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Lung Sounds

September 12, 2020

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Lung sounds, or breath sounds – the sounds generated by movement or air through the respiratory system, can be classified as either normal or abnormal (adventitious). As a Nurse Practitioner, you’ll be exposed to many lung sounds. It’s important to know how to differentiate between the sounds and know what they may indicate during a […]

Kidney stones are a common urologic disorder that affects men in greater numbers than women. The initial presentation typically occurs between the third and fifth decade of life. There are five major types of urinary stones: Calcium oxalate Calcium phosphate Struvite (magnesium ammonium phosphate) Uric acid Cystine The most common types of stones are formed […]

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September 12, 2020

Kidney Stones

Giant Cell Arteritis Clinical Features Symptoms of Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) can present as subacute, but abrupt presentations can occur in some patients. Many symptoms are nonspecific of GCA, but others can strongly suggest the presence of GCA. Constitutional symptoms: Systemic symptoms are common and include fever, weight loss, malaise, and fatigue. Fevers are usually […]

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September 5, 2020

Giant Cell Arteritis

Mnemonic for Transient Urinary Incontinence

August 27, 2020

NP School, Nursing

The mnemonic “DIAPPERS” can be helpful in remembering the categories of “transient” urinary incontinence. Delirium– When delirium is present, it impedes the recognition of both the need to void and the location of the nearest toilet. Incontinence is common among hospitalized patients with delirium; once it clears, incontinence usually resolves. Infection– Symptomatic urinary tract infections […]

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a spasm or occlusion of the coronary arteries and is often the result of atherosclerotic lesions that limit the flow of blood to the heart. There are many risk factors that contribute to the development of CAD including advanced age, diabetes, male gender (under 60 years of age), hypertension, dyslipidemia, […]

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August 20, 2020

Coronary Artery Disease

Hi, ReNursing Edu readers! Nurse practitioner students are still in need of clinical resources to get through school and their first years in clinical practice, so in addition to the board review questions that are posted on our FB group, we’ll be adding weekly clinical pearls blog posts. Topics will vary including, but not limited […]

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August 20, 2020

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