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OB Nursing: Pharmacology for Preterm Labor

Medications for preterm labor are mainly given to slow down the rate of contractions happening inside the uterus. The primary mechanism of action of preterm labor drugs is to prevent or decrease the influx of calcium which triggers these premature contractions. We’ll get into the different medications, their effects, dosage, and other essential information that [...]

By | 2018-08-13T00:29:48+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Pharmacology|0 Comments

Hypovolemic Shock: Assessment and Manifestations

Hypovolemic shock is quite similar to cardiogenic shock, almost. Both have the same signs and symptoms and are about issues regarding blood volume. Hypovolemic shock, much like cardiogenic shock, is due to decreased perfusion which results in decreased oxygen transport to the rest of the body. Therefore, the clinical manifestations of hypovolemic shock would be [...]

By | 2018-08-09T18:34:11+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|0 Comments

Pediatric Nursing: A Detailed Overview of the Different Congenital Heart Defects

In this edition of our pediatric nursing lecture, we’ll be focusing on the different congenital heart defects that are experienced by pediatric infant patients. It is advisable that you have a strong background regarding the different cardiac conditions for adults in your medical-surgical nursing. If not, you’ll find this subject a bit complicated because not [...]

By | 2018-08-08T04:37:31+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|0 Comments

Leukemia: Nursing Considerations and Management

In today’s leukemia lecture, we’ll be talking about the basic treatments and interventions that primarily influence your patient’s condition. The information that will be given here is critical in passing major nursing exams, especially the NCLEX. So, let’s figure out what are the things that you should focus on, especially in managing patients with leukemia. [...]

By | 2018-08-06T01:51:32+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Medical|0 Comments

Neurology Review: A Quick Rundown of Myasthenia Gravis and ALS

In this neurology review, we’ll be determining what myasthenia gravis and ALS is. Myasthenia Gravis (MG) This condition affects the functions of the peripheral nervous system and not the central nervous system which is composed of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system is mostly comprised of the muscles and nerves that control [...]

By | 2018-07-27T22:16:24+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|0 Comments

Hematology Review: Vital Information on Pernicious Anemia

In this part of our hematology review, we’ll go into the vital details of pernicious anemia – pathophysiology, causes, and management. Let’s get into it. Study Tip There are different types of anemia, and it gets really difficult and confusing to remember all and distinguish one from the other. So, before going into the main [...]

By | 2018-07-27T01:39:36+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|0 Comments

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+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|0 Comments

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+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Medical|0 Comments

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+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Medical|0 Comments

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+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Pathophysiology|0 Comments