Podcasts

Atrial Fibrillation – Pathophysiology, Podcast, and Nursing Care Plan

Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Fibrillation is described as a quivering or irregular and sometimes fast heart rate. Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) can lead to heart failure, stroke, blood clots, and other complications of the heart. In Afib, the atria ( the hearts upper two chambers) beat irregularly and at a high rate. …

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Hepatitis -Pathophysiology, Podcast, and Nursing Care Plan

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Hepatitis Hepatitis is caused by viruses, exposure to certain medications, alcohol/substance abuse, and even bacteria that attack the liver.  Acute hepatitis lasts less than 6 months. Chronic hepatitis can eventually cause cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure. The most common types of hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, …

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Crohn’s Disease Pathophysiology, Podcast, & Nursing Care Plan

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Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s Disease is classified as an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease can cause the patient to have abdominal pain, malnutrition, weight loss, severe diarrhea and even fatigue. Crohn’s can lead to scarring, abscesses, fistulas, and ulcerations in the intestine. It is also characterized …

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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 …

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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 …

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