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Cholesterol Types: LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides

After age 20, people should begin having their cholesterol levels checked every 4–6 years. The three main components of the results from this blood test are low-density lipoproteins (LDL), high-density lipoproteins (HDL), and triglycerides. Cholesterol itself is a type of lipid that plays an imp...
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Tax Deductions for Nurses

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when tax deductions for nurses were plentiful. With a good tax accountant or an aptitude for reading the tax filing instructions, you could find plenty of deductions—continuing education, licensure fees, uniform expenses, unreimbursed mileage, liabili...
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Acid/Base Balance

Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis provides significant information regarding a patient’s oxygenation status and acid/base balance. Just like with any lab values, when these levels are too high or too low, they can indicate disease and disruption in the body. There are five components that constr...
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All About White Blood Cells

Blood is a vital part of human function. It provides oxygen, nutrients and protection to the body’s cells. There are four primary components of blood: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. In this article, we will focus on white blood cells. What are white blood cells? Whit...
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Decelerations in Labor: What They Mean

While caring for a patient in labor, one of the important nursing duties is monitoring the variability of the fetal heart rate (FHR) and monitoring the FHR response during contractions. Variability in the FHR during labor is a sign of fetal well-being or fetal activity or both. The expected varia...
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Cholesterol Types: LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides

After age 20, people should begin having their cholesterol levels check

Tax Deductions for Nurses

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when tax deductions for nu

Acid/Base Balance

Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis provides significant information rega