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Adult care 1 Study guide

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Adult care 1 Study guide 3540

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This study was covers the content coming up in the exam on tuesday. 09/20/16.
Adult care 1
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Endocrine system, Diabetes, Renal system
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Date Created: 09/11/16
Study Guide for Adult care 1 Exams coming up on Tuesday September 20 , 2016 th DIABETES MELLITUS: What is the pathophysiology of DM (both types)? What is the role of the pancreas and liver in  DM?  What patient teaching about foot care is needed for the diabetic? Which lab values are part of diagnosis for the diabetic patient? Review short, intermediate, long acting insulins including administration, peak and onset times. What is important to remember when a patient is taking Glucophage? Determine appropriate blood sugar levels and treatment for the sick and/or hospitalized patient. Evaluate ways the diabetic patient should administer insulin and teaching points when  demonstrating these to your patients. What are the complications associated with DM? How will you assess these in your patients?  What teaching is important? Review symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia and the treatment involved in each.  What dietary and exercise information should be included in diabetic teaching? RENAL SYSTEM Review functions of the renal system. Be able to describe aspects of Regulatory and Hormonal  function.  Assess a patient with renal/urinary dysfunction. How would they present to you? What would  you monitor for in these patients? Describe the different types of renal calculi? How does each present? What dietary  recommendations would you include in patient teaching? What nursing interventions would be  appropriate for these patients? Evaluate the patient with acute and chronic glomerulonephritis, including signs/symptoms and  anticipated lab values. Review diagnostic tests/procedures for the renal patient. Which tests or procedures are  appropriate for diagnosis for renal calculi, cancer, obstruction/strictures, nephrotic syndrome (ie.. ultrasound, CT, biopsy, MRI, etc). Describe signs/symptoms of a urinary tract infection, lab values, discharge teaching, dietary  instructions. Evaluate care for a nephrostomy tube. Determine teaching needs for the patient diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic kidney disease) ENDOCRINE: Review A/P (and patho) of the endocrine system, specifically the glands we talked about in class. Which hormones are secreted from anterior and posterior pituitary gland, thyroid pancreas and  adrenal cortex? What are their effects?  How do you assess a patient with potential or confirmed endocrine dysfunction? What are you  looking for? Describe signs/symptoms for hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid storm. What lab  values might be ordered to confirm diagnosis or complications? What is the treatment and  corresponding patient education? Review medication therapy for the patient with  hypothyroidism. What dietary teaching would you include for the patient diagnosed with hyperthyroidism? What  cardiac considerations would you assess for in these patients?  What patient teaching is necessary for the patient receiving radioactive iodine therapy? (look at  tables in the book) Describe the nursing interventions for a post thyroidectomy patient.  What lab values are indicated for a parathyroidectomy patient? Describe signs/symptoms of aldosterone dysfunction and growth hormone dysfunction.  What might be your assessment findings be for hyperpituitarism? Surgical treatment and pre/post op instructions.  Please also study with the textbook.


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