Gestational Diabetes
20Sep, 2016

Gestational Diabetes

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Gestational diabetes is glucose intolerance that begins during pregnancy. Hyperglycemia occurs because the placental hormones cause insulin resistance in the mother. The risk factors for gestational diabetes include: 25 years or older Overweight Family history of diabetes African, Hispanic, or Native American Previous baby 9lbs or greater Signs of gestational diabetes: Polyuria Polydipsia Polyphagia Diagnosis: Fasting glucose test greater 126 mg/dL (no calorie intake for 8 hrs) or 3 hour glucose tolerance test How gestational diabetes affects the baby: Born overweight Experience hypoglycemia after birth Treatment includes: Blood glucose monitoring […]
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12Aug, 2016

Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder in which insulin producing cells are destroyed. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, that controls the level of glucose in the blood. Without insulin present glucose can not enter into the cells. There is no definite cause of type 1 diabetes; it is thought to stem from a combination of genetic, immunologic, and environment factors. Diabetes type 1 is also called juvenile diabetes because the onset is usually during childhood. The symptoms include: increased urination increased thirst hunger blurred vision weight […]
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12Aug, 2016

IV Therapy

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IV Fluids and Therapy: What’s Hanging? This lecture we’re going to focus on the two classes of IV fluids that can be administered by veins: Crystalloids & Colloids Access full content reviews |  DVD Self Study Program | ReMar Online Academy Six Rights of IV Fluid Administration: Client Drug (Fluid) Dose Route Time Documentation There are two classes of IV fluids that can be administered by veins: Crystalloids & Colloids Crystalloids- Hypotonic, Isotonic, Hypertonic solutions Colloids-Blood, Plasma, Human Albumin Crystalloids Isotonic- It has same osmolarity as body fluid (0.9 NS, […]
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12Aug, 2016

Understanding Cultural Diversity for NCLEX

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The purpose of studying diversity is to acknowledge cultural influences on healthcare beliefs and practices. Terms to Know: Ethnocentrism- Thinking your culture is better than someone elses Acculturation- Learning beliefs, norms, and expectations of a dominant group Biculturalism- Identifying with two cultures. Stereotyping- Thought that all people within the same race, ethnicity, or culture act and think the same things   Ethnic Group Values to Know: African Americans: Head nodding does not always mean understanding, religious beliefs are sources of strength (healing by laying of hands), asking personal questions during […]
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