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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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Pediatric Dosing for Motrin

There are few things more unpleasant than an infant with a fever or an infant in pain. As many parents will tell you, these are times of desperation, and many times there are over-the-counter remedies on hand. However, reaching for something like Motrin (Ibuprofen) needs to be done cautiously. Mo...
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Sliding Scale Insulin Dosage

The use of a sliding scale for insulin dosing is common in inpatient treatment of a patient with Type I diabetes. As opposed to fixed insulin dosing—which uses a predetermined dose of insulin before a meal—sliding scale insulin dosing uses the pre-meal blood glucose reading to determine how much ...
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Acid/Base Balance

Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis provides significant information rega

All About White Blood Cells

Blood is a vital part of human function. It provides oxygen, nutrients

Decelerations in Labor: What They Mean

While caring for a patient in labor, one of the important nursing dutie