Monthly Archives: July 2018

Inflammatory Disorders of the Bones: Osteoarthritis versus Rheumatoid Arthritis

One of the most confusing topics of inflammatory bone disorders is distinguishing osteoarthritis from rheumatoid arthritis. Which is which and how does one differ from the other? Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are both conditions affecting the bones, specifically, the joints and cartilages. However, certain characteristics set them apart. Arthritis: A Quick Overview Whenever you think [...]

By | 2018-07-25T22:56:50-08:00 July 30th, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|Comments Off on Inflammatory Disorders of the Bones: Osteoarthritis versus Rheumatoid Arthritis

Perioperative Nursing: Post-Op Initial Assessment

In this part of our perioperative nursing lecture, we’ll be focusing on what’s going on inside a post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). So, there are a couple of questions we will be answering as we go through this discussion, mainly: What happens in post-operative PACU? How long does a patient stay inside the PACU? What are [...]

By | 2018-07-25T04:49:23-08:00 July 27th, 2018|Medical|Comments Off on Perioperative Nursing: Post-Op Initial Assessment

The Diabetes Series: Pirates of the Pancreas

Ahoy Mateys! In this edition of our diabetes series, we’ll be experiencing a wild adventure with the Pirates of the Pancreas, over the islets of Langerhans, to find the treasure maps and cannons that are vital in one’s existence. In short, think of this lecture as an exploration of your pancreas, its essential parts, and [...]

By | 2018-07-24T06:14:03-08:00 July 25th, 2018|Medical|Comments Off on The Diabetes Series: Pirates of the Pancreas

The Integumentary System: 1st and 2nd Degree Burns

In this part of our integumentary system discussion, we’ll be paying particular attention to 1st and 2nd-degree burns – what they are, how they happen, how they appear, and the different nursing interventions for each degree. Before, the staging of the degree of burns is stage one, stage two, and stage three. Today, there are [...]

By | 2018-07-22T21:55:33-08:00 July 23rd, 2018|Pathophysiology|Comments Off on The Integumentary System: 1st and 2nd Degree Burns

Traumatic Brain Injury: Nursing and Medical Management

As a continuation from our previous lectures on traumatic brain injury, we will be tackling the two common types – open and closed – and the different nursing and medical management required for each. Types of Traumatic Head Injuries As mentioned, there are two kinds of traumatic head injury: open and closed. So what happens [...]

By | 2018-10-22T05:12:41-08:00 July 20th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Traumatic Brain Injury: Nursing and Medical Management

Essential Nursing Considerations of Temperature Physiology

Taking the vital signs of your patient is one of the most basic things that you should do upon assessment and temperature is the first vital sign that should be taken. Though the process of taking the temperature of a patient seems effortless, there are still nurses who get it wrong, especially when taking into [...]

By | 2018-07-17T23:40:02-08:00 July 18th, 2018|Medical|Comments Off on Essential Nursing Considerations of Temperature Physiology

GI Lecture: What is Peptic Ulcer Disease?

Welcome to another round of nursing lectures, featuring the gastrointestinal system. Right now, we will be focusing on peptic ulcer disease (PUD). So, what is peptic ulcer disease and what does it do to the body? To adequately explain what PUD is, we’ll review its pathophysiology then delve into the nursing process of the disease. [...]

By | 2018-07-16T03:08:23-08:00 July 16th, 2018|Pathophysiology|Comments Off on GI Lecture: What is Peptic Ulcer Disease?

Multiple Sclerosis: Nursing Management, Pharmacology, and Considerations

In this multiple sclerosis lecture, we’ll be discussing the condition’s nursing management, pharmacology, nursing considerations, and more. Multiple Sclerosis: Defined Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system (CNS) which involves the brain and the spinal cord. The main component that is affected with multiple sclerosis is the myelin sheath. Multiple sclerosis [...]

By | 2018-07-10T00:03:11-08:00 July 13th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Multiple Sclerosis: Nursing Management, Pharmacology, and Considerations

NCLEX Practice: Patient Education on Antidepressants

One of the biggest lectures in psychiatric nursing is antidepressants. Here, we’ll be focusing on the specific patient education for every type of antidepressant which is most likely to come out in one of your nursing exams. An Essential Pointer A major necessity when taking care of patients with depression is to instruct them to [...]

By | 2018-07-09T23:14:56-08:00 July 11th, 2018|Pharmacology|Comments Off on NCLEX Practice: Patient Education on Antidepressants

Diseases Requiring Airborne and Droplet Precautions

In this NCLEX-focused article, we’ll be talking about the different types of illnesses that require airborne and droplet precautions. We do have tons of videos and articles that are primarily concentrated on topics that usually come out during the NCLEX, so you check those out. For the meantime, we’ll go over the types of diseases [...]

By | 2018-07-09T03:25:00-08:00 July 9th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Diseases Requiring Airborne and Droplet Precautions