About This Chapter
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
Enjoy access to qualified experts who can help you better understand emergency situations in nursing. Our top instructors effectively boost your knowledge by presenting quality information in an engaging manner, and they are available to answer your questions on any of the lesson topics. You can also benefit from multiple-choice quizzes that test your comprehension of these emergency situation topics. All the resources in this online chapter are available around-the-clock via any computer or mobile device.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
11. Terminology for the Levels of Consciousness
This lesson will go over several different levels of consciousness and define these terms: consciousness, unconsciousness, confusion, delirium, lethargy, obtundation, syncope, stupor, coma and persistent vegetative state.
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.
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.
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.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the Florida Prometric CNA Test: Practice & Study Guide course
- The Role of Nurse Aides
- Nursing Communication & Patient Rights
- Communication in Nursing
- Safety for Nurses
- Basic Hygiene for Nurses
- Asepsis & Infection Control in Nursing
- Patient Injuries & Infections
- Emergency Care & Procedures
- Personal Care in Nursing
- Circulation & Skin Integrity Concerns in Nursing
- Nutrition Basics for Nurses
- Understanding Fluid & Electrolyte Balance in Nursing
- Understanding Rest & Sleep in Nursing
- Elimination Overview for Nurses
- Assistive Devices & Mobility
- Psychosocial Concerns in Nursing
- Physical Assessment Techniques
- Physical Impairments
- Understanding Pain & Pain Management in Nursing
- Mental Health Concepts
- The Aging Process
- End of Life Care