Antenatal care
Antenatal care are regular check-ups that allwo doctors and midwives to Dx, Tx, and prevent potential health problems througout the course of pregnancy. The sessions also provide an opportunity to...
Prenatal diagnosis
Prenatal diagnosis and screening is the testing for diseases or conditions in a fetus or embryo before it is before. Purpose It aims to detect birth defects e.g. neural tube defects, Down...
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...
Stroke
Stroke (aka cerebrovascular accident, CVA) is the brain version of a heart attack, and is where there is disturbance in blood supply to an area of the brain. [faq]What is a...
Perineal tear
Perineal tear is an unintended laceration of the skin and other soft tissue structures separating the vagina from the anus. Tears vary in severity. [faq]What is a perineal tear? It's where as...
Corticosteroid
Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory. Topical steroid is topical form of corticosteroid. Purpose Tx rash, eczema, dermatitis Tx asthma → reduce airway inflammation Antenatal corticosteroids → given to women expecting preterm delivery. It is used help the lungs of a premature...
Reactive airway disease
Reactive airway disease is a condition involving wheezing and allergic reactions. It is used to describe an asthma-like syndrome in infants, that may be later confirmed as asthma when they become...
Occupational disease
Occupational disease are chronic ailments that occur as a result of working or occupational activity. It is an aspect of OH&S. Classification Occupational lung disease (see page) Skin diseases Other diseases, including: Overuse syndrome Carpal tunnel...
Allergies
Allergies are a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system, where a Pt's immune system reacts to a normally harmless substance in the environment, known as the allergen. The reaction is...
Impetigo
Impetigo (aka school sore) is a highly contagious skin infection Sx Sores are painless, but may be itchy. Types include: Nonbullous impetigo (aka impetigo contagiosa), the most common form, which begins as a sore near...
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