Bell’s Palsy – Pathophysiology, Nursing Care Plan & Podcast

Bell's Palsy

Bell’s Palsy Bells’ Palsy is described as a sudden weakness in the patients facial muscles. The patient will usually exhibit a unilateral facial droop. The cranial nerve that is usually affected is cranial nerve 7. The exact cause of Bell’s Palsy is unknown, but it can occur at any age. Inflammation and swelling of nerves that control muscles on the […]

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Sickle Cell Anemia Pathophysiology, Podcast, and Nursing Care Plan

Sickle cell anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle cell anemia is a form of anemia that is inherited. In this condition there is not an adequate number of healthy red blood cells to transport enough oxygen to your organs and tissues. Usually, red blood cells are concave in appearance. Because of their shape, the cells are flexible and can move easily through your body […]

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Placenta Previa – Pathophysiology for nurses with podcast and careplan

Placenta Previa

Placenta Previa – Pathophysiology for nurses What is Placenta Previa Placenta previa is when the placenta either partially or completely covers the opening of the cervix of the pregnant patient. Severe bleeding can occur with placenta previa before, during or even after delivery. Oxygen and nutrients are supplied to the fetus by the placenta. The placenta also removes waste products […]

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Ace Inhibitors – Pharmacology for Nurses with podcast


Ace Inhibitors – Pharmacology for Nurses Ace Inhibitors are also known as Angiotensin-converting enzyme is used to treat conditions such as: Hypertension Migraines Coronary artery disease Heart failure (CHF) Heart Attacks (MI) Some Chronic renal failures Diabetes Scleroderma For exam questions on Ace inhibitors, remember that it is used to:   lower the blood pressure Increase cardiac output by dilating […]

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Wound VAC review for nursing students and nurses – Skills

Wound VAC

Wound VAC review for nursing students and nurses – Skills   While there may be several different models of wound vacs in the healthcare setting, the basic concepts are the same. ¬†Please check your facilities policies and procedures prior to using these machines. Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy also known in the healthcare facilities as Wound Vac have been used for over […]

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Cirrhosis of the Liver Podcast and Nursing Care Plan


Cirrhosis of the Liver Podcast and Nursing Care Plan What is Cirrhosis Cirrhosis is the result of damage to the liver. Remember that the liver is responsible for taking out harmful substances from the body. When the patient has a liver disease of other liver disorder, this can result in cirrhosis which is a late stage of fibrosis (scarring) of […]

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Foley Catheter Insertion – Nursing skills

Foley Catheter insertion for nursing students

How to insert, remove and care for a patient with a Foley catheter Policies/Procedures: 1. Identify the patient using the required two patient identifiers. 2. Verify that the patient is not allergic to latex, iodine or betadine. If the patient is sensitive or allergic to latex, replace the catheter in the kit with a silicone catheter. If the patient is […]

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