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The Pituitary Gland

The Pituitary Gland For nursing students the endocrine system can be difficult to learn.  We will attempt to guide you through the very basics and hopefully this will help develop a grasp of the endocrine system.  Today we will start with the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is also referred …

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Adrenal Fatigue or a Thyroid Problem?

Adrenal Fatigue or a Thyroid Problem? Endocrineinfo.com     Everybody experiences tiredness at times. After a long day, kicking off your shoes, collapsing on to the sofa and dozing off within minutes is actually perfectly normal. What isn’t normal however, is a feeling that you’re constantly tired.   Struggling to …

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11 Delicious Foods Every Diabetic Should be Eating

Diabetes is a lifelong metabolic condition, caused by an abnormality in blood-sugar levels. Treatment of the illness involves receiving medical intervention, as well as adhering to a strict diet which has been proven to offset the problems caused by having a resistance to insulin.   Many sufferers find changing their …

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Dosage Calculations Practice – Dosage Calculation 1A

How to calculate IV flow rates: Intravenous fluid must be given at a specific rate, neither too fast nor too slow. The specific rate may be measured as ml/hour, L/hour or drops/min. To control or adjust the flow rate only drops per minute are used. The burette contains a needle …

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8 Steps Nurses Can Take to Break Bad Eating Habits

By Alice Burron on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 A Harvard Nurses’ Health Study showed that about 56 percent of nurses could be classified as overweight. Most of the reasons link back to bad habits at the workplace, such as too much caffeine, sugar and unhealthful eating. A habit is any …

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LVAD General Info – Cardiac

LVAD 101: Anatomy and Physiology [toc] Left ventricular assist device (LVAD)   Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is implanted under your skin. It helps pump blood from the left ventricle of your heart and on to the rest of your body. A control unit and battery pack are worn outside …

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What is a Craniotomy and Craniectomy

http://youtu.be/N7-wNsANn8g What is a craniotomy? A craniotomy is the surgical removal of part of the bone from the skull to expose the brain. Specialized tools are used to remove the section of bone called the bone flap. The bone flap is temporarily removed, then replaced after the brain surgery has …

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ACLS Practice – Skills

What is ACLS Certification for Nursing? Nurses who work in critical, urgent, or emergency care units are required to be ACLS certified. Other nursing positions where cardiac-related emergencies are common, such as senior care facilities, also typically require ACLS certification. RNs and LPNs are required to be certified and familiar …

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Rollar Coaster Rider Strokes??? – News

  4-year-old boy went on a couple of roller-coaster rides during a family vacation over the summer and left the amusement park with a torn carotid artery. Doctors report in the journal Pediatric Neurology that the jerkiness and gravitational forces of the ride appear to be the culprit, and that …

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How to use an AED – Skills

  AED instructions. What Is an Automated External Defibrillator? An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA is …

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