Enteral Nutrition is the administration of nutrients directly into the gastrointestinal tract. This resource breaks down ASPEN’s A.L.E.R.T. safety campaign containing the 5 core steps for safely administering enteral feedings.
The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is widely used in the field of sleep medicine as a subjective measure of a patient's sleepiness. The test is a list of eight situations in which you rate your tendency to become sleepy on a scale of 0 to 3.
This resource outlines several of the most popular essential oils, their recommended applications, medical properties, cautions to be considered in their use, scent description, and generally accepted uses.
The Nightingale Pledge, named in honour of Florence Nightingale, is a modified version of the Hippocratic Oath. Lystra Gretter and a Committee for the Farrand Training School for Nurses in Detroit, Michigan, created the pledge in 1893.
Whether a patient is visiting for routine physical exams or coming in for a minor procedure, chances are the healthcare practitioner will order labs to be drawn. It is expected that nurses have a strong working knowledge of the most commonly tested labs, normal lab value ranges, and their implications.
Fluid and electrolyte preparations are the most commonly prescribed medications in hospitals and other healthcare settings. It is crucial that nurses understand the water and electrolyte balance as this is crucial for body homeostasis.
Insulin resistance is when the cells in the body do not adsorb insulin properly. It is most commonly associated with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Making dietary changes can improve insulin sensitivity and reduce insulin resistance and the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Despite 80% of strokes being preventable, strokes are the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S. Knowing the symptoms of a stroke, as well as the many ways strokes may be prevented, may help save yourself or someone else.
A mildly hypothyroid person can still appear to have normal thyroid lab results. The basal temperature test will give a good indication of thyroid problems but is not definitive. Use this as one more tool to recognize potential hypothyroidism.
Human trafficking is considered a form of modern-day slavery. It is a multi-billion-dollar industry and occurs in all parts of the world. It is believed that at the latest count, over 20 million people, from all walks of life, have been victims of human trafficking.