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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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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Beta Blockers

Beta Blockers Podcast for Beta blockers Brands and Generics for Beta Blockers, drugs that blocks responses to epinephrine/adrenalin stimulation of beta-adrenergic receptors and results in decreasing heart rate, myocardial contractility and myocardial oxygen demand. Used to treat arrhythmias, angina, hypertension, glaucoma, and migraines.   Beta Blockers:  also known as   beta-adrenergic blocking agents beta antogonists beta adrenergic antagonists Used to decrease […]

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Protonix – a quick med podcast and information

  Protonix (Pantoprazole): is a proton pump inhibitor used to treat certain stomach and esophageal           problems (such as acid reflux). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. This medication relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. It helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, it helps prevent ulcers, and may help to prevent cancer of the esophagus. Protonix belongs […]

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