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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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Medical, Nursing|Comments Off on The Physiology of the Nervous System Part 3

Cardiac Output: An Overview of Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is determined by two factors – systolic and diastolic pressure. In this discussion, we’ll go through the traffic jam that happens within the blood vessels, the factors that influence pressure increase, and how peripheral pressure heightens. The Traffic Jam Think of your blood pressure as a morning drive with your car. If you’re [...]

By | 2018-11-02T19:00:20+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Cardiac Output: An Overview of Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure

Cardiac Output: Preload and Afterload Part 2

Before going over the main topic - preload and afterload, we will first touch on cardiac output and stroke volume to get a clearer background as to how the mechanisms work. Cardiac Output Cardiac output is the amount of blood that is being ejected from the heart’s left ventricle to the aorta, then to the [...]

By | 2018-11-02T02:45:15+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Medical|Comments Off on Cardiac Output: Preload and Afterload Part 2

Neurology: CVA versus TIA Part 2

Our discussion will focus on the fundamental difference of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) from transient ischemic attack (TIA). In a nutshell, CVA is the absence of oxygen, while TIA is low oxygen. And probably, the most significant difference between the two is the presence of blood clot inside the brain, which is presented by CVA patients. [...]

By | 2018-10-30T23:35:46+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|Comments Off on Neurology: CVA versus TIA Part 2

Respiratory Pharmacology: Corticosteroids and Solu-Medrol

In this respiratory pharmacology review, we will be going into corticosteroids like methylprednisolone and prednisone. Definition Corticosteroids bring down inflammatory response that can be caused by numerous health issues. Anytime the body is ill or diseased there will be increased inflammation, which will result in decreased perfusion. Other than that, corticosteroids also reduce allergic reactions [...]

By | 2018-10-29T03:54:11+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Pharmacology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Respiratory Pharmacology: Corticosteroids and Solu-Medrol

Neurology Diseases: Parkinson’s, MS, MG, and ALS Nursing Goals

Whether it’s Parkinson’s disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the nursing goals for all patients are the same - to maintain healthy well-being. The pathophysiology will not matter for as long as the patient’s healthy lifestyle is adequately addressed because the issues will not be reversed. The chief nursing goals when taking [...]

By | 2018-10-25T17:23:53+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Neurology Diseases: Parkinson’s, MS, MG, and ALS Nursing Goals

Hematology: Leukemia Assessment and Manifestations

Leukemia, as discussed in previous lectures, is a condition that results to an overproduction of white blood cells. Due to this overproduction, there is a crowding out of the other types of blood cells inside the bone marrow. In this instruction, we’ll be going through the clinical manifestations of leukemia and how to accurately assess [...]

By | 2018-10-24T07:27:56+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Hematology: Leukemia Assessment and Manifestations

Nervous System Anatomy and Physiology: Pharmacologic Reactions

This lecture is a continuation of our previous nervous system’s anatomy and physiology. In this piece, we will go through the involvement of sympathomimetic and parasympathomimetic drugs to the peripheral nervous system. As a quick review, the nervous system is primarily composed of the following: Central nervous system (CNS) Peripheral nervous system (PNS) The peripheral [...]

By | 2018-10-22T05:22:00+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Pharmacology|Comments Off on Nervous System Anatomy and Physiology: Pharmacologic Reactions