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Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

Cells in the body are in need of continuous nourishment, oxygenation and excretion of waste, otherwise they die. The only way these exchanges are made is via the tissue fluid (blood) that passes through it. This is where the cardiovascular system comes into the picture. The cardiovascular system is composed of blood, the blood vessels...
Meningitis: Types , Causes & Management

Meningitis: Types , Causes & Management

Meninges are delicate membranes surrounding the brain and the spinal cord. These membranes protect the brain by housing a fluid-filled space. In cases where the meninges are inflamed and infection took place either by viral, bacterial or fungal causes, meningitis takes place. Commonly, meningitis is bacterial or viral in nature and the infection started elsewhere...
Trouble With Pedia IV Insertion – Check These Tips

Trouble With Pedia IV Insertion – Check These Tips

Intravenous (IV) therapy is the quickest and most effective way to administer medicine or fluids to an ill infant. Because of this reason, it is commonly used in pediatric therapy. Undeniably, IV insertion among infants and children is one of the most daunting tasks for nurses. For pediatric patients, we could say it is also...
ADPIE (Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Intervention, Evaluation) Charting for Nurses

ADPIE (Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Intervention, Evaluation) Charting for Nurses

Did you know that improper documentations can cause errors in the health care settings that could led to patient having adverse reactions or worst death? Nurse instructors always stress out how important to do documentation correctly. This is the reason why, clinical instructors keeps on asking for revision on practice documentations done by students. So...
Common Use Nursing Abbreviations & Medical Terminologies List 2

Common Use Nursing Abbreviations & Medical Terminologies List 2

One essential part of nursing practice is accurate record keeping. Documentation is equally important as communicating by phone when relaying information to other healthcare professionals.This list of Common Use Nursing Abbreviations and Medical Terminologies is continuation to the previous set . Abbreviation / Symbol Meaning gm Gram g Gauge GALT Gut associated lymphoid tissue GB...
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a type of autoimmune disease where the body’s own immune system attacks the healthy tissues by mistake. Lupus means ‘wolflike’ describing the distinctive rash over the cheeks and bridge of the nose appearing in most patients. Pathophysiology: The exaggerated autoantibody production in SLE is caused by the abnormality of the...
Are You A Healthy Nurse?

Are You A Healthy Nurse?

Being healthy will always be a key ingredient of living a happy and successful life, especially for nurses. Yes, everyone wants to steer clear from diseases. But there’s more to being healthy than just the deficiency of pain or illness. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health is a state of complete physical, mental...
Thoracentesis Nursing Responsibilities

Thoracentesis Nursing Responsibilities

Every individual on Earth, regardless of race, economic status, gender or social status does the same thing every single minute to live – that is to breathe in air. But did you know even how natural and fundamental the process of breathing is, its purpose was unknown to humanity for a long time? It was...
Congestive Heart Failure Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Congestive Heart Failure Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Congestive heart failure (CHF) otherwise known as cardiac failure refers as the inability of the heart to pump sufficient blood to meet needs of tissues for oxygenation and nutrition. This disease can affect the heart’s ability to respond to circulation demands of the body. CHF is a slowly developing condition where cardiac output is lower-than-normal....
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...
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...
Addison’s Disease (Adrenocortical Insufficiency)

Addison’s Disease (Adrenocortical Insufficiency)

Did you know that the body part responsible for controlling mineral or salt content in the blood is the same body part responsible for promoting the normal cell metabolism and producing the sex hormones both in men and women? What’s more interesting about it is how small it is compared to the huge function it...
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