Nothing by mouth
NPO
You must have one before you administer a medication
Order
As needed
PRN
Common medication given for fever or pain
Acetaminophen
All medication information can be found here
MAR
If you didn't _____ it, you didn't do it!
Document
How you clean your hands after contact with C. diff
Soap and Water
Brusie/Injury to soft tissue
Contusion
Scrape on the surface of the skin
Abrasion
Difficult, labored, or painful breathing
Dyspnea
A question you ask prior to medication administration
Allergies
Dressing, hygiene, feeding, ambulation
ADLs
A device used to restrict movement
Restraint
Doing good
Beneficence
Failure to take reasonable care or steps to prevent loss/injury of another person
Negligence
How long must you listen to each abdominal quadrant before determining bowel sounds are absent
5 minutes
Normal is 60-100 bpm
Pulse
Do no harm
Nonmaleficence
Data gathered by auscultating, observing, or palpating
Objective
Data the patient tells you verbally
Subjective
A nurse should provide this to all patients
Education
Pain is considered to be this vital sign
Fifth
A common antibiotic used to treat MRSA
Vancomycin
A nurse should always act as a patient
Advocate
What factor related to activity increases the risk of developing a pressure ulcer?
Immobility
Term for a body temperature above 100.4 F; febrile
Pyrexia