Category: Nursing

Insertion & Removal of a Peripheral Intravenous Cannula

Peripheral Intravenous Infusion or peripheral IV infusion is a procedure adopted to insert the IV cannula that contains a needle at the end into the vein of choice to infuse IV fluids, medications, or to draw the blood out for sampling. The basic purpose of using the proper technique for insertion or removal of the…
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Vial Coring Prevention

The medication vial has a small piece called a “stopper” that is used to insert needles. Sometimes a small piece of stopper called “vial coring” gets chopped off and starts to float on the liquid medication. Usually, it is very small and goes unnoticed due to many reasons i.e; the vial is completely labeled or…
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Adrenal Gland Tumors

So this topic is about adrenal tumors and some of the really common questions that they actually test on step 1 and Nclex. So before anything starts off on, just the basics of physiology, what pituitary gland does is that it releases hormones, one of the hormones it releases is ACTH. Now, what does ACTH…
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Bone Fracture

First, let’s talk about what is a bone fracture? It is a medical condition where the continuity of the bone is broken. But what causes a bone fracture to occur? So number one is the trauma. A fall, a motor vehicle accident, or a tackle during a football game can all result in fractures. Or maybe…
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Nursing Care Plan For Diabetes

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a metabolic condition in which the body is unable to metabolize accumulated glucose, resulting in the accumulation of glucose in the body (hyperglycemia). It can either be due to decreased or no production of insulin at all, or due to development of resistance to the insulin by GLUT receptors. Classification…
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Nursing Care Plan For Diarrhea

Diarrhea is characterized by abnormal/increased bowel movements, increased amount (above 200g a day) and an increase in the frequency of bowel movements. Causes of Diarrhea Lack of sanitation and hygiene is the basic cause of diarrhea. Alcohol consumption can also result in diarrhea. In toddlers and infants, idiopathic diarrhea can also result without any obvious…
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Nursing Care Plan For Chronic Kidney Disease

To understand the nursing care plan for chronic kidney disease (CKD), we must understand what is renal failure itself? What is renal failure? Different pathological diseases like diabetes mellitus, hypertension, Infections, toxic agents, polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, etc causes damage to the kidneys resulting in irreversible loss of functional nephrons. This irreversible loss of nephrons…
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Night Shift Nursing

Unlike other nurses, night shift nurses find it really challenging to maintain a normal and healthy lifestyle. Read this guide completely to understand how the night shift can help you personally and financially. Benefits of Night Shift Nursing One of the most important factors nurses consider night shift is more salary. Fewer patient visitors are…
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Naegele’s Rule & Formula – Explained Clearly

Naegele’s rule is very important when it comes to estimating the expected date of delivery (EDD) of a pregnant female. The last menstrual period or LMP is very important to calculate the estimated or expected delivery date, therefore LMP is very important. Innaccuracy of Naegele’s Rule This rule is just an estimation and is not…
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Transposition of the Great Arteries

Etiology of Transposition of Great Arteries Transposition of great arteries is due to multiple reasons and is of an unknown origin. Incidence increases significantly if the patient has Diabetes Mellitus. It is a congenital defect in which aorta and pulmonary trunk arise from the right ventricle and pulmonary trunk respectively. Pathophysiology Types of Transposition of…
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