Short note for nurses on musculo-skeletal diseases

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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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MUSCULO SKELETAL INJURIES:SHORT NOTE FOR NURSES

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INJURIES IN MUSCULO SKELETAL SYSTEM 

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CONTUSION    

  • Soft tissue injury produced by a blunt force, kick, or fall.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS 

  • Ecchymosis (Bleeding into the injured  part) .
  • Swelling.

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short note on musculoskeletal system for nurses : Introduction

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MUSCULO SKELTETAL SYSTEM


Anatomy and Physiology
Skelton
1. Axial portion
o cranium
o vertebrae
o Ribs.
• 2- Appendicular portion
o limbs
o shoulders
o Hips

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CHEST INJURIES : SHORT NOTE FOR NURSES

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CHEST INJURIES

A chest injury can occur as the result of an accidental or deliberate penetration of a foreign object into the chest. This type of injury can also result from a blunt trauma, leading to chest wall injury (causing rib bruises, fracture, lung or heart contusions

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RESPIRATORY SYSTEM : DIFFERENT TYPES OF THERAPIES

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CHEST PHYSIOTHERAPY

It includes Precaution, vibration, postural drainage.

Precaution; Clapping the affected area with cupped hands.

Vibration; Pressing affected area with flat hands.

Postural drainage: different position are given to drain out from different lobs of lung.

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DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES IN RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

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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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ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

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RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

 

1 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

A. Primary function
Provide oxygen for the metabolism in the tissue
Remove carbon dioxide, the waste product of metabolism

B. Secondary functions

1. Facilitates the sense of smell.
2. Produces speech
3. Maintain acid base balance
4. Maintain body water levels
5. Maintain body heat balance

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ONCOLOGY: SHORT NOTE FOR NURSES( PART 1)

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ONCOLOGY

CANCER

It is a neoplastic disorder that can involve or affect any part of the body. it is a condition characterized by abnormal multiplication of cell.

It means study of cancer

  • Rout of metastasis
    • Local ceding
    • Blood born
    • Lymphatic system

Metastasis is spreading cancer to one site to another site.

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ACID BASE BALANCE ( METABOLIC)

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METABOLIC ACIDOSIS

  • A relative increase in the H+ concentrations occurs as a result of losing huge amount of bases and holding too much acid
  • PH is decreased; PCO2normal; PO2normal; HCO3 decreased

Cause:

  • Diabetes mellitus / diabetic ketoacidosis- an insufficient supply of insulin cause increased fat metabolism, leading to an excess accumulation of ketones or other acids.

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