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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 | 2018-10-29T03:54:11-08:00 October 29th, 2018|Pharmacology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Respiratory Pharmacology: Corticosteroids and Solu-Medrol

Steroid Pharmacology: Corticosteroids in a Nutshell

We’ve mentioned before in a summary lecture of our respiratory drugs the two main categories – BAM and SLM. B-A-M are the bronchodilators, and S-L-M are anti-inflammatories. In this article, we’ll be discussing the “S” in our SLM category. The “S” stands for steroids, or it can also be referred to as Solu-Medrol, which is [...]

By | 2018-08-15T19:37:37-08:00 August 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Steroid Pharmacology: Corticosteroids in a Nutshell

Main Categories of Respiratory Pharmacology – Part 2

Here at SimpleNursing.com, we will be going over the respiratory drugs and the two main categories that you need to remember. We have categorized these respiratory medications to make it easier for you to recall and identify which drugs have to be used for a particular respiratory condition, namely: Bronchodilator Team Anti-inflammatory Team How do [...]

By | 2018-05-07T05:46:43-08:00 May 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Main Categories of Respiratory Pharmacology – Part 2

A Rundown of GI Disorders: GERD, Gastritis, and Peptic Ulcer Disease – Part 5

In this portion of our lecture, we will be talking about the common GI disorders, namely: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastritis, and peptic ulcer. There’s one thing in common when it comes to these three GI disorders: increased acid production. So, whether it’s GERD, gastritis or peptic ulcer, the cause is the same. Anatomy and [...]

By | 2018-04-15T19:36:12-08:00 April 6th, 2018|Pathophysiology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Rundown of GI Disorders: GERD, Gastritis, and Peptic Ulcer Disease – Part 5

Electrolyte Discussion: Learn All about Magnesium in Two Minutes or Less – Part 2

In this two-minute piece about magnesium, there are just two things that you need to remember: Magnesium = Magnum (gun) When there is magnesium, there is less excitement The Magnum To easily recall what magnesium is, you can think about it as a magnum which is a type of gun. How can we put magnesium [...]

By | 2018-03-24T06:12:31-08:00 March 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Electrolyte Discussion: Learn All about Magnesium in Two Minutes or Less – Part 2

Fun Stress-Free Ways to Identify Isotonic, Hypertonic, and Hypotonic Solutions – Part 2

Hello guys. Mike’s back for part 2 of your IV solutions namely: isotonic, hypertonic, and hypotonic. At SimpleNursing.com, we turn your frown upside down by filtering all those unnecessary details and focusing on the ones that matter… the ones that will definitely show up on your exams. A brief recap In part 1, we’ve discussed [...]

By | 2018-01-06T21:22:14-08:00 January 8th, 2018|Medical, Nursing, Nursing School, Student Info, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fun Stress-Free Ways to Identify Isotonic, Hypertonic, and Hypotonic Solutions – Part 2

Antihypertensive Drugs: A Closer Look at Beta-Blockers

Beta-blockers are, in the simplest sense, heart medications for patients with hypertension that is mainly focused on the conduction system of the heart. Just to refresh your memory, there are two ways to lower blood pressure. Relieving pressure from the pipes by decreasing fluid volume. These are your ACE inhibitors and diuretics. Decrease rate of [...]

By | 2017-12-23T22:05:17-08:00 December 25th, 2017|Medical, Nursing, Nursing School, Student Info, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Antihypertensive Drugs: A Closer Look at Beta-Blockers