Medical-Surgical Nursing

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 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

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 1 Comment

Underlying causes of AKI, including: prerenal AKI, intrarenal AKI, and postrenal AKI. The 4 phase...
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Nursing Tips: Med-Surg

Calcium (Ca) expected range: 9 - 10.5 mEq/L.

Calcium Ranges

by Cathy Parkes December 05, 2022

A patient who experienced a long-bone fracture is at risk for a fat embolism. Immediately report any dyspnea, confusion, tachypnea, tachycardia, or chest pain to the provider.

Long-bone Fractures

by Cathy Parkes November 28, 2022

A patient with appendicitis is likely to have RLQ pain at McBurney's Point along with rebound tenderness, nausea/vomiting, and fever.

Appendicitis: Nursing Care

by Cathy Parkes November 14, 2022

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