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Cervical Dilation and Labor

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 ...
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The HESI® A2 Exam: What Do You Need to Know about Math?

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...
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Lung Sounds

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/...
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Common Disease Suffixes

With thousands of known illness that plague humanity, even seasoned a medical professional will occasionally encounter a disease they have never heard of before. Knowing root words such as a prefixes and suffixes can be a great help in identifying what area of the body is affected. Here is a list...
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Blood Types and Compatabilities

The red blood cells of humans have one of four different antigens (proteins) on their surface: A, B, AB, or O. The “type” of blood you have is determined by which antigen is present on your cells. If you have “A” antigens, you are type A blood, if you have “O” antigens, you’re type “O,” and so on...
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Cervical Dilation and Labor

Cervical dilation is one of the major ways healthcare providers assess

The HESI® A2 Exam: What Do You Need to Know about Math?

Math is an important part of nursing. Nursing schools need to know how

Lung Sounds

Different sounds can be picked up through auscultation when air moves