Random Nursing Bullets 5

  1. Patients with retinal detachment may experience flashes of light, also known as photopsia.
  2. Infants with Tay-Sachs disease may experience hyperacusis, which is a painful sensitivity to sounds, noises, and voices.
  3. Lactated Ringer’s solution contains potassium and should not be administered to clients with renal failure.
  4. 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.
  5. The gynecoid pelvis is most ideal for delivery. Other types include platypelloid (flat), anthropoid (apelike), and android (malelike).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is a method of providing nutrients intravenously.

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