Vital Signs Quick Reference for NCLEX Review

Vital signs (often shortened to just vitals) are a group of the 4 to 6 most important signs that indicate the status of the body’s vital (life-sustaining) functions. These measurements are taken to help assess the general physical health of a person, give clues to possible diseases, and show progress toward recovery. The normal ranges… Continue reading Vital Signs Quick Reference for NCLEX Review

Heart Sounds and EKG Placement Guide

Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG*) is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed on the skin. These electrodes detect the tiny electrical changes on the skin that arise from the heart muscle’s electrophysiologic pattern of depolarizing during each heartbeat. It is a very commonly performed… Continue reading Heart Sounds and EKG Placement Guide

ACE Inhibitors Quick NCLEX Review

ACE Inhibitors Quick NCLEX Review Used to treat HEART DISEASE Commonly ends in “PRIL” Lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels Commonly prescribed for CHF Patients Monitor patient’s blood pressure frequently. What are some examples of ACE inhibitors? The following is a list of the ACE inhibitors that are available in the United States: benazepril (Lotensin)… Continue reading ACE Inhibitors Quick NCLEX Review