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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

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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 […]

Riddle me this…in what profession is one degree not enough? In what profession is a MASTERS degree not enough? What profession has multiple points of entrance to practice? In what profession is alphabet soup lauded? In what profession can you go to school for the rest of your life and still not obtain all there […]

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February 8, 2018

Is Nursing Education Fractured?

Your education is important and, like most, I’m sure you want to go to a great school to get that education. If not, this isn’t the post for you. Too many people who are going into nursing and advancing their nursing careers are looking to take the easy way out. What do I mean by […]

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November 10, 2017

4 Tips to Choose a Great Nursing School