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Appendicitis

Description   Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. When the appendix becomes inflamed or infected, rupture may occur within a matter of hours, leading to peritonitis and sepsis. Risk Factors Obstruction by fecalith or foreign bodies, bacteria or toxins. Low-fiber diet High intake…

Vital Signs

These are indices of health, or signposts in determining client’s condition. This is also known as cardinal signs and it includes body temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure. These signs have to be looked at in total, to monitor the functions of the body.

Glasgow Coma Scale

The nervous system is an organ system containing a network of specialized cells called neurons that coordinate the actions of a human being and transmit signals between different parts of its body. The nervous system consists of two parts, central and peripheral. The central nervous syste…

Normal Lab Values

Bleeding time 1-9 min  Prothrombin time 10-13 sec  Hematocrit   Male 42-52% ;  Female  36-48%  Hemoglobin  Male      13.5-16 g/dl;  Female  12-16 g/dl  Platelet 150,000- 400,000  RBC  Male     4.5-6.2 million/L; Female 4.2-5.4 million/L Amylase 80-180 IU/L Bilirubin(serum)   direct    …

How to Become a Medical-Surgical Nurse

What Is a Medical-Surgical Nurse  The Medical-Surgical Nurse or "Med-Surg" Nurse has a broad array of knowledge that is applied in the fast-paced environment of the surgical operating room. The daily schedule or yearly agenda of these nurses is difficult to predict due to the ma…

ASTHMA

DEFINITION:-  Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of airway caused by allergic response of bronchi resulting in reversible narrowing of airway due to bronchoconstriction (spasm), congestion and thickening of walls of bronchi and accumulation of mucous. (Recurrent attacking of Dyspn…