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...
Alcoholism
Alcoholism (aka alcohol use disorder, alcohol dependence syndrome) is any drinking of alcohol that results in problems. Alcohol is a drink that contains ethanol. ETOH is shorthand for alcohol. Source: Standard drinks Dx 2 or more of the...
Heart attack
Heart attack (aka myocardial infarction) is where blood [and thus oxygen] flow stops to a part of the heart, and heart muscle becomes damaged. [faq]What is a myocardial infarction, and how...
Observation chart
Observation chart (obs chart) is a chart used to quickly determine the degree of illness of a Pt. Being between the flags (aka early warning score, EWS) means that the observations are...
Smallpox
Smallpox (aka variola [vera], from Latin "varius" meaning "spotted", "varus" meaning "pimple", originally pox, red plague) was an infectious disease caused by either Variola major or Variola minor. Epidemiology Last naturally occurring case...
Alpha blocker
Alpha blockers are antagonists of the alpha-adrenergic receptors. Purpose Raynaud's disease HTN Scleroderma Benign prostatic hyperplasia Anxiety and panic disorders, including: Generalized anxiety disorder Panic disorder PTSD Classification Non-selective alpha-adrenergic blockers, including: Phenoxybenzamine Phentolamine Tolazoline Trazodone Typical and atypical antipsychotics Selective alpha1-adrenergic blockers, including: Alfuzosin Prazosin Doxazosin Tamulosin Terazosin Silodosin Selective alpha2-adrenergic blockers, including: Atipamezole Idazoxan Mirtazapine (also...
War
War is organized and often prolonged conflict carried out by state or non-state actors. It is characterized by extreme violence, social disruption, and attempted economic destruction. It is a form...
Venipuncture
Venipuncture is the process of obtaining IV access. Purpose IV therapy Administer therapeutic Tx (including medications, nutritions, chemotherapy) Obtain blood for: Dx purposes Monitor levels of blood components Remove blood due to excess levels of iron or...
Leukonychia
Leukonychia is white discoloration of the nail. [img]leukonychia.jpg[/img] Source: http://www.dermis.net/bilder/CD033/550px/img0063.jpg Causes Harmless, most commonly caused by minor injuries whilst the nail is growing Caused by hypoalbuminemia (low albumin), of chronic liver disease. In this instance, there...
Roseola
Roseola (aka sixth disease) is a disease of children  Sx In older children, manifestations limited to: Fever of about 3 days duration Transient rash (exanthem), that follows [img]roseola-rash.jpg[/img] Source: Prime health channel Pathophysiology Caused by 2 HHV (human...
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