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Clostridium difficile aka C. diff review for nurses & nursing students with podcast

clostridium difficile, C. diff

Clostridium difficile aka C. diff review for nurses & nursing students Clostridium difficile (C.diff) is starting to become more and more common in the healthcare facilities. This bacterium causes symptoms that range from diarrhea to life threatening inflammation of the colon. Older patients that are admitted into long term or …

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome ARDS for nurses and nursing students with Podcast

Acute Respiratory distress syndrome ARDS

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome ARDS What is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)? Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome ARDS happens when the alveoli in the lungs (tiny air sacs) builds up fluid. If there is more fluid in your lungs, this means that there is less oxygen (O2) circulating in your body. Once …

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Rheumatic fever for nurses and nursing students with podcast

Rheumatic fever for nurses and nursing students

Rheumatic fever for nurses and nursing students: Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory illness that occurs as a complication of strep throat that may not have been treated correctly.  Scarlet fever which is different from rheumatic fever, and strep throat are also caused by a group A streptococcus bacterial infection. Rheumatic …

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Normal and Adventitious Lung Sounds tutorial for nursing students

Normal and Adventitious Lung Sounds   What are lung sounds Lungs sounds are the same as breath sounds or respiratory sounds, these sounds can be heard (auscultated) on the anterior (front) and posterior (back) of the patients chest wall using a stethoscope. Normal Breath Sounds Normal lung sounds are classified …

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes Definition Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy (gestation). Like other types of diabetes, gestational diabetes affects how your cells use sugar (glucose). Gestational diabetes causes high blood sugar that can affect your pregnancy and your baby’s health. Any pregnancy complication is concerning, but there’s good news. Expectant moms can …

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