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 »


IV Fluid Drops per Minute Calculation Chart

The use of an electronic infusion device or iv pump is recommended for safe, accurate, and precise medications and fluid administration. There are however times when a pump is not used, is unavailable, or the need to verify the accuracy

Pathophysiology of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening metabolic disorder resulting from decreased effective circulating insulin, insulin resistance and increased production of counter-regulatory hormones. The frequency of DKA ranges from 16%-80% of children newly diagnosed with diabetes, depending on geographic location. It

Quick CPR Reference Chart

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation ( CPR) is a lifesaving technique that is useful when helping someone who may have had a heart attack or stopped breathing. The American heart Association recommends that everyone- untrained bystanders and medical personnel alike, being CPR. It

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

Anticholinergics Drugs Pharmacology Cheat Sheet

Anticholinergics( below table) are drugs that oppose the effects of acetylcholine at receptor sites in the substantia nigra and the corpus striatum, thus helping to restore chemical balance in the area. Anticholinergics used to treat Parkinson disease include benztropine (Cogentin),

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