Mnemonics For Nursing
Nursing Assessment Part 3
The following Mnemonics for Nursing about Assessment can help you easily memorize this subject in preparation for your nursing examination.
Insufficient supply of blood flow to tissues or body organs sometimes result to shock. Some waste products due to imbalance of oxygen supply and demand damage the organs can result in collapse, coma or even death if not treated promptly. But how can you render treatment if you do not know the signs?
The picture below shows the early and late signs of shock. Learn it easy with the help of mnemonics.
From the Greek word stéthos – chest and skopé – examination. Stethoscope is a medical instrument used for auscultation, or listening to the internal sounds of the body. Most commonly used to measure blood pressure with the combination of a sphygmomanometer.
Stethoscope is also used to listen to lung, heart sounds, intestines and blood flow in arteries and veins.
Mnemonics for Nursing about Physical Assessment.
Inspection – comes from a Latin word "Inspectio" or the act of beholding. It requires the used of the “naked eye” for thorough visualization of the client.
Palpation – an examination using the “hands” to determine its size, shape, firmness, or location.
Percussion – an assessment used to determine the condition of the underlying body structure by tapping the body surface.
Auscultation – from the Latin word "auscultare - to listen”. The term was introduced by René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laennec as a technical term to use for listening to the internal sounds of the body using the stethoscope.
Hemoglobin – it is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen.
• Male: 13.8 to 17.2 gm/dL
• Female: 12.1 to 15.1 gm/dL
Overhydration - Lower-than-normal
Dehydration - Higher-than-normal
Hematocrit - it is the proportion, by volume, of the blood that consists of red blood cells. This measurement depends on the number of red blood cells and the size of red blood cells.
• Male: 40.7 - 50.3%
• Female: 36.1 - 44.3%
Overhydration - Low hematocrit
Dehydration - High hematocrit
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