NURS 6550 Midterm Exam Study Guide

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NURS 6550 Midterm Exam Study Guide – Acute Care Study Guide for Midterm (17 Pages)

Psychosocial

  • Generalized anxiety disorder diagnosis criteria
  • Treatment of acute panic attacks
  • Inpatient treatment of depression
  • When is serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor indicated
  • Venlafaxine dosing
  • Endogenous depression pathophysiology
  • Differences between panic attacks and panic disorder
  • Depressive disorder symptoms
  • Primary neurotransmitter in PTSD
  • PTSD diagnosis and treatment
  • Lithium side effects
  • Common adverse effects of atypical antipsychotics
  • Mental status changes related to UTI in elderly
  • Delirium in geriatric patients
  • Short Confusion Assessment Method (Short CAM)
  • Types of dementia (Lewy body, vascular, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s)
  • Aricept
  • Management of disinhibition in elderly
  • Physical findings when death is imminent
  • Limits of pain medication on dying patient
  • Theories about successful aging…(Erikson’s, Levinson’s, Peck’s, Butler’s)
  • Psychological abuse of elders
  • Transtheoretical model of change
  • Death anxiety
  • Assessing driver safety in elderly
  • Geriatric Depression Screen

EENT

  • Eye pain from medications
  • Cataracts
  • Chronic uveitis
  • Gonococcal conjunctivitis
  • Viral, allergic, bacterial conjunctivitis
  • Macular degeneration
  • Dacrocystitis
  • Open angle glaucoma
  • Metal FB in eye
  • Penetrating eye injury
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Orbital fractures
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Conductive hearing loss
  • Age related hearing loss
  • Transient hearing loss
  • Acute otitis media
  • Vertigo (acute or central)
  • Epistaxis
  • Bacterial sinusitis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Epiglottitis
  • Slit lamps, Snellen chart, Amsler grid, Wood’s lamp
  • Beta adrenergic antagonists
  • Cholinergic mimetic
  • Prostaglandin analogs
  • Osmotic diuretics

Cardiovascular disorders

  • ACS protocol: low risk vs high risk mi
  • Contraindications to thrombolytic therapy
  • MONA
  • Duke criteria for infective endocarditis
  • Heart murmurs
  • Endocarditis treatment
  • Pericarditis s/sx and treatment: inflammation of the pericardial sac
  • Treatment and findings for acute anterior wall MI
  • Monitoring wedge pressures
  • Medications for CHF
  • Aortic stenosis: narrowing of the aortic opening restricting the blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta and may affect the pressure in the left atrium
  • Diastolic failure
  • Thoracic aneurysm
  • Medications for acute descending aortic aneurysm:
  • Treatment plans for PAD
  • Risk factors for DVT
  • PE risk factors
  • Hypertensive urgency vs crisis
  • Chronic venous insufficiency treatment
  • Cardiac rehab
  • Stroke treatment guidelines
  • Coumadin guidelines
  • How to read EKGs

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