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  • Nursing Care Plan Common Dysrhytmias
    on May 11, 2011 in NCP common dysrhytmias
    COMMON DYSRHYTHMIAS Tachycardias I. Sinus Tachycardia a. Sinus node creates rate that is faster than normal (greater than 100) b. Associated with physiological or psychological stress; medications, such as catecholamines, aminophylline, atropine, st...
  • Nursing Care Plan Myocardial Infarction
    on May 4, 2011 in NCP mi
    MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION I. Pathophysiology a. Marked reduction or loss of blood flow through one or more of the coronary arteries, resulting in cardiac muscle ischemia, and over a finite period, resulting in necrosis b. Occurs most often due to corona...
  • Nursing Care Plan Hypertension: Severe
    on May 3, 2011 in severe NCP hypertension
    HYPERTENSION: SEVERE I.Pathophysiology—malignant or cancerous tumor, starting from the cells of the breast tissue and occurring primarily in women, although men may also be affected. b. Types (NCCN, 2007) i. This is cout3. This is cout3. This is c...
  • Nursing Care Plan Heart Failure Chronic
    on May 3, 2011 in NCP chronic heart failure
    HEART FAILURE: CHRONIC I. Pathophysiology a. Remodeling of the myocardium (as a structural response to injury) changes the heart from an efficient football shape to an inefficient basketball shape, making coordinated contractility difficult. i. Vent...
  • Nursing Care Plan Ventilatory AssistanceVENTILATORY ASSISTANCE (MECHANICAL) I. Pathophysiology—impairment of respiratory function affecting O2 uptake and CO2 elimination, requiring mechanical assist to support or replace spontaneous breathing a. Inability to maintain adequate oxygenatio...
  • Nursing Care Plan Pulmonary Tuberculosis PTB
    on May 3, 2011 in NCP ptb pulmonary tuberculosis
    PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS (TB) I. Pathophysiology a. Bacterial infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli (TB) i. Primarily affects the lungs (70% per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2004) although it can invade other body system...
  • Nursing Care Plan Angina Coronary Artery Disease Acute Coronary SyndromeANGINA (CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME) I. Pathophysiology a. The disorder is characterized by a narrowing of coronary arteries due to atherosclerosis, spasm or, rarely, embolism. b. Atherosclerotic changes in coronary arteries res...
  • Nursing Care Plan COPD Asthma
    on May 2, 2011 in NCP copd asthma
    CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD) AND ASTHMA I. Pathophysiology a. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): chronic obstructive bronchitis and emphysema i. Chronic airflow limitations (CAL): caused by a mixture of small airway diseas...
  • Nursing Care Plan Pneumothorax / Hemothorax
    on May 2, 2011 in hemothorax pneumothorax NCP
    PNEUMOTHORAX/HEMOTHORAX I. Pathophysiology a. Partial or complete collapse of lung due to accumulation of air (pneumothorax), blood (hemothorax), or other fluid (pleural effusion) in the pleural space b. Intrathoracic pressure changes induced by inc...
  • Nursing Care Plan Lung Cancer Postoperative Care
    on May 2, 2011 in lung cancer postoperative NCP care
    LUNG CANCER: POSTOPERATIVE CARE I. Pathophysiology a. Usually develops within the wall or epithelium of the bronchial tree b. Prolonged exposure to cancer-promoting agents causes damage to ciliated cells and mucus-producing cells, leading to genetic...
  • Nursing Care Plan Radical Neck Surgery Laryngectomy Post OperativeRADICAL NECK SURGERY: LARYNGECTOMY (POSTOPERATIVE CARE) I. Pathophysiology a. Malignancy lies above the clavicle, for instance lip, mouth, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx, but excludes the brain, spinal cord, axial skeleton, and ver...
  • Nursing Care Plan Pneumonia
    on May 1, 2011 in NCP pneumonia
    PNEUMONIA I. Pathophysiology a. Inflammation of the lung parenchyma associated with alveolar edema and congestion that impairs gas exchange b. Common pathogens i. Viruses 1. Common causative organisms include respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and inf...
  • NCP Anorexia Nervosa
    on Jun 9, 2010 in anorexia nervosa
    Anorexia NervosaEating DisorderAnorexia nervosa is a disorder characterized by an intense fear of obesity or weight gain and the inability or refusal to maintain body weight at 85% minimum expected for height. It is generally considered to be a disor...
  • NCP Bulimia
    on Jun 8, 2010 in bulimia
    BulimiaEating Disorder; Bulimia Nervosa; Normal Weight BulimiaBulimia is a syndrome characterized by episodes of binge eating. Binge eating is the rapid consumption of massive quantities of food within a limited time. Intense feelings of guilt and sh...
  • NCP Dermatitis
    on Sep 29, 2009 in dermatitis
    Dermatitis Contact Dermatitis; Atopic Dermatitis; Eczema Dermatitis is a descriptive term used for a group of diseases characterized by inflammation of the skin, with pruritus, redness, and various skin lesions. Contact dermatitis is a generic term...
  • NCP Erectile Dysfunction
    on Sep 29, 2009 in erectile dysfunction ed
    Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Impotence Male erectile dysfunction (ED) replaces the term impotence. The problem involves the inability to achieve or maintain an erection suitable to complete sexual intercourse. Due to innovative laboratory testing and r...
  • NCP Hematopoietic Stem Cell Collection
    on Sep 29, 2009 in collection stem cell hematopoietic
    Hematopoietic Stem Cell Collection Bone Marrow Transplantation; Bone Marrow Donor; Apheresis; Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Donor; Autologous; Allogenic; Syngeneic Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) normally reside in the bone marrow and can be collected...
  • NCP Diabetes Insipidus
    on Sep 29, 2009 in diabetes insipidus
    Diabetes Insipidus DI; Neurogenic Diabetes; Idiopathic DI; Nephrogenic DI Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a disturbance of water metabolism caused by a failure of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) synthesis or release resulting in the excretion of a large amoun...
  • NCP Central Venous Access Devices
    on Sep 29, 2009 in central venous access devices
    Central Venous Access Devices Broviac; Hickman; Groshong; Implantable Ports; Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter; Tunneled Central venous access devices are indwelling catheters placed in large vessels using a variety of approaches. These cathete...
  • NCP Blood Component Therapy
    on Sep 2, 2009 in blood therapy component
    Blood Component TherapyWhole Blood; Packed Red Blood Cells (RBCs); Random Donor; Platelet Pheresis Packs; Platelets; Fresh Frozen Plasma; Albumin; Coagulation Factors; AutotransfusionBlood component therapy is used in the management of a variety of h...