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 »


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IV Catheter Flow Rates Quick Guide

Always select the smallest gauge peripheral catheter that will accommodate the prescribed therapy and patient need. Peripheral catheters larger than 20G are more likely to cause phlebitis. Do not use peripheral veins for continuous infusions of vesicants, parenteral nutrition or

Bell’s palsy Mnemonic

(Bell’s palsy is caused by a lower motor neuron lesion of the seventh cranial nerve that may result from infection, trauma, hemorrhage, meningitis, or tumor.) Bell’s palsy affects all age-groups, but occurs most commonly in patients under age 60. Onset

Causes of Abdominal pain Mnemonic

Abdominal Pain is stimulated mainly by the stretching of smooth muscle or organ capsules. Severe acute abdominal pain can be due to a large number of gastrointestinal conditions, and normally presents as an emergency. An apparent ‘acute abdomen’ can occasionally

6 Natural Treatments for Allergies

Allergy occurs when a person’s immune system reacts to substances in the environment that are harmless for most people. These substances are known as allergens and are found in dust mites, pets, pollen, insects, ticks, moulds, foods and some medicines.

Why Would I Want to be Nurse?

  (To become a nurse is the fastest-growing and most rewarding healthcare Profession in today`s economy.)   If you are thinking about becoming a nurse, than congratulations. Nursing is a fantastic career choice. Nurses get great pay, excellent benefits, and