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Cardiovascular Physiology: Preload and Afterload

What is the difference between preload and afterload? This is one of most frequently asked questions and probably one of the most confusing topics that nursing students encounter during their lectures and clinical rotations. To settle the confusion once and for all, we will provide you with the most uncomplicated answer. The Slingshot Analogy The [...]

By | 2018-12-10T04:33:33+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|0 Comments

3 Easy Ways to Drastically Improve Your Exam Scores

Hey, guys. Let us a quick break from our usual discussions about nursing topics and deviate to three simple techniques that will immensely enhance your study habits, thereby boosting your exam scores big time. Once you get to know these methods, learning and remembering every subject will become far less complicated and more enjoyable. Without [...]

By | 2018-12-05T06:00:36+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Student Info|0 Comments

Dosage Calculations: IV Drip Factor

Assuring that every patient is provided with the appropriate medication and dose is fundamental in safeguarding their welfare; this is one of the primary responsibilities of the healthcare team, especially the nurses. In this lesson, we’ll be discussing the essential relevance of accurate dosage calculation, mostly focusing on intravenous drip factor or the drip rates. [...]

By | 2018-12-03T05:16:56+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Medical, Student Info|0 Comments

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+00:00 November 19th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|0 Comments

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+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Medical|0 Comments

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

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