Monthly Archives: September 2018

Fundamentals of Nursing: Patient Prioritization

Patient prioritization is a nursing fundamental that is exercised in various hospital settings, especially after the patient has gone through a traumatic situation or surgery. After going through the importance of prioritizing airway, breathing, and circulation, we’ll head on to the other concerns that nurses should focus on. In this lecture, we’ll consider a patient [...]

By | 2018-09-28T03:01:28-08:00 September 28th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Fundamentals of Nursing: Patient Prioritization

A Simplified Overview of Meningitis

Swelling of the meninges, that’s the basic meaning of meningitis; there is the presence of inflammation due to several external and internal factors. The types of meningitis entirely depend on what caused the condition in the first place.   To start this lecture, let’s talk about how the meninges have gotten infected and became impaired. [...]

By | 2018-09-25T06:15:54-08:00 September 26th, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|Comments Off on A Simplified Overview of Meningitis

Fundamentals of Pharmacology: Oral and Sublingual Routes

In this pharmacology fundamentals discussion, we’ll talk about the different routes of administration, mainly the oral and sublingual routes. We’ll get into the what each route is, how it is given, and the nursing considerations. We'll also include the five administration abbreviations that are usually written on charts and forms by physicians. The Oral Route [...]

By | 2018-09-23T01:59:20-08:00 September 24th, 2018|Pharmacology|Comments Off on Fundamentals of Pharmacology: Oral and Sublingual Routes

TPN: Nursing Indications, Considerations, and Goals

Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is a medical method that is given to patients, bypassing the gastrointestinal system. What are the causes why patients are placed on total parenteral nutrition? In this section, we’ll be discussing the nursing indications, considerations, and goals, and everything there is to know about TPN. Defining TPN Total parenteral nutrition is [...]

By | 2018-09-21T03:46:53-08:00 September 21st, 2018|Medical|Comments Off on TPN: Nursing Indications, Considerations, and Goals

Pancreatitis: Nursing Assessment and Laboratory Tests that Matters

In this pancreatitis piece, we’ll go through different nursing assessments and interventions. The pancreas is an important gland that is situated next to the gut and is responsible for releasing essential digestive enzymes and hormones. A usual scenario for patients with pancreatitis is a complaint of pain originating from the left upper quadrant of the [...]

By | 2018-09-15T03:19:09-08:00 September 19th, 2018|Medical|Comments Off on Pancreatitis: Nursing Assessment and Laboratory Tests that Matters

The Essentials of Handling Ventilator Alarms for Respiratory Patients

For nurses who are unfamiliar or are relatively new to handling mechanical ventilators for patients with respiratory problems, the alarm going off can be quite stressful and can cause panic. Therefore, it is important to be appropriately oriented when handling patients who have ventilators. Determining the Problem There are two primary reasons why ventilator alarms [...]

By | 2018-09-11T22:45:04-08:00 September 17th, 2018|Medical|Comments Off on The Essentials of Handling Ventilator Alarms for Respiratory Patients

OB Nursing 101: The Dangers of Abruptio Placenta

One of the most common yet most dangerous complications of bearing a child is abruption placenta. But what is abruptio placenta and how can the healthcare team manage this kind of condition? Normal Placenta Having a general point-of-view on the normal situation will provide a further understanding of the about complication; therefore, before going into [...]

By | 2018-09-09T18:29:15-08:00 September 14th, 2018|Medical|Comments Off on OB Nursing 101: The Dangers of Abruptio Placenta

Neurology Lecture: An Insight into Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a neuromuscular condition involving the skeletal muscles; wherein there is decreased acetylcholine. This decrease is due to the inappropriate creation of antibodies that go against acetylcholine receptors. Muscles fail to contract because of the absence of the neurotransmitters that are responsible for contraction, leading to the manifestations of drooping eyelids, paralysis [...]

By | 2018-09-13T16:50:00-08:00 September 12th, 2018|Medical|Comments Off on Neurology Lecture: An Insight into Myasthenia Gravis

The Integumentary System: Utilizing the Rule of Nines with Burns

The rule of nines is simply the classification of how bud a patient has been burned regarding the body’s surface area. Aside from determining how far the burn has overwhelmed the patient’s body, the rule of nines is also helpful in guiding healthcare professionals in their treatment plans. In the medical field, the surface of [...]

By | 2018-09-13T16:44:08-08:00 September 10th, 2018|Medical|Comments Off on The Integumentary System: Utilizing the Rule of Nines with Burns

Wound Care: Effectively Staging Pressure Ulcers

In this portion of our wound care article, we’ll be discussing skin integrity issues, particularly, staging pressure ulcers. Let’s get into it. How Pressure Ulcers Happen Also known as decubitus ulcers, pressure ulcers are injuries to the skin and its underlying tissues. The main cause of skin breakdown, especially with skin ulcers, is increased pressure [...]

By | 2018-09-13T16:36:05-08:00 September 7th, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|Comments Off on Wound Care: Effectively Staging Pressure Ulcers