Monthly Archives: November 2018

Pharmacology 101: The Role of Calcium Channel Blockers in Heart Failure and MI

Heart failure is a condition that is identified as the heart’s inefficiency to pump blood supply to various areas of the body adequately. If there is an insufficient flow of blood, all primary functions of the body are disrupted. While there are instances wherein pumping difficulties cause the heart failure, other patients suffer due to [...]

By | 2018-11-28T05:17:49-08:00 November 28th, 2018|Pharmacology|Comments Off on Pharmacology 101: The Role of Calcium Channel Blockers in Heart Failure and MI

Antihistamine Pharmacology

Antihistamines are types of drugs that nurses usually encounter on a daily basis; these drugs are also available over-the-counter in various pharmacies worldwide. Before going into what antihistamines are, we must first understand what these drugs are blocking and how they affect the body. In this lecture you can expect the following topics to be [...]

By | 2018-11-26T05:22:13-08:00 November 26th, 2018|Pharmacology|Comments Off on Antihistamine Pharmacology

Emergency Pharmacology: A Highlight on Vasopressors (Dopamine)

Vasopressors are life-saving drugs that are commonly seen in an emergency setting. But what are vasopressors, and what are their mechanisms of action? Vasopressors Defined Vasopressors are types of medications that exert pressure on the veins, on the vascular beds to promote vasoconstriction. When this happens, there is an increase in blood flow to the [...]

By | 2018-11-22T23:09:04-08:00 November 23rd, 2018|Pharmacology|Comments Off on Emergency Pharmacology: A Highlight on Vasopressors (Dopamine)

Antibiotics 101: What are Fluoroquinolones?

Fluoroquinolones is a type of antibiotics that are given to treat some illnesses related to the respiratory and the urinary tract system. In this lecture, we’ll be delving deeper into what fluoroquinolones are, how nurses can easily remember these drugs, and what to watch-out-for when giving the medications. Let’s get right into it. Cipro de [...]

By | 2018-11-21T02:51:50-08:00 November 21st, 2018|Pharmacology|Comments Off on Antibiotics 101: What are Fluoroquinolones?

Tuberculosis Pathology and Assessment

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that resides inside the lungs caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. While books and nursing lectures would insist that tuberculosis is a droplet precaution, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention would say otherwise. According to the CDC, tuberculosis is an airborne precaution that can spread by breathing in the [...]

By | 2018-11-19T05:56:21-08:00 November 19th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Tuberculosis Pathology and Assessment

The Pathophysiology of the Respiratory System

The respiratory system is one of the most vital systems in the body because it supplies the primary element that keeps everything going which is oxygen. First, we’ll be going through the anatomy and physiology, the pathophysiology, and the common diseases associated with the lungs. Then, we’ll tackle the two types of respiratory drugs which [...]

By | 2018-11-16T05:20:42-08:00 November 16th, 2018|Pathophysiology|Comments Off on The Pathophysiology of the Respiratory System

Anaphylactic Shock: Pathophysiology and Manifestations

After going through what hypovolemic shock is, we’ll go into anaphylactic shock – definition, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and manifestations. So, let's do it. Volume and Resistance Before going through what anaphylactic shock is, let’s get into the essential factors that influence the different types of shock. With shock, there are only two elements that are affected [...]

By | 2018-11-14T05:57:44-08:00 November 14th, 2018|Medical|Comments Off on Anaphylactic Shock: Pathophysiology and Manifestations

Opioid Analgesia Overview: What is Vicodin?

Vicodin is an opioid analgesic commonly used for severe pain. Vicodin is a popular drug that is usually abused in various settings, mostly by people who have been subjected to chronic pain. Opioid analgesic is Vicodin’s category due to its affectation on the opioid receptors in the brain. Vicodin and CNS The central nervous system [...]

By | 2018-11-11T01:21:45-08:00 November 12th, 2018|Pharmacology|Comments Off on Opioid Analgesia Overview: What is Vicodin?

Antihypertensives: Beta Blockers Part 3

After going through the different kinds of volume depletion drugs, we’ll be discussing what beta-blockers are. Beta-blockers are commonly given to hypertensive patients to manipulate the conduction system of the heart. Decreasing Blood Pressure There are a couple of ways to lower blood pressure. First is taking off the workload by decreasing the fluid volume, [...]

By | 2018-11-09T06:19:40-08:00 November 9th, 2018|Pharmacology|Comments Off on Antihypertensives: Beta Blockers Part 3

The Physiology of the Nervous System Part 3

Hello. This is our third video focusing on the nervous system’s physiology, primarily giving a quick review of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) The sympathetic nervous system mainly controls the fight and flight response, which, in layman’s terms, would be the system responsible for responding during a stressful situation. And [...]

By | 2018-11-02T22:28:53-08:00 November 7th, 2018|Medical, Nursing|Comments Off on The Physiology of the Nervous System Part 3