Short note for nurses on musculo-skeletal diseases

DISEASES CONDITIONS


Rheumatoid arthritis

• It is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease which leads to the destruction of connective tissue and the synovial membrane within the joints.
• It weakens and leads to dislocation of the joint and permanent deformity and formation of pannus (abnormal osseous tissue) at the junction of the synovial tissue and articular cartilage.

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DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES IN RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES

Chest X ray

It is the most common diagnostic procedure to find out any anatomical abnormality or infection in the lung

Nurses Responsibility

-Remove metal object or radio opaque object, light jewels.

-Access the female patient whether she is pregnant or not. If so allow only after 20th week of gestation

-Remove constructive clothing and keep loose gowns.

-Instruct the patient to take deep breath and hold it during procedure to expand lungs.

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