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...
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:
Less common s...
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...