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Glucophage – Pharmacology for nursing students and nurses

Glucophage – pharmacology for nursing students and nurses Glucophage also known Metformin is a very common medication that nurses and nursing students give on all floors of the hospitals and other medical facilities. Glucophage is an oral diabetes medication the helps to control blood sugar levels. Glucophage is given to …

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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 …

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Baby girl born pregnant with twin fetuses

Baby born pregnant with twin fetuses By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore Published February 09, 2015 Newser Being born pregnant is so rare it has only been documented 200 times, but it does happen. Now researchers are reporting this week in the Hong Kong Medical Journal on the November 2010 case of …

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The Eyes Anatomy and Memory Aid

The Eyes Here is a quick picture on the eyes and the abbreviations that go with them.                                   OU = Both eyes OD = Right eye OS = Left eye Anatomy of the eye …

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This website is not intended to provide medical advice. The articles on this website are intended for entertainment or educational value only. While we strive to offer 100% accuracy, we cannot guarantee the validity or accuracy of any content. Medical procedures are rapidly changing, and laws vary greatly from location …

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How to check pulses – Skills

How to check pulses This article will give a brief synopsis on how to take your pulse or your patients pulse. The pulse is the heart rate, or how many times your heart beats per minute (BPM).  While pulses rates differ from person to person, it is also important to …

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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 …

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Average RN salary and average LVN, CNA salary

RN Salary With nursing shortages reported all over the United States and abroad, one would wonder what would they make as a CNA, LVN, LPN, RN, or even an advanced practice Registered Nurse. We have some answers for you.  Please note that these are the averages of RN salaries reported …

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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 …

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