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 »


“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

Acute Anaphylaxis Signs,Symptoms & Treatment

What is Anaphylaxis? Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. It arises as an acute, generalized IgE-mediated immune reaction involving specific antigen, mast cells and basophils. The reaction requires priming by the

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

63 Lab Values for Nursing Study

Here is a 63 key lab values that, hopefully will make your NCLEX experience little better. Some of these labs may vary a little from what you’re used to. You may remember lab values can change based on where you

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

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