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

Emergency Trauma Assessment


The initial assessment and management of seriously injured patients is a challenging task and requires a rapid and systematic approach. The aim of good trauma care is to prevent early trauma mortality. Early trauma deaths may occur because of failure

Causes of Alkalosis Mnemonics


Alkalosis is excessive blood alkalinity caused by an overabundance of bicarbonate in the blood or a loss of acid from the blood (metabolic alkalosis), or by a low level of carbon dioxide in the blood that results from rapid or

Acidosis Causes and Symptoms


Acidosis is caused by an overproduction of acid in the blood or an excessive loss of bicarbonate from the blood (metabolic acidosis) or by a buildup of carbon dioxide in the blood that results from poor lung function or depressed

Causes of Dyspnea NCLEX Mnemonics


Dyspnea is a subjective experience that includes difficulty breathing, an uncomfortable awareness of breathing, and shortness of breath. If your patient finds it difficult to speak or if answering questions exacerbates his problem, you may need to intervene first and

Transfusion Reactions Nursing Notes


Any patient receiving a transfusion of blood or blood products is at risk for a transfusion reaction. An immediate reaction may occur during the transfusion itself or several hours after the transfusion. The chart below describes immediate reactions.