Blood sugar
Blood sugar level (GLU, BSL, BGL) is the amount of glucose present in blood. [faq]What is blood sugar? The amount of glucose in blood? Yep, it's that ;). Practically, which bottle do I use...
Postoperative fever
Postoperative fever is where a Pt develops a fever after a surgery. It is a common condition, but is challenging, because it can be a hallmark of a serious underlying condition. Pathophysiology If postop...
Pregnancy
Pregnancy (or gestation) is the development of [one or more] embryo (first 8 weeks following fertilization) and later fetus (9th week afer fertilzation) in a woman's uterus. Gest is shorthand for Gestation. Gravid means...
Pulse
Pulse is measuring heart beat by palpating a peripheral artery by the fingertip (with the exception of using the thumb). Sometimes, there is delay, which is indicative of pathology. Method Pulses can...
Group and hold
Group and hold (aka group and screen, G&S, or type and screen) are tests conducted prior to blood transfusion. [faq]What's group and hold? Tests done before a blood transfusion. What's a blood transfusion? Where you get...
Intrauterine device
Intrauterine devices (IUD's, aka coil) are small devices, often T-shaped, containing either copper or levonorgestrel, inserted into the uterus. Examples include IUD with progestogen (Mirena), and IUD with copper. [img]mirena.jpg[/img] Source: Drug dangers [faq]What is...
Newborn examination
Newborn examination is an exam done of newborn babies in accordance with a checklist. [youtube]787D5wz1Fpk[/youtube] [faq]What is a newborn exam? I'm guessing it's an exam you do on all newborns? Exactly! So it's...
Microcytic anemia
Microcytic anemia is an anemia involving microcytes (i.e. small RBC's). Dx MCV (mean morpuscular volume, i.e. the average RBC size) on FBC<80 fL, basd on normal 80-100 value Ix RBC's are usually also hypochromic...
Pneumonia
Pneumonia is inflammation of the lung's alveoli (i.e. microscopic air sacs). Prognosis is that in the very young and very old, and chronically ill, pneumonia is a leading cause of...
Oxygen therapy
Oxygen therapy is the administration of O2 as an intervention, and can be used either in chronic or acute Pt care. [faq]What is oxygen therapy? It's where we give oxygen as an...
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