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IELTS - The basic things you need to know

IELTS – The basic things you need to know

The passageway for greener pastures is the ability to communicate effectively. Nowadays, every individual going out of the country either wanting to reside at another location or work or study there, is required to undergo IELTS. IELTS short for International English Language System is a worldwide tool used to assess an individual’s ability to utilize...
Myasthenia Gravis Nursing Management

Myasthenia Gravis Nursing Management

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder affecting the voluntary muscles. Like other autoimmune conditions, the body attacks its own by mistake. What happens in myasthenia gravis is that the immune system hinders the neuromuscular impulses that are necessary for muscular function. Based on several researches, it occurs at any age, but it is common...
Tracheostomy Care Nursing Procedure

Tracheostomy Care Nursing Procedure

Tracheostomy, a surgical procedure done to provide artificial airway, is an important avenue for both clients needing temporary and permanent ventilation assistance. It is performed by making an opening through the neck to the trachea and by inserting an indwelling tube, which should be maintained in place to ensure that airway is patent (Anderson, 1990)....
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Nursing Management

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Nursing Management

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance” – Franklin P. Jones This quotation certainly speaks of staying on the line despite frequent punch from one’s limitations. Parents with children diagnosed with ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can absolutely relate to the notable quote above. Their patience is...
Newborn Screening

Newborn Screening

Pregnancy is often faced with all sorts of fears. Women during their childbearing years are always seen to be wary on how healthy their baby is inside their wombs. They worry much about their baby’s looks, deformities, and some congenital disorders that could hinder their baby’s well being. Though there are many diagnostic procedures that...
Alcoholic Cirrhosis Pathophysiology & Schematic Diagram

Alcoholic Cirrhosis Pathophysiology & Schematic Diagram

Cirrhosis is the general term used to pertain to the destruction in the normal structures of the liver lobules. It is defined with its four important features: destruction in liver parenchyma, separation of lobules by fibrous tissue, development of abnormal structured nodules, and abnormal vascular architecture. Furthermore, it is classified according to its causative agent...
Diarrhea Nursing Care Plan

Diarrhea Nursing Care Plan

The nursing diagnosis of diarrhea is defined as a state in which an individual experiences a change in normal bowel habits characterized by the frequent passage of loose, fluid, unformed stools. Diarrhea is indeed the passing of at least 3 or more loose watery stools which may be a reaction to certain underlying factors or...
Cholera Management

Cholera Management

The acute enteric infection that has caused several outbreaks worldwide in the recent years is known as cholera, otherwise called as violent dysentery. It has widely affected those locations with less potable supply of water, or those with inaccessible basic needs, and most especially those crowded places with lack of sanitation and hygiene practices. Cholera...
Dilation and Curettage

Dilation and Curettage

Dilation (or dilatation) and curettage (D&C) is a gynaecological procedure done by widening or opening the cervical canal and surgical removal of the uterine lining or uterine contents by scooping and scrapping (with the use of sharp curette) or suctioning (suction curettage) . It is a minor surgery done in ambulatory or outpatient surgery clinics...
Expanded Program on Immunization - Nursing Roles & Responsiblities

Expanded Program on Immunization – Nursing Roles & Responsiblities

Because of the global burden on child morbidity and mortality, last 1976 the Expanded Program on Immunization shortly known as EPI was developed. It primarily focuses on reaching the bright goal of Fully Immunized Child (FIC) and to improve the rate for Child Protected at Birth (CPAB) in the country. EPI was established to ensure...
Typhoid Fever Pathophysiology & Schematic Diagram

Typhoid Fever Pathophysiology & Schematic Diagram

Typhoid fever is termed as an acute illness accompanied by fever caused by a gram negative bacilli called as Salmonella typhi. It is transmitted via fecal- oral route through contaminated water supply or food. Clients who had harboured this infection may become asymptomatic for a long time and could be called as “carrier”. Those carriers...
Tuberculosis Nursing Care Plan - Ineffective Airway Clearance

Tuberculosis Nursing Care Plan – Ineffective Airway Clearance

Tuberculosis is primarily a contagious condition derived through the inhalation of an airborne bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The most common location infected with this condition is the pulmonary tract otherwise it may also invade the bloodstream or the lymphatic system, especially for those immunocompromised individuals.     Pulmonary tuberculosis may produce symptoms like cough which may...
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