Fundamentals of Nursing reviewer with 460 points. Some of the covered points are:
- After turning a patient, the nurse should document the position used, the time that
- the patient was turned, and the findings of skin assessment.
- PERRLA is an abbreviation for normal pupil assessment findings: pupils equal, round, and reactive to light with accommodation.
- When percussing a patient’s chest for postural drainage, the nurse’s hands should be cupped.
- When measuring a patient’s pulse, the nurse should assess its rate, rhythm, quality, and strength.
- Before transferring a patient from a bed to a wheelchair, the nurse should push the wheelchair footrests to the sides and lock its wheels.
- When assessing respirations, the nurse should document their rate, rhythm, depth, and quality.
- For a subcutaneous injection, the nurse should use a 5/8″ to 1″ 25G needle.
- The notation “AA & O × 3” indicates that the patient is awake, alert, and oriented to person (knows who he is), place (knows where he is), and time (knows the date and time).
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