Random Nursing Bullets 6

  1. The frequency of uterine contractions, which is measured in minutes, is the time from the beginning of one contraction to the beginning of the next.
  2. To prevent hypertensive crisis, a patient who is taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor should avoid consuming aged cheese, caffeine, beer, yeast, chocolate, liver, processed foods, and monosodium glutamate.
  3. Tardive dyskinesia causes excessive blinking and unusual movement of the tongue, and involuntary sucking and chewing.
  4. Liquid iron preparation strains the teeth. It should be taken through a straw and should be brushed after administration.
  5. Trihexyphenidyl (Artane) and benztropine (Cogentin) are administered to counteract extrapyramidal adverse effects.
  6. Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) involves the administration of a sterile, nutritionally complete solution through a central venous catheter.
  7. TPN is used in patients who are unable to take in or absorb sufficient nutrients by mouth.
  8. TPN can be used in critically ill patients, patients with digestive disorders, and patients undergoing certain surgeries or cancer treatments.

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