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Thyroidectomy Nursing Care Plan

Thyroidectomy Nursing Care Plan

Thyroidectomy, although rare, may be performed to patients with thyroid cancer, hyperthyroidism, and drug reactions to antithyroid agents; pregnant women who cannot be managed with drugs; patients who do not want radiation therapy; and patients with large goiters who do not respond to antithyroid drugs. Thyroidectomy may entail different surgical interventions, depending on the type...
Urolithiasis (Renal Calculi) Nursing Care Plan

Urolithiasis (Renal Calculi) Nursing Care Plan

Kidney stones (calculi) are formed of mineral deposits, most commonly calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate; however, uric acid, struvite, and cystine are also calculus formers. Although renal calculi can form anywhere in the urinary tract, they are most commonly found in the renal pelvis and calyces. Renal calculi can remain asymptomatic until passed into a...
Nurse Practitioner vs Doctor

Nurse Practitioner vs Doctor

What Is A Nurse Practitioner? Nurse Practitioners (NP), are health professionals whose practice closely resembles that of a doctor. They are the highly educated professionals in the field of nursing and are also known as Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (ARNP). NPs provide care to patients from the newborn to the...
Simple Tips to make Memorizing and Learning Major Subject in Nursing Easier

Simple Tips to make Memorizing and Learning Major Subject in Nursing Easier

Neuro-Ortho, Ana-Physio, and Med-Surg are few of the bleeders we usually encounter every day at school. Our favorite major subjects! These cannot be ignored, in fact, no subjects should be ignored, but the degree of difficulty of these major subjects is merely impeccable and unforgettable. There could be hundreds of learning strategies that a student...
Preeclampsia Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Preeclampsia Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

One of the toxemias of pregnancy is preeclampsia which is characterized by an increased blood pressure, proteinuria and edema.It usually occurs in the late part of second trimester or during the third trimester but it may also appear during the first trimester in some women. Interestingly, many women who suffered preeclampsia have said that the...
Princess Punzalan: From Stardom to the Fulfilling Life as a Nurse

Princess Punzalan: From Stardom to the Fulfilling Life as a Nurse

Why would Princess Punzalan– an award winning actress and a daughter of the late Helen Vela leave her fame as one of the most brilliant actress in the Philippines to be a nurse in the US? Princess Punzalan, an amazing villainess in Philippine movies few years ago is currently working in the hospitals as a...
Appendectomy Nursing Care Plan - Risk for Infection

Appendectomy Nursing Care Plan – Risk for Infection

Appendectomy of the surgical removal of the appendix is the only known procedure or remedy to the deceased organ. An inflamed appendix is very fragile and is easily ruptured even with light irritation. This is why too much palpation on the area is discouraged. Another medical intervention that needs caution is the giving of analgesics...
Ampicillin Sodium Drug Study

Ampicillin Sodium Drug Study

Generic Name:  Ampicillin Sodium Brand Name: Ampicin,Omnipen-N,Penbritin,Polycillin-N,SK-Ampicillin-N,Totacillin-N Classifications:  antiinfective; antibiotic; aminopenicillin Pregnancy Category:  B Availability   250 mg, 500 mg capsules;  125 mg/5 mL, 250 mg/5 mL oral suspension;  125 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg, 1 gm, 2 gm vials Actions   A broad-spectrum semisynthetic aminopenicillin, is highly bactericidal even at low concentrations, but is...
Why Do Foreign Countries Admire Filipino Nurses

Why Do Foreign Countries Admire Filipino Nurses

The number of Filipino nurses outside the country seems to be unbeatable. We have sprouted like mushrooms that it sometimes feels like not a single hospital existing in this earth do not have a Filipino nurses. The increase demand of nurses in other countries such as United States, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, and Dubai to...
Nursing By The Numbers - How Nurses Stack Up [Inforgraphic]

Nursing By The Numbers – How Nurses Stack Up [Inforgraphic]

Education plays an essential role in the development of nursing professionals. It can be viewed as one of the most strategic, and in some cases, only route towards career advancement. More than half of the 2.7 million U.S. registered nurses have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. At 55%–this percentage has grown more than five...
Pregnacy Induced Hypertension (PIH) Case Study

Pregnacy Induced Hypertension (PIH) Case Study

Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) is one of the most common complications of pregnancy. This occurs during the 20th week of gestation or late in the second trimester of pregnancy. This is a health condition wherein there is a rise in the blood pressure and disappears after termination of pregnancy or delivery. PIH was formerly called toxaemia...
Clinical Nurse Leaders: The Air Traffic Controllers of Patient Care [Infographic]

Clinical Nurse Leaders: The Air Traffic Controllers of Patient Care [Infographic]

Established only 11 years ago, the role of the clinical nurse leader is a relatively new one. At the time of introduction, it was the first new nursing role in almost 40 years. As demand grew for highly skilled nursing professionals, CNL’s emerged with a main focus on improving quality and overall safety for those...
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