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NCP Nursing Care Plan for Dislocated or Fractured Jaw. Dislocation and subluxation are terms used to describe the anatomic displacement of a bone from its normal position in the joint. Dislocation is the complete separation of the bone from the articular surfaces of the joint, whereas subluxation is only a partial displacement in the joint. Both dislocations and subluxations refer to the position of the distal bone in relation to its proximal articulation. Displacement of the temporomandibular joint results in a dislocated jaw. A break in one or both of the two maxillae (upper jawbones) or the mandible (lower jawbone) constitutes a fractured jaw. Treatment usually restores jaw alignment and function.
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NCP Nursing Care Plan for Anaphylaxis Shock. Anaphylaxis is a dramatic, acute atopic reaction marked by the sudden onset of rapidly progressive urticaria and respiratory distress. A severe reaction may initiate vascular collapse, leading to systemic shock and, possibly, death. Anaphylactic shock, or anaphylaxis, is an immediate, life-threatening allergic reaction that is caused by a systemic antigen-antibody immune response to a foreign substance (antigen) introduced into the body.
Causes for Anaphylaxis Shock
Anaphylaxis can result from a variety of causes, but it most commonly occurs in response to food, medications, and insect bites. Anaphylactic reactions result from systemic exposure to sensitizing drugs or other specific antigens.
Complications for Anaphylaxis Shock
Untreated anaphylaxis can cause respiratory obstruction, systemic vascular collapse, and death minutes to hours after the first symptoms.

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NCP Nursing Care Plans for Intestinal Obstruction. Intestinal obstruction is the partial or complete blockage of the lumen of the small or large bowel. Intestinal obstruction occurs when a blockage obstructs the normal flow of contents through the intestinal tract. It’s commonly a medical emergency. Complete obstruction in any part of the bowel, if untreated, can cause death within hours from shock and vascular collapse. Intestinal obstruction is most likely after abdominal surgery or in people with congenital bowel deformities.
Causes for Intestinal Obstruction
The two major types of intestinal obstruction are mechanical and neurogenic or nonmechanical.
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NCP Nursing Care Plan for Abdominal Trauma. Blunt and penetrating abdominal injuries may damage major blood vessels and internal organs. Intra-abdominal trauma is usually not a single organ system injury; as more organs are injured, the risks of organ dysfunction and death climb. Such injuries are potentially fatal; the prognosis depends on the extent of injury and the organ damaged but is improved by prompt diagnosis and surgical repair.
Blunt injuries occur when there is no break in the skin; they often occur as multiple injuries. In blunt injuries, the spleen and liver are the most commonly injured organs. Injury occurs from compression, concussive forces that cause tears and hematomas to the solid organs such as the liver, and deceleration forces.
Penetrating injuries are those associated with foreign bodies set into motion. The foreign object penetrates the organ and dissipates energy into the organ and surrounding areas. The most commonly involved abdominal organs with penetrating trauma include the intestines, liver, and spleen. Read more…

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Honoring Nurses Around The World 12 May Is International Nurses Day. Each year, people around the world celebrate and honor the dedicated and devoted men and women who care for us when we need it most,  nurses! International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Florence Nightingale was one of the most influential women of her time. Born in Italy on May 12, 1820, she was the daughter of a wealthy landowner. She went on to become a nurse. During her nursing career, “The Lady with the Lamp” helped care for thousands of injured and sick soldiers during the Crimean War. In her later years, she went blind and became a “complete invalid.” Ironically, Nightingale required full-time nursing until she died in London in 1910 at the age of 90. May 12th is International Nurses Day (IND), an annual event observed on the anniversary of the birthday of the visionary nurse, Florence Nightingale.
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