The Anatomy of the Respiratory System

The Anatomy of the Respiratory System

The respiratory system consists of the airways, lungs, bony thorax, and respiratory muscles and functions in conjunction with the central nervous system (CNS). These structures work together to deliver oxygen to the bloodstream and remove excess carbon dioxide from the body. More »

 

Category Archives: Drugs

4 Emergency Drugs cheat sheet

Here is a goal to provide an easy quick guide to simplify pharmacology concepts. Emergency Drugs Dosage Guideline 1. Lidocaine (Xylocaine): [VF, VT] 1.0–1.5 mg/kg IV (2–4 mg/kg ET),* repeat 0.5–0.75 mg/kg q 5–10 min, max 3 mg/kg. Infusion drip:

3 Common Blood Pressure Medications

As a nurse you will encounter a LOT of blood pressure medications. While it’s nearly impossible to memorize them all, there are some you’ll encounter fairly frequently.  Keep them all straight with this handy chart.

“Do Not Use” List of Medical Abbreviations

This article reviews common medical abbreviations that the Joint Commission has deemed potentially problematic, along with suggested alternatives. Applies to all orders and all medication-related documentation that is handwritten (including free-text computer entry) or on pre-printed forms.   *Exception:  A

Anti obesity drugs Cheat Sheet

Some patients find that diet and exercise is not a viable option; for these patients, anti-obesity drugs can be a last resort. Some prescription weight loss drugs are recommended only for short-term use, and thus are of limited usefulness for

Thyroid and parathyroid Agents Cheat Sheet

THYROID AGENTS When thyroid function is low, thyroid hormone needs to be replaced to ensure adequate metabolism and homeostasis in the body. When thyroid function is too high, the resultant systemic effects can be serious, and the thyroid will need

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