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Nursing Care Plans for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD

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COPD Nursing Care Plans Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) involves the inflammation of the lungs, resulting to the obstruction of airflow through the airways. The three types of COPD are chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and refractory asthma. Productive cough, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and fatigue are the most common signs …

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Nursing Care Plans for Pancreatitis

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Pancreatitis Nursing Diagnosis Care Plans Pancreatitis is a disease characterized by the inflammation of the pancreas, an elongated gland in the abdomen that produces enzymes. These pancreatic enzymes are necessary for digestion, as well as for the regulation of glucose balance. Excellent nursing care can be delivered to a patient …

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Blood Flow through the Heart – Pathophysiology

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Blood Flow through the Heart – Pathophysiology Blood Flow Through the Heart The heart is the muscular organ that pumps blood through the circulatory system and the rest of the body. It is vital for carrying oxygenated (i.e. oxygen-rich) blood from the lungs to the different tissues of the body, …

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Nursing Care Plans for Pregnancy Induced Hypertension PIH

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Pregnancy Induced Hypertension PIH Nursing Diagnosis Care Plans Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) is a medical condition wherein the pregnant mother experiences elevated blood pressure levels during pregnancy. It is sometimes called gestational hypertension, and can progress to a serious complication known as preeclampsia which can put a life-threatening risk for both …

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Nursing Care Plans for Diabetes

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Diabetes Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis Diabetes is a medical condition that involves excessive glucose (sugar) levels in the blood due to the little or no production of the hormone insulin, or the presence of insulin resistance. Despite not having a cure, diabetes can be controlled by effective medical and nursing …

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Diabetes Nursing Diagnosis Care Plan

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Diabetes Nursing Diagnosis Care Plan NCLEX Review Diabetes mellitus, simply known as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders that involve the abnormal production of insulin or response to it, affecting the absorption of glucose in the body. Glucose (blood sugar) is the main source of energy for brain cells, …

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Pregnancy Induced Hypertension PIH Nursing Diagnosis Care Plan

Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

Pregnancy Induced Hypertension PIH Nursing Diagnosis Care Plan NCLEX Review Pregnancy Induced Hypertension PIH Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), also known as gestational hypertension, is defined as the occurrence of hypertension during pregnancy. While PIH requires simple methods of treatment and monitoring, it can lead to a serious complication called preeclampsia, which …

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Coronary Artery Disease CAD Nursing Diagnosis Care Plan

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Coronary Artery Disease CAD Nursing Diagnosis Care Plan Pathophysiology and NCLEX review Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a medical condition which involves damage to the major blood vessels that provide the heart with oxygen and nutrients. CAD is usually caused by cholesterol deposits called plaques that cause inflammation and narrowing …

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Nursing Care Plans For Congestive Heart Failure CHF HF

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Congestitive Heart Failure CHF HF Nursing Diagnosis Care Plans Congestive heart failure (CHF), or simply known as heart failure HF, is a medical condition that involves the decrease in the heart’s capacity to pump blood to the other parts of the body. As a result, the cells of the body …

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Cystitis Nursing Diagnosis Care Plan

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Cystitis Nursing Diagnosis Care Plan Pathology and NCLEX Review Cystitis is a medical condition that involves the inflammation and/or infection of the bladder. Escherichia coli are the most common bacteria that cause cystitis. However, foreign body objects, drugs, and radiation therapy may also cause non-infectious cystitis. Most cases of cystitis …

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Hemodialysis vs Peritoneal Dialysis Study Guide for Nurses

Hemodialysis vs Peritoneal Dialysis

Hemodialysis vs Peritoneal Dialysis NCLEX Review for Nurses The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs located below the rib cage. They are responsible for the removal of waste from the blood and excess fluids from the body in order to regulate blood pressure, electrolytes (such as sodium and potassium), …

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Nursing Interventions for Chest Pain Angina

Chest Pain Angina Nursing Diagnosis Care Plan Pathology and NCLEX Review Angina ( Chest Pain) is a medical condition which involves chest pain due to the decrease in the blood supply to the heart. It is one of the definitive symptoms of coronary heart disease, and can also be a …

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Hypertension Nursing Diagnosis Care Plan

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Hypertension HTN nursing Diagnosis Care Plan Pathology and NCLEX Review Hypertension Blood pressure is the result of the assistance of blood flowing in the arteries and the amount of blood that the heart pumps. High blood pressure occurs when the arteries become narrower and/or the heart pumps more blood. Consistent …

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Endocarditis Nursing Diagnosis Care Plan

Endocarditis Nursing Diagnosis Care Plan Pathophysiology and NCLEX review There are two types of Endocarditis. Non-infective Endocarditis and Infective Endocarditis. Endocarditis is a medical condition that involves the inner lining of the heart.   Non infective endocarditis develops when sterile fibrous vegetations form on the heart valves. Infective endocarditis is …

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