Common Use Nursing Abbreviations and Medical Terminologies List 1

Common Use Nursing Abbreviations and Medical Terminologies List 1

In the healthcare industry, documentation is very important. Medical records must be written legibly and easily understood by those who access them. A record is a valuable source of data used by health care team members to facilitate communication, financial billing, assessment, research, auditing and for legal purposes. Using abbreviations in medical records shorten written […]

Pancreatitis Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Pancreatitis Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

The pancreatic enzymes Pancreatitis is basically the autodigestion of the pancreas by the pancreatic enzymes caused by obstruction of pancreatic ducts (e.g. edema, tumor, inflammation, and gallstones) and other causes. But before anything else, let’s review the different types of pancreatic enzymes and their main role in our system. Our pancreas is located in our […]

Thoughts for a Filipino Nurse and Nurse to Be

Thoughts for a Filipino Nurse and Nurse to Be

[pull_quote_center]Fresh out of board exam glory, think through your options carefully. How do you see yourself in 3 years? It has to be something concrete, practicable, reachable and most importantly, you’re happy where you’re standing in that vision of yours.[/pull_quote_center]                 Because… many nurses in the Philippines no matter how much needed is still mostly […]

Cricothyrotomy Procedure

Cricothyrotomy Procedure

Establishing a patent airway is top priority in all clients. In cases where endotracheal intubation or tracheotomy cannot be performed immediately to establish airway, it is necessary to perform a cricothyrotomy. This procedure is rarely performed and is done by puncturing the trachea through the cricithyroid membrane. The physician performs this procedure and the role […]

Anatomy and Physiology of the Liver

Anatomy and Physiology of the Liver

The Liver is one of two principal accessory organs of the digestive system. Its metabolic capabilities is so crucial for maintaining several of the body’s critical functions that a wide array of physiologic disturbances occur when there is  damage to the liver. Anatomy The adult human liver normally weighs between 1.0- 2.5 kilograms and is […]