Parotitis

A 27 year old male patient, of Asian descent, came to our department with right facial swelling. He experienced fever three days before going for check- up. He’s having pain while opening his mouth, thereby restricting him from eating.

After clinical examination by the surgeon, parotitis was suspected. Laboratory and radiologic examinations were requested. CT scan revealed inflamed parotid ducts.

In the case above, what measures should a nurse do to care for this type of patient?

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Post Op Wound Dressing Nurse Management

I was tasked to do the post- surgery dressing of our vehicular accident (VA) patient.

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Remember my post about me doing a blood test to confirm if I have an autoimmune disease? From that time I posted it, I was on the edge…

I felt like a white rose stained by blood. Do I have an auto- immune disease? Am I the lucky family member who inherited that toxic DNA?

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My colleague asked me how do I know when someone is true to me or not.

I was overwhelmed by her question. It’s not a first but it’s been a long time since I was asked about this topic. So I did not know what to say at first.

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Zygomatic Bone Fracture

We have a 43 year old male patient came to the clinic with swelling and about 5cm laceration on the side of his right eye. He informed us that he was assaulted by his coworker. His CT scan showed a fractured zygomatic bone. The patient was advised for open reduction internal fixation of zygomatic bone.

With this case, what should a nurse do?

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Most of our patients came with complaints of appearance of fibrous tissue in oral mucosa. They got it aftet accidental bite and sometimes from unknown cause. This fibrous tissue is like the patients’ skin tags.

What is this fibrous tissue in oral mucosa? Is this cancerous? What can a nurse do to manage this case?

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Every year on the 6th of May, nurses around the world celebrate Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Starting from this day, nurses commemorate their hard work and achievements. It is also the week where nurses are being honored and recognized for their contribution in the society.

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