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Nursing Care Plan Lung Cancer

Nursing Care Plan Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer among men and women in the United States, last 2008 (American Cancer Society, 2008). In the Philippines, Lung Cancer deaths reached 8,518 or 2.02% of total deaths according to a survey by WHO last 2011. Classification/Staging Lung cancer is divided into two categories: small cell lung cancers (SCLC)...
Top 5 Videos that Will Make Every Nurse Proud

Top 5 Videos that Will Make Every Nurse Proud

Nursing is an underappreciated job. You change diapers, you give bed bath, you drain urine, but regardless of all these humbling responsibilities, you have to face an angry folk, meet the demands of doctors, handle difficult patients, and even cope with the requirements of the hospital. But the struggle doesn’t stop there. Sometimes, you have...
Patients with Endotracheal Tube - Nursing Roles, Management & Procedure

Patients with Endotracheal Tube – Nursing Roles, Management & Procedure

Endotracheal intubation is a very common procedure especially in the critical care unit for patients with airway problems. Patients who require mechanical ventilation needs to be intubated: either with endotracheal tube (usually for short-term use) or tracheostomy (long-term use). Thus, this article would like to expand the knowledge of nurses with the common management for...
Rheumatoid Arthritis Nursing Care Plan

Rheumatoid Arthritis Nursing Care Plan

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease without an unknown origin that affects peripheral joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and blood vessels. Rheumatoid is more common in women than men. It affects 1% of the population worldwide. (Khana, Arnold, Pencharz, et al., 2006) According to World Health Report last 2002, Rheumatoid Arthritis is the 31st leading...
Coronary Artery Disease Pathophysiology

Coronary Artery Disease Pathophysiology

Introduction Before the heart can pump blood to supply the body with oxygen and other nutrients, it has to supply its own needs first. And this is where the coronary arteries take in charge. They are responsible for supplying the oxygenation needs of the heart. The normal coronary blood flow is about 225 ml/min. What...
Care for Patient with Mechanical Ventilator

Care for Patient with Mechanical Ventilator

Patients who are critically ill and need oxygen support are usually attached to mechanical ventilator. That’s why, nurses who are in the assigned in the intensive or critical unit should be competent in caring for the patient with mechanical ventilator. Though there are technicalities that a nurse should consider, in this article, we will be...
Asthma Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Asthma Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disorder characterized by airflow obstruction and airway hyperresonsiveness to multiple stimuli. Asthma despite common to children can occur at any age. However according to statistics, about 50% of the people suffering from asthma are ages 10 years and below. There are twice as many boys compared to girls with...
Squamous Cell Cancer Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Squamous Cell Cancer Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

What is Squamous Cell Cancer? The exact etiology of Squamous Cell Cancer is unknown. However medical textbooks point out different risk factors such as exposure to cancer-promoting stressors and the response of the body to those exposures combine to determine the risk of developing cutaneous SCC. Where squamous cell cancer usually located? Head and neck...
Angiogram vs  Angioplasty - Patient Care for Pre and Post Operation

Angiogram vs Angioplasty – Patient Care for Pre and Post Operation

Cardiac catheterization nowadays has become very popular since coronary artery diseases are rising due to unhealthy lifestyle and stress. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year and that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Coronary heart disease is the most common type...
Perks of Being a Nurse

Perks of Being a Nurse

Living and being a nurse has never been easy task. Even until going to bed you are still wondering and bothered, ‘how are my patients in the hospital?’, or ‘did I sign all my forms needed in the chart?’, or ‘did I miss a certain medication for my patient?’ Truly, there is a 24-hour responsibility...
Florence Nightingale - The Woman Behind the May 12 Celebration

Florence Nightingale – The Woman Behind the May 12 Celebration

[quote_center]“I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.”[/quote_center] – Florence Nightingale We all know who Florence Nightingale is. She was known to be ‘lady with the lamp,’ and the ‘mother of modern nursing’. She also developed the famous theory called ‘Environmental theory’.  This May,...
Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) Nursing Care Plan

Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) Nursing Care Plan

Cerebrovascular Accident or commonly known as Stroke or Brain Attack is the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death in the Philippines according to the Stroke Society in the Philippines. Stroke happens when an artery supplying the brain is blocked causing neurological deficits like paralysis and weakness. Stroke versus Heart Attack...
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