Author Archive
Hydrocephalus Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Hydrocephalus Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

What is Cerebrospinal Fluid? CSF is a colourless fluid that circulates around the surface of the brain and the spinal cord. CSF serves as a cushion for the brain and the spinal cord. It is also plays a role in immune and metabolic functions. The normal CSF is 150 ml in the ventricles and the...
Pancreatitis Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Pancreatitis Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

The pancreatic enzymes Pancreatitis is basically the autodigestion of the pancreas by the pancreatic enzymes caused by obstruction of pancreatic ducts (e.g. edema, tumor, inflammation, and gallstones) and other causes. But before anything else, let’s review the different types of pancreatic enzymes and their main role in our system. Our pancreas is located in our...
Thyroidectomy Nursing Care Plan -Risk for Ineffective Airway Clearance

Thyroidectomy Nursing Care Plan -Risk for Ineffective Airway Clearance

Hyperthyroidism is a metabolic imbalance that results from overproduction of thyroid hormone. The most common form of this condition is Grave’s disease, which common manifestations are increase of thyroxine (T4) production and enlargement of the thyroid gland known as goiter. The incidence of Grave’s disease affects women eight times more frequently than men especially on...
Nursing Memes: The Serious Truth about Nurses

Nursing Memes: The Serious Truth about Nurses

Nursing is no joke. In the hospital, you have tons of responsibilities that you even forget to pee or to drink water for the whole 8-hour shift. But you know what? Even tough jobs have their own humors. In this article, I’m sharing you funny nursing memes that every nurse can related to. I believe...
3 Spinal Cord Injury Nursing Care Plan

3 Spinal Cord Injury Nursing Care Plan

Most common location of injury The most common vertebrae involved in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) are the 5th, 6th and 7th cervical, the 12th thoracic, and the 1st lumbar. Classification Spinal Cord Injury can be separated into two categories: Primary injury is caused by direct trauma and may result is usually permanent. Secondary injury is cause...
More than Just a Textbook

More than Just a Textbook

When I graduated in college, I thought that nursing is but a plain science, a profession written in textbooks, and a job dictated by policies and standards, but clearly I was wrong. After seeing my name as one of the Nursing Licensure Exam board passers last 2013, I was so excited knowing that it was...
Dementia Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Dementia Pathophysiology and Schematic Diagram

Dementia is a mental disorder that involves multiple cognitive deficits, primarily memory impairment, and cognitive disturbances (APA, 2000). The main cause of dementia remains to be a mystery. But there are tests and researches proved the high levels of aluminium favors the onset of this disease. Aluminum is toxic to the nerve cells and a...
PNoy dooms PH to Nurse Scarcity

PNoy dooms PH to Nurse Scarcity

Filipino nurses across the globe are anticipating the change. We assumed we could finally rest our thought that we don’t have to go abroad to get a decent working condition. We anticipated that we could be reunited with our families working abroad as nurses. We presumed that there’s a better hope for our profession in...
15 Common Nursing Procedures We mess-up Unknowingly

15 Common Nursing Procedures We mess-up Unknowingly

As experienced nurses, we do nursing procedures every day and they become routines over time. But do you know that there are common nursing procedures that sometimes we do wrong? Medication mishaps 1. Not all oral medications can be crushed. Nurses usually crush medications into powdered form so it can be administered via NGT. But...
Game of Thrones Memes - Nursing Version

Game of Thrones Memes – Nursing Version

Nursing is quite similar with game of thrones: the struggles, the battles, and the mind games. So, I imagined, what if modern nurses are set on the medieval age, amidst the wars and the greed for one throne? What if nurses are characters of game of thrones? While other people in the world are saving...
Nurse’s Open-Letter: Things We wish our Patients Knew

Nurse’s Open-Letter: Things We wish our Patients Knew

During a busy shift, a patient was complaining why nurses don’t attend to her needs immediately. She kept peeving about the room’s temperature, the bad taste of hospital food, and the untimely cleaning of housekeeping personnel. She kept insisting about her pain medications and how her IV line annoys her. Yes, she complained about almost...
The Forgotten Art - End of Shift Reporting

The Forgotten Art – End of Shift Reporting

It is the end of a hectic shift, and one by one you see your colleagues for the next shift. If your patients were the perfect angels, then you’re probably lounging around in your chair. However, when your patients were unstable, demanding and agitated, you suddenly feel the urge to leave the spoils of a...
Website Security Test