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All About Pulmonary Embolisms

Pulmonary embolism is the second leading cause of sudden death in the United States, but it does not always present with the classic symptoms. If you encounter a patient in the field with risk factors for a pulmonary embolism, it is important to recognize the typical and atypical presentations s...

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Using the Glasgow Coma Scale

When working in the emergency room or intensive care unit, nurses may be asked to use the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) to assess the patient’s level of consciousness, particularly after a patient has suffered a traumatic brain injury. This assessment is done upon admission and throughout the patient...

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Heart Attack Symptoms: Men vs. Women

No two heart attacks are exactly the same, but the presentation does tend to follow a similar pattern based on gender. Here are some key similarities and differences of heart attacks for both sexes: Most common symptoms for both sexes: Chest pain Chest discomfort Chest pressure Less common s...

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Blood Pressure Range by Age

As a medical professional, you’ll need to have a good grasp on normal (and abnormal) vital signs. While some vitals, like body temperature, vary little based on a patient’s age, others such as blood pressure can differ greatly. Here is a quick chart that breaks down normal blood pressure readings...

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All About Pulmonary Embolisms

Pulmonary embolism is the second leading cause of sudden death in the U…

Using the Glasgow Coma Scale

When working in the emergency room or intensive care unit, nurses may b…

Heart Attack Symptoms: Men vs. Women

No two heart attacks are exactly the same, but the presentation does te…