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 acute care facilities usually become ill with C.diff. C.diff usually […]

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Pulmonary embolism (PE) Nursing Care Plan

Pulmonary Embolism nursing care plan

Pulmonary embolism (PE) Nursing Care Plan A Pulmonary Embolism PE occurs when one or more pulmonary arteries in the patients lungs have become blocked. It is possible that the pulmonary embolism was a result of a blood clot or clots that migrated to the lungs from the legs or even another part of the body, these clots from another part […]

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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 this happens your vital organs are not getting an adequate […]

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Pulmonary Embolism for nurses and nursing students with podcast

Pulmonary embolism for nursing students

What is a Pulmonary embolism (PE)? Here we will discuss pulmonary embolism for nurses and nursing students to help with the understand of this disease process. A PE occurs when one or more pulmonary arteries in the patients lungs have become blocked. It is possible that the pulmonary embolism was a result of a blood clot or clots that migrated […]

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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 fever can occur in younger children and adults, however, it […]

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Myasthenia Gravis with podcast

myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia Gravis: Nurses and nursing students find that they need to learn and stay up on autoimmune disorders.  In this article we will outline Myasthenia gravis in the hopes of keeping the current information up to date for the nursing field. Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune in short means that the body is attacking itself.  This disorder is […]

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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 as bronchial, tracheal, or bronchovesicular. When documenting the lung sounds, […]

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Osteoporosis – Pathophysiology

Osteoporosis   Osteoporosis Definition Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine. Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of […]

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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 help control gestational diabetes by eating healthy foods, exercising and, […]

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