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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

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

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

Hepatology 101: What are the Different Liver Labs?

There’s a recycling company inside the body that manufactures three important elements that keep the body going – albumin, bile, and coagulation factors – or what we call the ABCs. Keep this acronym in mind because it will be useful when remembering the different components that the liver produces that will be discussed due to [...]

By | 2018-10-11T18:13:24+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Hepatology 101: What are the Different Liver Labs?

Pediatric Renal Diseases: Nursing Process of Urinary Tract Infection

One of the most common genitourinary diagnoses about minors, especially inside the emergency room, is urinary tract infection (UTI). We’ve already discussed the pathophysiology of UTI in our previous lecture. Now, we’ll be going through the nursing process. UTI Occurrence There is a higher prevalence of urinary tract infection in females than in males due [...]

By | 2018-10-10T03:29:32+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Pediatric Renal Diseases: Nursing Process of Urinary Tract Infection

Fundamentals of Nursing: Patient Prioritization

Patient prioritization is a nursing fundamental that is exercised in various hospital settings, especially after the patient has gone through a traumatic situation or surgery. After going through the importance of prioritizing airway, breathing, and circulation, we’ll head on to the other concerns that nurses should focus on. In this lecture, we’ll consider a patient [...]

By | 2018-09-28T03:01:28+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Fundamentals of Nursing: Patient Prioritization