Mnemonics For Nurses Part 1

Mnemonics For Nurses about Activities of Daily Living

ADLs or Activities of Daily Living is a term used in healthcare for the things we normally do or our routine activities we perform everyday without needing assistance.

The six basic ADLs are: bathing, ambulation or walking, toileting, transferring, eating, and dressing.

Analgesia is an absence of sensibility to pain or relief of pain without loss of consciousness. Some types of analgesia are:

Epidural Analgesia - induced by introduction of the analgesic agent into the epidural space of the vertebral canal.

Continuous Epidural Analgesia - continuous injection of an anesthetic solution into the sacral and lumbar plexuses within the epidural space to relieve the pain of childbirth; also used in general surgery to block the pain pathways below the navel.

Anesthesia is a state or condition where sensation is blocked or temporarily taken away. It is a pharmacologically induced and reversible state of amnesia, analgesia, loss of responsiveness, loss of skeletal muscle reflexes or decreased stress response, or all simultaneously.

Epidural anesthesia is regional anesthesia that blocks pain in a particular region of the body. The goal of an epidural is to provide pain relief, rather than complete anesthesia or total lack of feeling. This type of anesthesia is the most popular form of pain relief during labor (more than 50%).

Autonomic Nervous System Response

ANS or Autonomic Nervous System acts as a control system of peripheral nervous system. ANS is divided into two (2) subsystems namely: Parasympathetic Nervous System (PSNS) and Sympathetic Nervous system.

When body naturally regenerates itself and maintains chemical and metabolic balance (Rest and Digest) - Parasympathetic response occurs.

When the human body immediately or automatically reacts to a threatening situation (Fight or Flight) - Sympathetic response occurs.

Bleeding Precautions

Bleeding precaution is a nursing intervention to reduce stimuli that may cause hemorrhage or bleeding in at-risk clients.

You must avoid the following:

• Contact sports or activities that may cause falls or injury
• Sharp objects, such as razors
• Stiff-bristled toothbrushes
• Constipation, rectal suppositories or enemas
• Medicine by injection, unless absolutely necessary

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