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An overview on nursing care during and after a seizure

(Post-) Seizure Care Plan for Nurses

An overview on nursing care during and after a seizure

5 ps of labor

5 Ps of Labor: Overview

Overview of Five Ps of Labor: passenger, passageway, power, position, and psyche.

Medication administration rights

5 Rights of Medication Administration

An overview of a client's medication rights and guidelines for administering medication

Overview of abdominal physical assessment, including normal and abnormal findings

Abdominal Assessment: Order & Tips

Overview of abdominal physical assessment, including normal and abnormal findings

Nursing cs abg interpretation 2

ABG Interpretation Guide

How to interpret ABGs and the basics of how compensation works

Birth control adverse effects

ACHES (Birth Control Adverse Effects)

Overview of side effects and patient education for combined and progestin-only hormonal contraceptive methods.

Respiratory alkalosis

Acid–Base Disorders

Reviews definition, causes and lab values and treatment of the acid–base disorders.

How to answer select all that apply nclex questions

Acid–Base NCLEX Question [Walkthrough]

Master "select-all-that-apply" (multiple-response) NCLEX questions with this one-page PDF guide, filled with strategic insider tips and practical techniques for confidently tackling this question type.

Ethics and patient rights

Active Listening in Nursing

Remember the universal patient rights and the ethical principles that should guide every nurse's practice with this handy cheat sheet.

Acute kidney injury (aki) is a common and serious condition that affects many clients in clinical practice. It is characterized by a sudden loss of kidney function or damage to the kidneys, which can lead to a buildup of waste products in the blood and fluid imbalances in the body. Nurses play a critical role in the prevention, early detection, and management of acute kidney injury, so should be familiar with the causes, symptoms, and nursing interventions.

Acute Kidney Injury: Nursing Diagnosis

Understanding acute kidney injury

Addison's disease

Addison’s Disease: Nursing Diagnosis

Explanation of chronic adrenal insufficiency caused by autoimmune destruction of adrenal glands

Addisonian crisis [+ free cheat sheet] | lecturio nursing

Addisonian Crisis

Overview of acute adrenal insufficiency; pathophysiology, common causes, nursing considerations and treatment

Medications to treat adhd

ADHD Medications

Review of ADHD medications, side effects, and client education

Adhd

ADHD: Nursing Overview

Overview of ADHD, risk factors, clinical manifestations, and non-drug treatment options

The nursing process "adpie"

ADPIE: The Nursing Process 

Overview of ADPIE acronym and examples of how it is used in the nursing process.

Adrenal suppression

Adrenal Suppression

Reviews adrenal suppression, including definition, risk factors, pathophysiology, and symptoms. Discusses acute adrenal insufficiency and client education.

Overview of vaccine recommendations for the over-65 population and common vaccine side effects

Adult Vaccine Schedule

Overview of vaccine recommendations for the over-65 population and common vaccine side effects

Ethics and patient rights

Advance Directives in Nursing

Remember the universal patient rights and the ethical principles that should guide every nurse's practice with this handy cheat sheet.

An overview of abnormal lung sounds, such as stridor and crackles

Adventitious Lung Sounds: Lung Auscultation Guide

An overview of abnormal lung sounds, such as stridor and crackles

Allergic rhinitis and treatment

Allergic Rhinitis: Causes & Nursing Care

Overview of allergic rhinitis, including definition, symptoms, causes, medication treatment, and client education

Anticholinergic meds

Anticholinergic Drugs

A list of anticholinergic meds and general synopsis of what anticholinergic meds do and the side effects that they come with

Antipsychotics

Antipsychotic Medications (+ List)

Comparision of first- and second-generation antipsychotic medications including mechanism of action, adverse reactions, contraindications, and a detailed description of extrapyramidal symptoms.

Apgar scores

APGAR Score: Chart & Meaning

Overview of an APGAR, including APGAR scoring and what it indicates

Learn about the varied behavioral symptoms of asd, its diagnosis and treatment, and get guidance on identifying the potential nursing diagnoses ➜

Autism: Nursing Diagnosis

Overview of autism spectrum disorder including definition, clinical features, diagnosis, and nursing education

Bedside shift report

Bedside Shift Report (+ Checklist)

A concise checklist for how to do a bedshift report.

Behavioral addictions

Behavioral Addiction: Definition & Examples

Nursing care of individuals with non-substance abuse disorders and approaches to treatment

Comparison of bipolar disorder i and ii

Bipolar 1 vs 2: Comparison

Bipolar I and II and mood states explained in a nutshell.

Blood transfusion checklist

Blood Transfusion: Steps & Checklist

Your step-by-step guide to preparing and administering blood transfusions

Blunt fill needles

Blunt Fill Needle: How To Use

Procedural steps for withdrawing medications using blunt fill needle, including clinical tips.

Bph

BPH: Nursing Diagnosis

Overview of BPH; risk factors, symptoms, pharmacological management, and client education

An overview on discussing medication safety for breastfed infants

Breastfeeding Medication Safety

An overview on discussing medication safety for breastfed infants

Nursing leadership and communication: must-know points in a free one-pager

Bullying in Nursing

Communication is an essential leadership skill for nurses. Recap the leadership styles, principles, and skills with this study sheet.

Burns

Burns: Nursing Care & Classification

Burns are a common medical emergency and need to be handled with care.

Bowtie walkthrough

Cardiac Glycoside NCLEX Question [BowTie Walkthrough]

Get your free PDF with tips and tricks how to effectively approach BowTie items on the NCLEX!

Cardiac output

Cardiac Output: Equation & Normal Values

Review of factors that affect cardiac output, terminology, normal values, and calculations

Normal lung sounds

Charting Lung Sounds: Normal Findings

An overview of normal lung sounds.

Chemotherapy and associated toxicities

Chemotherapy: Precautions & Side Effects

Overivew of chemotherapy's effects on the body and treatment of these effects.

Review of chest pain types, symptoms and nursing interventions

Chest Pain: Nursing Diagnosis

Review of chest pain types, symptoms and nursing interventions

Nursing cs wet vs dry chest tube comparisons

Chest Tube Drainage: Wet vs Dry

Understanding the differences in wet and dry chest tube suction

Circumcision: nursing care plan

Circumcision: Nursing Care Plan

Download the free PDF Cheat Sheet on the nursing care tasks around male circumcision.

How to answer multiple choice nclex questions

Cirrhosis NCLEX Question [Walkthrough]

Master multiple-choice NCLEX questions with this one-page PDF guide, filled with strategic insider tips and practical techniques for confidently tackling this question type.

Ethics and patient rights

Clinical Decision-Making

Remember the universal patient rights and the ethical principles that should guide every nurse's practice with this handy cheat sheet.

Influenza vs common cold

Cold vs Flu: Symptoms & Causes

Comparison and identifying factors between common community viruses.

Common antibiotics

Common Antibiotics + Side Effects

Common antibiotic medications and adverse reactions for the NCLEX®

Common bacteria by body system

Common Infections: Bacteria

Different bacteria infect different areas of the body. With this cheat sheet you'll have a better idea of what bugs might be infecting your patient!

Common conversions

Common Unit Conversions

Overview of the most common unit conversions in clinical practice

Nursing leadership and communication: must-know points in a free one-pager

Communication in Nursing

Communication is an essential leadership skill for nurses. Recap the leadership styles, principles, and skills with this study sheet.

Complete blood count: cheat sheet

Complete Blood Count

Overview of CBC values and types of cells in the blood

Nursing leadership and communication: must-know points in a free one-pager

Conflict Management in Nursing

Conflict management is an essential leadership skill for nurses. Recap the leadership styles, principles, and skills with this study sheet.

How to answer multiple choice nclex questions

COPD NCLEX Question [Walkthrough]

Master multiple-choice NCLEX questions with this one-page PDF guide, filled with strategic insider tips and practical techniques for confidently tackling this question type.

Get an overview of the specifics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: causes, symptoms, exacerbations, progression, and treatment ➜

COPD: Nursing Care

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is one of the most common respiratory conditions. Never forget the signs and symptoms and how it differs from asthma with this cheat sheet!

Corticosteroids have a number of side effects that need to be kept in mind when caring for clients who take them. Find a concise overview here ➜

Corticosteroids: Side Effects

Side effects of corticosteroids are common and affect many body systems.

Corticosteroids overview

Corticosteroids: Types & Function

Review of corticosteroid types, normal pathways, and therapeutic effects of exogenous administration

Ethics and patient rights

Cost-effective Care

Cost-effectiveness must never clash with universal patient rights and the ethical principles that guide nursing practice. Remember them with this concise cheat sheet!

Nsaids: graphical cheat sheet for remembering the types and functions

Cox 1 vs Cox 2 Inhibitors (NSAIDs) 

Graphic explanation of effect of NSAIDs in blocking function of Cox enzyme, therapeutic and adverse effects of NSAIDs, and nursing considerations

Cranial nerves pdf

Cranial Nerves: Chart & Mnemonic

Overview of the 12 cranial nerves + powerful mnemonics to help remember them