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Anaphylactic Shock Case Study -The Impending Doom

Anaphylactic Shock Case Study -The Impending Doom

Anaphylaxis is an alarming emergency situation because of its rapid onset which may lead to death within a short period of time. Despite of its fatalities, death and the irreversible damage it caused, anaphylaxis is not always recognized thus, studies may underestimate the incidence (Soar et al, 2008). Anaphylaxis is not a reportable disease and...
Nurse – As the Change Agent

Nurse – As the Change Agent

Being a change agent is one of the major roles of the nurse in the health care system. The nurse takes effect on the transformations of different lives, for both ill and well, through the various functions they perform. Chin and Benne in 1985 formulated a theory on the strategies in effecting changes to other...
Concept of Carcinogenesis - The Start Where End Begins

Concept of Carcinogenesis – The Start Where End Begins

CANCER, medically termed as CA or cellular aberration is one of the major causes of sufferings and death around the globe. It is cause by a carcinogen and co-carcinogen (required for carcinogen to affect human cell), and this was initiated by wrong and faulty life­style. A combined of these two produces cancer cell called oncogene,...
Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media Case Study

Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media Case Study

Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is caused by recurrent ear infections resulting to tympanic membrane perforation characterized by persistent foul smelling otorrhea from the middle ear. Misconception on ear infection as related to poor hygiene and embarrassing foul smelling ear discharges, generates an erroneous notion of social stigma—which is one of the major causes of...
Cancer & AIDS - The Concept of Immunosurveillance

Cancer & AIDS – The Concept of Immunosurveillance

Cancer and Aids are still considered as the two major medical catastrophe where brilliant minds fail to unearth the cure. Several studies and researches have linked cancer and aids in the immune system—and the concept of immunosurveillance, which scientists believed that will unlock the extensive search for cure. In the study of Vesely et al...
Nursing Education - An Application of Andragogy of Learning

Nursing Education – An Application of Andragogy of Learning

It is said that the effective teacher of adult students abides by a single motto—Learners first (Rogers, 2001). Teaching and learning aim for the attainment of cognitive (intellectual), affective (values, attitudes and feelings) and psychomotor (motor skills)—embodying the so-called imperatives to acquire skills, knowledge and attitude (SKA) in nursing education (Anderson & Krathwohl, 2001; Huitt,...
Being Well is Well Being

Being Well is Well Being

The term “wellness” has myriad of meanings, diverse in scope and significance—but all shares the core essence of having a sound state of being. For some, it is a state of well-being (Kozier et al., 2008), while for others it is a condition that allows an individual to address life’s numerous challenges and expectations (Laurente...
How scary is the MERS-CoV scare?

How scary is the MERS-CoV scare?

A virus with no definite source. A newly identified disease. An illness without vaccine. A disease with no treatment. A disease that is contagious. Knowing that there’s no place and no one here on earth could be possibly exempted from the outbreak of coronavirus – the outbreak scares the world. Scares spread rapidly all throughout...
Physical Assessment - Head to Toe

Physical Assessment – Head to Toe

Physical Assessment is the subjective and objective data obtained to determine the patient’s state of wellness or illness, physical and health status, limitations, assets and liabilities. Physical Assessment Techniques (Nettina, 2006) Inspection – Scrutinize the patient’s body and behavior. Be highly sensitive to visual clues. Palpation – Touch without or with pressure (as indicated) the...
Hip Fracture Nursing Care Plan

Hip Fracture Nursing Care Plan

Hip fracture marks an immense impact on the health care system, principally on the geriatric care. Case incidence is usually connected with morbidity, mortality and medical care cost. The prevalence of hip fractures is projected to rise with the growing elderly population as case occurrence increases with age.  Hip fracture is a common case with...
Urinary Incontinence Nursing Management

Urinary Incontinence Nursing Management

Urinary incontinence is an uncontrolled leakage of urine. Pathology speaking, the inability to hold urine in the bladder is either caused by the weakened, or the lost of voluntary control over the urinary sphincter. This involuntary micturation commonly occurs as a distressing problem for the patient and its caregivers—which may considerably affect the quality of...
Lydia Hall’s Nursing Theory- Core, Care and Cure Model for Geriatric Care

Lydia Hall’s Nursing Theory- Core, Care and Cure Model for Geriatric Care

Lydia Hall’s nursing theory—Core, Care and Cure Model—is client-centered (Anonuevo et al., 2000). Hall’s metaparadigm centers on the following: on person as the Core, body as the Care and disease is for the Cure (Pearson, 2007; Tomey & Alligood, 2002; Parker, 2001; Anonuevo et al., 2000). In an editorial (Pearson, 2007), nurses primarily function within...
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