NCLEX REVIEW ON HEPATITIS
HEPATITIS is a very important topic in the NCLEX.
Hepatitis is basically A VIRAL INFECTION that causes INFLAMMATION of the liver cells.
CLASSIFICATIONS of Hepatitis Virus and its way of TRANSMISSION:
(If we look at the transmission: HEPATITIS B AND C are the only ones transmitted through blood and sexual contact).
Hepatitis A (transmitted through oral/fecal/water route)
Hepatitis B (transmitted through blood/drug use/sexual contact/childbirth)
Hepatitis C (transmitted through blood/drug use/sexual contact/childbirth)
Hepatitis D (transmitted through oral/fecal/water route)
Hepatitis E (transmitted through oral/fecal/water route)
– Incubation period usually lasts from 15-45 days.
– Transmitted primarily through fecal/ oral route.
– Prevention includes sanitation and handwashing.
– There is a vaccine available for Hepatitis A.
– Prevention against Hepatitis A includes:
- PROPER HANDWASHING
- AVOIDANCE OF CONTAMINATED FOOD AND WATER
- RECIEVING THE HAV VACCINE
– transmitted through blood to blood contact sexual contact or drug use (needles, razors).
– There is a vaccine available for Hepatitis B.
– Hepatitis C is transmitted through blood to blood contact sexual contact or drug use (needles, razors)
– The patient can be asymptomatic and others are only diagnosed once abnormality is detected in the liver enzymes.
SYMPTOMS OF ACUTE HEPATITIS C
LOSS OF APPETITE
CLAY-COLORED BOWEL MOVEMENTS
JAUNDICE (YELLOW COLOR IN THE SKIN OR EYES)
SOME OF THESE SYMPTOMS CAN ALSO BE PRESENT ON OTHER CLASSIFICATIONS OF HEPATITIS* .
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HEPATITIS B AND HEPATITIS C is connected with cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Blood and Blood Products before 1992 were not screened for Hepatitis.
ENZYME-LINKED IMMUNOSORBENT ASSAY (ELISA) is the initial screening test for clients suspected of infected of the Hepatitis C (HCV) Virus.
LIVER BIOPSY can also be used to confirm the diagnosis of Hepatitis.
Treatment most often used for Hepatitis C is a combination of two medicines, INTERFERON AND RIBAVIRIN.
Welcome to this NCLEX Quick E Course: There is only ONE GOAL with this course, and that is to pass the NCLEX. You have made it this far, you have graduated Nursing School. You basically have learned, in some way or another the content and essential knowledge necessary to pass the NCLEX exam. With the help of this course, it will now depend on how you are able to apply this knowledge and strategies towards the NCLEX.
Before starting this Quick E Course, I will require 3 essential qualities that you have from within:
The Three C’s includes:
Confidence: Confident that you are going to pass the NCLEX Exam.
Commitment: Committed in doing everything, to pass this Exam.
Concentration: Focus and Concentration throughout this review.
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The Quick E Course Test Taking Strategies Maslow's Hierarchy The Nursing Process Lab Values (Important) Intravenous Fluids Electrolyte Values NCLEX Review on Medication (IMPORTANT) The Cardiac System The Neuro System The Respiratory System The G.I. System The G.U. System The Endocrine System The Integumentry System The Hematologic System The Musculoskeletal System Eye and Ear Disorders Infection Control Management and Delegation Types of Dysrhytmias Pharmacology Drug Classifications & Adverse Reactions. Classification and Side Effects The Antidote for certain Drugs. Vitamins and Mineral Cardiac Pharmacology Cardiovascular Drugs (Simplified) Cardiac Glycosides Antidysrhytmics Anticoagulants Diuretics Thrombolytics Cardiac Stimulants Central Nervous System Pharm. CNS Stimulants Anticonvulsants Barbituates Benzodiazepines Succinimides Antiparkinsonians Antimyasthenic (Cholinergics) Opioid Analgesics Opioid Antagonists Antiseizure Medication Respiratory Pharmacology Bronchodilators Mucolytic Agents and Expectorants Antihistamine Antitussives G.I. System Pharmacology GI Drugs Antacids Anticholinergics Antiemetics Antidiarrheals Cathartics/Laxatives G.U. System Pharmacology Spasmolytics Urinary Anti-infectives Pharmacology Review A basic review of pharmacology Overview of diff. type of Antibiotics Adrenegic Antagonist Drugs Parasympathetic Nervous System Hematological Disorders Antiplatelets Anticoagluants Autonomic Nervous System Adrenergic Drugs Cholinergic Agents Anticholinergics Antiparkinsonian Agents Beta Adrenergic Blockers Anti-infectives Aminoglycosides Maternity and Pediatrics Maternal Assessment Signs of Pregnancy Complications of Pregnancy 1st, 2nd & 3rd Trimester Pregnancy Ectopic Pregnancy Placenta Previa Preeclamsia Caring for the Maternal Client Signs of Pregnancy Newborn and Pediatrics Care of the Newborn Growth & Development Cardiovascular Disorders Respiratory Disorders Neurological Disorders Gastrointestinal Disorders Pediatrics: An NCLEX Review Psychiatric Disorders Psychotic Disorders Substance Abuse Drug Use
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