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NCLEX Practice Part 3: The Respiratory System

Hello, guys. So, here’s an intensive NCLEX practice test review where we will be solely discussing the signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, and nursing management involving the three main respiratory system conditions – lung cancer, tuberculosis (TB), and pulmonary embolism (PE). Let’s begin. Signs and Symptoms First, we will be focusing our discussion on the [...]

By | 2018-04-19T18:41:42+00:00 April 20th, 2018|NCLEX Practice, Pathophysiology|0 Comments

Quick and Simple Nervous System Physiology

Hello. Let’s talk about the nervous system. The nervous system is fundamentally broken up into two categories: Central Nervous System (CNS) Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) Under the peripheral nervous system is the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. So, we’ll be briefly discussing these systems and also focus on the drugs that mainly affects how they [...]

By | 2018-04-16T23:22:51+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|0 Comments

Nursing Management of Hemodialysis Patients

Question: Who usually gets hemodialysis? Answer: Chronic renal failure patients who have reached the end stage or stage four. This last stage of renal failure is where only 15% of the kidneys are functioning. This means that majority of the kidneys are “killed off” because of the following reasons: Increased pressure Increased blood sugar Decreased [...]

By | 2018-04-15T19:45:54+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|0 Comments

A Rundown of GI Disorders: GERD, Gastritis, and Peptic Ulcer Disease – Part 5

In this portion of our lecture, we will be talking about the common GI disorders, namely: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastritis, and peptic ulcer. There’s one thing in common when it comes to these three GI disorders: increased acid production. So, whether it’s GERD, gastritis or peptic ulcer, the cause is the same. Anatomy and [...]

By | 2018-04-15T19:36:12+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Pathophysiology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Acute Renal Failure (ARF): BUN and Creatinine Interpretation

In our previous articles, we already discussed the phases of acute renal failure, namely: Phase 1 – Oliguric Phase 2 – Diuretic Phase 3 – Recovery We also talked about the three main causes of acute renal failure which are: Low blood pressure Low volume Low oxygen The mentioned causes are mainly due to low [...]

By | 2018-03-30T21:45:57+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|0 Comments

Identifying the Most Common Causes of Acute Renal Failure

Aside from pouring cement (toxins) into your washer machines (kidneys) which could automatically create massive destruction (renal failure), there are other ways that the kidneys can go into acute renal failure and these ways are broken down into three Hs. What are the three Hs that contribute to the development of acute renal failure (ARF)? [...]

By | 2018-03-30T21:27:42+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Pathophysiology|0 Comments

Electrolyte Discussion: Learn All about Magnesium in Two Minutes or Less – Part 2

In this two-minute piece about magnesium, there are just two things that you need to remember: Magnesium = Magnum (gun) When there is magnesium, there is less excitement The Magnum To easily recall what magnesium is, you can think about it as a magnum which is a type of gun. How can we put magnesium [...]

By | 2018-03-24T06:12:31+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Essential NCLEX Practice Question for Myasthenia Gravis

Question: A nurse is caring for a client newly diagnosed with myasthenia gravis; understand that teaching has been effective when the patient states _______. Let the question above sink in as we move forward on our discussion about myasthenia gravis (MG) because later, we’ll be revealing the answers and thoroughly discussing their rationales. Now, there [...]

By | 2018-03-24T05:50:30+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Pathophysiology, Student Info|0 Comments

The Two Most Common Causes of Acute Respiratory Failure

We will discuss a bit about the two main reasons why acute respiratory failure occurs. Acute respiratory failure (ARF) of the lungs is not to be confused with acute renal failure (ARF) of the kidneys, and it is significantly different from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In retrospect, acute respiratory failure simply means that the [...]

By | 2018-03-24T03:40:57+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Pathophysiology, Student Info|0 Comments

Acute Renal Failure: Nursing Management and Interventions

Before discussing the therapeutic modalities of acute renal failure, we’ll be tackling a bit about your prerenal and intrarenal. So, this is basically a quick review of your prerenal and intrarenal BUN level with regards to your creatinine. You just have to remember the following: Prerenal = big BUNs = BUN-creatinine ratio is 20:1 Intrarenal [...]

By | 2018-03-17T02:44:02+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Pathophysiology|Comments Off on Acute Renal Failure: Nursing Management and Interventions