BLOOPZ, RN

Hi and welcome to my tumblr! I'm a new registered nurse who recently passed the NCLEX. I post nursing material (notes, diagrams, etc) that I find helpful and useful to share with others. The photographs (food and nursing related) are mine unless otherwise stated. Feel free to 'Ask' me anything or want to just say 'Hi'! Thanks! :)

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Sorry.

Sorry I’ve been inactive lately on tumblr.
I have some posts I’ll be posting on here for you guys.
I always check my tumblr though.

I’m on twitter and Instagram more often than tumblr.

You can follow me on twitter: www.twitter.com/melc008
(I tweet about nursing too)
You can follow me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/happycrumb

Hope everyone is doing well! Good luck in school and study hard! Congrats to those who passed their NCLEX and are now RN’s/LPN’s!

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Otitis Media - Ear infection

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(I’m posting this in general med-surg and pediatrics. I remember for studying the nclex, had to know the risk factors of ear infections in children.)

An ear infection (acute otitis media) is most often a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the tiny vibrating bones of the ear. Children are more likely than adults to get ear infections.

Risk Factors:

Age. Children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years are more susceptible to ear infections because of the size and shape of the eustachian tubes and because of their poorly developed immune systems.

Group child care. Children cared for in group settings are more likely to get colds and ear infections than are children who stay home because they’re exposed to more infections, such as the common cold.

Infant feeding. Babies who drink from a bottle, especially while lying down, tend to have more ear infections than do babies who are breast-fed.

Seasonal factors. Ear infections are most common during the fall and winter when colds and flu are prevalent. People with seasonal allergies may have a greater risk of ear infections during seasonal high pollen counts.

Poor air quality. Exposure to tobacco smoke or high levels of air pollution can increase the risk of ear infection.

Usually treated with antibiotics.

(Source: http://www.mayoclinic.com and http://doctorrennie.wordpress.com)

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Thank you!!

Thank you to all my followers!! Hope the things I post are helpful to you all! Thank you for your support and patience as I post material up (since I’ve been working).

Good luck on finals! Be sure to look under my ‘nursing’ tag and scroll through the topics you need to brush up on for your exams!

(I’ll still be posting, no worries!)?

(Source: bloopz)

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Quick Notes: Abbreviations

Quick Notes: Abbreviations
  • ac means “before meals”
  • hs means “at bedtime”
  • od means “right eye”
  • os means “left eye”
  • ou means “both eyes”
  • od means “right eye”
  • os means “left eye”
  • au means “both ears”
  • po means “by mouth”
  • pc means “after meals”
  • prn means “as needed”
  • q 3 h means “every 3 hours”
  • qd means “every day”
  • bid means “twice a day”
  • tid means “3 times a day”
  • qid means “4 times a day”

(Source: bloopz)