Failure to thrive
Failure to thrive (aka faltering weight) is low weight for an infant/child's age, due to insufficient weight gain, or inappropriate weight loss. [faq]What is failure to thrive? It's where bub has a...
Mobility aid
Mobility aid are devices designed to assist walking or otherwise improve the mobility of patients with a mobility impairment. Classification Walking aids, including: Cane (aka walking stick), the simplest form of walking aid....
Fecal impaction
Fecal impaction is a solid, immobile bulk of human feces, that an develop in the rectum due to chronic constipation. Fecal loading is large volume of stool in the rectum of...
Saline solution
Saline solution is a sterile solution of NaCl (sodium chloride, aka table salt) in water. Methods Saline solution is used for: IV infusion Rinsing contact lens Nasal irrigation Cleaning a new piercing Types Normal saline (NS, N/S or...
Vitamin K deficiency
Vitamin K deficiency is insufficient vitamin K1, K2, or both. Pathophysiology Vitamin K1 is synthesized by plants, and is the plant form of vitamin. Animals can convert it into vitamin K2, including...
Abdominal examination
Abdominal examination assesses the abdomen. Method Ensure stomach has adequate exposure Nails: Leukonychia, of hypoalbuminemia of liver disease Koilonychia, of iron deficiency anemia Clubbing, via Schamroth’s window test, of liver disease Palm: Palmar erythema, of liver disease Palmar crease...
Heart rate
Heart rate (HR) is the number of heartbeats per unite (bpm). HR can vary according to need to absorb O2 and excrete CO2. MHR is shorthand for Maternal heart rate. [faq]What is heart...
Respiratory rate
Respiratory rate (RR) is the number of breaths taken in a minute. [faq]What is respiratory rate? It's the rate of respiration, so the speed at which we breathe in 1 minute.[/faq] Classification Bradypnea, a...
Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy is a chornic neurological disorder, involving the loss of the brain's ability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. Sx Experience frequent excessive daytime sleepiness, comparable to how Pt's who don't have narcolepsy...
Corpus luteum cyst
Corpus luteum cyst is a type of ovarian cyst, which may rupture about the time of menstruation, and take up to 3 mo to disappear entirely. [faq]I'm guessing guessing a corpus...
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