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Diverticulitis – Pathophysiology, Podcast, and Nursing care plan

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis In order to understand diverticulitis, we need to know what diverticulum are. Diverticulum (more than one is called diverticula), is the development in some patients as a protrusion or out-pouching of the inner lining of the intestine. They are usually characterized by a small pouch with a thin neck. …

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Ace Inhibitors – Pharmacology for Nurses with podcast

Medications

Ace Inhibitors – Pharmacology for Nurses Ace Inhibitors are also known as Angiotensin-converting enzyme is used to treat conditions such as: Hypertension Migraines Coronary artery disease Heart failure (CHF) Heart Attacks (MI) Some Chronic renal failures Diabetes Scleroderma For exam questions on Ace inhibitors, remember that it is used to: …

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Wound VAC review for nursing students and nurses – Skills

Wound VAC

Wound VAC review for nursing students and nurses – Skills While there may be several different models of wound vacs in the healthcare setting, the basic concepts are the same. ¬†Please check your facilities policies and procedures prior to using these machines. Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy also known in the healthcare …

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Cirrhosis of the Liver Podcast and Nursing Care Plan

Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis of the Liver Podcast and Nursing Care Plan What is Cirrhosis Cirrhosis is the result of damage to the liver. Remember that the liver is responsible for taking out harmful substances from the body. When the patient has a liver disease of other liver disorder, this can result in …

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Foley Catheter Insertion – Nursing skills

Foley Catheter insertion for nursing students

How to insert, remove and care for a patient with a Foley catheter Policies/Procedures: 1. Identify the patient using the required two patient identifiers. 2. Verify that the patient is not allergic to latex, iodine or betadine. If the patient is sensitive or allergic to latex, replace the catheter in …

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Clostridium difficile aka C. diff Nursing Care Plan

C. Diff nursing care plan

Clostridium difficile aka C. diff Nursing Care Plan Clostridium difficile (C.diff) is starting to become more and more common in the healthcare facilities. This bacterium causes symptoms that range from diarrhea to life threatening inflammation of the colon. Older patients that are admitted into long term or acute care facilities …

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A1C test review for nurses and nursing students

A1c testing

A1C test review for nurses and nursing students An A1C test is a blood test that is used to diagnose both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This exam is also been referred to as a hemoglobin A1C, HbA1c, glycosylated hemoglobin, and glycated hemoglobin. The A1c results show what your …

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