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7 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in Nursing School

7 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in Nursing School

All things are new and amazing when you’re in nursing school. What you seem don’t exist will be taught to you from peculiar diseases to absolutely appalling surgeries. You will believe every piece of information from your preceptor assured that it would be good enough when you get to the real world. After years of...
Pulmonary Embolism Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Pulmonary Embolism Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Pulmonary embolism is most commonly due to a blood clot or thrombus. However, other types of emboli occur from air, fat, amniotic fluid and sepsis.  Normally, the heart pumps blood to the lungs for oxygenation. Then, oxygen-rich blood is now carried into the system via the arteries. Once oxygen is utilized in the body, it...
Pulmonary Embolism Nursing Care Plan

Pulmonary Embolism Nursing Care Plan

What is pulmonary embolism? Pulmonary embolism is a condition caused by a thrombus formation that originates somewhere in the venous system that detaches and lodges at the branch of pulmonary artery. It is not a disease in and of itself. Rather, it is a complication of underlying venous thrombosis (Ouellette, 2014). If left untreated, about...
Hypokalemia Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Hypokalemia Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Potassium Potassium is a major intracellular electrolyte. About 98% of potassium is found inside the cells of the body while the remaining 2% is located extracellular and maintains neuromuscular irritability. Potassium is crucial to heart function and plays a key role in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction, making it important for normal digestive and muscular...
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