About Rina Malones

Rina Malones is currently working as a critical care/acute stroke nurse. Besides from blogging, she's also studying International Health at University of the Philippines Open University.

Pancreatitis Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Pancreatitis Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

The pancreatic enzymes Pancreatitis is basically the autodigestion of the pancreas by the pancreatic enzymes caused by obstruction of pancreatic ducts (e.g. edema, tumor, inflammation, and gallstones) and other causes. But before anything else, let’s review the different types of pancreatic enzymes and their main role in our system. Our pancreas is located in our […]

Thyroidectomy Nursing Care Plan -Risk for Ineffective Airway Clearance

Thyroidectomy Nursing Care Plan -Risk for Ineffective Airway Clearance

Hyperthyroidism is a metabolic imbalance that results from overproduction of thyroid hormone. The most common form of this condition is Grave’s disease, which common manifestations are increase of thyroxine (T4) production and enlargement of the thyroid gland known as goiter. The incidence of Grave’s disease affects women eight times more frequently than men especially on […]

3 Spinal Cord Injury Nursing Care Plan

3 Spinal Cord Injury Nursing Care Plan

Most common location of injury The most common vertebrae involved in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) are the 5th, 6th and 7th cervical, the 12th thoracic, and the 1st lumbar. Classification Spinal Cord Injury can be separated into two categories: Primary injury is caused by direct trauma and may result is usually permanent. Secondary injury is cause […]

PNoy dooms PH to Nurse Scarcity

PNoy dooms PH to Nurse Scarcity

Filipino nurses across the globe are anticipating the change. We assumed we could finally rest our thought that we don’t have to go abroad to get a decent working condition. We anticipated that we could be reunited with our families working abroad as nurses. We presumed that there’s a better hope for our profession in […]