ABG Interpretation, part 10: Example problems 9-12

ABG Interpretation, part 10: Example problems 9-12

by Cathy Parkes 2 Comments

In this video, Cathy covers ABG interpretation practice problems 9-12. You can download the pract...
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ABG Interpretation, part 9: Example problems 5-8

ABG Interpretation, part 9: Example problems 5-8

by Cathy Parkes 1 Comment

In this video, Cathy covers ABG interpretation practice problems 5-8. You can download the practi...
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ABG Interpretation, part 8: Example problems 1-4

ABG Interpretation, part 8: Example problems 1-4

by Cathy Parkes

In this video, Cathy covers ABG interpretation practice problems 1-3. You can download the practi...
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Dosage Calculation: Reconstitution - LevelUpRN

Dosage Calculation: Reconstitution

by Cathy Parkes 3 Comments

In this video, Cathy works through a reconstitution dosage calculation prob...
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Nursing Dosage Calculations, Part 1: Example Problems 1-3

Nursing Dosage Calculations, Part 1: Example Problems 1-3

by Cathy Parkes 5 Comments

In this video, Cathy covers Dosage Calculation practice problems 1-3. You can download the practi...
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Nursing Dosage Calculations, Part 2: Example Problems 4-5

Nursing Dosage Calculations, Part 2: Example Problems 4-5

by Cathy Parkes 4 Comments

In this video, Cathy covers Dosage Calculation practice problems 4-5. You can download the practi...
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EKG Interpretation, part 1: Introduction

EKG Interpretation, part 1: Introduction

by Cathy Parkes 3 Comments

In this introduction video, Cathy goes over the key information that will be covered in her EKG i...
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EKG Interpretation, part 2: Placement of EKG leads, Heart Conduction System and EKG Basics

EKG Interpretation, part 2: Placement of EKG leads, Heart Conduction System and EKG Basics

by Cathy Parkes 1 Comment

Learn where to place the 10 electrodes when performing a 12 lead EKG, the steps in the Heart Cond...
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EKG Interpretation, part 3: Analysis of Heart Rhythm, Heart Rate, P wave, PR interval and QRS complex

EKG Interpretation, part 3: Analysis of Heart Rhythm, Heart Rate, P wave, PR interval and QRS complex

by Cathy Parkes 4 Comments

In this article, we cover the key steps in analyzing an EKG strip: determining the heart rhythm (...
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Fundamentals - Practice & Skills, part 29: Perioperative Nursing Care

Fundamentals - Practice & Skills, part 29: Perioperative Nursing Care

by Meris Shuwarger BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN August 20, 2021 3 Comments

The essential points of perioperative (preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative) nursing care.
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Fundamentals - Practice & Skills, part 28: Chest Tubes, Artificial Airways, Tracheostomy Care, Home Oxygen Safety

Fundamentals - Practice & Skills, part 28: Chest Tubes, Artificial Airways, Tracheostomy Care, Home Oxygen Safety

by Meris Shuwarger BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN August 20, 2021 1 Comment

The basics of chest tubes, artificial airways, tracheostomy care, and home oxygen safety.
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Fundamentals - Practice & Skills, part 27: Oxygen Delivery Devices, Oxygenation Interventions, and Suctioning

Fundamentals - Practice & Skills, part 27: Oxygen Delivery Devices, Oxygenation Interventions, and Suctioning

by Meris Shuwarger BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN August 20, 2021 1 Comment

Oxygen delivery devices (nasal cannula, non-rebreather, venturi device), therapeutic oxygenation interventions (chest physiotherapy and positive airway pressure), and suctioning.
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Med-Surg - Renal System, part 8: Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Kidney Transplant

Med-Surg - Renal System, part 8: Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Kidney Transplant

by Cathy Parkes December 17, 2021 6 Comments

Hemodialysis, including nursing care before, during, and after the procedure. Peritoneal dialysis...
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Med-Surg - Renal System, part 7: Chronic Kidney Disease

Med-Surg - Renal System, part 7: Chronic Kidney Disease

by Cathy Parkes December 17, 2021

The risk factors, signs/symptoms, abnormal labs, CKD stages, treatment, nursing care, and patient...
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Med-Surg - Renal System, part 6: Acute Kidney Injury

Med-Surg - Renal System, part 6: Acute Kidney Injury

by Cathy Parkes December 17, 2021 1 Comment

Underlying causes of AKI, including: prerenal AKI, intrarenal AKI, and postrenal AKI. The 4 phase...
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Nutrition, part 4: Fat Soluble Vitamins: Vitamins A, D, E, K

Nutrition, part 4: Fat Soluble Vitamins - Vitamins A, D, E, K

by Cathy Parkes July 16, 2021

What does the body use vitamins A, D, E, and K for? Which foods are good sources of these vitamin...
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Nutrition, part 3: Water Soluble Vitamins: B-complex vitamins, vitamin C

Nutrition, part 3: Water Soluble Vitamins - B-complex vitamins, vitamin C

by Cathy Parkes July 16, 2021

The functions and sources of B-complex vitamins, as well as risk factors associated with deficien...
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Nutrition, part 2: Macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Lipids, Protein

Nutrition, part 2: Macronutrients - Carbohydrates, Lipids, Protein

by Cathy Parkes July 16, 2021

The lowdown on the three macronutrients, including function and food sources for each. Carbohydra...
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Pharm, part 51: Integumentary Medications - Psoriasis, Acne, Lice/Scabies

Pharm, part 51: Integumentary Medications - Psoriasis, Acne, Lice/Scabies

by Cathy Parkes September 27, 2021 1 Comment

Medications for psoriasis (coal tar, salicylic acid, topical corticosteroids), medications for ac...
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Pharm, part 50: Integumentary Medications - Topical Antibacterial and Antifungal

Pharm, part 50: Integumentary Medications - Topical Antibacterial and Antifungal

by Cathy Parkes September 27, 2021 1 Comment

Coverage of Integumentary System medications, including the following: topical antibiotic ointmen...
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Pharm, part 49: Immune Medications - TB, Systemic Antifungal, and Antiviral

Pharm, part 49: Immune Medications - TB, Systemic Antifungal, and Antiviral

by Cathy Parkes September 25, 2021

Tuberculosis (TB) medications (rifampin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, ethambutol), systemic antifunga...
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Pharm Basics, part 9: Blood Transfusions

Pharm Basics, part 9: Blood Transfusions

by Cathy Parkes August 13, 2021

The types of blood products and infusion times for each of these products. Best practices for blo...
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Pharm Basics, part 8: IV Complications

Pharm Basics, part 8: IV Complications

by Cathy Parkes August 13, 2021

The following IV complications: phlebitis, infiltration, extravasation, catheter embolus, and flu...
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Pharm Basics, part 7: Routes of administration: Peripheral IVs, Central Venous Catheters

Pharm Basics, part 7: Routes of Administration: Peripheral IVs, Central Venous Catheters

by Cathy Parkes August 13, 2021 1 Comment

The intravenous (IV) route for medication administration. Best practices for insertion of an IV, ...
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Psychiatric Mental Health, part 3: Therapies: ECT, VNS

Psychiatric Mental Health - Therapies, part 3: ECT, VNS

August 04, 2021 3 min read

Overviews of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS). ECT includes the ...
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Psychiatric Mental Health, part 2: Psychiatric Therapies: CBT, EMDR, TMS

Psychiatric Mental Health - Therapies, part 2: CBT, EMDR, TMS

August 04, 2021 3 min read

Overviews of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Moveme...
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Psychiatric Mental Health, part 1: Relaxation Techniques; Milieu, Group, and Behavioral Therapy

Psychiatric Mental Health - Therapies, part 1: Relaxation, Milieu, Group, and Behavioral

August 04, 2021 3 min read 1 Comment

Introduction to therapies for mental health disorders. Relaxation techniques, including progress...
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Meris Unboxing the Ultimate Nursing School Survival Kit

Unboxing the Nursing School Survival Kit

by Meris Shuwarger BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN January 23, 2023

Meris Shuwarger, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN just got her own  Read More

#1 Tip - How to Deal with Stress in Nursing School

#1 Tip to Dealing with Stress in Nursing School

by Cathy Parkes September 30, 2022

If nursing school (or your nursing career) has you feeling stressed, you are definitely not alone...
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LGBT+ Inclusive Care Tips - LevelUpRN

LGBT+ Inclusive Care Tips

by Meris Shuwarger BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN June 20, 2022

In this video, Meris covers a few basic tips you can incorporate into your daily practice to be a...
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Because atropine has anticholinergic side effects, it is often administered during surgery to decrease secretions.

Atropine: Nursing Care

by Cathy Parkes January 26, 2023

Because atropine has anticholinergic side effects, it is often administered during surgery to decrease secretions.
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Lordosis (excessive curvature of the lumbar spine) is a common finding in pregnancy and in toddlers.

Lordosis, Kyphosis, and Scoliosis

by Cathy Parkes January 23, 2023

Lordosis (excessive curvature of the lumbar spine) is a common finding in pregnancy and in toddlers. Kyphosis (excessive curvature of the thoracic spine) is a common finding in the older adults. Scoliosis (lateral curvature of the spine) is always abnormal.
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A patient with a tension pneumothorax is likely to have tracheal deviation towards the unaffected side. Assess respiratory status in any patient with this finding!

Tension Pneumothorax

by Cathy Parkes January 19, 2023

A patient with a tension pneumothorax is likely to have tracheal deviation towards the unaffected side. Assess respiratory status in any patient with this finding!
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