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How to Calculate Heart Rate on an ECG with the 6 Second Method

If you’ve ever watched a medical drama (any “Grey’s Anatomy” fans here?), you’ve probably seen a doctor or nurse look at an electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor and confidently announce the client’s heart rate.  But how do they do it? And more importantly, how can you calculate heart rate on an ECG…
Written by Amanda Thomas
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Easy Way to Remember Blood Flow Through the Heart

It's the night before a big test. You've been studying for hours but still can't remember the 12 steps of blood flow through the heart. When faced with a situation like this, you have two choices. Give up and hope for the best. Or use a mnemonic, rhyme, or song…
Written by Alex Stage
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How to Accurately Measure on a Syringe

What’s one of the most important aspects of using a syringe correctly? The ability to measure accurately. Whether administering medication, drawing blood, or measuring liquids, knowing how to read a syringe is crucial for client safety and proper treatment. In this guide, we’ll cover the basics of measurements with different…
Written by Amanda Thomas
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Biceps Brachii

If you've ever flexed your arm to see if all the hard work you put in at the gym has paid off, you're familiar with the biceps brachii muscle. But there's more to this muscle than just making you look strong. As a nursing student, understanding the anatomy and function…
Written by Amanda Thomas
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Anatomy of the Hand and Wrist

Raise your hand and take a closer look at it. Do you know how many bones there are? If not, we’ve got the answer for you!  There are 27 bones in the human hand and wrist. These bones form the complex structure that allows us to perform various tasks like…
Written by Amanda Thomas
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Adolescent Growth Development

When you reflect on your preteen or teenage years, you may remember experiencing many physical, emotional, and mental changes. This is because adolescence is a time of significant growth and development. In this guide, we’ll explore the psychosocial behaviors for adolescent development in nursing and highlight important milestones that teens…
Written by Amanda Thomas
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Trousseau’s Sign of Latent Tetany

As a nursing student, understanding clinical signs like Trousseau’s sign of latent tetany is crucial for client assessment and care. Let’s dive into a comprehensive overview of this important sign. Jump to Section What is Trousseau’s Sign of Latent Tetany? What Causes Trousseau’s Sign of Latent Tetany? How Do You…
Written by Amanda Thomas
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