The principles for the use of isotonic, hypotonic, and hypertonic solutions are rooted in the goal of equilibrium through osmosis. When administering a fluid intravenously to a patient, the ratio of fluid to electrolytes in the solution and in the patient’s bloodstream will impact the body’s reac...
When performing injections, it is vitally important to take into consideration these factors:
type of injection
These variables determine the injection angle and the depth of injection.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preve...
Cervical dilation is one of the major ways healthcare providers assess how a woman’s labor is progressing. In a textbook world, at the beginning of labor a woman starts with a closed cervix (0 cm) and progresses to a fully dilated cervix (10 cm) when delivery is imminent. While many women follow ...
Math is an important part of nursing. Nursing schools need to know how good you are at math to ensure you will be successful in their programs. Nurses make decisions based on math calculations on a daily basis, and these decisions have serious implications for a patient’s health. Some examples ar...
Different sounds can be picked up through auscultation when air moves through the respiratory system. As a healthcare provider it is important to know the difference between each of the sounds so you can identify which actions (if any) need to be taken.
Rales/Crackles: A discontinuous bubbling/...