Ace Inhibitors – Pharmacology for Nurses with podcast

Medications

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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A1C test review for nurses and nursing students

A1c testing

A1C test review for nurses and nursing students An A1C test is a blood test that is used to diagnose both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This exam is also been referred to as a hemoglobin A1C, HbA1c, glycosylated hemoglobin, and glycated hemoglobin. The A1c results show what your average blood sugar level was for the last 8-12 weeks. […]

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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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Nurses do you know the facts about the Official “Do Not Use” List

Nurse Charting

The joint commissions status update on how registered nurses, LPN, LVN, and other nursing fields should avoid the words listed in the article below, it outlines the “Do not Use” list for nursing and medical staff on charting.  These abbreviations have been shown to be misread multiple times.  Computerized charting has helped alleviate some errors from these written orders, however, not […]

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Nurses eating their young

Nurses eating their young…………. An old topic revisited A friend sent me a link to a random website having to do with nursing careers.  In this link there was an article written by a nurse.  The article was very disenchanting in that this nurse admitted to eating his/her young and attempted to justify the reason why they made sure they […]

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