Ulcerative Colitis Pathophysiology, Podcast, and Nursing Care Plan

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative Colitis Ulcerative colitis is an illness that is characterized by inflammation in the lining of the colon and rectum, Crohn’s disease is a similar condition and both are a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis causes chronic ulcers and inflammation in the digestive tract, resulting in poor absorption of nutrients. As the colon becomes swollen (edema), ulcers […]

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Bowel Obstructions – Pathophysiology, Nursing Care Plan, and Podcast

Bowel Obstruction

Bowel Obstruction Bowel obstruction means an intestinal obstruction. On the other hand, we can say that in a bowel obstruction, there is a blockage that prevents the necessary body nutrients and waste products to flow correctly through the gastrointestinal tract. The blockage can happen in the upper portion or the lower portion of the intestine. A tumor or even swelling […]

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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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Myasthenia Gravis Nursing Care Plan

Myasthenia Gravis Nursing Care Plan Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune in short means that the body is attacking itself.  This disorder is characterized by fatigue and generalized weakness of any of the muscles that are under voluntary control. This disease attacks the peripheral nervous system (PNS), which is outside the brain and spinal cord. It can surface at […]

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Anemia Nursing Care Plan

Anemia of Chronic Disease Anemia is a condition in which your body does not have enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to your tissues. Symptoms: Fatigue weakness Pale skin Irregular or fast heart rate Shortness of Breath Chest pain Dizziness Headache Cognitive Problems Cold extremities Headache Nursing Diagnosis: #1 Activity Intolerance related to anemia and decreased oxygen carrying […]

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Hypertension Care Plan

Hypertension Hypertension is a sustained elevation of blood pressure. Hypertension is a major contributor to cardiac disease, CVA, and renal failure. There are two types of hypertension, Primary (idiopathic, essential) or secondary. Primary is the most common. Signs and Symptoms: Headache Heart failure CVA or TIA Chest pain Shortness of breath Renal failure Eye damage Aneurysms Nausea Vomiting Blurred vision […]

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COPD Care Plan

COPD careplan NOTE: every school an every instructor will have a specific way that they want a care plan written, please use this as a guide to help. COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease : COPD is a destructive, irreversible condition where air passages are obstructed due to chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis & asthma. Asthma: Also known as chronic reactive airway disease, asthma […]

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