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 »


Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs) Critical Lab Values


Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs) Lab and Diagnostic Procedure Collect in an air-free heparinized syringe. Send in ice slurry to lab immediately. ■ ABGs provide information about acid-base balance and the levels of O2 and CO2 in the blood. ■ ABG

Abbreviations and Symbols Associated with Medication Errors


Abbreviations and symbols are a source of medication errors. Nurses should consult with the prescribing health care provider on any orders that contain the following abbreviations. Follow the table to avoid Drugs Errors.

10 Future Healthcare Technology Advances for 2017

According to ECRI Institute following are the top 10 Healthcare Technology for 2017. AI is on the rise in healthcare in 2017, according to ECRI. Pepper, a humanoid robot, can interpret human body language and read emotion. “Navigating new technologies

Types and Causes of Anemia


What is ANEMIA? Description Iron deficiency anemia is a condition that develops as a result of an inadequate amount of serum iron. Anemia predisposes the client to postpartum infection.   Types and Causes of Anemia   Type of Anemia Possible

How Antibiotics Kill Bacteria


This clip describes how antibiotics work to kill bacteria. Our body is constantly being invaded by foreign organisms. The body’s own immune system is the first line of defense. However, sometimes an illness occurs despite our body’s best efforts. Bacteria