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Rasmussen College, Ocala - PN 3 Final Study Guide

Rasmussen College, Ocala - PN 3 Final Study Guide Professional Nursing III Final Exam Concept Guide Information color coding Exam 1—pink Exam 2—blue Exam 3—purple Exam 4—peach Know and understand about the complications of chemotherapy • Cognitive function=support and provide resources for cognitive training. Let them know other patients report it too. Warn against: excessive alcohol or drug use, head injury risks • Mucositis=oral cryotherapy (rest of interventions listed below) • Fatigue=space out and prioritize care • Alopecia=teach how to avoid scalp injury; coordinate wig purchases for patient based on income and lifestyle • N/v=give antiemetic’s BEFORE hand, during, and after. Keep on a schedule and educate patient to take them even when they feel okay. o Peppermint or ginger for relief Know thrombocytopenia and what precautions are necessary • Impaired clotting/bleeding; may require transfusion therapy o Precautions: ensure a safe environment for the patient and have bleeding precautions in place -electric razor, soft bristled toothbrush, don’t blow nose, no IM injections if possible, etc.… Know about internal /external radiation / brachytherapy Precautions for each • Internal/brachytherapy o The patient is a hazard  Unsealed: enter body fluids and eliminated in waste products, making the waste radioactive  Solid implants are in one place, the patient emits radiation but excreta is not radioactive. • Precautions: wear dosimeter badge, keep front of lead apron facing patient, no pregnant women or children under 16, visitors must stay 6 ft. away and limit visits to 30 min/day, never touch radioactive source with bare hands (use forceps), and save all dressings, bed linens until the radioactive source is removed; then dispose as usual. • External/teletherapy

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