Monthly Archives: February 2018

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: An Abridged Analysis on the Disease Progression

Today, we will be discussing the progression of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in a simplified manner. Here we go. Stages of ARDS Early Stage In the early stages of acute respiratory distress syndrome, fluid accumulates interstitially within the pulmonary spaces. What does this mean? Interstitially means that the fluid, blood, pus, and white blood [...]

By | 2018-02-22T19:51:35-08:00 February 28th, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|Comments Off on Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: An Abridged Analysis on the Disease Progression

Tricyclic Antidepressants Pharmacology: Brush Up on Your TCAs – Part 1

Tricyclic antidepressants (TCA) are one of the most significant lectures that you will encounter in your psychiatric nursing course. TCAs are just one of the leading antidepressants that will be discussed elaborately by Mike here at SimpleNursing.com. After going through TCAs, we will also have separate videos for SSRs, MAOIs, and atypical antidepressants. Let’s get [...]

By | 2018-02-22T19:12:59-08:00 February 26th, 2018|Pharmacology, Psychiatry|Comments Off on Tricyclic Antidepressants Pharmacology: Brush Up on Your TCAs – Part 1

Anti-Anxiety Pharmacology: Identifying Benzodiazepines and Barbiturates Easily

Let’s settle this confusion once and for all - benzodiazepines versus barbiturates. How are these two anti-anxiety medications the same and how are they different? The Similarities Benzodiazepines and barbiturates are given for the same things: Reduction of patient’s anxiety Decreases blood pressure Decreases heart rate Decreases respiratory rate Acts on the central nervous system [...]

By | 2018-02-17T06:34:03-08:00 February 23rd, 2018|Medical|Comments Off on Anti-Anxiety Pharmacology: Identifying Benzodiazepines and Barbiturates Easily

Cardiac Output Mash-Up: Stroke Volume, Preload, and Afterload – Part 5

SimpleNursing.com, with Mike Linares, is here once again to turn complicated, frustrating lectures into effortless, piece-of-cake study systems. Right now, we will be discussing the following: Cardiac output (CO) Stroke volume (SV) Preload Afterload Before we go into specifics, let’s first have a quick overview of how the heart functions regarding blood flow regulation. Heart [...]

By | 2018-02-17T06:08:39-08:00 February 21st, 2018|Medical, Nursing School|Comments Off on Cardiac Output Mash-Up: Stroke Volume, Preload, and Afterload – Part 5

Renal Function Pathophysiology for Dummies: Getting to Know Your Kidneys

Renal failure – an exam favorite and one of nursing students’ worst nightmare. If renal failure is making you anxious, let SimpleNursing.com make it stupidly simple for you. But first, let’s go to the basics – kidney function and location. Whenever you hear the word “kidneys” there should be a light bulb inside your head [...]

By | 2018-02-17T05:41:55-08:00 February 19th, 2018|Nursing, Student Info|Comments Off on Renal Function Pathophysiology for Dummies: Getting to Know Your Kidneys

Adrenal Glands Disorder Review: Cushing’s versus Addison’s Disease

Probably one of the most requested topics, Cushing’s and Addison’s Disease are two adrenal gland disorders that are both confusing and difficult to identify. A lot of people, especially nursing students, usually get the two diseases mixed up. When discussing Cushing’s Syndrome and Addison’s Disease, you will be talking about a lot of hormones involved. [...]

By | 2018-02-10T05:38:08-08:00 February 16th, 2018|Medical, Nursing, Student Info|Comments Off on Adrenal Glands Disorder Review: Cushing’s versus Addison’s Disease

Fundamentals of Nursing: Patient Prioritization Part 1

Patient prioritization is a favorite topic in the majority of nursing exams. Why wouldn’t it be? A huge chunk of the National Boards and NCLEX questions fall under patient prioritization and delegation. We’ll be delving into patient prioritization and discuss delegation in a separate video. Prioritization Matters It is vital for nursing students to know [...]

By | 2018-02-10T04:48:46-08:00 February 14th, 2018|Nursing|Comments Off on Fundamentals of Nursing: Patient Prioritization Part 1

Pass Your Exams with Mike Linares’ Efficient Study Tips

Are you having a difficult time studying for your upcoming exams? Here at SimpleNursing.com, Mike Linares will let you in on a little secret – his study techniques to help succeed in your test. It is imperative that you know these three things that Mike has emphasized so you can: Cut your study time by [...]

By | 2018-02-10T03:26:22-08:00 February 12th, 2018|Nursing, Student Info|Comments Off on Pass Your Exams with Mike Linares’ Efficient Study Tips

EKG Interpretation in 3 Easy Steps: An Overview – Part 3

In our part 3 of EKG rhythm interpretation, you will get a quick rundown on the anatomy of the heart and how a typical rhythm malfunctions, progressing to the different types of heart rhythm abnormalities. The Heart Set-Up First, we go to the basics – the anatomical parts of the heart mainly involved in transmitting [...]

By | 2018-02-03T01:26:50-08:00 February 9th, 2018|Medical, Nursing|Comments Off on EKG Interpretation in 3 Easy Steps: An Overview – Part 3

Antihypertensive Drugs: Diuretics in a Nutshell

When talking about heart conductivity, the first thing that comes to mind is the rate in which the heart contracts – either too much or too little. If the heart is contracting at an increased, irregular, and uncontrollable speed, then what we usually give is a rate-control drug. Rate-control drugs are your: Beta-blockers Calcium-channel blockers [...]

By | 2018-02-03T01:16:35-08:00 February 7th, 2018|Medical, Nursing, Student Info|Comments Off on Antihypertensive Drugs: Diuretics in a Nutshell