Critical Lab Values for NCLEX - NCLEX Quiz
No matter what unit you work on: Peds, Med-surg, Psych, MICU you will need to know laboratory values everyday! This is a must for every nurse working in the United States.
Nursing Health Assessment Mnemonics & Tips
11+ nursing health assessment mnemonics & tips to help you through your nursing assessment and physical examinations and data gathering.
Your Immune System Is Made, Not Born
In one of the most comprehensive analyses of immune function performed to date, researchers analyzed blood samples from 105 sets of healthy twins. They measured immune cell populations and their chemical messengers—204 parameters in all—before and after participants received a flu shot. Differences in three fourths of these parameters depended less on genetics than on environmental factors, such as diet and prior infections. Genetics had almost no effect on how well individuals responded to…
Demystifying Lab Values - NCLEX Quiz
Laboratory values reflect the overall health of an individual. They are generally used for diagnostic purposes, or for monitoring the effects of medications or other medical treatments. Having a basic understanding of laboratory values may help occupational therapists better understand changes in occupational performance, and help therapists determine when therapy should be modified or deferred. … Continue reading Demystifying Lab Values
Immunology 101 Series: Understanding the Immune System & How Vaccines Protect Us
By Aimee Pugh-Bernard, PhD Do you get overwhelmed trying to make sense of biology? It’s okay. We do, too, which is why we’ve asked Dr. Aimee Pugh-Bernard, an immunologist and educator, to give us a…
Carotid sheath:Internal carotid artery
Internal carotid arises at the bifurcation of the common carotid between C3 and C5 vertebral level. It has no branches outside the skulls and passes straight up in the carotid sheath, beside the pharynx to the carotid canal in the base of the skull. Relations: posterior: sympathetic trunk, superior laryngeal branch of the vagus medial: ascending pharyngeal artery lateral: internal jugular vein and vagus nerve anterior: lower down by lingual and facial veins, the occipital artery and…
Acquired immunity or Adaptive immunity or Specific defence mechanisms
Once the pathogen has succeeded in overcoming nonspecific defense systems of the body, then the immune systems strategy is a series of we...