Medical and Surgical Nursing
Acute Glomerulonephritis (AGN) Nursing Intervention

Acute Glomerulonephritis (AGN) Nursing Intervention

Originally posted 2013-03-25 03:24:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter A kidney is a reddish brown, bean-shaped organ with smooth surface. It is about 12 cm x 6 cm x 3 cm (length-width-thickness) in dimension in an adult. It is enclosed by a tough, fibrous capsule known as the tunic fibrosa. There are two kidneys in...
Myasthenia Gravis Nursing Management

Myasthenia Gravis Nursing Management

Originally posted 2012-09-07 05:14:41. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMyasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder affecting the voluntary muscles. Like other autoimmune conditions, the body attacks its own by mistake. What happens in myasthenia gravis is that the immune system hinders the neuromuscular impulses that are necessary for muscular function. Based on several researches, it...
Meningitis: Types , Causes & Management

Meningitis: Types , Causes & Management

Originally posted 2015-04-09 04:03:51. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMeninges are delicate membranes surrounding the brain and the spinal cord. These membranes protect the brain by housing a fluid-filled space. In cases where the meninges are inflamed and infection took place either by viral, bacterial or fungal causes, meningitis takes place. Commonly, meningitis is bacterial or...
Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Management

Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Management

Originally posted 2013-09-17 06:06:32. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMultiple Sclerosis is a condition of the central nervous system and is chronic in nature. This is described as the demyelination of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve’s white matter and usually occurs as small patches. Pathophysiology and/or Etiology Demyelination is defined as damage on the...
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Originally posted 2014-11-26 11:50:28. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a type of autoimmune disease where the body’s own immune system attacks the healthy tissues by mistake. Lupus means ‘wolflike’ describing the distinctive rash over the cheeks and bridge of the nose appearing in most patients. Pathophysiology: The exaggerated autoantibody production in...
Burns Nursing Intervention

Burns Nursing Intervention

Originally posted 2013-04-01 08:26:11. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBurns is a form of trauma or injury to body tissues, either localize in a certain body part or massive. It is caused by thermal, chemical, electrical, or radioactive substances. It is classified as partial-thickness or full thickness. Partial-thickness burns involve the epidermis and upper portion of...
Guillain-Barré Syndrome: How Nurses Should Manage

Guillain-Barré Syndrome: How Nurses Should Manage

Originally posted 2013-11-30 05:50:32. Republished by Blog Post PromoterGuillain-Barré Syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder, also termed as polyradiculoneuritis, and acute condition that involves inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy that occurs on the peripheral sensory and motor nerves, most of the time on the nerve roots. Pathophysiology and/or Etiology Guillain-Barré Syndrome is considered to be an autoimmune disorder....
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Nursing Management

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Nursing Management

Originally posted 2014-01-15 21:23:12. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBenign Prostatic Hyperplasia is a condition wherein the prostate gets enlarged, causing it to compress the urethra. This will lead to the manifestation of urinary symptoms. By the age of 80, one out of four men suffers from BPH. Pathophysiology/Etiology Studies show that the aging process and...
Addison’s Disease (Adrenocortical Insufficiency)

Addison’s Disease (Adrenocortical Insufficiency)

Originally posted 2015-03-23 01:34:44. Republished by Blog Post PromoterDid you know that the body part responsible for controlling mineral or salt content in the blood is the same body part responsible for promoting the normal cell metabolism and producing the sex hormones both in men and women? What’s more interesting about it is how small...
Hypovolemia Nursing Management

Hypovolemia Nursing Management

Originally posted 2015-03-12 09:03:35. Republished by Blog Post PromoterHypovolemia, otherwise known as fluid volume deficit, is an emergency condition where the water and electrolytes are lost in equal proportion (ratio of serum electrolyte and water is the same). This differentiates hypovolemia to dehydration which refers to the loss of water alone with sodium levels increased....
Hyperthyroidism Nursing Management

Hyperthyroidism Nursing Management

Originally posted 2013-04-27 07:16:13. Republished by Blog Post PromoterHyperthyroidism is a metabolic imbalance that causes overproduction of thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland is this little butterfly-shaped organ behind the larynx that produces thyroid hormones; thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), responsible for certain metabolic processes such as energy metabolism, temperature regulation, and other sympathetic activities in the human...
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Intervention

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Intervention

Originally posted 2013-03-26 05:29:21. Republished by Blog Post PromoterCarbon Monoxide is a gas product of incomplete hydrocarbon combustion. It has the capacity to bind with the circulating blood haemoglobin, producing carboxyhemoglobin which reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Its affinity to hemoglobin is 200-300 times than that of the oxygen-hemoglobin.   Carbon Monoxide poisoning...
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