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

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

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

by Cathy Parkes 2 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 3 Comments

In this video, Cathy covers Dosage Calculation practice problems 4-5. You can download the practi...
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Nursing Dosage Calculations, Part 3: Example Problems 6-9

Nursing Dosage Calculations, Part 3: Example Problems 6-9

by Cathy Parkes 5 Comments

In this video, Cathy covers Dosage Calculation practice problems 6-9. You can download the practi...
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EKG Interpretation, part 1: Introduction

EKG Interpretation, part 1: Introduction

by Cathy Parkes 1 Comment

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 1 Comment

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 August 20, 2021 1 Comment

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 August 20, 2021

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 August 20, 2021

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 - Cardiovascular System, part 3: Hematologic System: Blood Components and Hemostasis

Med-Surg Cardiovascular System, part 3: Hematologic System - Blood Components and Hemostasis

by Cathy Parkes September 01, 2021

Anatomy and Physiology review with focus on the hematologic system. The blood components, includi...
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Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 2: Heart Conduction System, Cardiac Function, Blood Pressure

Med-Surg Cardiovascular System, part 2: Heart Conduction System, Cardiac Function, Blood Pressure

by Cathy Parkes September 01, 2021

The steps in the heart's conduction system. Components of the cardiac cycle, including diastole a...
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Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 1: Cardiovascular System: Introduction, Anatomy & Physiology Review

Med-Surg Cardiovascular System, part 1: Introduction, Anatomy & Physiology Review

by Cathy Parkes September 01, 2021

An introduction to the Medical Surgical nursing Cardiovascular playlist. Review of the anatomy an...
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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 42: Reproductive Medications - Estrogen, Progesterone, Uterine Stimulants, Tocolytic Agents

Pharmacology, part 42: Reproductive Medications - Estrogen, Progesterone, Uterine Stimulants, Tocolytic Agents

by Cathy Parkes September 20, 2021

Estrogens (conjugated estrogen, estradiol), progesterones (medroxyprogesterone, norethindrone), u...
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Pharm, part 41: Renal Medications - Diuretics

Pharmacology, part 41: Renal Medications - Diuretics

by Cathy Parkes September 15, 2021

Learn about these diuretics: loop diuretic (furosemide), thiazide diuretic (hydrochlorothiazide),...
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Pharm, part 40: Renal Medications - Urinary Tract Stimulants, Antispasmodics, Analgesics

Pharmacology, part 40: Renal Medications - Urinary Tract Stimulants, Antispasmodics, Analgesics

by Cathy Parkes September 15, 2021

Coverage of the following drug classes and medications: urinary tract stimulant (bethanechol), ur...
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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

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 4 min read

Introduction to therapies for mental health disorders. Relaxation techniques, including progress...
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How to Stop Incivility & Bullying on a Nursing Unit - Webinar on September 19, 2021 - LevelUpRN

How to Stop Incivility & Bullying on a Nursing Unit - Webinar on September 19, 2021

by Lacy Hager September 12, 2021

Join our FREE WEBINAR where we'll be presenting real-world, helpful i...
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Wound Care Webinar on August 18, 2021

Wound Care Webinar: Pressure Injury Prevention & Treatment

by Cathy Parkes August 10, 2021

Want to learn about wound care from Cathy Parkes BSN, RN, CWCN? Want ...
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How to Get Ahead in Nursing School...During Semester Breaks!

How to Get Ahead in Nursing School...During Semester Breaks!

by Cathy Parkes July 16, 2021

Cathy explains how you can use this summer, or any break between seme...
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KEY symptoms of Coarctation of the Aorta: elevated BP and bounding pulses in the arms, decreased BP and pulses in the legs.

Key Symptoms of Coarctation of the Aorta

by Cathy Parkes September 23, 2021

KEY symptoms of Coarctation of the Aorta: elevated BP and bounding pulses in the arms, decreased BP and pulses in the legs.
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KEY symptoms of a Patent Ductus Arteriosus: machine-hum murmur, bounding pulses, and wide pulse pressure.

Key Symptoms of a Patent Ductus Arteriosus

by Cathy Parkes September 21, 2021

KEY symptoms of a Patent Ductus Arteriosus: machine-hum murmur, bounding pulses, and wide pulse pressure.
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Key points when taking a patient's blood glucose: Place hand in dependent position; Pierce the outer edge of the fingertip (not the pad); Wipe away first drop of blood; Hold test strip NEXT to the blood drop (do not smear blood on strip).

Blood Glucose Key Points

by Cathy Parkes September 20, 2021

Key points when taking a patient's blood glucose: Place hand in dependent position; Pierce outer; Wipe away first drop of blood; Hold test trip NEXT to the blood drop
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