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IV Drug Calculation Tutorial

Volume/Time – IV mL Rate Questions Given a certain amount of liquid and a time period, what is the necessary IV flow rate in mL/hr? Measurement used when IV regulated electronically by infusion pump. Formula: Volume (mL) Time (hr)  =  Y (Flow Rate in mL/hr) Example: Infuse 250 mL over …

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Topic: Heart Failure

What Is Heart Failure? CHF or heart failure occurs when the myocardium is unable to pump sufficiently enough to meet the metabolic demands of the body. Most frequently occurs in the left ventricle of the heart. But may also happen in the right ventricle. More often however, left sided heart …

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Nurses have the best choices when it comes to career changes

One of the wonderful things about being a nurse is that you have so many alternatives to career changes if you suffer from burn out. Do you like computers? Go into healthcare informatics. This is the big and upcoming trend and computerized charting is not only becoming the mainstay, it …

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The best nurses are leaders not managers

I have to say that in all my years of nursing, I have always respected the “Manager” who was more of a “Leader”. The leader is the one who puts the gloves on and gets into the trenches with her/his team. I has always given these leaders 110% as maybe …

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Endocarditis

  Endocarditis signs and symptoms vary, but may include: -Fever and chills. -A new or changed heart murmur — heart sounds made by blood rushing through your heart. -Fatigue. -Aching joints and muscles. -Night sweats. -Shortness of breath. -Paleness. -Persistent cough. -Swelling in your feet, legs or abdomen -Unexplained weight …

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