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Med-Surg 2020 Immune 14 - Cancer - Prostate, Colorectal, Lung Cancer

Med-Surg Immune System, part 14: Prostate, Colorectal, & Lung Cancer

by Cathy Parkes 1 Comment

Key facts about prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, and lung cancer. Includes screening, risk factors, signs/symptoms, labs & diagnosis, and treatment options including surgeries.
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Med-Surg 2020 Immune 13 - Cancer - Endometrial, Cervical, Ovarian, Breast Cancer

Med-Surg Immune System, part 13: Endometrial, Cervical, Ovarian, & Breast Cancer

by Cathy Parkes

Key facts about cancers of the female reproductive system, plus breast cancer. Includes screening, risk factors, signs/symptoms, treatment, nursing care and patient teaching.
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Med-Surg 2020 Immune 12 - Integumentary (Skin) and Hematologic (Blood) Cancers

Med-Surg Immune System, part 12: Integumentary and Hematologic Cancers

by Cathy Parkes

What you need to know about skin cancer: prevention, the 3 types (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma), and the ABCDE assessment. Plus these blood cancers: leukemia, Hodgkin's vs. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. 

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Med-Surg 2020 Immune 11 - Neutropenia, Anemia, Thrombocytopenia

Med-Surg Immune System, part 11: Neutropenia, Anemia, Thrombocytopenia

by Cathy Parkes

Learn about nursing care and patient teaching for neutropenia, anemia, and thrombocytopenia; common complications associated with cancer treatment and chemotherapy.

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Med-Surg 2020 Immune 10 - Chemotherapy, Radiation, Malnutrition, Mucositis

Med-Surg Immune System, part 10: Chemotherapy, Radiation, Malnutrition, Mucositis

by Cathy Parkes

Nursing precautions for patients receiving chemotherapy or internal and external radiation. Includes two common chemotherapy complications: malnutrition and mucositis.

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Med-Surg 2020 Immune 9 - Tumor Classification: Tissue Type, Grading, Staging

Med-Surg Immune System, part 9: Tumor Classification

by Cathy Parkes

Learn how to classify tumors, including tissue type, grading, and staging; the 5 main types of cancer: carcinomas, sarcomas, leukemia, myeloma, and lymphoma; and Tumor, Node, Metastasis (TNM) staging.

 

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Med-Surg Immune System, part 8: Cancer - Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Med-Surg Immune System, part 8: Cancer - Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

by Cathy Parkes

Cathy begins her coverage of Cancer. Pathophysiology of cancer: Initiation, Promotion, and Progression. Includes risk factors, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Complications associated with cancer and its treatment. Nursing care will follow in later videos.
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Med-Surg Immune System, part 7: HIV and AIDS

Med-Surg Immune System, part 7: HIV and AIDS - Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

by Cathy Parkes

Cathy explains key facts about HIV/AIDS. Includes pathophysiology, risk factors, sign/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and patient teaching.
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Med-Surg Immune System, part 6: Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma)

Med-Surg Immune System, part 6: Systemic Sclerosis

by Cathy Parkes

Cathy explains Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma), including its pathophysiology and Limited vs. Diffused Scleroderma. Includes risk factors, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and patient teaching.
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Med-Surg Immune System, part 5: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Med-Surg Immune System, part 5: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

by Cathy Parkes

Cathy explains Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), including pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, nursing care, and patient teaching associated with Lupus.
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Med-Surg 2020 Immune 4 - Immune Diagnostic Tests - WBCs, Neutrophils, ESR, CRP

Med-Surg Immune System, part 4: Immune Diagnostic Tests - WBCs, Neutrophils, ESR, CRP

by Cathy Parkes

Key immune system diagnostic tests. Leukocytosis, leukopenia, neutropenia, "left shift" or banded neutrophils, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and C-reactive protein (CRP). Plus, the components of a differential white blood cell count test: neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils.
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Med-Surg 2020 Immune 3 - Immune System Malfunction, Infection

Med-Surg Immune System, part 3: Immune System Malfunction & Infection

by Cathy Parkes

Cathy covers hypersensitivity, autoimmune reactions, immunodeficiency and infection. Includes the chain of infection, stages of infection, risk factors associated with infection, and symptoms of systemic vs. local infections.
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Med-Surg 2020 Immune 2 - Acquired Immunity - Humoral and Cellular Immunity

Med-Surg Immune System, part 2: Acquired Immunity - Humoral and Cellular

by Cathy Parkes

In this video, Cathy covers Acquired Immunity, which includes both humoral and cellular immunity. Cathy discusses B Cell activation and proliferation, as well as important types of T cells. Includes the difference between active and passive immunity, and natural and artificial immunity.
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Med-Surg 2020 Immune 1 - Immune System - Intro, Innate Immunity, Inflammation

Med-Surg Immune System, Part 1: Intro, Innate Immunity, Inflammation

by Cathy Parkes

Cathy highlights what will be covered in the Immune System playlist for Medical Surgical Nursing. She discusses the difference between innate and acquired immunity, and covers the 3 stages of the body's inflammatory response (which is a key part of innate immunity).
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Med-Surg 2020 Endocrine 19 - Diabetes Complications - Hypoglycemia, DKA, HHS

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 19: Diabetes Complications - Hypoglycemia, DKA, HHS

by Cathy Parkes

Cathy teaches the risk factors, signs/symptoms, labs, treatment, and nursing care of Hypoglycemia, Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), and Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar State (HHS). Includes chronic complications associated with Diabetes
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Med-Surg Endocrine System part 18: Diabetes Mellitus - Pathophysiology, Signs & Symptoms, Labs, Treatment, Foot Care, Illness Care

Med-Surg Endocrine System part 18: Diabetes Mellitus

by Cathy Parkes

Diabetes Mellitus pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, labs/diagnostics, and treatment. Includes important patient teaching regarding foot care and illness care to prevent life-threatening complications.
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Med-Surg Endocrine System part 17: Hypoparathyroidism and Hyperparathryoidism

Med-Surg Endocrine System part 17: Hypoparathyroidism and Hyperparathryoidism

by Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnostics, treatment, and nursing care of hypoparathyroidism and hyperparathyroidism.
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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 16: Thyroidectomy: Nursing Care

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 16: Thyroidectomy: Nursing Care

by Cathy Parkes

The nursing care of a patient requiring a thyroidectomy. Includes patient positioning, assessment of bleeding, and assessment for signs/symptoms of parathyroid damage (i.e. signs of hypocalcemia). Plus, post-thyroidectomy patient teaching.
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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 15: Hyperthyroidism & Thyroid Storm (Thyrotoxicosis)

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 15: Hyperthyroidism & Thyroid Storm (Thyrotoxicosis)

by Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of patients with (primary, secondary, tertiary) hyperthyroidism. Plus, the causes, signs/symptoms and nursing care of a Thyroid Storm (or Thyrotoxicosis)— a life-threatening disorder.
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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 14: Hypothyroidism & Myxedema Coma

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 14: Hypothyroidism & Myxedema Coma

by Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of patients with (primary, secondary, tertiary) hypothyroidism. Plus, the causes, signs/symptoms and nursing care of a Myxedema Coma— a life-threatening condition.
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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 13: Pheochromocytoma & Hyperaldosteronism

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 13: Pheochromocytoma & Hyperaldosteronism

by Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of Pheochromocytoma and Hyperaldosteronism.
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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 12: Glucocorticoid Hormone Excess (Cushing's Syndrome)

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 12: Glucocorticoid Hormone Excess (Cushing's Syndrome)

by Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis (including the dexamethasone suppression test), treatment, and nursing care of Glucocorticoid Hormone Excess (Cushing's Syndrome).
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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 11: Adrenocortical Insufficiency & Addisonian Crisis

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 11: Adrenocortical Insufficiency & Addisonian Crisis

by Cathy Parkes

The primary and secondary causes, signs/symptoms, abnormal labs, treatment, and nursing care of Adrenocortical Insufficiency (includes the ACTH stimulation test). Plus, causes, signs/symptoms, treatment, and nursing care of an Addisonian Crisis (Addison's Disease).
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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 10: Diabetes Insipidus and SIADH

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 10: Diabetes Insipidus and SIADH

by Cathy Parkes 1 Comment

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of Diabetes Insipidus and Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH (SIADH).
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