- Patients with retinal detachment may experience flashes of light, also known as photopsia.
- Infants with Tay-Sachs disease may experience hyperacusis, which is a painful sensitivity to sounds, noises, and voices.
- Lactated Ringer’s solution contains potassium and should not be administered to clients with renal failure.
- Chloasma, the mask of pregnancy, is pigmentation of a circumscribed area of skin (usually over the bridge of the nose and cheeks) that occurs in some pregnant women.
- The gynecoid pelvis is most ideal for delivery. Other types include platypelloid (flat), anthropoid (apelike), and android (malelike).
- The home hemoccult test is a screening test that can be used to detect blood in the stool, which can be an early sign of colorectal cancer or other digestive disorders.
- The hemoccult test involves collecting a small sample of stool and applying a chemical solution to the sample. If the solution turns blue = blood in the stool.
- The hemoccult test is recommended for people aged 50 & older who are at average risk for colorectal cancer, as well as for those who are at higher risk due to family history or other factors.
- A positive result on the home hemoccult test does not definitively indicate that a person has colorectal cancer. Further testing, such as a colonoscopy, may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis.
- Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is a method of providing nutrients intravenously.
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