Endocrine System

Endocrine System

I. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF ENDOCRINE GLANDS A. Functions 1. Maintenance and regulation of vital functions 2. Response to stress and injury 3. Growth and development 4. Energy metabolism 5. Reproduction 6. Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance More »


Category Archives: Nursing Mnemonics

Pneumothorax Sign & Symptoms Mnemonic


In pneumothorax, air or gas accumulates between the parietal and visceral pleurae, causing the lungs to collapse. The amount of air or gas trapped determines the degree of lung collapse. In some cases, venous return to the heart is impeded,

Appendicitis Cheat Sheet


Appendicitis occurs when the appendix becomes inflamed. It’s the most common major surgical emergency. More precisely, this disorder is an inflammation of the vermiform appendix, a small, fingerlike projection attached to the cecum just below the ileocecal valve. The appendix

Neurological Focal Deficits Cheat Sheet


A focal neurologic deficit is a problem with nerve, spinal cord, or brain function. It affects a specific location, such as the left side of the face, right arm, or even a small area such as the tongue. Speech, vision,

How to Inject Insulin


How to inject insulin Before injecting insulin, be sure to check its quality. If it was refrigerated, allow your insulin to come to room temperature. If the insulin is cloudy, mix the contents by rolling the vial between your hands

5 Types of Shock Cheat Sheet


Types of Shock and Management There are four major categories of shock: hypovolemic shock, distributive shock, cardiogenic shock, and obstructive shock. 1. Anaphylactic Shock Anaphylactic shock is a severe reaction to an allergen causing an acute multisystem allergic reaction. It