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Acute Glomerulonephritis (AGN) Nursing Intervention

Acute Glomerulonephritis (AGN) Nursing Intervention

A kidney is a reddish brown, bean-shaped organ with smooth surface. It is about 12 cm x 6 cm x 3 cm (length-width-thickness) in dimension in an adult. It is enclosed by a tough, fibrous capsule known as the tunic fibrosa. There are two kidneys in a normal human body. They are located on either...
Acute Glomerulonephritis (AGN) Pathophysiology & Schematic Diagram

Acute Glomerulonephritis (AGN) Pathophysiology & Schematic Diagram

The kidney/s are the main organs of the urinary system. Its primary function is to filter the blood for waste products and excrete it out of the body through the urine. Another of its function is on the the regulation of blood pressure through maintaining rennin-angiotensin balance and helps in the formation of Red Blood...
Ectopic Pregnancy Case Study

Ectopic Pregnancy Case Study

Ectopic pregnancy is the abnormal implantation of a fertilized ovum anywhere outside the uterine cavity or normal site of implantation. This is one of the most common complications of pregnancy during the first trimester. There is no exact statistic that would represent ectopic pregnancy because many cases were masked by misdiagnosis. Oftentimes, pregnancy is believed...
OR Nurse: Scrub vs Circulating

OR Nurse: Scrub vs Circulating

An Operating Room Nurse (OR nurse) is a special type of practicing nurse. They are specially trained to handle the fast-phasing environment with accuracy while maintaining professional approach towards patient care. These nurses are packed with complete existence in all corners of the operating room.Their knowledge and skills are constantly challenged depending on the demands...
Esophagitis Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Esophagitis Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Esophagitis is a health condition wherein there is an inflammation of the esophagus. This comes either acute or chronic. It affects a staggering 15% of pregnant women and 5% of obese persons. Gastroesophageal reflux is the most common cause of esophagitis. The backward flow of hydrochloric acid (HCl) and its duration of exposure against the...
Burns Nursing Intervention

Burns Nursing Intervention

Burns is a form of trauma or injury to body tissues, either localize in a certain body part or massive. It is caused by thermal, chemical, electrical, or radioactive substances. It is classified as partial-thickness or full thickness. Partial-thickness burns involve the epidermis and upper portion of the dermis. Full-thickness burns involve all layers of...
Bleeding Esophageal Varices Pathopysiology & Schematic Diagram

Bleeding Esophageal Varices Pathopysiology & Schematic Diagram

Esophageal varices are dilated veins forming vesicles on the lower portion of the esophagus and stomach. These are highly sensitive to pressure like coughing and sneezing which leads to its easy rupture and bleeding. This causes other health problems like anemia from unrecognized and untreated mild bleeding. 95% of all cases of esophageal varices are...
Esophagitis Nursing Care Plan - Acute Pain

Esophagitis Nursing Care Plan – Acute Pain

Esophagitis, an inflammation of the esophagus due to exposure of the esophageal lining to upward or downward irritating chemicals (alkali or acids) causes extreme pain and malnutrition. This is a reversible condition if early diagnosis and proper treatment are employed. Among the conservative managements of esophagitis is lifestyle changes which mainly consists of exercise, diet,...
Operating Room Techniques - OPERATION OUCH!

Operating Room Techniques – OPERATION OUCH!

Operating Room exposure is one of the most stressful experiences for newcomers. Student nurses, even with the assistance of the clinical instructor, seem to act as if they have not yet seen blood, shiny instruments and others. Some faint due to nervousness, others avoid receiving orders from their CI due to fear of committing mistakes....
Appendicitis Pathophysiology & Schematic Diagram

Appendicitis Pathophysiology & Schematic Diagram

The vermiform appendix is a tiny tubular organ that is close-ended on one end and the other is connected to the cecum. It is sometimes called the tail of the large intestine or colon. It is located below the junction between the small and large intestine (ileocecal valve). It has no known digestive function but...
Acute Glomerulonephritis (AGN) Nursing Care Plan

Acute Glomerulonephritis (AGN) Nursing Care Plan

Acute Glomerulonephritis (AGN) is a medical condition which involves the kidney, particularly, the glomeruli. This requires immediate medical and nursing interventions to retard the progress of scarring within the kidney. This scarring is somewhat irreversible which later causes renal failure. This disease affects 0.02% of the United States’ total population. This is common among boys...
Anesthesia Nursing Considerations

Anesthesia Nursing Considerations

Anesthesia came from the Greek words an- and –aisthesis which literally means “without sensation”. This is anything (usually of medical in nature) that brings temporary absence or diminished pain sensation and muscle relaxation during a surgical procedure. Along with the above mentioned effects, it is also popular for causing a phenomenon called “hypnosis”, which is...
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