Tr-I-LIfe

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Posts tagged "pediatric"

Thought a funny way to remember “Mongolian Spots.” Of course it does require you to have a Hx of watching the Golden Girls!

NEWBORN SKIN ASSESSMENT

Differentiating Hemorrhagic Areas (severe bruising) from Mongolian Spots

  • Blanch the skin with 2 fingers

  • If the skin color blanches, it is Mongolian Spots (blue-brown bruising)

  • If the skin doesn’t blanch, it is petechiae or ecchymosis
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If the central circulation is adequate, the blood supply should return quickly when the skin is blanched with a finger. Blue hands and nails are poor indicator of oxygenation in NB. The nurse should assess the face & mucus membranes for pinkness reflecting adequate oxygenation

Patch of purple-black or blue-black color distributed over coccygeal and sacral regions of infants of African-American or Asian descent. Notmalignant. Resolves in time. Theygradually fade during the first or second year of life. They maybemistaken for bruises and should bedocumented in the NB¶s chart

This med is ALWAYS showing up throughout my nursing exams. I saw it most for the preferred/commonly prescribed to tx pediatric issues regarding Increased ICP (ex: Hydrocephalus) KNOW this drug!!

Osmotic Diuretics Prototype: Mannitol:
Elevates the osmolarity of the glomerular filtrate, leading to a loss of water, sodium, and chloride; creates an osmotic gradient in the eye, reducing intraocular pressure; creates an osmotic effect that decreases swelling after transurethral surgery

VS for Peds

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hello! I'm preparing for my NCLEX and am currently studying the pediatric section. Do you have any helpful hints on how to memorize the different pediatric vital sign ranges? Thanks!
tr-i-life tr-i-life Said:

I always try to find patterns in the numbers (values to know)

You can look at this 1 of 2 ways… or both ways to really pound it in your head… Gotta love all the info we must pound into our brains haha:)

KNOW : NEWBORN P: 100-160 & R: 30-60

Then 1-11 months=10 so -10 gives you 100-150

1 to 3 years P 80-130

See what I’m doing?

And as I am trying to find a pattern bw the P & R… I notice

  1. Respiration essentially decrease by 5’s

    1. 1-11 months 25-35

    2. 1-3 year 20-30

    3. 3-5 year 20-25

  1. then looking at P r/t R:

    1. @1-3 years P:80-130 R:20-30

      1. soooo:

        1. From 1-11months P:100 drops by 20 to give you 80 for low range for age 1-3 year

        2. and R:30 (age 1-3yr) is the high range for R and for Pulse which is 130

Idk if that helps 

 

but this is how I attempt to memorize all the values

Pediatrics: Growth and development milestones

Development of child with cerebral palsy 

Development of child with cerebral palsy