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How to Effectively Diagnose Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Before going into details on how to efficiently diagnose acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), we’ll have a quick overview and some signs and symptoms. Overview Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) develops due to the building up of fluids inside the alveoli or the microscopic, elastic sacs of air inside the lungs. This build-up of fluid [...]

By | 2018-12-17T04:57:04-08:00 December 17th, 2018|Medical, Nursing School|Comments Off on How to Effectively Diagnose Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Cellular Physiology: Sodium Potassium Pump

For this sodium-potassium pump lesson, we’ll learn the essence and responsibility, and the overall mechanism of the enzyme. The sodium-potassium pump can be quite a perplexing topic especially to nursing students due to its nature, function, and how the entire process contributes to healthier well-being. Sodium-Potassium Pump Explained At this very moment, there is a [...]

By | 2018-12-14T02:30:54-08:00 December 14th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Cellular Physiology: Sodium Potassium Pump

OB Nursing Review: What is the Coombs Test for Rh Factor?

For nursing students, the Coombs test for Rh factor in pregnant women can be quite confusing. To understand precisely what how the Coombs test works and what Rh factor is, we’ll be discussing that in this article. The Immune System First, we have to know what happens inside the body to call for a Coombs [...]

By | 2018-12-12T01:39:41-08:00 December 12th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on OB Nursing Review: What is the Coombs Test for Rh Factor?

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 | 2018-12-10T04:33:33-08:00 December 10th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Cardiovascular Physiology: Preload and Afterload

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 | 2018-12-05T06:00:36-08:00 December 5th, 2018|Student Info|Comments Off on 3 Easy Ways to Drastically Improve Your Exam Scores

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 | 2018-12-03T05:16:56-08:00 December 3rd, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Dosage Calculations: IV Drip Factor

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

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

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

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 | 2018-11-02T19:00:20-08:00 November 5th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Cardiac Output: An Overview of Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure