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Pathophysiology of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Pathophysiology of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic Ketoacidosis is a serious complication of Diabetes Mellitus Type 1. The problem in Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 is the absolute lack of insulin. Without insulin, glucose will not be transported to the cells. Consequently, a person feels hungry despite of eating adequately and the level of glucose in the body is increasing because cell...
Ten Reasons Why Nurses are loved by All 7 Billion People in the World

Ten Reasons Why Nurses are loved by All 7 Billion People in the World

1. We don’t care about your past (except for your health history!). You come to us and we will take care of you. We don’t label you with your mental illness, fetish, sexuality, or even mental capacity. We actually call you by your name or our nickname for you…and with a greeting or a warm...
Roles and Responsibilities of Dialysis Nurse

Roles and Responsibilities of Dialysis Nurse

With one Filipino diagnosed with kidney failure per hour, and a 10-15% increase every year of Filipinos needing kidney transplant and dialysis, there is a higher demand for dialysis nurse nowadays. Various organizations and institutions are offering training for nurses who are interested with the role. The Kidneys The kidney is considered as one of...
Acute Hemorrhagic Pancreatitis Pathophysiology

Acute Hemorrhagic Pancreatitis Pathophysiology

Acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis is characterized by inflammation of the pancreas. In the later part, vessels ruptured resulting to tissue ischemia. Eventually, it will lead to tissue necrosis. The main problem in acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis is autodigestion of the pancreas. The cause of inflammation mechanism in pancreatitis is unknown. Although it is considered as the milder...
7 Kinds of Doctors That You Are Going To Work With

7 Kinds of Doctors That You Are Going To Work With

Nurses are constant and equal partners with doctors. Both parties work together to ensure patients’ safety, recovery, and general well-being. However, doctors are a creature of wide-ranged species. Sadly, some doctors are not up for a smooth-sailing working relationship. Others are going to make your shift a miserable one. In actuality, doctors can be as...
Hyperthyroidism Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Hyperthyroidism Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Hyperthyroidism is the second most prevalent endocrine disorder next to diabetes mellitus. According to Tierney, et. al. on 2005, it affects women eight times more frequently than men, with onset usually between the second and fourth decades. Thyroid hormones facilitate metabolism. Consequently, if there is an abnormally high level of thyroid hormones (both T3 and...
8 Survival Tips in Nursing School

8 Survival Tips in Nursing School

Here is a declaration: if somebody told you that nursing school is not easy, that person is telling the truth. However, it does not mean that there is nothing you can do about it. In fact, nursing school can become a playhouse when you know which keys to strike hard and which are to press...
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