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Steps in the Nursing Process

ADPIE (A Delicious PIE)
A-ssessment
D- iagnosis
P-lanning
I-mplementation
E-valuaton
Steps in the Nursing Process

AAPIE (An Apple Pie)
A-ssessment
A-nanlysis
P-lanning
I-mplementation
E-valuation
Inflammation (HIPER)
H-eat
I-nduration
P-ain
E-dema
R-edness
Acid-Base (ROME)
R-espiratory
O-pposite
M-etabolic
E-qual
CANCER'S Early Warning Signs
CAUTION UP
C-hange in bowel or bladder
A- lesion that does not heal
U-nusual bleeding or discharge
T-hickening or lump in breast or elsewhere
I-ndigestion or difficulty swallowing
O-bvious changes in wart or mole
N-agging cough or persisten hoarseness
U-nexplained weight loss
P-ernicious Anemia
CANCER Interventions
C-omfort
A-ltered Body Image
N-utrition
C-hemotherapy
E-valuate response to meds
R-espite for caretakers
Hypoglycemia (TIRED)
- an abnormal decrease of blood in the sugar
T-achycardia
I-rritability
R-estless
E-xcessive Hunger
D-iaphoresis/ Depression
Adrenal Gland Hormones (SSS)
S-ugar (Glucocorticoids)
S-alt (Mineralcorticoids)
S-ex (Androgens)
Pulmonary Edema (MAD DOG)
M-Morphine
A-Aminophylline
D- Digitalis

D-Diuretics (Lasix)
O- Oxygen
G- ases (Blood Gases ABG's)
5 P's of Circulatory Checks
P-Pain
P-Paresthesia
P-Paralysis
P-Pulse
P-Pallor (Paleness)
Hypertension Nursing Care (DIURETIC)
D-aily Weight
I- ntake and Output (I & O)
U- rine Output
R-esponse of BP
E-lectrolytes
T-ake Pulses
I-schemic Episodes (TIA)
C-omplications: 4C's
4 C's of Hypertension (Complications)
C- Coronary Artery Disease
C- Coronary Rheumatic Fever
C- Congestive Heart Failure
C- Cardio Vascular Accident
Complications of Trauma Client (TRAUMATIC)
T-issue Perfusion Problems
R-espiratory Problems
A-nxiety
U-nstable Clotting Factors
M-alnutrition
A-ltered Body Image
T-hromboembolism
I-nfection
C-oping Problems
Cyanotic Defects: 4 T's
T- Tetralogy of Fallot
T- Truncus Arteriosus
T- Transportation of the Great Vessels
T- Tricuspid Atresia
Cranial Nerve Mnemonic 01
O-Lympic (Olfactory)
O-Pium (Optic)
O-Ccupies (Oculomotor)
T-ROubled (Trochlear)
T-RIathletes (Trigeminal)
A-fter (Abducens)
F-inishing (Facial)
V-Egas (Vestibulocochlear)
G-ambling (Glossopharyngeal)
V-Acations (Vagus)
S-till (Spinal Accessory)
H-igh (Hypoglossal)
Cranial Nerve Mnemonic 02
O- Oh
O- Oh
O- Oh
T- To
T- Touch
A- And
F - Feel
A
G - irl's
V - agina
S - So
H- Heavenly
Cranial Nerve Mnemonic 03
O- On
O -Old
O- Obando
T- Tower
T- Top
A-
F- Filipino
A - Army
G - Guards
V - Villages
A - And
H - Huts
Cranial Nerve Mnemonics
(Sensory, Motor or Both)
S - Some
S - Says
M- Marilyn
M- Monroe
B - But
M- My
B- Brother
S- Says
B- Bridget
B - Bardot
M- Mmm
M- Mmm
Cranial Nerve Mnemonics 02
(Sensory, Motor or Both)
S- Some
S- Say
M - Marry
M- Money
B- But
M- My
B - Brother
S- Says
B- Bad
B- Business
M - Marry
M - Money
Nursing Care for Sprains and Strains (RICE)
R- Rest
I - Ice
C - Compression
E- Elevation
Care of Client in Traction (TRACTION)
T- Temperature (Extremity, Infection)
R - Ropes hang freely
A - Alignment
C - Circulation Check (5 P's)
T- Type & Location of fracture
I - Increase fluide intake
O - Overhead trapeze
N - No weights on bed or floor
OB Non-Stress Test (NNN)
3 negatives in a row to interpret results of Non-Stress Test
N - Non-reactive
N - Non- Stress is
N - Not good
Severe Pre-Eclampsia (HELLP)
H- emolysis
E- levated
L- iver function tests
L- ow
P- latelet count
Assessment Tests for Fetal Well-Being (ALONE)
A- Amniocentesis
L- L/S Ratio
O - Oxytocin Test
N - Non-Stress Test
E - Estriol Level
Evalution of Episiotomy Healing (REEDA)
R- Redness
E- Edema
E - Ecchymosis
D - Discharge, Drainage
A - Approximation
Evalution of Episiotomy Healing (REEDA)
R- Redness
E- Edema
E - Ecchymosis
D - Discharge, Drainage
A - Approximation
Post-Partum Assessment (BUBBLE)
B-reasts
U-terus
B-owels
B-ladder
L-ochia
E-pisiotomy/lateration/C-section incision
Tracheal Esophageal Fistula (3 C's)
C- Choking
C- Coughing
C - Cyanosis
Cleft Lip - Post Op Care (CLEFT LIP)
C-hoking
L-ie on back
E-valuate Airway
F-eed Slowly
T-eaching

L-arger nipple opening
I-ncidence incerase in males
P-revent crust formation and aspiration
ADLs (Activity of Daily Living)
BATTED
B-athing
A-mbulation
T-oileting
T-ransfers
E-ating
D-ressing
IADLS (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living) SCUM
S-hopping
C-ooking and Cleaning
U-sing telephone or transportaiton
M-anaging money and medications
Bleeding Precautions (RANDI)
R- Razor Electric/ Blades
A- Aspirin
N- No needles (esp. in small gauge)
D- Do decrease in needle sticks)
I - Injury (Protect from)
Canes and Walkers (COAL)
C- Cane
O- Opposite
A- Affected
L- Leg
Canes and Walkers (WWAL)
Wandering Wilma's Always Late
W- Walker
W- With
A- Affected
L - Leg
Common Causes of Transient Incontinence (DIAPPERS)
D-elirium
I-nfection
A-trophic Urethra
P-harmaceuticals
P-sychologic
E-xcess Urine Output
R-estricted Mobility
S-tool Impaction
Promotion of Normal Elimination (POOPER SCOOP)
P-osition
O-utput
O-ffer Fluids
P-rivacy
E-xercise
R-eport Results

S-ize (Amount)
C-onsistency
O-ccult Blood
O-dor
P-eristalsis
Emergency Trauma Assessment
(ABCDEFGHI)
A-irway
B-reathing
C-irculation
D-isability
E-xamine
F-ahrenheit
G-et Vitals
H-ead to Toe Assessment
I-ntervention
Trauma Surgery (AMPLE)
after initial assessment
A-llergies
M-edications
P-ast Medical History
L-ast Meal
E-vents Surrounding Injury
Trauma Surgery (AMPLE)
after initial assessment
A-llergies
M-edications
P-ast Medical History
L-ast Meal
E-vents Surrounding Injury
6 P's of Dyspnea
P- Pulmonary Bronchial Constriction
P- Possible Foreign Body
P- Pulmonary Embolus
P- Pneumothorax
P- Pump Failure
P- Pneumonia
Lidocaine Toxicity (SAMS)
S-lurred Speech
A-ltered Central Nervous System
M-uscle Twitching
S-eizures
Lidocaine Toxicity (SAMS)
S-lurred Speech
A-ltered Central Nervous System
M-uscle Twitching
S-eizures
TDCI (These Drugs Can Interact)
T - Theophyline
D - Dilantin
C - Coumadin
I - losone (Erythromycin)
Serious Complications of Oral Birth Control Pills (ACHES)
A- Abdominal Pain
C - Chest Pain
H - Headache
E - Eye Problems
S - Severe Leg Pain
Emergency Drugs to LEAN on
L- Lidocaine
E - Epinephrine
A- Atropine Sulfate
N - Narcan
Drugs for Bradycardia & low BP (IDEA)
I - Isoproterenol
D - Dopamine
E - Epinephrine
A - Atropine Sulfate
Cholinergic Crisis (SLUD)
S-alivation
L-acrimation
U-rination
D-efecation
Depression Assessment (SIG)
S-leep Disturbances
I-nterest Decreased
G-uilty Feelings
Energy Decreased (CAPS)
C-oncentration decreased
A-ppetite
P-sychomotor function decreased
S-uicidal Ideations
5 A's to Alzheimer Diagnosis
A-mnesia
A-nomia
A-praxia
A-gnosia
A-phasia
Major Symptoms of a Manic Attack (DIG FAST)
D- Distractibility
I - Indiscretion
G - Grandiosity

F- Flight of Ideas
A- Activity Increase
S- Sleep Deficit
T - Talkative
3 P's of Blindness
P- Preventable
P- Painless
P- Permanent
Symptoms of Leukemia (ANT)
A- Anemia
N- Neutropenia
T- Thrombocytopenia
Exercise Guide for Diabetic Fitness (FIT)
F - Frequency (3x per week)
I - Intensity (60-80% of Maximal Heart Rate)
T- Time (Aerobic Activity)
Symptoms of Hypoxia (RAT BED)
Early Hypoxia:
R-estlessness
A-nxiety
T-achycardia/ Tachypnea

Late Hypoxia:
B-radycardia
E-xtreme Restlessness
D-yspnea
Symptoms of Hypoxia (in Pediatrics) - FINES
F-eeding difficulty
I-nspiratory Stridor
N-ares Flares
E-xpiratory Grunting
S-ternal Retractions
Management of ASTHMA
A-drenergics (Albuterol)
S-teroids
T-heophylline
H-ydration (IV)
M-ask (Oxygen)
A-ntibiotics
Epiglottitis (AIR RAID)
A-irway Closed
I-ncreased Pulse
R-estlessness

R-etractions
A-nxiety Increased
I-nspiratory Stridor
D-rooling
Blood Flow Through the Cardiac Valves (Tissue Paper My Assets)
T-ricuspid
P-ulmonic
M-itrial
A-ortic
Immediate Treatment of a Myocardial Infarction Client (MONA)
M- Morphine
O- Oxygen
N- Nitroglycerine
A- ASA
Treating CHF (UNLOAD FAST)
U-pright Position
N-itrates (in low dose)
L-asix
O-xygen
A-minophylline
D-igoxin

F-luids (decrease)
A-fterload (decrease)
S-odium restriction
T-est (Dig level, ABGs, K level)
DEMENTIA
Make sure they don't have problems with:

D-rug and alcohol
E-yes and ears
M-etabolic and endocrine disorders
E-motional disorders
N-eurologic disorders
T-umors and trauma
I-nfection
A-rteriovascular disease
Osteoporosis Risk Factors (ACCESS)
A-lcohol Use
C-orticosteroid Use
C-alcium low
E-strogen low
S-moking
S-edentary lifestyle/s

ACCESS leads to OSTEOPOROSIS
Who needs dialysis? (Check the vowels: AEIOU)
A- Acid-Base Problems
E- Electrolyte Problems
I- Intoxications
O- Overload of fluids
U - Uremic Symptoms
Prostate Problems are no... FUN
F- Frequency
U- Urgency
N- Nocturia
BRAT Diet (for severe dehydration)
B- Banana
R- Rice
A- Apple
T- Toasted Bread
Gluten Free Diet (ROW)
R- Rye
O- Oats
W- Wheat
Assess Changes in Senile Dementia (JAMCO)
J- Judgment
A- Affect
M- Memory
C- Cognition
O- Orientation
3 P's of Diabetes Mellitus - Type 1 Signs & Symptoms
P- Polyuria (excessive urination)
P- Polydypsia (excessive thirst)
P- Polyphagia (excessive hunger)
Right-Sided Heart Failure (HEAD)
H- Hepatomegaly
E- Edema (Bipedal)
A- Ascites
D- Distended Neck Vein
Left-Sided Heart Failure (CHOP)
C- Cough
H- Hemoptysis
O- Orthopnea
P- Pulmonary Congestion (crackles/ rales)
Hyperkalemia Management (KIND)
K- Kayexalate (orally/ enema)
I- Insulin
N- Na HCO3
D- Diuretics (Furosemide & Thiazides)
Management of Myocardial Infarction (MONATAS)
M- Morphine
O- Oxygen
N- Nitrates (Nitroglycerin)
A- Aspirin (ASA)
T- Thormbolytics
A- Anti-Coagulants
S- Stool Softeners
Electrolytes - PISO
P- Potassium
I- Inside
S- Sodium
O- Outside
Eating Disorder: ANOREXIA
A-menorrhea delayed
N-o organic factors accounts for weight loss
O-bviously thin but feels FAT
R-efusal to maintain normal body weight
E-pigastric discomfort is common
X-symptoms (peculiar symptoms)
I-ntense fears of gaining weight
A-lways thinking of foods
Eating Disorder: BULIMIA
B-inge eating
U-nder strict dieting
L-acks control over-eating
I-nduced vomiting
M-inimum of to binge eating episodes
I-ncrease/Persistent concern of body size/shape
A-buse of diuretics & laxatives
Findings of a Bulimia client: WASHED
W-eight loss of 15% of original body weight
A-menorrhea
S-ocial withdrawal
H-istory of high activity & achievement
E-lectrolyte Imbalance
D-epression/ Distorted Body Image
Outcome of Alcoholism: BAD
B- Brain Damage
A- Alcoholic Hallucinosis
D- Death
5 D's of Behavioral Problems of Alcoholism
D- Denial
D- Dependency
D- Demanding
D- Destructive
D- Domineering
Situations requiring Crisis Situation: RAPE
R- Ruthless
A- Abusive
P- Personal
E- Experience
Warning Signs of a Child Abuse/ Neglect: CHILD ABUSE
C-hild's excessive knowledge on sex & abusive words
H-air growth in various lengths
I-nconsistent stories from the child & parent/s
L-ow self-esteem
D-epression

A-pathy, no emotion
B-ruised
U-nusual injuries
S-erious injuries
E-vidence of old injuries not reported