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Ch 8: Emergency Situations in Nursing

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Emergency Situations in Nursing - Chapter Summary

Get the knowledge you need to better understand emergency situations in nursing by reviewing fun online lessons at home or anywhere with an Internet connection. This chapter closely examines dysphagia, seizures, strokes, fractures and other emergency situations. Review these lessons at your own pace. In no time, you will be able to:

  • Discuss steps to take when someone is choking or has chest pains or a heart attack
  • Differentiate between a heart attack and cardiac arrest
  • List symptoms of acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Define and describe general motility disorders
  • Describe first aid steps needed for a stroke or spine injuries
  • Share the definitions and treatments for DKA and delirium
  • Understand terminology for the levels of consciousness
  • Detail first aid needed for eye injuries, head traumas, bleeding, burns and heatstroke

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14 Lessons in Chapter 8: Emergency Situations in Nursing
Choking, Chest Pain & Heart Attack: First Aid

1. Choking, Chest Pain & Heart Attack: First Aid

First aid can save lives in the case of choking or chest pain. In this lesson, you're going to learn what you need to do if you notice someone choking or having a heart attack.

The Difference Between a Heart Attack & Cardiac Arrest

2. The Difference Between a Heart Attack & Cardiac Arrest

The difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest can be confusing, but knowing is critical in delivering the right treatment. In this lesson we will review the definitions of these two problems as well as the right bystander actions.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment

3. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment

Acute respiratory distress syndrome is an extremely dangerous condition. Death can be avoided if signs and symptoms are recognized and the person is treated immediately. Find out what to look for and how this condition is treated.

What Is Dysphagia? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

4. What Is Dysphagia? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

In the following lesson you will learn about dysphagia and who is at a risk for developing it. After reading this lesson, you should have a better understanding of why dysphagia can be dangerous to your health and how it can be treated.

General Motility Disorders: Nausea and Vomiting

5. General Motility Disorders: Nausea and Vomiting

This lesson will explain what nausea, vomiting, and regurgitation are. We'll also explain how and why nausea and vomiting occur, how they can be treated, and a few other fun facts!

Seizure: Types, Symptoms & Causes

6. Seizure: Types, Symptoms & Causes

Seizures are symptoms of brain injury, disease, or abnormality affecting the brain's physical, electrical, or chemical activity. In this lesson, we'll discuss potential causes, symptoms, and first aid for the person having the seizure.

Signs of a Stroke: Acronym & Recognition

7. Signs of a Stroke: Acronym & Recognition

Do you know how to tell if a loved one is having a stroke? You might be a hero one day if you learn to recognize the simple signs of stroke. This lesson goes over them and tells you why they occur in general.

Stroke & Spine Injuries: First Aid

8. Stroke & Spine Injuries: First Aid

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the important basic first aid steps you should take when a person is suffering from a stroke or has undergone spinal trauma.

What Is DKA? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

9. What Is DKA? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life threatening condition for patients with diabetes. Learn the trigger for, the symptoms of, and the treatment for this terrifying condition in this lesson.

What Is Delirium? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

10. What Is Delirium? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

What does it mean to be delirious? What might cause someone to be confused and disoriented, and what can be done to treat it? In this lesson, we'll look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of delirium.

Terminology for the Levels of Consciousness

11. Terminology for the Levels of Consciousness

This lesson will go over several different levels of consciousness and define: consciousness, unconsciousness, confusion, delirium, lethargy, obtundation, syncope, stupor, coma and persistent vegetative state.

Eye Injuries & Head Trauma: First Aid

12. Eye Injuries & Head Trauma: First Aid

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the difference between a simple black eye and a potentially dangerous one, as well as what you should do about it. You'll also learn about cases of head trauma in general.

Bleeding, Puncture Wounds & Fractures: First Aid

13. Bleeding, Puncture Wounds & Fractures: First Aid

In this lesson, you're going to learn important basic first aid techniques you can use to help people who are bleeding severely, who have a puncture wound, or who have a fracture.

Burns, Heatstroke & Electrical Shock: First Aid

14. Burns, Heatstroke & Electrical Shock: First Aid

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the basic first aid procedures you can employ in case you or someone else suffers from an electrical shock, a minor burn, or heatstroke.

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