Erythropoietin

Damaged kidneys lose their ability to produce erythropoietin, a hormone that stimulates the formation of red blood cells. What is usually prescribed to stimulate erythropoiesis in patients with chronic kidney disease?

Heart disease

A 78-year-old patient is scheduled for transition to home after treatment for heart disease. The patient’s spouse, who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, plans to care for the patient at home. The spouse says that their grown children, who live nearby, will help. The best approach to discharge planning is to:

PICO(T), POPULATION, INTERVENTION, COMPARISON, OUTCOME, TIMEFRAME

Understanding PICO(T)-formatted clinical questions are important in nursing research. PICO(T) is a mnemonic used to describe the four or five elements of a good clinical question: POPULATION, INTERVENTION, COMPARISON, OUTCOME and TIMEFRAME (P,I,C,O,T). These components of a clinical question also represent different types of variables. The PICOT approach will help, clinicians and researchers, identify and … Read more

Bronchoscopic procedure

To prepare a patient on the unit for a bronchoscopic procedure, a medical-surgical nurse administers the IV sedative. The medical-surgical nurse then instructs the licensed practical nurse to:

Diabetes mellitus

Which statement by a patient with diabetes mellitus indicates an understanding of the medication insulin glargine (Lantus)?