Medical-Surgical Nursing

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 14: Cataracts, Glaucoma - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 14: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Cathy Parkes

Cataracts and glaucoma. The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment for cataracts. Patient teaching for patients following cataract surgery. Glaucoma, including open angle and closed angle glaucoma. The pathophysiology, risk...

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Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 14: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Cathy Parkes

Cataracts and glaucoma. The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment for cataracts. Patient teaching for patients following cataract surgery. Glaucoma, including open angle and closed angle glaucoma. The pathophysiology, risk...

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Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 13: Traumatic Brain Injury - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 13: Traumatic Brain Injury

Cathy Parkes

Traumatic brain injury (TBI). The pathophysiology of a TBI, including the primary AND secondary injury that occurs with a TBI. The signs/symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of a TBI. The nursing...

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 13: Traumatic Brain Injury

Cathy Parkes

Traumatic brain injury (TBI). The pathophysiology of a TBI, including the primary AND secondary injury that occurs with a TBI. The signs/symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of a TBI. The nursing...

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 12: Stroke/Cerebrovascular Accident - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 12: Stroke/Cerebrovascular Accident

Cathy Parkes

A stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA). The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms (including left vs. Right-sided stroke symptoms), diagnosis, treatment of a stroke. Nursing care for a patient with a stroke.

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 12: Stroke/Cerebrovascular Accident

Cathy Parkes

A stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA). The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms (including left vs. Right-sided stroke symptoms), diagnosis, treatment of a stroke. Nursing care for a patient with a stroke.

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 11: Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 11: Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis

Cathy Parkes

The following topics: Multiple Sclerosis (MG), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), and Myasthenia Gravis (MG). The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care for each of these conditions.

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Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 11: Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis

Cathy Parkes

The following topics: Multiple Sclerosis (MG), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), and Myasthenia Gravis (MG). The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care for each of these conditions.

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Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 10: Spinal Cord Injury - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 10: Spinal Cord Injury

Cathy Parkes

Spinal cord injury (SCI). The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, treatment and nursing care associated with a spinal cord injury. The difference between paraplegia and quadriplegia, as well as the difference between hypertonia...

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 10: Spinal Cord Injury

Cathy Parkes

Spinal cord injury (SCI). The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, treatment and nursing care associated with a spinal cord injury. The difference between paraplegia and quadriplegia, as well as the difference between hypertonia...

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 9: Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Huntington's Disease - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 9: Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Huntington's Disease

Cathy Parkes

Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and Huntington's disease. The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, treatment, and nursing care associated with Parkinson's disease. The pathophysiology, risk factors, stages, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, nursing care, and home...

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 9: Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Huntington's Disease

Cathy Parkes

Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and Huntington's disease. The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, treatment, and nursing care associated with Parkinson's disease. The pathophysiology, risk factors, stages, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, nursing care, and home...

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 8: Meningitis - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 8: Meningitis

Cathy Parkes

Meningitis. The pathophysiology, risk factors, prevention, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care associated with meningitis.

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Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 8: Meningitis

Cathy Parkes

Meningitis. The pathophysiology, risk factors, prevention, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care associated with meningitis.

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Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 7: Seizures - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 7: Seizures

Cathy Parkes

Seizures. Coverage includes pathophysiology, risk factors, triggers, types of seizures (tonic clonic, absence, myoclonic, atonic), diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care associated with seizures. Status epilepticus, a life-threatening seizure disorder.

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 7: Seizures

Cathy Parkes

Seizures. Coverage includes pathophysiology, risk factors, triggers, types of seizures (tonic clonic, absence, myoclonic, atonic), diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care associated with seizures. Status epilepticus, a life-threatening seizure disorder.

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 6: Migraine and Cluster Headaches - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 6: Migraine and Cluster Headaches

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, risk factors, triggers, signs/symptoms, treatment, and nursing care associated with migraine headaches. The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, and treatment for cluster headaches.

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Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 6: Migraine and Cluster Headaches

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, risk factors, triggers, signs/symptoms, treatment, and nursing care associated with migraine headaches. The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, and treatment for cluster headaches.

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Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 5: Nervous System Diagnostic Tests - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 5: Nervous System Diagnostic Tests

Cathy Parkes

The following nervous system diagnostic tests: cerebral angiogram, electroencephalogram (EEG), intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring, lumbar puncture, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). What is involved in the procedure and indications for...

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 5: Nervous System Diagnostic Tests

Cathy Parkes

The following nervous system diagnostic tests: cerebral angiogram, electroencephalogram (EEG), intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring, lumbar puncture, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). What is involved in the procedure and indications for...

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 4: A&P Review - Eye and Ear - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 4: A&P Review - Eye and Ear

Cathy Parkes

Anatomy and physiology review of the nervous system. The basic anatomy of the eye, including the layers and structures found in the eye. The path of light waves through the...

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 4: A&P Review - Eye and Ear

Cathy Parkes

Anatomy and physiology review of the nervous system. The basic anatomy of the eye, including the layers and structures found in the eye. The path of light waves through the...

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 3: A&P Review - Spinal Cord, Meninges, ANS - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 3: A&P Review - Spinal Cord, Meninges, ANS

Cathy Parkes

Anatomy and physiology review of the nervous system. The spinal cord, meninges (including the layers of the meninges), and cerebral spinal fluid. The spaces between the layers of the meninges...

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 3: A&P Review - Spinal Cord, Meninges, ANS

Cathy Parkes

Anatomy and physiology review of the nervous system. The spinal cord, meninges (including the layers of the meninges), and cerebral spinal fluid. The spaces between the layers of the meninges...

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 2: A&P Review - Cerebrum, Cerebellum, Brain Stem - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 2: A&P Review - Cerebrum, Cerebellum, Brain Stem

Cathy Parkes

Anatomy and physiology review of the Nervous system. The functions and components of the cerebrum, including coverage of the 4 lobes in the brain (frontal, parietal, occipital, temporal). The functions...

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 2: A&P Review - Cerebrum, Cerebellum, Brain Stem

Cathy Parkes

Anatomy and physiology review of the Nervous system. The functions and components of the cerebrum, including coverage of the 4 lobes in the brain (frontal, parietal, occipital, temporal). The functions...

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 1: Introduction, Nervous System Functions and Components - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 1: Introduction, Nervous System Functions and Components

Cathy Parkes

Welcome to the introduction of our Nervous System playlist, which follows along with our Medical Surgical Nursing flashcards. Here, we'll cover the functions and components of the nervous system, including...

Med-Surg - Nervous System, part 1: Introduction, Nervous System Functions and Components

Cathy Parkes

Welcome to the introduction of our Nervous System playlist, which follows along with our Medical Surgical Nursing flashcards. Here, we'll cover the functions and components of the nervous system, including...

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 24: Acid-Base Imbalances - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 10: Acid-Base Imbalances

Cathy Parkes

The following acid-base imbalances: respiratory alkalosis, respiratory acidosis, metabolic alkalosis, and metabolic acidosis. The causes, signs/symptoms, and treatment of each of these disorders.

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Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 10: Acid-Base Imbalances

Cathy Parkes

The following acid-base imbalances: respiratory alkalosis, respiratory acidosis, metabolic alkalosis, and metabolic acidosis. The causes, signs/symptoms, and treatment of each of these disorders.

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Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 23: Electrolyte Imbalances - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 9: Electrolyte Imbalances

Cathy Parkes

Electrolytes and electrolyte imbalances. The causes, signs/symptoms, and treatment of hypernatremia, hyponatremia, hypercalcemia, hypocalcemia, hyperkalemia, hypokalemia, hypermagnesemia, and hypomagnesemia.

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 9: Electrolyte Imbalances

Cathy Parkes

Electrolytes and electrolyte imbalances. The causes, signs/symptoms, and treatment of hypernatremia, hyponatremia, hypercalcemia, hypocalcemia, hyperkalemia, hypokalemia, hypermagnesemia, and hypomagnesemia.

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 22: Fluid Volume Deficit and Excess - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 8: Fluid Volume Deficit and Excess

Cathy Parkes

The risk factors, signs/symptoms, labs, treatment, and nursing care associated with fluid volume deficit and fluid volume excess.

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 8: Fluid Volume Deficit and Excess

Cathy Parkes

The risk factors, signs/symptoms, labs, treatment, and nursing care associated with fluid volume deficit and fluid volume excess.

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 21: Blood Transfusions - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 5: Blood Transfusions

Cathy Parkes

The types of blood products and infusion times for each of these products. Best practices for blood transfusions and the different types of blood transfusion reactions (mild allergic, anaphylactic, febrile,...

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 5: Blood Transfusions

Cathy Parkes

The types of blood products and infusion times for each of these products. Best practices for blood transfusions and the different types of blood transfusion reactions (mild allergic, anaphylactic, febrile,...

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 20: Polycythemia, Coagulation Disorders - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 25: Polycythemia, Coagulation Disorders

Cathy Parkes

Polycythemia, including the pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs/diagnosis, and treatment of this condition. The following coagulation disorders: hemophilia, immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 25: Polycythemia, Coagulation Disorders

Cathy Parkes

Polycythemia, including the pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs/diagnosis, and treatment of this condition. The following coagulation disorders: hemophilia, immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 19: Anemia, Sickle Cell Anemia - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 24: Anemia, Sickle Cell Anemia

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology of anemia and discusses the following causes/types of anemia: blood loss, iron-deficiency anemia, vitamin deficiency anemia, aplastic anemia, and hemolytic anemia. The signs/symptoms and treatment of anemia. More...

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 24: Anemia, Sickle Cell Anemia

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology of anemia and discusses the following causes/types of anemia: blood loss, iron-deficiency anemia, vitamin deficiency anemia, aplastic anemia, and hemolytic anemia. The signs/symptoms and treatment of anemia. More...

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 18: Myocardial Infarction, PCI, CABG - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 23: Myocardial Infarction, PCI, CABG

Cathy Parkes

A myocardial infarction, including the pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care associated with an MI. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) procedures.

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Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 23: Myocardial Infarction, PCI, CABG

Cathy Parkes

A myocardial infarction, including the pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care associated with an MI. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) procedures.

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Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 17: Angina - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 22: Angina

Cathy Parkes

Angina, including the pathophysiology, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and patient teaching associated with angina. The difference in symptoms between angina and myocardial infarction.

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 22: Angina

Cathy Parkes

Angina, including the pathophysiology, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and patient teaching associated with angina. The difference in symptoms between angina and myocardial infarction.

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 16: Shock - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 21: Shock

Cathy Parkes

Shock, including the following types of shock: hypovolemic shock, cardiogenic shock, obstructive shock, distributive shock (septic shock, neurogenic shock, anaphylactic shock). The signs/symptoms, labs, treatment, and nursing care for shock.

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Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 21: Shock

Cathy Parkes

Shock, including the following types of shock: hypovolemic shock, cardiogenic shock, obstructive shock, distributive shock (septic shock, neurogenic shock, anaphylactic shock). The signs/symptoms, labs, treatment, and nursing care for shock.

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Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 15: Venous Thromboembolism, Venous Insufficiency, Varicose Veins - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 20: Venous Thromboembolism, Venous Insufficiency, Varicose Veins

Cathy Parkes

Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of a DVT and PE. Venous...

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 20: Venous Thromboembolism, Venous Insufficiency, Varicose Veins

Cathy Parkes

Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of a DVT and PE. Venous...

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 14: Buerger's Disease and Raynaud's - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 19: Buerger's Disease and Raynaud's

Cathy Parkes

Buerger's disease and Raynaud's, including Raynaud's disease and Raynaud's phenomenon. The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and patient teaching associated with these conditions.

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 19: Buerger's Disease and Raynaud's

Cathy Parkes

Buerger's disease and Raynaud's, including Raynaud's disease and Raynaud's phenomenon. The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and patient teaching associated with these conditions.

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 13: Aneurysms - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 18: Aneurysms

Cathy Parkes

Aneurysms, including an abdominal aortic aneurysms and a thoracic aortic aneurysm. The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, nursing care, and patient teaching associated with aneurysms.

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Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 18: Aneurysms

Cathy Parkes

Aneurysms, including an abdominal aortic aneurysms and a thoracic aortic aneurysm. The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, nursing care, and patient teaching associated with aneurysms.

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Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 12: Peripheral Arterial Disease, Peripheral Bypass Graft - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 17: Peripheral Arterial Disease, Peripheral Bypass Graft

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and patient teaching associated with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Nursing care and complications associated with a peripheral bypass graft.

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 17: Peripheral Arterial Disease, Peripheral Bypass Graft

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and patient teaching associated with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Nursing care and complications associated with a peripheral bypass graft.

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 11: Atherosclerosis and Hypertension - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 16: Atherosclerosis and Hypertension

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, nursing care, and patient teaching associated with atherosclerosis and hypertension.

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 16: Atherosclerosis and Hypertension

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, nursing care, and patient teaching associated with atherosclerosis and hypertension.

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 10: Pericarditis, Tamponade, Cardiomyopathy - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 15: Pericarditis, Tamponade, Cardiomyopathy

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and nursing care associated with pericarditis, cardiac tamponade, and cardiomyopathy.

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Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 15: Pericarditis, Tamponade, Cardiomyopathy

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and nursing care associated with pericarditis, cardiac tamponade, and cardiomyopathy.

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Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 9: Valvular Heart Disease, Infective Endocarditis, Rheumatic Carditis - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 14: Valvular Heart Disease, Infective Endocarditis, Rheumatic Carditis

Cathy Parkes

Pathophysiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of valvular heart disease, infective endocarditis, and rheumatic carditis.

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 14: Valvular Heart Disease, Infective Endocarditis, Rheumatic Carditis

Cathy Parkes

Pathophysiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of valvular heart disease, infective endocarditis, and rheumatic carditis.

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 8: Heart Failure - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 13: Heart Failure

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology of heart failure, the signs and symptoms of left-sided and right-sided heart failure, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care associated with heart failure.

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 13: Heart Failure

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology of heart failure, the signs and symptoms of left-sided and right-sided heart failure, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care associated with heart failure.

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 7: Cardioversion, Pacemakers - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 12: Cardioversion, Pacemakers

Cathy Parkes

Electrical and chemical cardioversion, as well as nursing care for a patient receiving cardioversion. Pacemakers, including types of pacing, pacemaker modes, post-op nursing care, and patient teaching regarding pacemakers

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Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 12: Cardioversion, Pacemakers

Cathy Parkes

Electrical and chemical cardioversion, as well as nursing care for a patient receiving cardioversion. Pacemakers, including types of pacing, pacemaker modes, post-op nursing care, and patient teaching regarding pacemakers

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Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 6: Dysrhythmias - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 11: Dysrhythmias

Cathy Parkes

Sinus dysrhythmias (sinus tachycardia, sinus bradycardia, and sinus arrhythmia), including the causes and treatment of these dysrhythmias. Atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and aystole. Finally, atrioventricular blocks,...

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Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 11: Dysrhythmias

Cathy Parkes

Sinus dysrhythmias (sinus tachycardia, sinus bradycardia, and sinus arrhythmia), including the causes and treatment of these dysrhythmias. Atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and aystole. Finally, atrioventricular blocks,...

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Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 5: Diagnostic Procedures, Coronary Angiogram - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 7: Diagnostic Procedures, Coronary Angiogram

Cathy Parkes

Diagnostic procedures associated with the Cardiovascular system, including: electrocardiography (EKG), echocardiogram, transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE), and hemodynamic monitoring. Coverage of a coronary angiogram (or "cardiac cath"), including pre-procedure and post-procedure nursing...

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 7: Diagnostic Procedures, Coronary Angiogram

Cathy Parkes

Diagnostic procedures associated with the Cardiovascular system, including: electrocardiography (EKG), echocardiogram, transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE), and hemodynamic monitoring. Coverage of a coronary angiogram (or "cardiac cath"), including pre-procedure and post-procedure nursing...

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 4: Diagnostic Tests - Labs - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 6: Diagnostic Tests - Labs

Cathy Parkes

Diagnostic tests associated with the Cardiovascular system. This includes cardiac enzymes (CK-MB, myoglobin, troponin T, troponin I), cholesterol (total cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides, HDL), blood pressure, red blood cells (RBCs), platelets,...

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Med-Surg - Cardiovascular System, part 6: Diagnostic Tests - Labs

Cathy Parkes

Diagnostic tests associated with the Cardiovascular system. This includes cardiac enzymes (CK-MB, myoglobin, troponin T, troponin I), cholesterol (total cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides, HDL), blood pressure, red blood cells (RBCs), platelets,...

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

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

Cathy Parkes

Anatomy and Physiology review with focus on the hematologic system. The blood components, including plasma and formed elements. A high-level overview of the steps involved in hemostasis (blood clotting). Primary...

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

Cathy Parkes

Anatomy and Physiology review with focus on the hematologic system. The blood components, including plasma and formed elements. A high-level overview of the steps involved in hemostasis (blood clotting). Primary...

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

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

Cathy Parkes

The steps in the heart's conduction system. Components of the cardiac cycle, including diastole and systole. Stroke volume, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), preload, afterload, and blood pressure (including systolic...

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

Cathy Parkes

The steps in the heart's conduction system. Components of the cardiac cycle, including diastole and systole. Stroke volume, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), preload, afterload, and blood pressure (including systolic...

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

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

Cathy Parkes

An introduction to the Medical Surgical nursing Cardiovascular playlist. Review of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system. This includes discussion of the components and functions of the cardiovascular...

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

Cathy Parkes

An introduction to the Medical Surgical nursing Cardiovascular playlist. Review of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system. This includes discussion of the components and functions of the cardiovascular...

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Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 13: Mechanical Ventilation - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 13: Mechanical Ventilation

Cathy Parkes

The purpose of mechanical ventilation and the causes of low pressure and high pressure alarms. Mechanical ventilator settings and best practices for nursing care of a patient on a mechanical...

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Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 13: Mechanical Ventilation

Cathy Parkes

The purpose of mechanical ventilation and the causes of low pressure and high pressure alarms. Mechanical ventilator settings and best practices for nursing care of a patient on a mechanical...

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Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 12: ARDS and ARF - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 12: ARDS and ARF

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care associated with Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and Acute respiratory failure (ARF).

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Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 12: ARDS and ARF

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care associated with Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and Acute respiratory failure (ARF).

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Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 11: Pleural Disorders, Chest Tubes, Tension Pneumothorax - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 11: Pleural Disorders, Chest Tubes, Tension Pneumothorax

Cathy Parkes

Pleural disorders, including the following: pneumothorax, tension pneumothorax, pleural effusion, and hemothorax. Chest tubes in detail, include an overview of the three chambers (drainage collection chamber, water seal chamber, suction...

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Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 11: Pleural Disorders, Chest Tubes, Tension Pneumothorax

Cathy Parkes

Pleural disorders, including the following: pneumothorax, tension pneumothorax, pleural effusion, and hemothorax. Chest tubes in detail, include an overview of the three chambers (drainage collection chamber, water seal chamber, suction...

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Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 10: Pulmonary Embolism - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 10: Pulmonary Embolism

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, nursing care, and patient teaching associated with a pulmonary embolism (PE).

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Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 10: Pulmonary Embolism

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, nursing care, and patient teaching associated with a pulmonary embolism (PE).

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Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 9: Tuberculosis - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 9: Tuberculosis

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of tuberculosis (TB).

Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 9: Tuberculosis

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of tuberculosis (TB).

Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 8: Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders, Influenza, Pneumonia - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 8: Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders, Influenza, Pneumonia

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of influenza; pneumonia; and upper respiratory tract disorders, including: rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, and tonsillitis.

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Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 8: Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders, Influenza, Pneumonia

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of influenza; pneumonia; and upper respiratory tract disorders, including: rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, and tonsillitis.

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Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 7: Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 7: Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment associated with Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD). The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and nursing care associated with pulmonary hypertension.

Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 7: Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment associated with Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD). The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and nursing care associated with pulmonary hypertension.

Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 6: Cystic Fibrosis - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 6: Cystic Fibrosis

Cathy Parkes

Cystic fibrosis, including its pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care associated with this disorder.

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Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 6: Cystic Fibrosis

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Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 5: COPD - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 5: COPD

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Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 5: COPD

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Med-Surg Respiratory System, part 4: Asthma - LevelUpRN

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Asthma: its pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and patient teaching. Plus, status asthmaticus, which is a life-threatening complication of asthma.