulmonary System

Developmental Anatomy of The Pulmonary System

Developmental Physiology of The Pulmonary System

Clinical Assessment of Pulmonary Function

Invasive and Noninvasive Diagnostic Studies

Respiratory Monitoring

Pulmonary Pharmacology

Airway-Clearance Therapies

Congenital Anomalies of The Pulmonary System

Upper Airway Infections

Lower Airway Infections

Other Infections of The Respiratory Tract

Tuberculosis

Pulmonary Dysfunction Caused By Noninfectious Irritants

Smoke-Inhalation Injury

Long-Term Respiratory Dysfunction

Pulmonary Hemorrhage

Pulmonary Hypertension

Thoracic Trauma

Respiratory Emergency

Bpd (Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity)

Physiologic Principles of Mechanical Ventilation

Intubation

Patient Care Management and Monitoring of The Child On Mechanical Ventilation

The Child Dependent on Technology: Patient Care Management, Including Emergency Care

Lung Transplantation


Cardiovascular System

Developmental Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy of The Cardiac Conduction System

Electrophysiology

Cardiovascular Assessment

Cardiovascular Monitoring

Pediatric Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Cardiovascular Resuscitation

Mechanical Cardiac Support

Heart Failure In Children

Shock

Arrhythmias and Myocardial Conduction System Defects

Pacemakers and Internal Cardioverter Defibrillators

Congenital Heart Disease

Pediatric Cardiomyopathy

Acute Inflammatory Diseases

Cardiac Transplantation

Cardiac Trauma


Neurologic System

Central Nervous System

Developmental Physiology

Peripheral Nervous System

Essential Physiology

Clinical Assessment of Neurologic Function

Invasive and Noninvasive Diagnostic Studies

Neurologic Monitoring

Intracranial Devices

Pharmacology

Neurologic Disorders

Seizures

Stroke OR CVA

CNS Infections

Space-Occupying Lesions (Tumors)

Hydrocephalus

Traumatic Brain Injury

Encephalopathy

Spinal Cord Injury

Scoliosis and Spinal Fusions

Congenital Neurologic Abnormalities


Renal System

Developmental Anatomy of The Renal System

Developmental Physiology and Clinical Assessment of Kidney Function

Invasive and Noninvasive Diagnostic Studies

Acute Kidney Injury

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Nephrotic Syndrome

Other Diseases Causing Aki

Renal Replacement Therapies

Renal Transplantation

Renal Trauma

Prevention of Catheterassociated Urinary Tract Infections


Endocrine System

Endocrinology Concepts

Developmental Anatomy and Physiology

Clinical Assessment of Endocrine Function

Critical Illness-Related Corticosteroid Insufficiency

Diabetes Mellitus

Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome

Acute Hypoglycemia

Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone

Diabetes Insipidus

Cerebral Salt Wasting


Gastrointestinal System

Developmental Anatomy of The Gastrointestinal System

Clinical Assessment of The GI System

Invasive and Noninvasive Diagnostic Studies

Nursing Management of Tubes And Drains

Nursing Management of Wound and Stoma Care

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Acute Abdominal Trauma

Acute GI Tract Hemorrhage

Acute Surgical Abdomen

Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Hyperbilirubinemia

Pancreatitis

Gallbladder Disease

GI Infection

Hepatic Failure

Liver Transplantation

Intestinal Failure/Short Gut/Intestine Transplantation


Hematology and Immunology Systems

Developmental Anatomy and Physiology

Functions and Physiologic Mechanisms

Clinical Assessment

Invasive and Noninvasive Diagnostic Studies

Hematologic and Immunologic Pharmacology

Blood Component Therapy

System Dysfunctions

Platelets and Plasma Factors

RBC Disorders

WBC Disorders: Immunodeficiency Diseases

Coagulopathies and Platelet Disorders

Plasma Clotting Factor Disorder

Oncologic Emergencies

Hematopoietic Stem Cell (Blood or Bone Marrow) Transplantation


Multisystem Issues

     1. Multiple Trauma

     2. Toxicology

     3. Sepsis and Septic Shock

     4. Burns

     5. Disaster Preparedness and Response

     6. Initial Stabilization and Transport


Professional Issues - Quality, Safety, Work Environment, and Wellness

Key Stakeholders In The History of The Patient Safety Movement

Creating a Culture of Safety In Healthcare

Learning From Ultra-Safe, Highreliability Industries

Applying Qi Methodology to Improve Patient Safety

Recent Pediatric Quality and Safety Initiatives

Professional Communications That Enhance Patient Safety

Teamwork - Leveraging Multidisciplinary Teams and Groups

Leveraging Family Involvement in Safety and Quality

Understanding Risk Related to QI

Competencies for Quality and Safety In Nursing

Starting with Small Steps and Moving to Higher Goals

Creating an HWE for Nursing Practice to Ensure Patient Safety

Self-Care and Wellness Promotion

Nursing and Moral Distress

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout



Paediatric Advanced Life Support - Practical Guide for Nurses

An Overview of Paediatric Advanced Life Support

Resuscitation Equipment for Paediatric Resuscitation

Recognition of the Seriously Ill Child

Paediatric Basic Life Support

Airway Management and Ventilation

ECG Recognition and Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Defibrillation and Electrical Cardioversion

Paediatric Advanced Life Support

Management of Anaphylaxis

Resuscitation in Special Situations

Post-resuscitation Care

Bereavement

Records, Record-keeping and Audit

Legal and Ethical Issues

Resuscitation Training



Nursing Care in Pediatric Respiratory Disease

Pediatric pulmonary anatomy and physiology

Pediatric respiratory health history and physical assessment

Principles of lung therapeutics

Neonatal lung disease: Apnea of prematurity and bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Lower airway disease

Upper airway disorders

Asthma

Cystic fibrosis

Obstructive sleep apnea

Primary ciliary dyskinesia and bronchiectasis

Acute respiratory problems



Nursing Managing Pain in Children

Why Managing Pain in Children Matters

Anatomy and Physiology of Pain

Pain: A Biopsychosocial Phenomenon

Pharmacology of Analgesic Drugs

Physical and Psychological Methods of Pain Relief in Children

Pain Assessment

Managing Acute Pain in Children

Chronic Pain in Children

Palliative Care in Children

Management of Painful Procedures

Where To From Here?

Nursing Documentation


A

Abuse, Suspected

Activities of Daily Living

Advance directive

Advance directive, family contests patient's wishes for

Advance directive, nurse witness of

Advance directive revocation

Advice to patient by telephone

Against medical advice, discharge

Against medical advice, out of bed

Alcohol found at bedside

Allergy testing

Anaphylaxis

Arrhythmias

Arterial blood sampling

Arterial line insertion

Arterial line removal

Arterial occlusion, acute

Arterial pressure monitoring

Arthroplasty care

Aspiration, foreign body

Aspiration, tube feeding

Assessment, initial

Asthma


B

Bad News by Telephone

Bladder irrigation, continuous

Blood transfusion

Blood transfusion reaction

Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy

Brain death

Burns, assessing risk for


C

Cardiac Monitoring

Cardiac tamponade

Cardiopulmonary arrest and resuscitation

Cardioversion, synchronized

Care given by someone else

Caregiver strain

Care plan, standardized

Care plan, traditional

Cast care

Central venous access device insertion

Central venous access device removal

Central venous access device site care

Central venous pressure monitoring

Chest pain

Chest physiotherapy

Chest tube care

Chest tube insertion

Chest tube removal

Chest tube removal by patient

Clinical pathway

Communicable disease, reporting

Confusion

Continuous renal replacement therapy

Correction to documentation

Countersignature of colleague's notes

Critical test values, reporting

Criticism of care in the medical record

Cultural needs identification


D

Death of a Patient

Dehydration, acute

Dementia

Diabetic ketoacidosis

Diagnostic testing

Dietary restriction nonadherence

Difficult patient

Discharge instructions

Do-not-resuscitate order

Doctor's orders, faxing

Doctor's orders, illegible

Doctor's orders, preprinted

Doctor's orders, questionable

Doctor's orders, refusal to carry out

Doctor's orders, telephone

Doctor's orders, verbal

Doctor's orders, written

Drug administration

Drug administration, adverse effects of

Drug administration, one-time dose

Drug administration, opioid

Drug administration, withholding ordered drug

Drugs, illegal

Drugs, patient hiding

Drugs, patient refusal to take

Dyspnea


E

Elopement from a Health Care Facility

Emergency treatment, patient refusal of

End-of-life care

Endotracheal extubation

Endotracheal intubation

Endotracheal tube, patient removal of

End-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring

Enema administration

Epidural analgesia

Equipment malfunction

Esophageal tube insertion

Esophageal tube removal

Evidence collection, suspected criminal case

Experimental procedures


F

Failure to Provide Information

Falls, patient

Falls, precautions

Falls, visitor or other

Firearms at bedside

Firearms in the home

Firearms on family member or visitor


G

Gastric Lavage

GI hemorrhage


H

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Hearing impairment

Heart failure, daily assessment

Heat therapy

Hemodynamic monitoring

Home care, home care aide needs

Home care, initial assessment

Home care, interdisciplinary communication in

Home care, patient-teaching certification in

Home care certification and care plan

Home care discharge summary

Home care progress notes

Home care recertification

Home care referral

Home care telephone orders

Hyperglycemia

Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome

Hypertensive crisis

Hyperthermia-hypothermia blanket

Hypoglycemia

Hypotension

Hypovolemia

Hypoxemia


I

Illegal Alteration of a Medical Record

Implanted port, accessing

Implanted port, care of

Implanted port, withdrawing access

Inappropriate comment in the medical record

Incident report

Increased intracranial pressure

Infection control

Information from other departments

Informed consent, inability to give

Informed consent in emergency situation

Informed consent, lack of understanding of

Informed consent when patient is a minor

Intake and output

Intestinal obstruction

Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation care

Intra-aortic balloon insertion

Intra-aortic balloon removal

Intracerebral hemorrhage

Intracranial pressure monitoring

I.V. catheter complication: cannula dislodgment

I.V. catheter complication: phlebitis

I.V. catheter insertion

I.V. catheter removal

I.V. site change

I.V. site infiltration

I.V. therapy, continuous


L

Language Difficulties

Last will and testament, patient request for witness of

Late documentation entry

Latex hypersensitivity

Level of consciousness, changes in

Lumbar puncture


M

Mechanical Ventilation

Medical advice, patient or family request for

Medical records, faxing

Medication error

Medications, reconciling

Misconduct

Misuse of equipment

Mixed venous oxygen saturation monitoring

Moderate sedation

Multiple trauma

Myocardial infarction, acute


N

Nasogastric Tube Care

Nasogastric tube insertion

Negligent colleague, suspicion of

Newborn identification

Noncompliance, patient


O

Organ Donation

Ostomy care

Overdose, drug

Oxygen administration


P

Pacemaker, Care of Permanent

Pacemaker, care of transvenous

Pacemaker, initiation of transcutaneous

Pacemaker, insertion of permanent

Pacemaker, insertion of transvenous

Pacemaker malfunction

Pain management

Paracentesis

Parenteral nutrition administration, lipids

Parenteral nutrition administration, total

Patient-controlled analgesia

Patient requesting access to medical records

Patient search, legally necessary

Patient self-documentation of care

Patient self–glucose testing

Patient teaching

Patient teaching, patient's refusal of

Patient threat of self-harm

Patient threat to harm another

Patient threat of lawsuit

Patient transfer to assisted living facility

Patient transfer to long-term care facility

Patient transfer to specialty unit

Patient's belongings, at admission

Patient's belongings, missing

Patient's condition, change in

Peripheral pulse, absent

Peripherally inserted central catheter, insertion of

Peripherally inserted central catheter site care

Peritoneal dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis, continuous ambulatory

Peritoneal lavage

Peritonitis

Photographing or videotaping patient

Pneumonia

Pneumothorax

Poisoning

Police custody of patient

Postoperative care

Preoperative care

Pressure ulcer assessment

Pressure ulcer care

Psychosis, acute

Pulmonary edema

Pulmonary embolism

Pulse oximetry


Q

Quality of Care, Family Questions About


R

Rape-Trauma Syndrome

Refusal of treatment

Refusal to leave, visitor's

Removal of medical record by doctor request

Renal failure, acute

Request for patient information from media

Respiratory arrest

Respiratory distress

Restraints


S

Seclusion

Seizure management

Sexual advance by colleague

Sexual advance by patient

Sexual advance by visitor

Shock

Sickle cell crisis

Skin care

Skin graft care

Smoking

Spinal cord injury

Splint application

Status asthmaticus

Status epilepticus

Stroke

Stump care

Subarachnoid hemorrhage

Subdural hematoma

Substance abuse by colleague, suspicion of

Substance withdrawal

Suicidal intent

Suicide precautions

Suicide prevention contract

Surgical incision care

Surgical site identification

Suture removal


T

Termination of Life Support

Thoracentesis

Thrombolytic therapy

Tracheostomy care

Tracheostomy occlusion

Tracheostomy tube replacement

Tracheotomy

Traction care, skeletal

Traction care, skin

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

Transfusion reaction, delayed

Transient ischemic attack

Tube feeding

Tuberculosis


U

Understaffing

Unlicensed assistive personnel, care given by

Unresponsiveness by patient

Urinary catheter insertion, indwelling


V

Vagal Maveuvers

Ventricular assist device

Violent patient

Vision impairment

Vital signs, frequent


W

Walker Use

Wound assessment

Wound care

Wound dehiscence

Wound evisceration


Z

Z-Track Injection

Medical Surgical Nursing


Basic Concepts in Nursing Practice

Health Care Delivery and Nursing Practice

Community-Based Nursing Practice

Critical Thinking, Ethical Decision Making, and the Nursing Process

Health Education and Health Promotion

Health Assessment


Biophysical and Psychosocial Concepts in Nursing Practice

Homeostasis, Stress, and Adaptation

Individual and Family Considerations Related to Illness

Perspectives in Transcultural Nursing

Genetics Perspectives in Nursing

Chronic Illness

Principles and Practices of Rehabilitation

Health Care of the Older Adult


Concepts and Challenges in Patient Management

Pain Management

Fluid and Electrolytes: Balance and Distribution

Shock and Multisystem Failure

Oncology: Nursing Management in Cancer Care

End-of-Life Care


Perioperative Concepts and Nursing Management

Preoperative Nursing Management

Intraoperative Nursing Management

Postoperative Nursing Management


Gas Exchange and Respiratory Function

Assessment of Respiratory Function

Management of Patients With Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders

Management of Patients With Chest and Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders

Management of Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders

Respiratory Care Modalities


Cardiovascular, Circulatory, and Hematologic Function

Assessment of Cardiovascular Function

Management of Patients With Dysrhythmias and Conduction Problems

Management of Patients With Coronary Vascular Disorders

Management of Patients With Structural, Infectious, and Inflammatory Cardiac Disorders

Management of Patients With Complications From Heart Disease

Assessment and Management of Patients With Vascular Disorders and Problems of Peripheral Circulation

Assessment and Management of Patients With Hypertension

Assessment and Management of Patients With Hematologic Disorders


Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function

Assessment of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function

Management of Patients With Oral and Esophageal Disorders

Gastrointestinal Intubation and Special Nutritional Modalities

Management of Patients With Gastric and Duodenal Disorders

Management of Patients With Intestinal and Rectal Disorders


Metabolic and Endocrine Function

Assessment and Management of Patients With Hepatic Disorders

Assessment and Management of Patients With Biliary Disorders

Assessment and Management of Patients With Diabetes Mellitus

Assessment and Management of Patients With Endocrine Disorders


Urinary Tract Function

Assessment of Renal and Urinary Tract Function

Management of Patients With Upper or Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction

Management of Patients With Urinary Disorders


Reproductive Function

Assessment and Management of Female Physiologic Processes

Management of Patients With Female Reproductive Disorders

Assessment and Management of Patients With Breast Disorders

Assessment and Management of Problems Related to Male Reproductive Processes


Immunologic Function

Assessment of Immune Function

Management of Patients With Immunodeficiency

Management of Patients With HIV Infection and AIDS

Assessment and Management of Patients With Allergic Disorders

Assessment and Management of Patients With Rheumatic Disorders


Integumentary Function

Assessment of Integumentary Function

Management of Patients With Dermatologic Problems

Management of Patients With Burn Injury


Sensorineural Function

Assessment and Management of Patients With Eye and Vision Disorders

Assessment and Management of Patients With Hearing and Balance Disorders


Neurologic Function

Assessment of Neurologic Function

Management of Patients With Neurologic Dysfunction

Management of Patients With Cerebrovascular Disorders

Management of Patients With Neurologic Trauma

Management of Patients With Neurologic Infections, Autoimmune Disorders, and Neuropathies

Management of Patients With Oncologic and Degenerative Neurologic Disorders


Musculoskeletal Function

Assessment of Musculoskeletal Function

Musculoskeletal Care Modalities

Management of Patients With Musculoskeletal Disorders

Management of Patients With Musculoskeletal Trauma


Other Acute Problems

Management of Patients With Infectious Diseases

Emergency Nursing

Terrorism, Mass Casualty, and Disaster Nursing

Oncology Nursing



Cancer Principles and Practice

The Cancer Problem

Biology of Cancer

Immunology

Epidemiology


Prevention, Detection, and Diagnosis

Cultural Diversity Among Individuals With Cancer

Dynamics of Cancer Prevention

Screening and Detection for Asymptomatic Individuals

Genetic Risk and Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

Diagnostic Evaluation, Classification, and Staging


Treatment

Quality of Life as an Outcome of Cancer Care

Principles of Cancer Clinical Trials

Surgical Therapy

Principles of Radiation Therapy

Radiation Treatment Planning

Radiation Therapy: Toxicities and Management

Cytotoxic Chemotherapy: Principles of Therapy

Chemotherapy: Principles of Administration

Chemotherapy Toxicities and Management

Principles and Techniques of Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Complications of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Biotherapy

Targeted Therapy

Gene Therapy

Hematopoietic Therapy

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Therapies in Integrative Oncology


Cancer Symptom Management

Evidence-Based Oncology Nursing

Cancer-Related Distress

Cancer Pain Management

Infection

Bleeding

Cancer-Related Fatigue

Hypersensitivity Reactions to Antineoplastic Drugs

Oral Mucositis

Nutritional Disturbances

Paraneoplastic Syndromes

Malignant Effusions

Sexual and Reproductive Dysfunction


Oncologic Emergencies

Cardiac Tamponade

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

Hypercalcemia of Malignancy

Septic Shock

Spinal Cord Compression

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone

Tumor Lysis Syndrome


The Care of Individuals with Specific Cancers

AIDS-Related Malignancies

Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Bladder Cancer

Breast Cancer

Central Nervous System Cancers

Cervical Cancer

Colon, Rectal, and Anal Cancers

Endocrine Malignancies

Endometrial Cancer

Esophageal Cancer

Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer

Head and Neck Malignancies

Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Liver Cancer

Lung Cancer

Lymphomas

Multiple Myeloma

Ovarian Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Renal Cancer

Skin Cancer

Stomach Cancer

Testicular Germ Cell Cancer

Vulvar and Vaginal Cancer


Dimensions of Cancer Survivorship

Cancer Survivorship: A Critical Aspect of Care

Late Effects of Cancer Treatment

Family and Caregiver Issues

Spiritual Responses to Cancer


Palliative Care and End of Life

Principles and Issues in Palliative Care

Care During the Final Days of Life


Professional Issues for the Cancer Nurse

The Advanced Oncology Practice Nurse

Legal Issues



Cancer Procedures

Diagnostic investigations

Diagnostic tests and investigations

Tumour markers

Cervical uterine smear

Diagnostic radioisotope procedures (nuclear medicine)

Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) prostate biopsy

Flexible cystoscopy

Breast diagnostics

Genetic testing


Haematological procedures

Bone marrow procedures

Apheresis

Ribavirin administration

Pentamidine isetionate administration


Cancer pain assessment and management

Cancer pain assessment and management

Interventional techniques for managing complex cancer-related pain

Entonox (nitrous oxide) administration


Administration of systemic anticancer therapies

Systemic anticancer treatment

Safe handling of hazardous drugs

Administration of cytotoxic medications by nurses

Intravenous administration of systemic anticancer therapy

Oral administration of systemic anticancer therapy

Intramuscular and subcutaneous administration of cytotoxic drugs

Topical application of cytotoxic drugs

Intrathecal administration of cytotoxic drugs

Intrapleural instillation of cytotoxic drugs

Intravesical instillation of cytotoxic drugs

Intraperitoneal instillation of cytotoxic drugs

Intra-arterial administration of cytotoxic drugs

Side-effects of chemotherapy

Clinical research


Radionuclide therapy

Radiation

Radiation protection

Unsealed source therapy

Sealed source therapy

Sealed source iodine-125 seeds used in prostate malignancies

Intraoral sealed sources


Wound management

Malignant fungating wounds

Graft-versus-host disease wounds

Skin care following radiotherapy


Acute oncology

Acute oncology

Haematological emergencies

Metabolic emergencies

Side-effects from chemotherapy agents

Structural


Living with and beyond cancer

Section 8.1 Introduction

Section 8.2 Welfare advice

Section 8.3 Supporting individuals with sexual concerns as a consequence of cancer

Women’s sexual concerns following cancer

Men’s sexual concerns following cancer

Section 8.4 Nutritional status

Section 8.5 Compression therapy in the management of lymphoedema

Section 8.6 Non-pharmacological management of breathlessness

Section 8.7 Physical activity for people with cancer

Section 8.8 Cancer-related fatigue and sleep

Section 8.9 Communication for a patient with a laryngectomy

Section 8.10 Nipple tattooing


End of life care

End of life care Procedure guideline

Last Offices

Diabetes


Care of People with Diabetes

Diagnosing and Classifying Diabetes

Holistic Assessment, Nursing Diagnosis, and Documentation

Monitoring Diabetes Mellitus

Nutrition, Obesity and Exercise

Medicines Management

Hypoglycaemia

Hyperglycaemia, Acute Illness, Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic States (HHS), and Lactic Acidosis

Long-Term Complications of Diabetes

Management During Surgical and Investigative Procedures

Conditions Associated with Diabetes

Diabetes and Sexual and Reproductive Health

Diabetes in Older People

Diabetes in Children and Adolescents

Women, Pregnancy, and Gestational Diabetes

Psychological and Quality of Life Issues Related to Having Diabetes

Diabetes Education

Nursing Care in the Emergency, Intensive Care, Outpatient Departments, Community and Home-Based Care and Discharge Planning

Managing Diabetes at the End of Life

Complementary and Alternative Therapies


Insulin Pumps in Diabetes

An Introduction to Insulin Pump Therapy

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Insulin Pump Therapy

The Experiences of Insulin Pump Users

Insulin Pumps and Infusion Sets

Setting up an Insulin Pump Service

Assessing Suitability to Use an Insulin Pump

Matching Insulin Doses to Carbohydrate Intake

Using an Empowerment Approach to Insulin Pump Therapy Education

Initiating Insulin Pump Therapy

Setting and Adjusting Insulin Doses

Optimising Glycaemic Control

The Day-to-day Management of Insulin Pump Therapy

Insulin Pumps in Babies, Children and Teenagers

Insulin Pumps in Pregnancy

Situations Requiring Complex Management

Drug Therapy


Foundations for Drug Therapy in Nursing

Nursing Management of Drug Therapy

Pharmaceuticals: Development, Safeguards, and Delivery

Drug Administration


Core Drug Knowledge

Pharmacotherapeutics, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics

Adverse Effects and Drug Interactions


Core Patient Variables

Life Span: Children

Life Span: Pregnant or Breast-Feeding Women

Life Span: Older Adults

Lifestyle: Substance Abuse

Lifestyle, Diet, and Habits: Nutrition and Complementary Medications

Environment: Influences on Drug Therapy

Culture: Considerations in Drug Therapy


Peripheral Nervous System Drugs

Drugs Affecting Adrenergic Function

Drugs Affecting Cholinergic Function


Central Nervous System Drugs

Drugs Relieving Anxiety and Promoting Sleep

Drugs Treating Mood Disorders

Drugs Treating Psychotic Disorders and Dementia

Drugs Treating Seizure Disorders

Drugs Producing Anesthesia and Neuromuscular Blocking

Drugs Affecting Muscle Spasm and Spasticity

Drugs Treating Parkinson Disease and Other Movement Disorders

Drugs Stimulating the Central Nervous System


Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Drugs Treating Severe Pain

Drugs Treating Mild to Moderate Pain, Fever, Inflammation, and Migraine Headache

Drugs Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gout


Hematopoietic, Cardiovascular, and Renal System Drugs

Drugs Affecting Blood Pressure

Drugs Affecting Urinary Output

Drugs Affecting Lipid Levels

Drugs Treating Heart Failure

Drugs Treating Angina

Drugs Affecting Cardiac Rhythm

Drugs Affecting Coagulation

Drugs Affecting Hematopoiesis


Respiratory System Drugs

Drugs Affecting the Upper Respiratory System

Drugs Affecting the Lower Respiratory System


Gastrointestinal Tract Drugs

Drugs Affecting the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract

Drugs Affecting the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract


Antimicrobial Drugs

Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy

Antibiotics Affecting the Bacterial Cell Wall

Antibiotics Affecting Protein Synthesis

Drugs That Are Miscellaneous Antibiotics

Drugs Treating Urinary Tract Infections

Drugs Treating Mycobacterial Infections

Drugs Treating Fungal Infections

Drugs Treating Viral Infections

Drugs Treating HIV Infection and AIDS

Drugs Treating Parasitic Infections


Endocrine Drugs

Drugs Affecting Corticosteroid Levels

Drugs Affecting Blood Glucose Levels

Drugs Affecting Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Hypothalamic Function

Drugs Affecting Men’s Health and Sexuality

Drugs Affecting Women’s Health and Sexuality

Drugs Affecting Uterine Motility


Immune System and Cancer Chemotherapy Drugs

Drugs Affecting the Immune Response

Targeted Therapies

Drugs That Are Cell Cycle–Specific

Drugs That Are Cell Cycle–Nonspecific

Anesthesia Nursing


Professional Issues

Nurse Anesthesia: A History of Challenge

Nurse Anesthesia Specialty Practice and Education in the United States

Legal Concepts in Nurse Anesthesia Practice


Scientific Foundations

Nurse Anesthesia Research: Science of an Orderly, Purposeful, and Systematic Nature

General Principles, Pharmacodynamics, and Drug Receptor Concepts

Pharmacokinetics

Pharmacokinetics of Inhalation Anesthetics

Inhalation Anesthetics

Intravenous Induction Agents

Local Anesthetics

Opioid Agonists and Antagonists

Neuromuscular Blocking Agents, Reversal Agents, and Their Monitoring

Autonomic and Cardiac Pharmacology

Chemistry and Physics of Anesthesia


Technology Related To Anesthesia Practice

Anesthesia Equipment

Clinical Monitoring I: Cardiovascular System

Clinical Monitoring II: Respiratory and Metabolic Systems

Clinical Monitoring III: Neurologic System


Preoperative Preparation

Preoperative Evaluation and Preparation of the Patient


Intraoperative Management

Fluids, Electrolytes, and Blood Component Therapy

Positioning for Anesthesia and Surgery

Airway Management

Cardiovascular Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Anesthesia Management

Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery

Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery

Respiratory Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Anesthetic Management

Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery

Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, and Neuroanesthesia

Renal Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Anesthesia Management

Hepatobiliary and Gastrointestinal Disturbances and Anesthesia

Anesthesia for Laparoscopic Surgery

Musculoskeletal System Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Anesthesia Management

The Endocrine System and Anesthesia

Hematology and Anesthesia

Thermal Injury and Anesthesia

Trauma Anesthesia

Outpatient Anesthesia

Anesthesia for Ear, Nose, Throat, and Maxillofacial Surgery

Anesthesia for Ophthalmic Procedures

Anesthesia for Orthopedics and Podiatry

The Immune System and Anesthesia

Anesthesia and Laser Surgery

Obesity and Anesthesia Practice

Regional Anesthesia: Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia

Regional Anesthesia: Upper and Lower Extremity Blocks

Obstetric Anesthesia

Neonatal Anesthesia

Pediatric Anesthesia

Geriatrics and Anesthesia Practice

Postanesthesia Recovery

Pain Management

Anesthesia for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Procedures

Anesthesia Complications


Principles and Practice of Managing Pain

What is pain?

Dilemmas in pain management

Communicating the experience of pain

Pain assessment

The pharmacology of pain control

Delivering pain management

Acute pain management: planning for pain

Chronic pain management

Pain management in palliative care

Diagnostic Tests


A

ABO blood typing

Acetaminophen level test

Acetylcholine receptor antibody test

Acid mucopolysaccharides test

Acid perfusion (Bernstein) test

Acid phosphatase level test

Acid-fast stain

Acoustic admittance test

Activated clotting time

Adenovirus antibody test

Alanine aminotransferase level test

Albumin level test

Aldosterone (serum, urine) test

Alkaline phosphatase level test

Alpha₁-antitrypsin level test

Alpha-fetoprotein level test

Alpha₁-globulin and alpha₂-globulin level test

Aluminum level test

Alveolar-to-arterial oxygen gradient test

Amino acid screening

Ammonia level test

Amniotic fluid analysis

Amsler’s grid

Amylase (serum) level test

Amylase (urine) level test

Amyloid beta-protein precursor test

Androstenedione level test

Angioedema panel

Angiotensin-converting enzyme level test

Anion gap test

Antegrade pyelography

Antibody screening

Anticardiolipin antibody test

Anticentromere antibody test

Antideoxyribonucleic acid antibody test

Antidiuretic hormone (serum) test

Antiglobulin test (direct)

Anti-insulin antibody test

Antimitochondrial antibody test

Antimyocardial antibody test

Antinuclear antibody test

Antismooth muscle antibody test

Antispermatozoal antibody test

Anti-SS antibody test

Antistreptolysin-O level test

Antithrombin III level test

Antithyroid antibody test

Apolipoprotein A1 level test

Apolipoprotein B level test

Apt test

Arginine level test

Arterial blood gas analysis

Arterial-to-alveolar oxygen ratio

Arthrocentesis

Arthrography

Arthroscopy

Aspartate aminotransferase level test

Atrial natriuretic factor test

Auditory brain stem evoked-response test

Avian flu virus RNA test


B

Barium enema

Barium swallow test

Basal gastric secretion test

Basophil count

Bence Jones protein (urine) level test

Beta-hydroxybutyrate assay

Bilirubin level test

Bioterrorism infectious agents test

Bladder tumor markers

Bleeding time test

Blood culture

Blood smear

Blood urea nitrogen level test

Bone biopsy

Bone densitometry

Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy

Bone scan

Bone turnover biochemical markers

Breast biopsy

Breast cancer tumor markers

Bronchography

Bronchoscopy

B-type natriuretic peptide assay


C

Calcitonin level, plasma

Calcium level, ionized

Calcium levels, serum and urine

Caloric study

Cancer tumor marker test

Candida antibody test

Capillary fragility test

Carboxyhemoglobin level test

Carcinoembryonic antigen test

Cardiac blood pool imaging

Cardiac catheterization

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

Cardiac positron emission tomography

Cardiolipin antibody test

Carotid artery duplex scanning

Catecholamine levels, plasma

Catecholamine levels, urine

CD4/CD8 enumeration

Celiac and mesenteric arteriography

Cerebral angiography

Cerebrospinal fluid analysis

Ceruloplasmin level test

Cervical punch biopsy

Chest radiography

Chlamydia culture

Chloride level, serum

Chloride level, urine

Cholangiography, postoperative

Chorionic villi sampling

Chromosome analysis

Clostridial toxin assay

Coagulation factor test

Cold agglutinins test

Cold stimulation test

Colonoscopy

Colposcopy

Complement assays

Computed tomography scanning, abdomen and pelvis

Computed tomography scanning, bone

Computed tomography scanning, brain

Computed tomography scanning, cardiac scoring

Computed tomography scanning, ear

Computed tomography scanning, kidneys

Computed tomography scanning, liver and biliary tract

Computed tomography scanning, pancreas

Computed tomography scanning, spine

Computed tomography scanning, thorax

Concentration and dilution tests

Contraction stress test

Coombs’ test, direct

Coombs’ test, indirect

Corticotropin level, plasma

Cortisol levels, plasma and urine

Cortisol stimulation test

C-peptide test

C-reactive protein test

Creatine kinase and isoform tests

Creatinine level, serum

Creatinine level, urine

Creatinine clearance test

Crossmatching

Cryoglobulin level test

Cyclic adenosine monophosphate test

Cystometry

Cystourethroscopy

Cytomegalovirus antibody screening


D

D-dimer test

Delayed-type hypersensitivity skin tests

Delta-aminolevulinic acid level, urine

Dexamethasone suppression test

Digital subtraction angiography, cerebral

Doppler ultrasonography

Ductal lavage of breast tissue

Duodenal contents culture

D-xylose absorption test


E

Echocardiography

Echocardiography, dobutamine stress

Echocardiography, exercise

Electrocardiography

Electrocardiography, exercise

Electrocardiography, signal-averaged

Electroencephalography

Electromyography

Electromyography of the external sphincter

Electroneurography

Electronystagmography and video nystagmography

Electrophysiology studies

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

Endoscopic ultrasonography

Endoscopy

Enteroclysis

Epstein-Barr virus antibodies test

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate test

Erythropoietin level test

Esophageal acidity test

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

Estrogen test

Ethanol level test

Evoked potential studies

Excretory urography

External fetal monitoring

Extractable nuclear antigen antibodies test


F

Fasting plasma glucose level test

Febrile agglutination test

Fecal lipid level test

Fecal occult blood test

Fecal urobilinogen test

Ferritin level test

Fetal hemoglobin test

Fetal-maternal erythrocyte distribution test

Fibrin split products test

Fluorescein angiography

Fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption test

Folic acid level test

Follicle-stimulating hormone, serum

Free erythrocyte porphyrins test

Free thyroxine and free triiodothyronine level tests

Fungal serology


G

Galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase test

Gallium scanning

Gamma globulin test

Gamma-glutamyltransferase level test

Gastric acid stimulation test

Gastric culture

Gastrin level test

Gastroesophageal reflux scanning

Gastrointestinal bleeding scanning

Given diagnostic imaging

Glucagon level test

Glucose oxidase test

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase test

Glycosylated hemoglobin test

Gonorrhea culture

Growth hormone suppression test


I

Immune complex assays

Insulin, serum

Insulin tolerance test

Internal fetal monitoring

International normalized ratio

Iron and total iron-binding capacity

Ischemia-modified albumin test


K

17-ketogenic steroids, urine

Ketones, urine

Kidney-ureter-bladder radiography


L

Lactate dehydrogenase test

Lactic acid and pyruvic acid test

Laparoscopy

Laryngoscopy, direct

Leucine aminopeptidase level test

Leukoagglutinins test

Lipase test

Lipoprotein electrophoresis

Lipoprotein phenotyping

Liver-spleen scanning

Loop electrosurgical excision procedure

Lower leg venography

Lumbar puncture

Lung biopsy

Lung perfusion and ventilation scanning

Lupus erythematosus cell preparation

Luteinizing hormone, plasma

Lyme disease serology

Lymphangiography

Lymph node biopsy

Lymphocytes test

Lymphocyte transformation test

Lysozyme test


M

Magnesium level test

Magnetic resonance imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging of bone and soft tissue

Magnetic resonance imaging of the ear

Magnetic resonance imaging of the neurologic system

Magnetic resonance imaging of the urinary tract

Mammography

Manganese level test

Mediastinoscopy

Melanin, urine

Methemoglobin level test

Monocytes test

Multiple-gated acquisition scanning

Myelography

Myoglobin test

Myoglobin, urine


N

Nasopharyngeal culture

Neonatal thyroid-stimulating hormone test

Nephrotomography

Neutrophils test

Nuclear medicine scanning

5-nucleotidase level test


O

Ocular ultrasonography

Oculoplethysmography

Oral cholecystography

Oral glucose tolerance test

Oral lactose tolerance test

Orbital computed tomography

Orbital radiography

Osmolality, serum

Osmolality, urine

Osmotic fragility test

Otoacoustic emissions test

Otoscopy

Oximetry


P

Papanicolaou test

Paracentesis

Parathyroid hormone test

Partial thromboplastin time

Parvovirus B-19 antibodies test

Percutaneous liver biopsy

Percutaneous renal biopsy

Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography

Pericardial fluid analysis

Pericardiocentesis

Peritoneal fluid analysis

Persantine thallium imaging

pH test, 24-hour

pH test, urine

Phenolsulfonphthalein excretion test

Phenylalanine screening

Phosphate level, serum

Phosphate level, urine

Phospholipids test

Plasminogen level, plasma

Platelet count

Plethysmography, venous

Pleural biopsy

Pleural fluid analysis

Porphyrin test, urine

Positron emission tomography

Potassium level, serum

Potassium level, urine

Prealbumin test

Pregnanediol level, urine

Pregnant uterus ultrasound

Proctosigmoidoscopy

Progesterone level, plasma

Prolactin level test

Prostate gland biopsy

Prostate-specific antigen test

Protein C level

Protein electrophoresis

Protein level, urine

Prothrombin time

Pulmonary angiography

Pulmonary artery catheterization

Pulmonary function tests

Pyruvate kinase test


Q

Quantitative immunoglobulins G, A, and M


R

Radioactive iodine uptake test

Radioallergosorbent test

Radionuclide renal imaging

Radionuclide thyroid imaging

Raji cell assay

Rapid corticotropin test

Rapid monoclonal test for cytomegalovirus

Red blood cell count

Red blood cell indices

Red blood cell survival time

Refraction

Renal angiography

Renal venography

Renin activity test

Respiratory syncytial virus antibodies

Reticulocyte count

Retrograde cystography

Retrograde ureteropyelography

Retrograde urethrography

Rhesus blood group system

Rheumatoid factor test

Rubella antibody test


S

SARS virus tests

Schirmer’s tearing test

Semen analysis

Sex chromosome test

Sexual assault assessment

Sickle cell test

Sigmoidoscopy, flexible

Site-of-lesion tests

Skin biopsy

Skull radiography

Sleep studies

Slit-lamp examination

Small-bowel biopsy

Sodium level, serum

Sodium level, urine

Soluble amyloid beta protein precursor test

Speech test

Sputum culture

Stool culture

Stool examination for ova and parasites

Stool examination for rotavirus antigen

Sweat test

Synovial fluid analysis

Synovial membrane biopsy


T

T- and B-lymphocyte assays

Tangent screen examination

Technetium-99m pyrophosphate scanning

Tensilon test

Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase level test

Testosterone level test

Thallium imaging

Thoracentesis

Thoracoscopy

Throat and nose culture

Thrombin time test

Thyroid biopsy

Thyroid-stimulating hormone level, serum

Thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin level test

Thyroxine-binding globulin level, serum

Thyroxine level, serum

Tonometry

TORCH test

Total carbon dioxide content test

Total cholesterol level test

Total hemoglobin level test

Transcranial Doppler studies

Transesophageal echocardiography

Transferrin level test

Transvaginal ultrasonography

Triglycerides level test

Triiodothyronine level, serum

Triiodothyronine uptake test

Troponin level test

Tuberculin skin tests

Two-hour postprandial plasma glucose level test


U

Ultrasonography

Ultrasonography, abdominal aorta

Ultrasonography, gallbladder and biliary system

Ultrasonography, kidney and perirenal structures

Ultrasonography, liver

Ultrasonography, pancreas

Ultrasonography, pelvic area

Ultrasonography, spleen

Ultrasonography, thyroid

Unstable hemoglobin test

Upper GI and small-bowel series

Urea clearance test

Uric acid level test

Urinalysis

Urinary calculi test

Urine culture

Urine hydroxyproline level

Urine urobilinogen level test

Urine vanillylmandelic acid level

Uroflowmetry


V

Venereal Disease Research Laboratory test

Venography, leg

Vertebral radiography

Visual acuity test

Vitamin A and carotene level test

Vitamin B₂ level, serum

Vitamin B₁₂ level test

Vitamin C level t

Vitamin D₃ level, serum

Voiding cystourethrography


W

White blood cell count and differential

Wound culture and sensitivity


Z

Zinc level test

Sign & Symptoms


A

Abdominal distention

Abdominal mass

Abdominal pain

Abdominal rigidity

Accessory muscle use

Agitation

Alopecia

Amenorrhea

Amnesia

Analgesia

Anhidrosis

Anorexia

Anosmia

Anuria

Anxiety

Aphasia (dysphasia)

Apnea

Apneustic respirations

Apraxia

Arm pain

Asterixis (liver flap, flapping tremor)

Ataxia

Athetosis

Aura


B

Babinski’s reflex

Back pain

Barrel chest

Battle’s sign

Biot’s respirations

Bladder distention

Blood pressure decrease

Blood pressure increase

Bowel sounds, absent (silent)

Bowel sounds, hyperactive

Bowel sounds, hypoactive

Bradycardia

Bradypnea

Breast dimpling

Breast nodule

Breast pain

Breast ulcer

Breath with ammonia odor

Breath with fruity odor

Brudzinski’s sign

Bruit

Buffalo hump

Butterfly rash


C

Café-au-lait spots

Capillary refill time, increased

Carpopedal spasm

Cat’s cry

Chest expansion, asymmetrical

Chest pain

Cheyne-Stokes respirations

Chills

Chorea

Chvostek’s sign

Clubbing

Cogwheel rigidity

Confusion

Conjunctival injection

Constipation

Corneal reflex, absent

Costovertebral angle tenderness

Cough, barking

Cough, nonproductive

Cough, productive

Crackles

Crepitation, bony

Crepitation, subcutaneous

Cry, high-pitched (cerebral cry)

Cyanosis


D

Decerebrate posture

Decorticate posture

Deep tendon reflexes, hyperactive

Deep tendon reflexes, hypoactive

Depression

Diaphoresis

Diarrhea

Diplopia

Dizziness

Doll’s eye reflex, absent

Drooling

Dysarthria

Dysmenorrhea

Dyspareunia

Dyspepsia

Dysphagia

Dyspnea

Dystonia

Dysuria


E

Earache

Edema, generalized

Edema of the arm

Edema of the face

Edema of the leg

Enuresis

Epistaxis

Erectile dysfunction

Erythema

Exophthalmos

Eye discharge

Eye pain


F

Facial pain

Fasciculations

Fatigue

Fecal incontinence

Fetor hepaticus

Fever

Flank pain

Flatulence

Fontanel, bulging

Fontanel depression

Footdrop


G

Gag reflex abnormalities

Gait, bizarre

Gait, propulsive

Gait, scissors

Gait, spastic

Gait, steppage

Gait, waddling

Gallop, atrial (S₄)

Gallop, ventricular (S₃)

Genital lesions, male

Gum bleeding

Gynecomastia


H

Halitosis

Halo vision

Headache

Hearing loss

Heat intolerance

Heberden’s nodes

Hematemesis

Hematochezia

Hematuria

Hemianopsia

Hemoptysis

Hepatomegaly

Hiccups

Hirsutism

Hoarseness

Homans’ sign

Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpnea

Hypopigmentation


I

Impotence

Insomnia

Intermittent claudication


J

Janeway’s lesions

Jaundice

Jaw pain

Jugular vein distention


K

Kehr’s sign

Kernig’s sign


L

Leg pain

Level of consciousness, decreased

Light flashes

Low birth weight

Lymphadenopathy


M

Masklike facies

McBurney’s sign

McMurray’s sign

Melena

Menorrhagia

Metrorrhagia

Miosis

Moon facies

Mouth lesions

Murmurs

Muscle atrophy

Muscle flaccidity

Muscle spasms

Muscle spasticity

Muscle weakness

Mydriasis

Myoclonus


N

Nasal flaring

Nasal obstruction

Nausea

Neck pain

Nipple discharge

Nipple retraction

Nocturia

Nuchal rigidity

Nystagmus


O

Ocular deviation

Oligomenorrhea

Oliguria

Opisthotonos

Orthopnea

Orthostatic hypotension

Ortolani’s sign

Osler’s nodes

Otorrhea


P

Pallor

Palpitations

Papular rash

Paralysis

Paresthesia

Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea

Peau d’orange

Pericardial friction rub

Peristaltic waves, visible

Photophobia

Pleural friction rub

Polydipsia

Polyphagia

Polyuria

Priapism

Pruritus

Psoas sign

Ptosis

Pulse, absent or weak

Pulse, bounding

Pulse pressure, narrowed

Pulse pressure, widened

Pulse rhythm, abnormal

Pulsus alternans

Pulsus biferiens

Pulsus paradoxus

Pupils, nonreactive

Pupils, sluggish

Purple striae

Purpura

Pustular rash

Pyrosis


R

Raccoon eyes

Rebound tenderness

Rectal pain

Respirations, grunting

Respirations, shallow

Respirations, stertorous

Retractions, costal and sternal

Rhinorrhea

Rhonchi

Romberg’s sign


S

Salivation, decreased

Salivation, increased

Scrotal swelling

Seizures, complex partial

Seizures, generalized tonic-clonic

Seizures, simple partial

Skin, bronze

Skin, clammy

Skin, mottled

Skin turgor, decreased

Splenomegaly

Stools, clay-colored

Stridor

Syncope


T

Tachycardia

Tachypnea

Taste abnormalities

Tearing, increased

Throat pain

Thyroid enlargement

Tinnitus

Tracheal deviation

Tremors

Trismus


U

Urethral discharge

Urinary frequency

Urinary hesitancy

Urinary incontinence

Urinary urgency

Urticaria


V

Vaginal bleeding, postmenopausal

Vaginal discharge

Vertigo

Vesicular rash

Vision loss

Visual blurring

Visual floaters

Vomiting

Vulvar lesions


W

Weight gain, excessive

Weight loss, excessive

Wheezing

Treatment


A

Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair or resection

Abdominal myomectomy

Ablation therapy for arrhythmias

Adrenalectomy

Amniocentesis, therapeutic

Amputation

Angioplasty, percutaneous transluminal coronary

Appendectomy

Arthrocentesis


B

Biliopancreatic diversion

Bladder and bowel retraining

Blood and plasma product transfusion

Bone grafting

Bone growth stimulation, electrical

Bowel resection

Breast reconstruction

Bronchoscopy


C

Cardiomyoplasty

Cardioversion, synchronized

Carpal tunnel release

Casting

Cataract extraction

Cerebral aneurysm repair

Cerebrospinal fluid drainage

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy infusion and chemoembolization of liver

Chest drainage

Chest physiotherapy

Cholecystectomy

Circumcision

Clitoral therapy device

Cochlear implantation

Colporrhaphy

Conization

Continuous passive motion

Continuous renal replacement therapy

Coronary artery bypass grafting

Corpus callosotomy

Cortisone injection

Craniotomy

Cryosurgery

Cystectomy

Cystostomy


D

Debridement

Deep brain stimulation

Dilatation and curettage or evacuation


E

Electroconvulsive therapy

Endarterectomy, carotid

Endometrial ablation

Episiotomy

Esophagectomy

External enhanced coronary perfusion

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Extratemporal cortical resection


F

Femoral popliteal bypass


G

Gastric bypass

Gastric lavage

Gastrostomy


H

Heart valve annuloplasty

Heart valve chordoplasty

Heart valve commissurotomy

Heart valve minimally invasive surgery

Heart valve percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty

Heart valve replacement

Hemapheresis

Hemispherectomy, functional

Hemodialysis

Hemorrhoidectomy

Hernia repair, diaphragmatic

Hernia repair, hiatal

Hernia repair, inguinal

Hernia repair, umbilical and ventral

Hyperbaric oxygenation

Hypophysectomy

Hysterectomy


I

Ileoanal reservoir

Ileostomy, continent

Ileostomy, conventional

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

Incision and drainage

Insulin pump

Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation

In vitro fertilization and embryo transfer

Iridectomy and iridotomy


J

Joint replacement, hand

Joint replacement, hip

Joint replacement, knee

Joint replacement, shoulder


L

Laparoscopy

Laparotomy

Laryngectomy

Laser eye surgery: keratectomy

Laser eye surgery: keratectomy, photorefractive

Laser eye surgery: keratectomy, phototherapeutic

Lesionectomy

Lithotripsy

Liver resection

Lobectomy, cerebral

Loop electrosurgical excision

Lung volume reduction surgery


M

Mastectomy

Mechanical ventilation

Meckel’s diverticulectomy

Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass

Mohs’ microsurgery

Multiple subpial transection

Myringotomy


N

Nephrectomy

Nerve block

Noninvasive positive airway pressure


O

Oophorectomy and salpingectomy

Open reduction and internal fixation of fractures

Orchiectomy

Ovarian cystectomy


P

Pacemaker insertion

Pallidotomy

Pancreaticoduodenectomy

Paracentesis

Parathyroidectomy

Penile implant

Percutaneous ethanol injection of liver

Pericardiocentesis

Peritoneal dialysis

Prostatectomy

Proton beam therapy


R

Radiation, external

Radiation, internal

Radical neck dissection

Radioactive iodine therapy

Radiofrequency ablation of tumors

Restrictive gastric surgeries


S

Scleral buckling

Sclerotherapy

Skin grafting

Somnoplasty

Spinal surgery: arthrodesis

Spinal surgery: kyphoplasty

Spinal surgery: laminectomy

Spinal surgery: laminoplasty

Spinal surgery: microdiskectomy

Spinal surgery: rod implantation

Spinal surgery: vertebroplasty

Splenectomy

Stapedectomy

Stent placement

Stereotactic radiosurgery

Sympathectomy


T

Temporal lobe resection

Thalamotomy

Thoracentesis

Thoracotomy

Thrombolytic therapy

Thyroidectomy

Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

Trabeculectomy

Tracheoesophageal fistula repair

Tracheotomy

Traction, halo-vest

Traction, skeletal

Traction, skin

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt

Transmyocardial laser revascularization

Transplantation, bone marrow

Transplantation, cerebral stem cell

Transplantation, corneal

Transplantation, heart

Transplantation, islet cells

Transplantation, kidney

Transplantation, liver

Transplantation, lung

Transplantation, pancreas

Transplantation, peripheral blood stem cell

Transplantation, small intestine

Transurethral microwave thermotherapy

Trigger point injection

Turbinectomy


U

Ultraviolet light therapy

Urethral dilation and internal urethrotomy

Urinary diversion surgery


V

Vacuum-assisted closure pressure therapy

Vagal maneuvers

Vagotomy

Vagus nerve stimulation

Varicose vein excision and stripping

Vasectomy

Vena cava filter placement

Ventricular assist device

Ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement


W

Wound care: burns

Wound care: dehiscence and evisceration

Wound care: irrigation

Wound care, pressure ulcer

Wound care, surgical

Wound care, traumatic

Diagnosis


Adult Health

Activity Intolerance - related to imbalance between oxygen supply and demand

Activity Intolerance - related to immobility

Risk for Activity Intolerance

Ineffective Activity Planning

Risk for Ineffective Activity Planning

Ineffective Airway Clearance

Risk for Allergy Response

Latex Allergy Response

Risk for Latex Allergy Response

Anxiety - related to situational crisis

Death Anxiety

Risk for Aspiration - Adult

Risk for Dry Eye

Autonomic Dysreflexia

Risk for Autonomic Dysreflexia

Risk-Prone Health Behavior

Risk for Bleeding

Disturbed Body Image - related to biophysical changes

Bowel Incontinence - related to impaired cognition

Bowel Incontinence - related to lower motor nerve damage

Ineffective Breathing Pattern - related to respiratory muscle fatigue

Decreased Cardiac Output - related to altered contractility

Decreased Cardiac Output - related to reduced stroke volume as a result of electrophysiologic problems

Caregiver Role Strain

Risk for Caregiver Role Strain - Adult Health

Impaired Comfort

Impaired Verbal Communication - related to decreased circulation to brain

Impaired Verbal Communication - related to physical barriers

Decisional Conflict

Acute Confusion

Chronic Confusion

Risk for Acute Confusion

Constipation - related to insufficient intake of fiber and fluid

Constipation - related to obstruction

Perceived Constipation

Risk for Constipation

Compromised Family Coping - related to inadequate or incorrect information held by primary caregiver

Compromised Family Coping - related to prolonged disease

Defensive Coping

Disabled Family Coping - related to highly ambivalent family relationships

Ineffective Coping - related to situational crisis

Ineffective Denial - related to fear or anxiety

Diarrhea - related to malabsorption, inflammation, or irritation of bowel

Diarrhea - related to stress and anxiety

Risk for Compromised Human Dignity

Moral Distress

Risk for Disuse Syndrome

Deficient Diversional Activity

Risk for Electrolyte Imbalance

Disturbed Energy Field

Impaired Environmental Interpretation Syndrome

Interrupted Family Processes - related to power shift of family members

Fatigue

Fear - related to separation from support system

Deficient Fluid Volume - Adult Health

Excess Fluid Volume - related to compromised regulatory mechanisms

Excess Fluid Volume - related to excess fluid intake or retention, or excess sodium intake or retention

Risk for Deficient Fluid Volume - Adult Health

Impaired Gas Exchange - related to alveolar-capillary changes

Impaired Gas Exchange - related to ventilation–perfusion imbalance

Risk for Imbalanced Fluid Volume

Risk for Unstable Blood Glucose

Dysfunctional Gastrointestinal Motility

Risk for Dysfunctional Gastrointestinal Motility

Grieving

Complicated Grieving

Risk for Complicated Grieving

Ineffective Self-Health Management

Ineffective Self-Health Management - related to complexity of health care system and therapeutic regimen

Impaired Home Maintenance - related to impaired cognitive or emotional functioning

Impaired Home Maintenance - related to inadequate support system

Hopelessness - related to lost belief in transcendent values

Hyperthermia - related to increased metabolic rate

Hypothermia - related to exposure to cold or cold environment

Functional Urinary Incontinence

Overflow Urinary Incontinence

Reflex Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence - related to weak pelvic musculature

Urge Urinary Incontinence

Risk for Infection - related to external factors

Risk for Infection - related to surgical incision

Risk for Injury - Adult

Risk for Perioperative-Positioning Injury

Risk for Thermal Injury

Insomnia - related to anxiety

Insomnia - related to unfamiliar sleep surroundings, noise, light

Decreased Intracranial Adaptive Capacity

Risk for Adverse Reaction to Iodinated Contrast Media

Deficient Knowledge - related to cognitive limitation

Deficient Knowledge - related to lack of exposure

Sedentary Lifestyle

Risk for Impaired Liver Function

Risk for Loneliness

Impaired Memory

Impaired Physical Mobility

Nausea

Unilateral Neglect

Noncompliance

Imbalanced Nutrition: Less than Body Requirements - related to inability to digest or absorb nutrients because of biological factors

Imbalanced Nutrition: Less than Body Requirements - related to inability to ingest foods

Imbalanced Nutrition: Less than Body Requirements - related to psychological factors

Imbalanced Nutrition: More than Body Requirements - related to excessive intake in relation to metabolic needs

Risk for Imbalanced Nutrition: More than Body Requirements

Impaired Oral Mucous Membrane - related to dehydration

Impaired Oral Mucous Membrane - related to mechanical trauma

Impaired Oral Mucous Membrane - related to pathologic condition

Acute Pain - related to physical, biological, or chemical agents

Acute Pain - related to psychological factors

Chronic Pain

Risk for Peripheral Neurovascular Dysfunction

Risk for Poisoning - Adult

Posttrauma Syndrome

Risk for Posttrauma Syndrome

Powerlessness - related to health care environment

Powerlessness - related to illness-related regimen

Risk for Powerlessness

Ineffective Protection

Readiness for Enhanced Religiosity

Impaired Religiosity

Risk for Impaired Religiosity

Relocation Stress Syndrome

Ineffective Role Performance - related to physical illness

Bathing Self-Care Deficit - related to cognitive or musculoskeletal impairment

Dressing Self-Care Deficit - related to cognitive or musculoskeletal impairment

Feeding Self-Care Deficit - related to cognitive or musculoskeletal impairment

Readiness for Enhanced Self-Care - Adult Health

Toileting Self-Care Deficit - related to cognitive or musculoskeletal impairment

Chronic Low Self-Esteem

Risk for Situational Low Self-Esteem

Situational Low Self-Esteem - related to an unexpected change in health status

Self-Neglect

Sexual Dysfunction - related to altered body structure or function

Sexual Dysfunction - related to biopsychosocial alteration of sexuality

Ineffective Sexuality Patterns - related to impaired relationship with significant other

Ineffective Sexuality Patterns - related to skill deficit about alternative responses to health-related transitions

Risk for Shock

Impaired Skin Integrity - related to external or internal factors

Risk for Impaired Skin Integrity

Sleep Deprivation

Disturbed Sleep Pattern

Impaired Social Interaction - related to altered thought processes

Impaired Social Interaction - related to sociocultural dissonance

Spiritual Distress - related to situational crisis

Spiritual Distress - related to sociocultural deprivation

Risk for Spiritual Distress

Stress Overload

Risk for Suffocation - related to external factors

Risk for Suffocation - related to internal factors

Delayed Surgical Recovery

Impaired Swallowing

Ineffective Therapeutic Regimen Management

Ineffective Family Therapeutic Regimen Management

Ineffective Thermoregulation - related to trauma or illness

Impaired Tissue Integrity - related to altered circulation

Impaired Tissue Integrity - related to physical, chemical, or electrical hazards during surgery

Risk for Decreased Cardiac Tissue Perfusion

Risk for Ineffective Cerebral Tissue Perfusion

Risk for Ineffective Gastrointestinal Perfusion

Ineffective Peripheral Tissue Perfusion

Risk for Ineffective Peripheral Tissue Perfusion

Risk for Ineffective Renal Tissue Perfusion

Impaired Transfer Ability

Risk for Trauma - related to external factors (chemical, environmental, physical agents)

Impaired Urinary Elimination - related to anatomic obstruction or sensory motor impairment

Readiness for Enhanced Urinary Elimination

Urinary Retention

Risk for Vascular Trauma

Impaired Spontaneous Ventilation

Dysfunctional Ventilatory Weaning Response

Impaired Walking

Wandering


Adolescent Health

Disturbed Body Image - related to an eating disorder

Risk for Caregiver Role Strain - Adolescent Health

Decisional Conflict - related to sexual activity

Decisional Conflict - related to substance use

Ineffective Health Maintenance

Risk for Poisoning - Adolescent

Situational Low Self-Esteem - related to problematic relationship with parents

Social Isolation - related to behavior that fails to conform to social norms

Risk for Trauma

Risk for Self-Directed Violence - Adolescent


Child Health

Risk for Aspiration - Child

Disturbed Body Image - related to surgery

Risk for Imbalanced Body Temperature - Child

Ineffective Breathing Pattern - related to decreased energy/fatigue

Disabled Family Coping - related to long-term illness of a child

Impaired Dentition

Diarrhea

Deficient Diversional Activity

Fear - related to separation from familiar environment and people

Deficient Fluid Volume - Child Health

Risk for Deficient Fluid Volume - Child Health

Grieving

Risk for Disproportionate Growth

Delayed Growth and Development - related to physical disability or environmental deprivation

Risk for Delayed Development

Hyperthermia - related to illness

Risk for Injury - Child

Deficient Knowledge - related to unfamiliarity with information resources

Imbalanced Nutrition: Less than Body Requirements - related to inability to absorb nutrients or insufficient intake

Acute Pain

Risk for Impaired Attachment

Parental Role Conflict - related to child’s hospitalization

Parental Role Conflict - related to home care of a child with special needs

Impaired Parenting - related to lack of knowledge about parenting skills

Risk for Impaired Parenting

Bathing Self-Care Deficit - related to developmental delay

Dressing Self-Care Deficit - related to developmental delay

Feeding Self-Care Deficit - related to developmental delay

Toileting Self-Care Deficit - related to developmental delay

Ineffective Thermoregulation - related to child’s illness or trauma

Impaired Verbal Communication - related to developmental factors


Maternal–Neonatal Health

Anxiety - related to hospitalization and birth process

Risk for Aspiration - Maternal–Neonatal

Readiness for Enhanced Breastfeeding

Ineffective Breastfeeding - related to dissatisfaction with breastfeeding process

Ineffective Breastfeeding - related to limited maternal experience

Interrupted Breastfeeding

Insufficient Breast Milk

Ineffective Breathing Pattern - related to adjustment to extrauterine existence

Ineffective Childbearing Process

Risk for Ineffective Childbearing Process

Compromised Family Coping - related to neonatal health problems that exhaust supportive capacity of the parents

Ineffective Coping - related to uncertainty about labor and delivery

Risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Interrupted Family Processes - related to impending birth

Interrupted Family Processes - related to shift of roles to include new member

Readiness for Enhanced Family Processes

Deficient Fluid Volume - related to altered intake during labor

Deficient Fluid Volume - related to postpartum hemorrhage

Delayed Growth and Development - related to perinatal insult or injury

Hypothermia - related to cold, stress, or sepsis

Disorganized Infant Behavior

Readiness for Enhanced Organized Infant Behavior

Risk for Disorganized Infant Behavior

Ineffective Infant Feeding Pattern

Risk for Infection - related to altered primary defenses during the postpartum period

Risk for Infection - related to labor and delivery

Risk for Infection - related to neonate’s immature immune system

Risk for Injury - Maternal–Neonatal

Risk for Injury - related to labor

Neonatal Jaundice

Risk for Neonatal Jaundice

Deficient Knowledge - related to lack of information about birth process

Deficient Knowledge - related to neonatal care

Deficient Knowledge - related to postpartum self-care

Deficient Knowledge - related to premature labor

Deficient Knowledge - related to self-care activities during pregnancy

Risk for Disturbed Maternal/Fetal Dyad

Imbalanced Nutrition: Less than Body Requirements - related to ineffective suck reflex

Acute Pain - related to physiologic changes of pregnancy

Acute Pain - related to physiologic response to labor

Acute Pain - related to postpartum physiologic changes

Impaired Parenting - related to inadequate attachment to high-risk neonate

Readiness for Enhanced Parenting

Risk for Situational Low Self-Esteem - related to behavior during labor and delivery

Impaired Skin Integrity - related to episiotomy or abdominal incision

Ineffective Thermoregulation - related to immaturity

Impaired Urinary Elimination - related to sensory impairment during labor


Geriatric Health

Risk for Activity Intolerance

Disturbed Body Image - related to psychosocial factors

Risk for Imbalanced Body Temperature - Geriatric

Decreased Cardiac Output

Impaired Verbal Communication - related to physiologic or psychosocial changes

Constipation

Compromised Family Coping - related to caring for dependent, aging family member

Ineffective Coping - related to inability to solve problems or adapt to demands of daily living

Ineffective Denial - related to fear or anxiety about aging

Adult Failure to Thrive

Risk for Falls

Impaired Gas Exchange

Grieving

Impaired Home Maintenance

Risk for Urge Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Risk for Injury - Geriatric

Deficient Knowledge (Specify)

Impaired Bed Mobility

Impaired Wheelchair Mobility

Imbalanced Nutrition: More than Body Requirements - related to a decline in basal metabolic rate and physical activity

Readiness for Enhanced Nutrition

Risk for Poisoning - Geriatric

Powerlessness

Risk for Relocation Stress Syndrome

Ineffective Role Performance

Situational Low Self-Esteem - related to hospitalization and forced dependence on health care team

Ineffective Sexuality Patterns

Risk for Impaired Skin Integrity

Social Isolation - related to physiologic, environmental, or emotional barriers

Readiness for Enhanced Spiritual Well-Being - Geriatric

Risk for Self-Directed Violence - Geriatric


Psychiatric and Mental Health

Anxiety - related to environmental conflict (phobia)

Caregiver Role Strain

Impaired Verbal Communication - related to psychological barriers

Ineffective Coping - related to personal vulnerability

Dysfunctional Family Processes

Interrupted Family Processes - related to dysfunctional behavior

Hopelessness - related to child’s mood disturbance

Ineffective Impulse Control

Risk for Injury - Psychiatric and Mental

Deficient Knowledge - related to informed consent

Disturbed Personal Identity - related to lowered self-esteem

Disturbed Personal Identity - related to psychiatric disorders

Risk for Disturbed Personal Identity

Posttrauma Syndrome - related to assault

Posttrauma Syndrome - related to incest

Powerlessness - related to physical, sexual, or emotional abuse by partner

Rape-Trauma Syndrome

Ineffective Relationship

Risk for Ineffective Relationship

Impaired Individual Resilience

Risk for Compromised Resilience

Risk for Chronic Low Self-Esteem

Self-Mutilation

Risk for Self-Mutilation

Sexual Dysfunction - related to decreased libido caused by depression

Sexual Dysfunction - related to hypersexuality

Social Isolation - related to inability to engage in satisfying personal relationships

Social Isolation - related to inadequate personal resources

Chronic Sorrow

Risk for Suicide

Risk for Other Directed Violence


Community-Based Health

Risk for Caregiver Role Strain - Community-Based Health

Ineffective Community Coping

Contamination

Risk for Contamination

Fear - related to physical, emotional, or sexual abuse

Grieving - related to the need for hospice care

Delayed Growth and Development - related to environmental and stimulation deficiencies

Deficient Community Health

Ineffective Health Maintenance - related to lack of familiarity with neighborhood resources

Risk for Infection - related to home infusion therapy

Deficient Knowledge - related to Americans with Disabilities Act

Deficient Knowledge - related to lack of familiarity with managed care

Imbalanced Nutrition: Less Than Body Requirements - related to lack of resources or knowledge

Risk for Poisoning - Community-Based

Readiness for Enhanced Spiritual Well-Being - related to parish nursing

Impaired Spontaneous Ventilation - related to home ventilation therapy


Wellness

Readiness for Enhanced Childbearing Process

Readiness for Enhanced Comfort

Readiness for Enhanced Communication

Readiness for Enhanced Community Coping

Readiness for Enhanced Coping

Readiness for Enhanced Family Coping

Readiness for Enhanced Decision-Making

Readiness for Enhanced Fluid Balance

Readiness for Enhanced Hope

Readiness for Enhanced Immunization Status

Readiness for Enhanced Knowledge

Readiness for Enhanced Power

Readiness for Enhanced Relationship

Readiness for Enhanced Resilience

Readiness for Enhanced Self-Care - Wellness

Readiness for Enhanced Self-Concept

Readiness for Enhanced Sleep

Readiness for Enhanced Spiritual Well-Being - Wellness

Nursing Procedure


A

Admixture of drugs in a syringe

Airborne precautions

Alignment and pressure-reducing devices

Ambulation, progressive

Antiembolism stockings

Arterial pressure monitoring, invasive

Arterial puncture for blood gas analysis

Arteriovenous hemofiltration, continuous

Arteriovenous shunt care

Arthroplasty care

Autologous blood transfusion

Automated external defibrillation


B

Balloon valvuloplasty

Bed equipment, supplemental

Bedside spirometry

Binders

Bispectral index monitoring

Bladder irrigation, continuous

Bladder ultrasonography

Blood culture

Blood glucose tests

Blood pressure assessment

Bone growth stimulation, electrical

Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy

Bryant’s traction

Buccal, sublingual, and translingual drug administration

Burn care

Burn dressings, biological


C

Canes

Cardiac monitoring

Cardiac output measurement

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, adult

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, child (age 1 to puberty)

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, infant (0 to 1 year)

Cardioversion, synchronized

Casts

Catheter, urinary (indwelling), care and removal

Catheter, urinary (indwelling), insertion

Catheter, urinary, irrigation

Central venous catheter use

Central venous pressure monitoring

Cerebral blood flow monitoring

Cerebrospinal fluid drains

Cervical collar

Chemotherapeutic drug administration

Chemotherapeutic drug preparation

Chest physiotherapy

Chest tube insertion and removal

Clavicle strap

Clinitron therapy bed

Closed-wound drain management

Code management

Cold application

Colostomy and ileostomy care

Colostomy irrigation

Contact lens care

Contact precautions

Continent ileostomy care

Coronary angioplasty

Credé’s maneuver

Cricothyrotomy

Crutches


D

Defibrillation

Doppler blood flow detector use

Droplet precautions

Drug administration, pediatric

Drug implants

Drug infusion through a secondary I.V. line

Drug therapy, geriatric

Dying patient care


E

Eardrop instillation

Ear irrigation

Elastic bandage application

Electrocardiography, posterior chest lead placement

Electrocardiography, right chest lead placement

Electrocardiography, signal-averaged

Electrocardiography, standard 12-lead

Endotracheal administration

Endotracheal intubation

Endotracheal tube care

End-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring

Enema administration

Epidural analgesic administration

Esophageal airway insertion and removal

Esophageal tube care

Esophageal tube insertion and removal

External fixation

Eye compresses, hot and cold

Eye drug application

Eye irrigation


F

Fall prevention and management

Fecal impaction removal, digital

Fecal occult blood tests

Feeding tube insertion and removal

Femoral compression

Foot care

Functional assessment


G

Gastric lavage

Gastrostomy feeding button care


H

Halo-vest traction

Hand hygiene

Heat application

Height and weight measurement

Hemodialysis

Hip-spica cast care

Humidifiers

Hydrotherapy

Hyperthermia-hypothermia blanket


I

Impaired swallowing and aspiration precautions

Incentive spirometry

Incontinence management

Intermittent infusion device, drug administration

Intermittent infusion device insertion

Intermittent positive-pressure breathing

Internal fixation

Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation

Intracranial pressure monitoring

Intradermal injection

Intramuscular injection

Intraosseous infusion

Intrapleural administration

Iontophoresis

Isolation equipment use

I.V. bolus injection

I.V. flow rate calculation and manual control

I.V. pumps

I.V. therapy, pediatric

I.V. therapy preparation


J

Jugular venous oxygen saturation monitoring


K

Knee extension therapy


L

Laser therapy

Latex allergy protocol

Lipid emulsion administration

Lumbar puncture


M

Male incontinence device

Manual ventilation

Mechanical debridement

Mechanical traction

Mechanical ventilation

Mist tent therapy

Mixed venous oxygen saturation

Mouth care

Mucus clearance device


O

Obstructed airway management (foreign body)

Ommaya reservoir drug infusion

Oral drug administration

Oronasopharyngeal suction

Oropharyngeal airway insertion and care

Oropharyngeal handheld inhalers

Oxygen administration


P

Pacemaker (permanent) insertion and care

Pacemaker (temporary) insertion and care

Pain management

Papanicolaou test

Paracentesis, abdominal

Passive range-of-motion exercises

Pericardiocentesis

Perineal care

Peripheral I.V. catheter insertion

Peripheral I.V. catheter maintenance

Peripherally inserted central catheter insertion and removal

Peritoneal dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis, continuous ambulatory

Peritoneal lavage

Pneumatic antishock garment application and removal

Postmortem care

Postoperative care

Preoperative care

Pressure ulcer care

Prone positioning

Pulmonary artery pressure and wedge pressure monitoring

Pulse assessment

Pulse oximetry


R

Radiation implant therapy

Radiation therapy, external

Radioactive iodine therapy

Rectal suppository or ointment administration

Rectal tube insertion and removal

Respiration assessment

Restraint application

Rotation beds


S

Seizure management

Self-catheterization

Sequential compression therapy

Sitz bath

Skin biopsy

Skin graft care

Skin preparation, preoperative

Skin staple and clip removal

Skull tong care

Sling (triangular) application

Soaks

Spiritual care

Splints

Sputum collection

Standard precautions

Stool collection

Straining urine for calculi

ST-segment monitoring

Stump and prosthesis care

Subcutaneous injection

Surgical site verification

Suture removal

Swab specimens


T

Temperature assessment

Therapeutic bath

Thoracentesis

Thoracic drainage

Thoracic electrical bioimpedance monitoring

Topical drug application

Total parenteral nutrition

Total parenteral nutrition monitoring

Tracheal cuff pressure measurement

Tracheal suction

Tracheostomy and ventilator speaking valve

Tracheostomy care

Tracheotomy

Transabdominal tube feeding and care

Transcranial Doppler monitoring

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

Transdermal drug administration

Transducer system setup

Transfer

Transfer from bed to stretcher

Transfer from bed to wheelchair

Transfer with a hydraulic lift

Transfusion of whole blood and packed cells

Transfusion reaction management

T tube care

Tube feedings

Turning frames


U

Ultraviolet light therapy

Unna’s boot

Urinary diversion stoma care

Urine collection

Urine collection, timed

Urine glucose and ketone testing

Urine specific gravity


V

Vacuum-assisted closure pressure therapy

Vagal maneuvers

Vaginal medication insertion

Vascular access device insertion and maintenance

Venipuncture

Ventricular assist device

Volume-control set


W

Walkers

Wound dehiscence and evisceration

Wound irrigation

Wound management, surgical

Wound management, traumatic


Z

Z-track injection



Advanced Practice Nursing


DERMATOLOGICAL PROCEDURES

Diagnostic Testing

Punch Biopsy

Skin Biopsy

Wood’s Light Examination


Procedures

Abscesses—Incision and Drainage: Furuncle, Felon, Paronychia, Pilonidal Cyst, Perianal Cyst

Bites: Ants, Arthropods (Spiders), Bees, and Wasps

Bites: Cats, Dogs, and Humans

Burns: Debridement

Digital Nerve Block

Fishhook Removal

Nail Removal

Ring Removal

Sebaceous Cyst Removal

Skin Closure: Dermabond Application

Skin Lesion Removal: Cautery and Cryosurgery

Skin Lesion Removal: Keloids, Moles, Corns, Calluses

Skin Tag (Acrochordon) Removal

Soft Tissue Aspiration

Staple Insertion

Staple Removal

Steri-Strip Application

Subungual Hematoma Excision

Suture Insertion

Suture Selection

Suture Removal

Tick Removal

Topical Hemostatic Agent Application

Ulcer Debridement



MUSCULOSKELETAL PROCEDURES

Diagnostic Testing

Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy

X-Ray Interpretation: Bones


Procedures

Arthrocentesis

Compartment Syndrome Assessment

Clavicle Immobilization Techniques: Clavicle Strap, Figure Eight, Sling and Swath

Crutch Walking

Dislocation Reduction

Ganglion Cyst Aspiration and Injection

Intra-Articular and Bursa Corticosteroid Injection

Sling Application

Splinting and Taping

Trigger Point Injection



GENITOURINARY AND BREAST PROCEDURES

Diagnostic Testing

Breast Biopsy: Fine Needle Aspiration

Breast Examination

Colposcopy: Endocervical Curettage and Cervical Biopsy

Endometrial Biopsy

Specimen Collection: Gram Stain, Wet Mount (Saline and KOH)

Specimen Collection: Papanicolaou (Pap) Smear


Procedures

Administration of Vaginal Medications and Condoms

Bartholin Cyst Abscess: Incision and Drainage

Cervical Cap Fitting, Insertion, and Removal

Cervical Lesions: Cryotherapy

Condyloma Acuminata Removal

Diaphragm Fitting, Insertion, and Removal

IUD Fitting, Insertion, and Removal

Nexplanon Insertion

Nexplanon Removal

Paracervical Nerve Block

Pessary Insertion

Vaginal Examination



OBSTETRICAL PROCEDURES

Diagnostic Testing

At-Risk Fetal Assessment: Third Trimester Testing

Leopold’s Maneuver

Fundal Assessment

Obstetric Ultrasound


Procedures

Emergency Delivery

Teaching Breastfeeding



HEAD: EYES, EARS, NOSE, AND MOUTH

Diagnostic Testing

Audiometry Testing

Tympanometry

Visual Function Evaluation: Snellen, Illiterate E, Pictorial


Procedures - Eyes

Corneal Abrasion and Foreign Body Removal: Eye

Eye Drop Insertion

Eye Irrigation

Eye Trauma Stabilization

Eyebrow Laceration Repair

Eyelid Eversion


Procedures - Ears/Nose

Auricular Hematoma Evacuation

Cerumen Impaction Removal: Irrigation of the Ear and Curette Technique

Epistaxis Control

Laryngoscopy: Indirect and Direct Flexible

Nasal Lavage (Irrigation)

Removal of Foreign Body: Ear and Nose


Procedures - Mouth

Frenotomy for Ankyloglossia

Lip Laceration Repair

Tongue Laceration Repair

Tooth Avulsion and Fracture



CARDIOVASCULAR PROCEDURES

Diagnostic Testing

Doppler Technique

Electrocardiogram (EKG) Interpretation

Electrocardiogram (EKG) Lead Placement

Holter Monitor Application: Continuous 24-Hour Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring

Stress Testing (Stress EKG)

Types of Pacemakers


Procedures

Arterial Puncture

Blood Culture Specimen Collection

Central Venous Catheter Access (Portacath)

Defibrillation

Unna’s Boot Application

Venipuncture



RESPIRATORY PROCEDURES

Aerosol/Inhalation Administration (Nebulizer)

Assessing Respiratory Distress

Peak Flowmeter

Pulmonary Function Testing (Spirometry)

Pulmonary Stress Test

X-Ray Interpretation: Chest


Procedures

Chest Tubes for Emergency Transport

Flail Chest Stabilization: With or Without Open Chest Wound

Stab/Penetrating Wound Stabilization



GASTROINTESTINAL PROCEDURES

Diagnostic Testing

Anoscopy

Hemoccult

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Urea Breath Test

X-Ray Interpretation: Abdominal


Procedure

Gastric Lavage

Inguinal Hernia Reduction

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Tube Reinsertion

Perianal Skin Tags/External Hemorrhoidal Skin Tags

Pilonidal Cyst/Abscess Incision and Drainage (I&D)

Prostate Massage

Rectal Prolapse Reduction

Thrombosed Hemorrhoid Removal

Critical Care


The Concept of Holism Applied to Critical Care Nursing Practice

Critical Care Nursing Practice: Promoting Excellence Through Caring, Collaboration, and Evidence

The Patient’s Experience With Critical Illness

The Family’s Experience With Critical Illness

Patient and Family Education in Critical Care

Relieving Pain and Providing Comfort

Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues in Critical Care


Professional Practice Issues in Critical Care

Ethical Issues in Critical Care Nursing

Legal Issues in Critical Care Nursing

Building a Professional Practice Model for Excellence in Critical Care Nursing


Special Populations in Critical Care

The Critically Ill Pediatric Patient

The Critically Ill Pregnant Woman

The Critically Ill Older Patient

The Postanesthesia Patient


Special Situations in Critical Care

Rapid Response Teams and Transport of the Critically Ill Patient

Disaster Management: Implications for the Critical Care Nurse


Cardiovascular System

Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

Patient Assessment: Cardiovascular System

Patient Management: Cardiovascular System

Common Cardiovascular Disorders

Heart Failure

Acute Myocardial Infarction

Cardiac Surgery


Respiratory System

Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System

Patient Assessment: Respiratory System

Patient Management: Respiratory System

Common Respiratory Disorders

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome


Renal System

Anatomy and Physiology of the Renal System

Patient Assessment: Renal System

Patient Management: Renal System

Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease


Nervous System

Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System

Patient Assessment: Nervous System

Patient Management: Nervous System

Common Neurosurgical and Neurologic Disorders

Traumatic Brain Injury

Spinal Cord Injury


Gastrointestinal System

Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal System

Patient Assessment: Gastrointestinal System

Patient Management: Gastrointestinal System

Common Gastrointestinal Disorders


Endocrine System

Anatomy and Physiology of the Endocrine System

Patient Assessment: Endocrine System

Common Endocrine Disorders


Hematologic and Immune Systems

Anatomy and Physiology of the Hematologic and Immune Systems

Patient Assessment: Hematologic and Immune Systems

Organ and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Common Immunologic Disorders

Common Hematologic Disorders


Integumentary System

Anatomy and Physiology of the Integumentary System

Patient Assessment: Integumentary System

Patient Management: Integumentary System

Burns and Common Integumentary Disorders


Multisystem Dysfunction

Shock, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

Trauma

Drug Overdose and Poisoning

Fluid and Electrolytes



Essential Concepts

Fluid types

Fluid movement

Fluid balance

Hypovolemia

Hypervolemia

Electrolyte basics

Potassium

Sodium

Magnesium

Calcium

Phosphorus

Chloride

Acid-base balance

Fluid and electrolyte replacement

Blood products and transfusions

Total parenteral nutrition

Hemodialysis basics

Managing hemodialysis

Peritoneal dialysis

Continuous renal replacement therapy



Disorders Related to Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance

A

Acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis

Acute pyelonephritis

Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Acute respiratory failure

Acute tubular necrosis

Adrenal hypofunction

Adrenogenital syndrome

Alport’s syndrome

Amyloidosis

Anaphylaxis

Aneurysm, abdominal aortic

Aneurysm, thoracic aortic

Aneurysm, ventricular

Anorexia nervosa

Aortic insufficiency

Aortic stenosis

Asbestosis

Asphyxia

Asthma

Atelectasis


B

Blood transfusion reaction

Bronchitis, chronic

Bulimia nervosa

Burns


C

Cardiomyopathy, dilated

Cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic

Cholera

Chronic glomerulonephritis

Cirrhosis

Crohn’s disease

Cushing’s syndrome

Cystic fibrosis

Cystinuria


D

Diabetes insipidus

Diabetes mellitus

Diabetic ketoacidosis

Disseminated intravascular coagulation


E

Electric shock

Emphysema

Esophageal cancer


F

Fanconi’s syndrome


G

Gastric cancer

Gastritis

Gastroenteritis

Goodpasture’s syndrome

Gout

Graft rejection syndrome

Guillain-Barré syndrome


H

Heart failure

Heat syndrome

Hemolytic uremic syndrome

Hepatorenal syndrome

Hydronephrosis

Hyperaldosteronism

Hypercalcemia

Hyperchloremia

Hyperkalemia

Hypermagnesemia

Hypernatremia

Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome

Hyperparathyroidism

Hyperphosphatemia

Hypertension

Hypocalcemia

Hypochloremia

Hypokalemia

Hypomagnesemia

Hyponatremia

Hypoparathyroidism

Hypophosphatemia


K

Kidney cancer


L

Legionnaires’ disease

Liver failure

Lung cancer


M

Medullary sponge kidney

Metabolic acidosis

Metabolic alkalosis

Multiple myeloma

Myasthenia gravis


N

Near drowning

Nephrotic syndrome


P

Pancreatitis

Pericarditis

Peritonitis

Pheochromocytoma

Pleural effusion and empyema

Poisoning

Poliomyelitis

Polycystic kidney disease

Pregnancy-induced hypertension

Protein-losing enteropathy

Psychogenic polydipsia

Pulmonary edema

Pulmonary embolism


R

Radiation exposure

Rapidly progressing glomerulonephritis

Renal calculi

Renal failure, acute

Renal failure, chronic

Renal tubular acidosis

Renal vein thrombosis

Respiratory acidosis

Respiratory alkalosis

Respiratory distress syndrome

Respiratory syncytial virus infection

Rhabdomyolysis


S

Salmonella infection

Sarcoidosis

Sheehan’s syndrome

Shock, cardiogenic

Shock, hypovolemic

Shock, septic

Sickle cell anemia

Silicosis

Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion


T

Thyro toxicosis

Toxic shock syndrome

Tuberculosis


V

Vasculitis

Vesicoureteral reflux

Geriatric Nursing



Care of Older Adult

The Healthy Older Adult

Changes With Aging

Health Promotion

Exercise in Older Adults


Assessment

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

Symptoms and Syndromes


Treating Disorders

Skin and Lymphatic Disorders

Head, Neck, and Face Disorders

Chest Disorders

Peripheral Vascular Disorders

Abdominal Disorders

Urological and Gynecological Disorders

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Central and Peripheral Nervous System Disorders

Endocrine, Metabolic, and Nutritional Disorders

Hematological and Immune System Disorders

Psychosocial Disorders


Complex Illness

Polypharmacy

Chronic Illness and the APRN

Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care



Basic Geriatric Nursing

Overview of Aging

Trends and Issues

Theories of Aging

Physiologic Changes


Basic Skills for Gerontologic Nursing

Health Promotion, Health Maintenance, and Home Health Considerations

Communicating with Older Adults

Maintaining Fluid Balance and Meeting Nutritional Needs

Medications and Older Adults

Health Assessment of Older Adults

Meeting Safety Needs of Older Adults


Psychosocial Care of Older Adults

Cognition and Perception

Self-Perception and Self-Concept

Roles and Relationships

Coping and Stress

Values and Beliefs

End-of-Life Care

Sexuality and Aging


Physical Care of Older Adults

Care of Aging Skin and Mucous Membranes

Elimination

Activity and Exercise

Sleep and Rest



Geriatric Nursing Care

A

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Abuse and Neglect

Acute Renal Failure

Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Advance Directives

Age Discrimination

Alcohol Abuse

Alzheimer’s Disease

Amputation

Anemia, Iron Deficiency

Angioplasty, Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary

Anxiety

Aortic Stenosis

Appendectomy

Appendicitis

Aromatherapy

Arterial Occlusive Disease

Art Therapy

Aspiration Pneumonia

Assessment, Functional

Assistive Devices

Atrial Fibrillation



B

Basal Cell Epithelioma

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Biofeedback

Bipolar Disorder

Bladder and Bowel Retraining

Bladder Cancer

Blood Sample Collection

Blood Transfusion

Bowel Resection with Anastomosis

Bowel Resection with Ostomy

Breast Cancer

Breast Self-Examination

Bronchoscopy

Buccal, Sublingual, and Translingual Medication Administration



C

Calcium Deficiency

Calcium Excess

Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiogenic Shock

Cardiomyopathy

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Cardioversion, Synchronized

Cataract

Cataract Removal

Central Venous Catheter Care

Cerebrovascular Accident

Cerumen Impaction

Cervical Cancer

Chemotherapy

Chest Drainage

Chest Physiotherapy

Chloride Deficiency

Chloride Excess

Cholecystectomy

Cholecystitis

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Renal Failure

Cochlear Implant

Cold Application

Colorectal Cancer

Compliance

Condom Catheter Application

Constipation

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Coronary Artery Disease

Cystectomy



D

Dance Therapy

Death and Dying

Delirium

Dementia

Depression

Diabetes Mellitus

Diarrhea

Diverticular Disease

Drug Abuse and Misuse



E

Ear Medication Administration

Electrocardiography

Electrophysiology Studies

Endarterectomy

End-of-Life Care

Endoscopy

Enema Administration

Enteral Nutrition

Enteral Tube Medication Administration

Entropion and Ectropion

Epidural Analgesia Administration

Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Diverticula

Exercise

Eye Medication Administration



F

Falls and Fall Prevention

Fecal Disimpaction

Fecal Incontinence

Folic Acid Deficiency

Foot Care



G

Gastric Cancer

Gastric Surgery

Gastritis

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Glaucoma

Glucose Monitoring

Grief

Group Therapy



H

Hearing Aids

Heart Failure

Heart Valve Replacement

Heat Application, Direct

Hemodialysis

Herpes Zoster

Hiatal Hernia

Hip Fracture

Hip Replacement

Home Safety

Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome

Hypertension

Hypotension, Orthostatic



I

Imagery

Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator

Impotence

Incontinence Management

Indwelling Urinary Catheter Insertion

Influenza

Informed Consent

Intestinal Obstruction

Intramuscular Injection

I.V. Medication Administration



K

Keratoses



L

Leukemia

Life-Review Therapy

Lung Cancer



M

Macular Degeneration

Magnetic Field Therapy

Mammography

Mastectomy

Mechanical Ventilation

Meditation

Melanoma, Malignant

Metabolic Acidosis

Metabolic Alkalosis

Music Therapy

Myocardial Infarction



N

Nutritional Needs



O

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Oral Medication Administration

Osteoarthritis

Osteoporosis

Ostomy Care

Otosclerosis

Oxygen Therapy



P

Pacemaker Insertion

Pain Management

Pancreatitis

Parkinson’s Disease

Patient-Controlled Analgesia

Patient Self-Determination

Peptic Ulcer Disease

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheter Insertion and Care

Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritonitis

Pet Therapy

Pleural Effusion and Empyema

Pneumonia

Polypharmacy

Potassium Deficiency

Potassium Excess

Power of Attorney

Prayer and Mental Healing

Presbycusis

Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Pressure Ulcers

Prostate Cancer

Prostatectomy

Pulmonary Edema



R

Radiation Therapy

Rectal Medication Administration

Refusal of Treatment

Respiratory Acidosis

Respiratory Alkalosis

Restraint Use

Retinal Detachment

Rheumatoid Arthritis



S

Septic Shock

Sexuality

Sleep Pattern Disturbances

Specialty Beds

Speech Therapy

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Stress

Subcutaneous Injections

Subdural Hematoma

Suctioning

Suicide

Surgical Wound Management



T

Teaching the Elderly Adult

Tens Therapy

Therapeutic Bath

Thoracotomy

Thrombolytic Therapy

Topical Medication Administration

Total Parenteral Nutrition

Tracheostomy Care

Tracheotomy

Transdermal Medication Administration

Transfer Techniques

Transient Ischemic Attack

Tuberculosis



U

Urinary Diversion Surgery

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Tract Infection, Lower

Urine Specimen Collection



V

Vaginal Medication Administration

Valvuloplasty, Balloon

Vascular Access Port Management



W

Wound Dehiscence

Wound Irrigation



Y

Yoga Therapy

Nursing Practitioner



EKGs Nursing Practitioner

Basics of Cardiac Physiology and Relationship to the EKG Rhythm Output

EKG, Cardiac Anatomy, and Electrical Coduction System

Defining the Intervals

Lead Review


Interpreting the 12-Lead EKG

Rate

Rhythm

Axis

Heart Block

Ischemia and Infarction


Commonly Occurring Arrhythmias and EKG findings

Supraventricular Tachycardia

Ventricular Arrhythmias

Paced EKGs

Drug and Electrolyte Effects on the EKG

Clinical Conditions that Affect the EKG


Clinical Application

Applying EKG Skills to Clinical Practice



Pharmacotherapeutics Nurse Practitioner

The Foundation

The Role of the Nurse Practitioner as Prescriber

Review of Basic Principles of Pharmacology

Rational Drug Selection

Legal and Professional Issues in Prescribing

Adverse Drug Reactions

Factors That Foster Positive Outcomes

Cultural and Ethnic Influences in Pharmacotherapeutics

Pharmacogenomics

Nutrition and Nutraceuticals

Herbal and Complementary Therapies

Information Technology and Pharmacotherapeutics

Pharmacoeconomics

Over-the-Counter Medications


Pharmacotherapeutics with Single Drugs

Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System

Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System

Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular and Renal Systems

Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System

Drugs Affecting the Hematopoietic System

Drugs Affecting the Immune System

Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System

Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System

Drugs Affecting the Reproductive System

Drugs Affecting the Integumentary System

Drugs Used in Treating Infectious Diseases

Drugs Used in Treating Inflammatory Processes

Drugs Used in Treating Eye and Ear Disorders


Pharmacotherapeutics with Multiple Drugs

Anemia

Chronic Stable Angina and Low-Risk Unstable Angina

Anxiety and Depression

Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Contraception

Dermatological Conditions

Diabetes Mellitus

Gastroesophageal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer Disease

Headaches

Heart Failure

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Osteoporosis

Hyperlipidemia

Hypertension

Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism

Pneumonia

Smoking Cessation

Sexually Transmitted Infections and Vaginitis

Tuberculosis

Upper Respiratory Infections, Otitis Media, and Otitis Externa

Urinary Tract Infections


Special Drug Treatment Considerations

Women as Patients

Men as Patients

Pediatric Patients

Geriatric Patients

Chronic Illness and Long-Term Care

Pain Management: Acute and Chronic Pain



Family Nurse Practitioner

Neonate

Cardiovascular Screening Exam

Pulmonary Screening Exam

Skin Screening Exam

Oxygenation

Nutrition and Weight


Infant

Nutrition and Weight

Health Maintenance

Growth and Development

Heart Murmur

Cough

Diarrhea

Fall off Changing Table


Toddler/Preschool Child

Earache

Bedwetting

Burn

Toothache

Abdominal Pain

Lesion on Penis


School-Aged Child

Skin Rash

Eye Irritation

Cough and Difficulty Breathing

Obesity

Sore Throat

Rash and Fever

Incontinence

Disruptive Behavior

Nightmares


Adolescent

Birth Control Decision-Making

Funny Feeling with Urination

Weight Loss

Menstrual Cramps

Mother's Concern

Sexual Identity

Missed Periods

Left Knee Pain and Swelling


Women's Health Cases

Headache

Night Sweats

Abdominal Pain

Fatigue and Joint Pain

Muscle Tenderness

Urinary Frequency

Insomnia

Vaginal Itching

Abdominal Pain and Weight Gain

Contraception


Men's Health Cases

Fatigue

Testicular Pain

Prostate Changes


General Adult Health

Weight Gain and Fatigue

Fatigue

Morning Headache

Facial Pain

Burning Epigastric Pain after Meals

Burning Chest Pain

Chest Pain

Chest Pain and Dyspnea without Radiation

Persistent Cough and Joint Tenderness

Nonhealing Skin Lesion

Aching in Legs

Difficulty Breathing

Wrist Pain and Swelling

Hand Numbness

Depression

Anxiety

Abdominal Bloating and Diarrhea

Elevated LFTs

Intractable Pain


Older Adult

Back Pain

Just Not Feeling Right

Tremor and Fatigue

Visual Changes

Confusion

Itching and Soreness

Knee Pain

Delirium



Ambulatory Obstetric Nursing Practitioner

Guidelines For Preparation For Pregnancy

Preconception Counseling and Care

Screening for Genetic Disorders and Genetic Counseling Preconception and Early Pregnancy


Guidelines For Routine Prenatal and Postpartum Care

The First Prenatal Visit

Ongoing Prenatal Care

Medication Use in Pregnancy

Antenatal Fetal Surveillance

Postpartum Care in the Ambulatory Setting

Postpartum Complications


Guidelines For Management of Common Problems of Pregnancy

Oral Health and Oral Health Problems in Pregnancy

Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnancy

Respiratory Illness During Pregnancy: Upper Respiratory Infection, Influenza, and Asthma

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria and Urinary Tract Infection in Pregnancy

Vaginitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections


Guidelines For Management of Selected Complications of Pregnancy

First Trimester Bleeding and Pregnancy Loss

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

Preterm Labor

HIV-1 and Pregnancy: Screening, Diagnosis, and Management

Disaster Planning for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Infants



Gynecology Nursing Practitioner

General Guidelines For Women’s Health Care

Well-Woman Initial/Annual Gynecologic Exam

Safe Practices for Clinicians

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Smoking Cessation

Weight Management

Guidelines for Assessing Victims of Abuse and Violence


Guidelines For Contraception and Preconception Care

Methods of Contraception and Family Planning

Preconception Care


Guidelines For Managing Women’s Health Conditions

Breast Conditions

Cervical Aberrations

Emotional and Mental Health Issues Appropriate for Assessment and Treatment in Women’s Health Care Settings

Genitourinary Tract Conditions

Infertility

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Vulvar Dermatology

Medical Abortion

Menstrual Disorders

Miscellaneous Gynecologic Conditions

Perimenopause and Postmenopause

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Sexual Dysfunction

Vaginal Conditions


Gynecology Clinical Tools for Nursing

Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing


Neuroscience Nursing: Contemporary Practice

The State of the Science of Neuroscience Nursing Practice

Care Settings and Transitions in Care

Ethical Perspectives and End-of-Life Care


Assessment and Evaluation of Neuroscience Patients

Overview of Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

Diagnostic Procedures and Laboratory Tests for Neuroscience Patients

Comprehensive Neurological Examination

Neurological Assessment


General Considerations in Neuroscience Nursing

Nutritional Support for Neuroscience Patients

Fluid and Metabolic Disorders in Neuroscience Patients

Behavioral and Psychological Responses to Neurological Illness

Rehabilitation of Neuroscience Patients

Pharmacologic Management of Neuroscience Patients


Common Management Problems with Neuroscience Patients

Intracranial Hypertension: Theory and Management of Increased Intracranial Pressure

Management of Patients Undergoing Neurosurgical Procedures

Nursing Management of Patients With a Depressed State of Consciousness

Neuroscience Critical Care


Nursing Management of Patients with Injury to the Neurological System

Craniocerebral Injuries

Vertebral and Spinal Cord Injuries

Back Pain and Spinal Disorders

Peripheral Nerve Injuries


Nursing Management of Patients with Neoplasms of the Neurological System

Brain Tumors

Spinal Cord Tumors


Nursing Management of Patients with Cerebrovascular Problems

Cerebral Aneurysms

Arteriovenous Malformations and Other Cerebrovascular Anomalies

Stroke

Other Cerebrovascular Disorders


Nursing Management of Patients with Pain, Seizures, and Cns Infections

Chronic Pain

Headaches

Seizures and Epilepsy

Infections of the Central Nervous System


Nursing Management of Patients with Neurodegenerative Diseases

Dementias and Alzheimer’s Disease

Neurodegenerative Diseases


Nursing Management of Patients with Peripheral Nerve Diseases

Peripheral Neuropathies

Cranial Nerve Diseases

Diseases and Disorders for Nursing



Diseases

A

Abortion

Abruptio placentae

Acceleration-deceleration injuries

Acne vulgaris

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus

Acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis

Acute pyelonephritis

Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Acute respiratory failure

Acute tubular necrosis

Adrenal hypofunction

Adrenogenital syndrome

Age-related macular degeneration

Alcoholism

Allergic purpura

Allergic rhinitis

Alopecia

Alzheimer’s disease

Amebiasis

Amenorrhea

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Anaphylaxis

Anemia, aplastic

Anemia, folic acid (folate) deficiency

Anemia, iron deficiency

Anemia, pernicious

Anemia, sickle cell

Anemia, sideroblastic

Aneurysm, abdominal aortic

Aneurysm, femoral and popliteal

Aneurysm, intracranial

Aneurysm, thoracic aortic

Aneurysm, ventricular

Ankylosing spondylitis

Anorexia nervosa

Anthrax

Aortic insufficiency

Aortic stenosis

Appendicitis

Arterial occlusive disease

Arteriovenous malformations

Asbestosis

Ascariasis

Aspergillosis

Asphyxia

Asthma

Atelectasis

Atopic dermatitis

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial septal defect

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Autistic disorder

Avian flu


B

Basal cell carcinoma

Bell’s palsy

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Bipolar disorder

Bladder cancer

Blastomycosis

Blepharitis

Blood transfusion reaction

Body dysmorphic disorder

Bone tumors, primary malignant

Botulism

Brain tumor, malignant

Breast cancer

Bronchiectasis

Bronchitis, chronic

Brucellosis

Buerger’s disease

Bulimia nervosa

Burns


C

Campylobacteriosis

Candidiasis

Cardiac tamponade

Cardiomyopathy, dilated

Cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic

Cardiomyopathy, restrictive

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Cataract

Cellulitis

Cerebral contusion

Cerebral palsy

Cervical cancer

Chalazion

Chancroid

Chlamydial infections

Cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, and related disorders

Cholera

Chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome

Cirrhosis

Cleft lip and cleft palate

Clostridium difficile infection

Clubfoot

Coarctation of the aorta

Coccidioidomycosis

Cold injuries

Colorectal cancer

Common cold

Complex regional pain syndrome

Concussion

Conduct disorder

Conjunctivitis

Corneal abrasion

Coronary artery disease

Cor pulmonale

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Crohn’s disease

Croup

Cryptococcosis

Cryptorchidism

Cushing’s syndrome

Cystic fibrosis

Cytomegalovirus infection


D

Dacryocystitis

Dermatophytosis

Developmental dysplasia of the hip

Diabetes insipidus

Diabetes mellitus

Diphtheria

Dislocations and subluxations

Disseminated intravascular coagulation

Diverticular disease

Down Syndrome

Dysmenorrhea


E

Ebola virus infection

Ectopic pregnancy

Electric shock

Emphysema

Encephalitis

Endocarditis

Endometriosis

Enterobacteriaceae infections

Epididymitis

Epidural hematoma

Epiglottiditis

Erectile dysfunction

Erythroblastosis fetalis

Esophageal cancer

Exophthalmos


F

Fibromyalgia syndrome

Folliculitis, furunculosis, and carbunculosis

Fragile X syndrome


G

Gas gangrene

Gastric cancer

Gastritis

Gastroenteritis

Gastroesophageal reflux disease

Generalized anxiety disorder

Genital herpes

Genital warts

Giardiasis

Glaucoma

Glomerulonephritis

Goiter

Gonadotropin deficiency

Gonorrhea

Goodpasture’s syndrome

Gout

Graft rejection syndrome

Guillain-Barré syndrome


H

Haemophilus influenzae infection

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome

Headache

Hearing los

Heart failure

Heat syndrome

Hemophilia

Hemorrhoids

Hemothorax

Hepatic encephalopathy

Hepatitis, nonviral

Hepatitis, viral

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

Hernia, hiatal

Herniated intervertebral disk

Herpes simplex

Herpes zoster

Hip fracture

Hirschsprung’s disease

Histoplasmosis

Hodgkin’s disease

Hookworm disease

Huntington’s disease

Hydrocele

Hydrocephalus

Hydronephrosis

Hyperaldosteronism

Hyperbilirubinemia, unconjugated

Hypercalcemia

Hyperchloremia

Hyperkalemia

Hyperlipoproteinemia

Hypermagnesemia

Hypernatremia

Hyperparathyroidism

Hyperphosphatemia

Hyperpituitarism

Hypersplenism

Hypertension

Hypertension, gestational

Hyperthyroidism

Hypocalcemia

Hypochloremia

Hypokalemia

Hypomagnesemia

Hyponatremia

Hypoparathyroidism

Hypophosphatemia

Hypopituitarism

Hypothyroidism


I

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

Impetigo

Infectious mononucleosis

Influenza

Inguinal hernia

Insect bites and stings

Intestinal obstruction

Intussusception

Irritable bowel syndrome


J

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis


K

Kaposi’s sarcoma

Kawasaki syndrome

Keratitis

Kidney cancer

Klinefelter’s syndrome


L

Labyrinthitis

Lactose intolerance

Laryngeal cancer

Laryngitis

Latex allergy

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

Legionnaires’ disease

Leprosy

Leukemia, acute

Leukemia, chronic granulocytic

Leukemia, chronic lymphocytic

Listeriosis

Liver cancer

Liver failure

Lung cancer

Lupus Erythematosus

Lyme Disease

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis

Lymphoma, non-Hodgkin’s


M

Major depression

Malabsorption

Malaria

Mastitis

Melanoma, malignant

Ménière’s disease

Meningitis

Mesotheliomas

Metabolic syndrome

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Mitral stenosis

Mitral valve insufficiency

Mitral valve prolapse

Monkeypox

Multiple myeloma

Multiple sclerosis

Mumps

Muscular Dystrophy

Myasthenia gravis

Myocardial infarction

Myocarditis


N

Near drowning

Necrotizing fasciitis

Nephrotic syndrome

Neural tube defects

Neurogenic bladder

Nocardiosis


O

Obesity

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Osgood-Schlatter disease

Osteoarthritis

Osteogenesis imperfecta

Osteomalacia and rickets

Osteomyelitis

Osteoporosis

Otitis externa

Otitis media

Otosclerosis

Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cysts


P

Paget’s disease

Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatitis

Panic disorder

Parkinson’s disease

Patent ductus arteriosus

Pediculosis

Pelvic inflammatory disease

Peptic ulcer

Pericarditis

Peritonitis

Pertussis

Pharyngitis

Pheochromocytoma

Pituitary tumors

Placenta previa

Plague

Pleural effusion and empyema

Pleurisy

Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

Pneumonia

Pneumothorax

Polycystic kidney disease

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Polycythemia vera

Polyps, intestinal

Porphyrias

Posttraumatic stress disorder

Precocious puberty

Premenstrual syndrome

Pressure ulcers

Prostate cancer

Prostatitis

Pseudomembranous enterocolitis

Psoriasis

Pulmonary edema

Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary insufficiency

Pulmonary stenosis


Q

Q fever


R

Rables

Radiation exposure

Rape-trauma syndrome

Raynaud’s disease

Reiter’s syndrome

Relapsing fever

Renal agenesis

Renal calculi

Renal failure, acute

Renal failure, chronic

Respiratory acidosis

Respiratory distress syndrome

Respiratory syncytial virus infection

Retinal detachment

Reye’s syndrome

Rhabdomyolysis

Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rocky Mountain spotted fever

Rosacea

Roseola infantum

Rotavirus

Rubella

Rubeola


S

Saint Louis encephalitis

Salmonella infection

Sarcoidosis

Scabies

Scarlet fever

Schizophrenia

Scleroderma

Scoliosis

Secondary polycythemia

Seizure disorder

Septic arthritis

Severe acute respiratory syndrome

Severe combined immunodeficiency disease

Shigellosis

Shock, cardiogenic

Shock, hypovolemic

Shock, septic

Silicosis

Sinusitis

Sjögren’s syndrome

Skull fracture

Smallpox

Spinal injury

Sprains and strains

Spurious polycythemia

Squamous cell carcinoma

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

Stomatitis

Streptococcus pneumoniae infection, drug-resistant

Stroke

Subdural hematoma

Substance abuse and dependence

Sudden infant death syndrome

Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone

Syphilis

Systemic lupus erythematosus


T

Taeniasis

Tay-Sachs disease

Tendinitis and bursitis

Testicular cancer

Testicular torsion

Tetanus

Tetralogy of Fallot

Thalassemia

Thrombocytopenia

Thrombophlebitis

Thyroid cancer

Thyroiditis

Tonsillitis

Toxic shock syndrome

Toxoplasmosis

Tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia

Transposition of the great arteries

Trichinosis

Trichomoniasis

Tricuspid insufficiency

Tricuspid stenosis

Trigeminal neuralgia

Trisomy 13 syndrome

Trisomy 18 syndrome

Tuberculosis

Tularemia


U

Ulcerative colitis

Urinary tract infection, lower

Urticaria and angioedema

Uterine cancer

Uterine leiomyomas


V

Vaginal cancer

Vancomycin intermediate-resistant Staphylococcus

Vancomycin-resistant enterococci

Varicella

Varicocele

Varicose veins

Vasculitis

Ventricular septal defect

Vesicoureteral reflux

Vitamin A deficiency

Vitamin B deficiency

Vitamin C deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin E deficiency

Vitamin K deficiency

Vitiligo

Volvulus

von Willebrand’s disease

Vulvovaginitis


W

Warts

West Nile encephalitis


Z

Zinc deficiency



Disorders

A

Abdominal trauma

AIDS and HIV

Acute coronary syndrome

Acute GI bleeding

Acute pancreatitis

Acute renal failure

Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Acute respiratory failure

Acute tubular necrosis

Adrenal hypofunction

Alcoholism

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Aneurysm, abdominal aortic

Anorexia nervosa

Asthma


B

Bronchiectasis

Burns


C

Cardiac tamponade

Cardiomyopathy

Cerebral contusion

Chronic glomerulonephritis

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic renal failure

Cirrhosis

Crohn’s disease

Cushing’s syndrome

Cystic fibrosis


D

Decompression sickness

Diabetes mellitus

Disseminated intravascular coagulation

Drug overdose


E

Electric shock

Emphysema

Endocarditis

Esophageal varices


F

Fibromyalgia syndrome


G

Gaucher’s disease

Graft-versus-host disease

Guillain-Barré syndrome


H

Haemophilus influenzae infection

Heart failure

Heat syndrome

Hepatic failure

Hepatitis, viral

Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Hyperaldosteronism

Hypercalcemia

Hyperchloremia

Hyperkalemia

Hypermagnesemia

Hypernatremia

Hyperparathyroidism

Hyperphosphatemia

Hyperpituitarism

Hypertension

Hyperthermia

Hyperthyroidism

Hypocalcemia

Hypochloremia

Hypokalemia

Hypomagnesemia

Hyponatremia

Hypoparathyroidism

Hypophosphatemia

Hypopituitarism

Hypothermia

Hypothyroidism

Hypovolemic shock

Lupus erythematosus

Lyme disease

Marfan syndrome

Metabolic acidosis

Metabolic alkalosis

Metabolic syndrome

Myocardial infarction


N

Near drowning

Necrotizing fasciitis


O

Obesity


P

Paget’s disease

Peritonitis

Pheochromocytoma

Polycystic kidney disease

Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary hypertension


R

Radiation exposure

Respiratory acidosis

Respiratory alkalosis

Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

Rheumatoid arthritis


S

Sarcoidosis

Septic shock

Sickle cell anemia

Spinal injury

Stroke

Subarachnoid hemorrhage

Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone


T

Thyrotoxic crisis

Traumatic brain injury



Diseases & Disorders Therapeutics

A

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Abdominal Trauma

Abortion, Spontaneous

Abruptio Placentae

Acid-Base Imbalances: Metabolic Acidosis and Alkalosis; Respiratory Acidosis and Alkalosis

Acromegaly

Acute Adrenal Crisis

Acute Alcohol Intoxication

Acute Kidney Injury

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Adrenal Insufficiency (Addison Disease)

Air Embolism

Alcohol Withdrawal

Allergic Purpura

Alzheimer Disease

Amputation

Amyloidosis

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Anaphylaxis

Angina Pectoris

Anorectal Abscess and Fistula

Anorexia Nervosa

Aortic Valve Insufficiency

Aortic Valve Stenosis

Aplastic Anemia

Appendicitis

Arterial Occlusive Disease

Asthma

Atelectasis

Atrial Dysrhythmias


B

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Hypertrophy)

Bladder Cancer

Blood Transfusion Reaction

Bone Cance

Botulism

Brain Cancer

Breast Cancer

Bronchiolitis (Respiratory Syncytial Viral Infection)

Bronchitis

Bulimia Nervosa

Burns


C

Calculi, Renal

Candidiasis (Moniliasis)

Cardiac Contusion (Myocardial Contusion)

Cardiac Tamponade

Cardiogenic Shock

Cardiomyopathy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Cataract

Celiac Disease

Cerebral Aneurysm

Cerebral Concussion

Cervical Cancer

Cervical Insufficiency

Chlamydial Infections

Cholecystitis and Cholelithiasis

Chorioamnionitis

Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome

Cirrhosis

Cleft Lip; Cleft Palate

Colorectal Cancer

Coronary Heart Disease (Arteriosclerosis)

Cor Pulmonale

Crohn Disease

Cushing Syndrome

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystitis

Cytomegalovirus Infection


D

Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes Mellitus

Diffuse Axonal Injury

Dislocation; Subluxation

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

Diverticular Disease

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding


E

Ectopic Pregnancy

Eczema

Emphysema

Encephalitis

Endometriosis

Epididymitis

Epidural Hematoma

Epilepsy

Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Diverticula


F

Fat Embolism

Fetopelvic Disproportion

Fibrocystic Breast Condition


G

Gallbladder and Biliary Duct (Biliary System) Cancer

Gastric Cancer

Gastritis

Gastroenteritis

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Glaucoma

Glomerulonephritis, Acute

Goiter

Gonorrhea

Guillain-Barre´ Syndrome

Gunshot Wound


H

Heart Failure

Hemophilia

Hemorrhoids

Hemothorax

Hepatitis

Herniated Disk

Herpes Simplex Virus

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Hodgkin Lymphoma

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease

Human Papillomavirus

Hydronephrosis

Hypercalcemia

Hyperchloremia

Hyperglycemia

Hyperkalemia

Hyperlipoproteinemia

Hypermagnesemia

Hypernatremia

Hyperparathyroidism

Hyperphosphatemia

Hypertension

Hyperthyroidism

Hypocalcemia

Hypochloremia

Hypoglycemia

Hypokalemia

Hypomagnesemia

Hyponatremia

Hypoparathyroidism

Hypophosphatemia

Hypothyroidism

Hypovolemic/Hemorrhagic Shock


I

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Infective Endocarditis

Influenza

Inguinal Hernia

Intestinal Obstruction

Intracerebral Hematoma

Intrauterine Fetal Demise

Intussusception

Iron Deficiency Anemia

Irritable Bowel Syndrome


J

Junctional Dysrhythmias


K

Kidney Cancer

Kidney Disease, Chronic


L

Laryngeal Cancer

Laryngotracheobronchitis (Croup)

Legionnaires Disease

Leukemia, Acute

Leukemia, Chronic

Liver Failure

Lung Cancer

Lupus Erythematosus

Lyme Disease

Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin


M

Mallory-Weiss Syndrome

Mastitis

Melanoma Skin Cancer

Meningitis

Migraine Headache

Mitral Insufficiency (Regurgitation)

Mitral Stenosis

Mononucleosis, Infectious

Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

Multiple Sclerosis

Muscular Dystrophy

Musculoskeletal Trauma

Myasthenia Gravis

Myocardial Infarction

Myocarditis


N

Nephrotic Syndrome

Neurogenic Bladder


O

Osteoarthritis

Osteomyelitis

Osteoporosis

Otitis Media

Ovarian Cancer


P

Paget Disease

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatitis

Parkinson Disease

Pelvic Fractures

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Peptic Ulcer Disease

Pericarditis

Peritonitis

Pernicious Anemia

Pheochromocytoma

Pituitary Tumor

Placenta Previa

Pneumocystis Pneumonia

Pneumonia

Pneumothorax

Polycystic Kidney Disease

Polycythemia

Postpartum Hemorrhage

Preeclampsia

Premature Rupture of Membranes

Pressure Injury

Preterm Labor

Prostate Cancer

Prostatitis

Psychoactive Substance Abuse

Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pyelonephritis


R

Retinal Detachment

Rheumatic Fever, Acute

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever


S

Salmonella Infection (Salmonellosis)

Sarcoidosis

Septic Shock

Sickle Cell Disease

Sjogren Syndrome

Skin Cancer

Spinal Cord Injury

Stroke

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Subdural Hematoma

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone

Syphilis


T

Tendinitis

Testicular Cancer

Tetanus

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Thrombophlebitis

Thyroid Cancer

Tonsillitis

Toxoplasmosis

Tuberculosis


U

Ulcerative Colitis

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Trauma

Uterine Cancer


V

Vaginal Cancer

Vaginitis

Varicose Veins

Ventricular Dysrhythmias

Volvulus

Renal Nursing


Care and Management of People with Kidney Disease

The History of Dialysis and Transplantation

Applied Anatomy and Physiology and the Renal Disease Process

Patient and Carer Involvement in Renal Nursing Care, Education, and Research

Psychological Perspectives

Acute Kidney Injury

Chronic Kidney Disease

Investigations in Kidney Disease

Haemodialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis

Renal Transplantation

Nondialytic Options and the Role of Palliative Care

Renal Care in Infancy, Childhood, and Early Adulthood

Renal Nutrition

Quality Improvement in Kidney Care


Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel

The Hemodialysis Team

History of Dialysis

Basic Chemistry of Body Fluids and Electrolytes

Renal Physiology and the Pathology of Renal Failure

Clinical Manifestations of Chronic Kidney Disease

Dialyzers, Dialysate, and Delivery Systems

Principles of Hemodialysis

Water Treatment

Dialyzer Preparation and Reprocessing

Infection Control

Anticoagulation and Heparin Administration

Access to the Bloodstream

Patient and Machine Monitoring and Assessment

Nutrition Management

Laboratory Data: Analysis and Interpretation

Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease

Medication Problems and Dialysis

Acute Kidney Injury and D

Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Dialysis Therapies

Transplantation

Pediatric Dialysis

Chronic Kidney Disease in the Elderly

Psychosocial Aspects of Dialysis Therapy

Patient Education Guidelines

Management of Quality in Dialysis Care

On Being a Preceptor

Basic Math Calculations

Test-Taking Guidelines


Sources and Calculations

Nephrology Organizations and Resources

Sodium and Potassium Content of Selected Foods

High-Phosphorus Food to Limit or Avoid

Calculation of Body Mass Index

ISMP's List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols, and Dose Designations

Dialysis Laboratory Tests at a Glance

Nurse to Nurse


Dementia Care

Dementia Basics

Common Complications of Dementia

Assessment - The Vital Signs of Dementia

Caregiving Basics

Common Problems in Daily Care

Managing Behavioral Problems

Designing Activities

Helping Families

Pharmacologic Treatment

End-of-Life Care

Family Guidelines

Mental Status Examination


ECG Interpretation

Basic Principles of ECG Interpretation

Sinus Rhythms

Atrial Rhythms

Junctional Rhythms

Ventricular Rhythms

Atrioventricular Heart Blocks

Helpful Hints to Ease Interpretation

Electrolyte ECG Changes

Myocardial Infarction

Pacemakers

Bradycardia Algorithm

ACLS Tachycardia Algorithm


Evidence Based Practice

The Journey to Excellence in Patient Care

The Model for Evidence-Based Practice Change

Assess the Need for Change in Practice

Locate the Best Evidence

Critically Analyze the Evidence

Design Practice Change

Implement and Evaluate Change in Practice

Integrate and Maintain Change in Practice


Nursing Management

Overview of Nursing Leadership

Finance

Quality and Patient Safety

Health Care Policy

Technology

Academia: The Voice of Preparation

Planning for Leadership and Supporting New Leaders

Tools for Nurse Leaders


Palliative Care

Nurse's Role in Providing Care to Dying Patients

Patient Prognosis

Patient and Family Needs: Emphasis on Communication

Care of the Patient Before and After Death

Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Devices and Interventions

Anticipatory, Acute, and Nurses' Grief


Trauma Care

Mechanisms of Injury

Trauma Resuscitation and Stabilization

Trauma Systems

Head Injury

Spine and Spinal Cord Injury

Face and Neck Injury

Thoracic Injury

Abdominal Injury

Orthopaedic Injury

Burn and External Injury

Trauma in Women

Specialty Populations

Critical Care

Environmental Injury

Mass Casualty Incidents


Wound Care

Ethical Considerations in Wound Evaluation and Management

Principles of Skin and Wound Care

Pressure Ulcer Assessment and Management Principles

Lower Extremity Wounds of Venous Insufficiency

Arterial Insufficiency, Ulcer Assessment, and Management Principles

Neuropathic and Diabetic Ulcer Assessment and Management Principles

Lymphedema

Assessment of other Wound Types

Wound Management, Products, and Support Surface Selection

Skin Assessment and Documentation

Pharmacology Nursing


Core Concepts

Introduction to Pharmacology

Drug Classes and Schedules

Principles of Drug Administration

Pharmacokinetics

Pharmacodynamics


Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship

The Nursing Process in Pharmacology

Medication Errors and Risk Reduction

Drug Administration Throughout the Life Span

Psychosocial, Gender, and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy

Herbal and Alternative Therapies

Substance Abuse

Emergency Preparedness and Poisonings


Nervous System

Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System

Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia

Drugs for Seizures

Drugs for Emotional, Mood, and Behavioral Disorders

Drugs for Psychoses

Drugs for the Control of Pain

Drugs for Local and General Anesthesia

Drugs for Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System

Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders


Cardiovascular and Urinary Systems

Drugs for Lipid Disorders

Diuretic Therapy and Drugs for Renal Failure

Drugs for Fluid Balance, Electrolyte, and Acid–Base Disorders

Drugs for Hypertension

Drugs for Heart Failure

Drugs for Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction

Drugs for Shock

Drugs for Dysrhythmias

Drugs for Coagulation Disorders

Drugs for Hematopoietic Disorders


Immune System

Drugs for Immune System Modulation

Drugs for Inflammation and Fever

Drugs for Bacterial Infections

Drugs for Fungal, Protozoan, and Helminthic Infections

Drugs for Viral Infections

Drugs for Neoplasia


Respiratory System

Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis and the Common Cold

Drugs for Asthma and Other Pulmonary Disorders


Gastrointestinal System

Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease

Drugs for Bowel Disorders and Other Gastrointestinal Conditions

Drugs for Nutritional Disorders


Drugs for Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders

Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus

Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Female Reproductive System

Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System


Integumentary System, Eyes, and Ears

Drugs for Bone and Joint Disorders

Drugs for Skin Disorders

Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders

Neuroscience Nursing


Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System

Cells of the CNS and How They Communicate

The Structural and Biochemical Defences of the CNS

The Anatomy and Physiology of the Brain

The Spinal Cord

The Autonomic Nervous System

Intracranial Physiology


Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Specifi c Problems in the Neurological Patient

Assessment and Management of Raised Intracranial Pressure

Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Altered Consciousness

Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Impaired Cognition

Assessment and Management of Challenging Behaviour

Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Altered Perceptual, Motor and Sensory Function

Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Altered Speech and Swallowing

Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Cranial Nerve Dysfunction

Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Altered Cardiovascular Status in the Neurological Patient

Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Impaired Respiratory Function in the Neurological Patient

Assessment and Management of Fluid, Electrolytes and Nutrition in the Neurological Patient

Assessment and Management of Pain

Assessment and Management of Bladder and Bowel Problems


Neurological Investigations and Neurosurgical Procedures

Neurological Investigations

Common Neurosurgical Procedures


Management of Patients with Intracranial Disorders and Disease

Management of Patients with Intracranial Tumours

Management of Patients with Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack

Management of Patients with Intracranial Aneurysms and Vascular Malformations

Management of Patients with Central Nervous System Infections

Management of Patients with Hydrocephalus


Management of Patients with Long-Term Conditions

Management of Patients with Common Movement Disorders

Management of Patients with Motor Neurone Disease

Management of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Management of Patients with Dementias

Management of Patients with Epilepsy

Management of Patients with Myasthenia Gravis


Management of Patients Following Head and Spinal Trauma

Management of Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Management of Patients with Spinal Injury


Management of Patients with Neuropathies and Spinal Disorders and Disease

Management of Patients with Disorders of the Vertebral Column and Spinal Cord

Management of Patients with Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Other Peripheral Neuropathies


Fundamental Concepts of Neuroscience Nursing

Ethical and Legal Issues

The History and Development of Neuroscience Nursing

Perianesthesia Nursing


Postanesthesia Care Unit

Space Planning and Basic Equipment Systems

Perianesthesia Nursing as a Specialty

Management and Policies

Crisis Resource Management in the PACU

Infection Prevention and Control in the PACU

The Changing Health Care System and Its Implications for the PACU

Patient Safety and Legal Issues in the PACU

Ethics in Perianesthesia Nursing

Evidence-Based Practice and Research


Physiologic Considerations in the PACU

The Nervous System

The Cardiovascular System

The Respiratory System

The Renal System

Fluid and Electrolytes

The Endocrine System

The Hepatobiliary and Gastrointestinal System

The Integumentary System

The Immune System


Concepts in Anesthetic Agents

Basic Principles of Pharmacology

Inhalation Anesthesia

Nonopioid Intravenous Anesthetics

Opioid Intravenous Anesthetics

Neuromuscular Blocking Agents

Local Anesthetics

Regional Anesthesia


Nursing Care in the PACU

Transition From the Operating Room to the PACU

Assessment and Monitoring of the Perianesthesia Patient

Patient Education and Care of the Perianesthesia Patient

Postanesthesia Care Complications

Assessment and Management of the Airway

Pain Management

Care of the Ear, Nose, Throat, Neck, and Maxillofacial Surgical Patient

Care of the Ophthalmic Surgical Patient

Care of the Thoracic Surgical Patient

Care of the Cardiac Surgical Patient

Care of the Vascular Surgical Patient

Care of the Orthopedic Surgical Patient

Care of the Neurosurgical Patient

Care of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgical Patient

Care of the Gastrointestinal, Abdominal, and Anorectal Surgical Patient

Care of the Genitourinary Surgical Patient

Care of the Obstetric and Gynecologic Surgical Patient

Care of the Breast Surgical Patient

Care of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Patient

Care of the Patient Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

Care of the Ambulatory Surgical Patient

Care of the Laser/Laparoscopic Surgical Patient


Special Considerations

Care of the Patient With Chronic Disorders

Care of the Pediatric Patient

Care of the Older Patient

Care of the Pregnant Patient

Care of the Patient With Substance Use Disorder

Care of the Patient With Thermal Imbalance

Care of the Shock Trauma Patient

Care of the Intensive Care Unit Patient in the PACU

Bioterrorism and Its Impact on the PACU

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the PACU

Infection Control Nursing


Essentials

The chain of infection

Standard principles of infection prevention and control

Hand hygiene

Gloves, aprons, visors and masks – personal protective equipment (PPE)

Decontamination

Isolation and cohorting

Respiratory precautions, respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette

Enteric precautions

Safe sharps practice, including sharps and splash injury management

Safe disposal of clinical waste

Safe handling of linen and laundry

Asepsis and aseptic non-touch technique


Wider Aspects

Managing an outbreak of infection

Isolation and screening of contacts

Your health and wellbeing

The deceased

Specimen collection and storage

Audit

Assistance dogs, ward pets and visiting animals

Notifiable diseases

The healthcare environment

Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)

Antibiotics



A–Z of Infections

A

Acinetobacter

Adenovirus

Anthrax


C

Campylobacter

Cellulitis

Chickenpox

Cholera

Clostridium difficile

Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD)

Cryptosporidiosis

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)


D

Dengue fever

Diarrhoea

Diphtheria


E

Escherichia coli

Extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) producers


F

Fleas


G

Giardia

Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis)

Glycopeptide-resistant enterococci (GRE)

Group A streptococcus (GAS)

Group B streptococcus (GBS)

Group C and Group G streptococci


H

Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)

Hand, foot and mouth disease

Hepatitis A virus

Hepatitis B virus

Hepatitis C virus

Hepatitis D virus

Hepatitis E virus (HEV)

Herpes simplex virus

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)


I

Impetigo

Influenza


K

Klebsiella


L

Legionnaires disease

Leptospirosis (Weil’s disease)

Lice – head, body and pubic

Listeria


M

Malaria

Measles

Meningitis

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Multiresistant bacteria

Mumps


N

Necrotising fasciitis

Norovirus


P

Panton–Valentine leucocidin (PVL)

Parainfluenza

Paratyphoid

Parvovirus

Pests and vermin

Pseudomonas


R

Rabies

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Rotavirus

Rubella (German measles)


S

Salmonella

Scabies (Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis)

Scarlet fever (scarletina)

Serratia

Shigella

Shingles (herpes zoster)

Staphylococcus aureus

Stenotrophomonas


T

Toxoplasmosis

Tuberculosis (TB)

Typhoid


V

Viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHFs)


W

Whooping cough

Herbal Medicine



Herbal Medicine

A

Acacia Gum

Aconite

Agrimony

Alfalfa

Allspice

Aloe

American cranesbill

Angelica

Anise

Apricot

Arnica

Artichoke

Asparagus

Astragalus

Autumn crocus

Avens


B

Balsam of Peru

Barberry

Basil

Bay

Bayberry

Bearberry

Bee pollen

Betel palm

Bethroot

Betony

Bilberry

Birch

Bistort

Bitter melon

Bitter orange

Black catechu

Black cohosh

Black haw

Black root

Blackthorn

Blessed thistle

Bloodroot

Blue cohosh

Blue flag

Bogbean

Boldo

Boneset

Borage

Boswellia

Broom

Buchu

Buckthorn

Bugleweed

Burdock

Butcher’s broom

Butterbur


C

Cacao tree

Calumba

Capsicum

Caraway

Cardamom

Carline thistle

Carob

Cascara sagrada

Castor bean

Catnip

Cat’s claw

Cat’s foot

Celandine

Celery, celery seed

Centaury

Chamomile

Chaparral

Chaste tree

Chaulmoogra oil

Chickweed

Chicory

Chinese cucumber

Chinese rhubarb

Cinnamon

Clary

Clove oil

Coffee

Cola

Coltsfoot

Comfrey

Condurango

Coriander

Corkwood

Cornflower

Couch grass

Cowslip

Cranberry

Cucumber

Cumin


D

Daffodil

Daisy

Damiana

Dandelion

Devil’s claw

Dill

Dong quai


E

Echinacea

Elderberry

Elecampane

Ephedra

Eucalyptus

Evening primrose oil

Eyebright


F

False unicorn root

Fennel

Fenugreek

Feverfew

Figwort

Flax

Fumitory


G

Galangal

Garlic

Gentian

Ginger

Ginkgo

Ginseng

Ginseng, Siberian

Glucomannan

Goat’s rue

Goldenrod

Goldenseal

Gossypol

Gotu kola

Grapeseed

Green tea

Ground ivy

Guarana

Guduchi

Guggul


H

Hawthorn

Hellebore, American

Hellebore, black

Hops

Horehound

Horse chestnut

Horseradish

Horsetail

Hyssop


I

Iceland moss

Indigo

Irish moss


J

Jaborandi

Jamaican dogwood

Jambolan

Jimsonweed

Jojoba

Juniper


K

Karaya gum

Kava

Kelp

Kelpware

Khat

Khella

Kudzu


L

Lady’s mantle

Lady’s slipper

Lavender

Lemon

Lemon balm

Lemongrass

Licorice

Lily of the valley

Linden

Lobelia

Lovage

Lungwort


M

Madder

Male fern

Mallow

Marigold

Marjoram

Marshmallow

Mayapple

Meadowsweet

Milk thistle

Mistletoe

Monascus

Morinda

Motherwort

Mugwort

Mullein

Mustard

Myrrh

Myrtle


N

Nettle

Night-blooming cereus

Nutmeg


O

Oak bark

Oats

Oleander

Olive (oil and leaf)

Onion

Oregano

Oregon grape


P

Pansy

Papaya

Pareira

Parsley

Parsley piert

Passion flower

Pau d’arco

Pawpaw

Pennyroyal

Pepper, black

Peppermint

Peyote

Pill-bearing spurge

Pineapple

Pipsissewa

Plantain

Pokeweed root

Pomegranate

Poplar

Prickly ash

Prickly pear

Pulsatilla

Pumpkin

Pygeum


Q

Queen Anne’s lace

Quince


R

Ragwort

Raspberry

Rauwolfia

Red clover

Red poppy

Reishi mushroom

Rhatany

Rhubarb

Rose hip

Rosemary

Rue


S

Safflower

Saffron

Sage

St. John’s wort

Santonica

Sarsaparilla

Sassafras

Saw palmetto

Scented geranium

Schisandra

Sea holly

Seaweed

Self-heal

Senega

Senna

Shepherd’s purse

Shiitake

Skullcap

Skunk cabbage

Slippery elm

Soapwort

Sorrel

Southernwood

Soy

Squaw vine

Squill

Stone root

Sundew

Sweet cicely

Sweet flag

Sweet violet


T

Tansy

Tea tree

Terminalia

Thuja

Thunder god vine

Thyme

Tonka bean

Tormentil

Tragacanth

Tree of heaven

True unicorn root

Turkey tail

Turmeric


V

Valerian

Vervain


W

Wahoo

Watercress

Wild cherry

Wild ginger

Wild indigo

Wild lettuce

Wild yam

Willow bark

Wintergreen

Witch hazel

Wormwood

Woundwort


Y

Yarrow

Yellow root

Yerba maté

Yerba santa

Yew

Yohimbe



Nutraceuticals

A

Acidophilus

Agar

Androstenedione


B

Benzoin


C

Chondroitin

Coenzyme Q10

Creatine monohydrate


D

Dehydroepiandrosterone


G

Glucosamine sulfate


M

Melatonin

Methylsulfonylmethane


O

Octacosanol


P

Pangamic acid

Policosanol


R

Royal jelly


S

S-adenosylmethionine

Shark cartilage

Spirulina



Vitamins and Minerals

L

Leucovorin calcium


P

Paricalcitol


S

Sodium fluoride


T

Trace elements


V

Vitamin A

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B2

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B9

Vitamin B12

Vitamin C

Vitamin D

Vitamin D analogue

Vitamin E

Vitamin K analogue



Miscellaneous

Common uses of herbs and nutraceuticals

Herb-drug interactions

Monitoring patients using herbs

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