Dear Nurses

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Dear nurses,

I want to wish you the best at Thanksgiving.
I look forward to serving you after the holiday.


 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

WHAT IS IBS ? A CLINICAL SITUATION




 

       Dear nurses.

       Hope your week is going well. Here is another topic which could be of interest to you.

  What is IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a digestive disorder that is diagnosed based on symptoms. It disrupts the normal pattern of the digestive system and is sometimes brought on by stress related situations.

     ABDOMINAL ASSESSMENT
    This is done by:
    - inspection
    - auscultation
    - percussion and palpation

Please read the image for more information.

    Enjoy learning,

 

Monday, September 27, 2021

PANCREATITIS and TURNER'S SIGN

Dear nurses,

Hope you had a good weekend. Our topic for
discussion is Pancreatitis and Turner's sign.

Pancreatitis is defined as inflammation of the
pancreas and may be acute or chronic.
Alcohol ingestion in excess, trauma or tumors
are some of the ways this may be acquired.

Turner's sign is an indication of acute pancreatitis
and is manifested as bruising around the flank.
Learn more about these by reading the image.
Related topic:
Sessions 47- Organ Transplantation
Have a good week.



Saturday, August 14, 2021

THE HEART IS ALWAYS AT WORK

 
      The heart is always at work. Even when you are
  asleep, the heart continues to work. Hemodynamics
refers to blood flow.
 
 Any obstruction to the flow of  blood around
the heart, may lead to heart failure.
              Learn more about the heart and the EKG by watching

 

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

THE CONSEQUENCES OF POOR CIRCULATION

The patient who has heart failure, is also
at risk for stroke, renal failure, mitral valve
regurgitation and damage to the liver.

Reperfusion Therapy is a form of treatment
used for patients who have a MI (Myocardial Infarction)
with STEMI.
To learn more about this topic, please click on the link:
Here
 

STRESS AND CHEST PAIN


 Dear nurses,

Hope your week is going well. How many are
aware that chest pain may be brought on by stress?
Above are 2 examples of chest pain brought on by
stress. You may also watch a related video by clicking
on the link:
Here

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

CODE BLUE IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM



 Dear nurses,

Hope you had a good July 4th.
Above is an example of a Code Blue in an
Emergency Room. The nurse has an important
role in effective communication.

The responsibilities are numerous:
- staying calm in a chaotic situation
- giving clear instructions to coworkers
 and many more. The nurse becomes the
" binding force".

Please read the image and learn more.



 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

DEHYDRATION AND HIGH ALTITUDE


 Dear nurses,

We are approaching July 4th.Some of you may be
planning a getaway at this special time of year.

Some getaways may be at high altitudes which would
present its own special problems. There are some special
considerations when enjoying high altitude.

At high altitude, the air is thinner and breathing easy can
be quite challenging. The image below gives some insight
into what might happen at high altitude.

Have a good holiday and enjoy learning!