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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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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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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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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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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SURVIVING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER – LA County Sheriff

SURVIVING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER – LA County Sheriff   It is sad to have to post this, however, as you know, we have had many hospital shooting recently. My hospital cared enough about us to make us do a similar class. Always know your surroundings and your exits. This video is graphic but very well done. Please share and get […]

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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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