Critical Care is an umbrella term for patients who are SICK in the hospital. Sure – everyone is sick, but these patients are often in critical condition or can become critical at any moment.
For simplicity, this includes patients that would present to the ER and be admitted to the ICU.
Monkeypox has a currnt outbreak in the US, and nurses need to be educated about the monkeypox rash, symptoms, and treatment!
DKA, or diabetic ketoacidosis, is a severe complication of hyperglycemia and uncontrolled diabetes, and nurses need to know how to care for it!
Master your ABGs and know how to interpret blood gas results like metabolic and respiratory acidosis!
AFIB RVR is an emergency, and identifying and managing atrial fibrillation is necessary for all nurses within the ER and hospitals.
Crash course on everything blood pressure including systolic, diastolic, “MAP”, and various types and treatment of hypertension and hypotension
Learn the steps of RSI intubation for nurses, which medications to administer and why, and what complications to monitor for.
Pulmonary embolisms are common, and large PEs can be deadly! Learn about the causes, nursing assessment, interventions, and more!
In this article, we will talk about the different blood products, why they are given, and then dive into each type of blood transfusion reaction, what causes them, their signs and symptoms, and how to manage them as the nurse.
An I&D or Incision and Drainage and performed to drain purulent fluid (aka pus) from a fluid collection called an abscess.
Ventricular arrhythmias like VTACH and VFIB occur in and out of the hospital. The only difference is, people aren't hooked up to the monitors. So instead of catching the arrhythmia, the patient goes unresponsive. VTACH and VFIB are HUGE deals, and these ventricular...