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 »


4 Stages of COPD Nursing Cheat Sheet


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD Disease) COPD is an umbrella term that could refer to emphysema and chronic bronchitis and, more commonly, a combination of these conditions. Asthma was once classified as a type of COPD and shares some of

Complete (Third-Degree) Heart Block Cheat Sheet


(Complete heart block, in which no supraventricular impulses are conducted to the ventricles).   Heart block is an abnormal heart rhythm where the heart beats too slowly (bradycardia ). In this condition, the electrical signals that tell the heart to

9 Regions of the Abdominal Pain


Abdominal pain is a particularly diffuse periumbilical pain precipitated by eating, abdominal pain is common but often difficult to attribute to mesenteric vasculitis in the early stages. Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms. Infarction compromises the function of major viscera

Blood types (Donor Vs Recipient) Cheat sheet


For a blood transfusion to be safe, the patient’s and donor’s blood types must be compatible. The chart below allows you to determine compatibility. Keep in mind that, before transfusing begins, the blood product must be cross matched to fully

Osteoporosis Signs, Symptoms & Risk Factors


In osteoporosis, bones lose calcium and phosphate salts and become abnormally vulnerable to fracture. Osteoporosis may be primary or secondary to an underlying disease. What causes it: The cause of primary osteoporosis remains unknown. Secondary osteoporosis may result from: •