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
A toxidrome (a portmanteau of toxic and syndrome) is a syndrome caused by a dangerous level of toxins in the body. The term was coined in 1970 by Mofenson and Greensher. It is often the consequence of a drug overdose. Common symptoms include dizziness, disorientation, nausea, vomiting, and oscillopsia.
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
Types of Insulin: Onset, Peak and Duration Lantus – 70 minutes HPN – 60 – 120 minutes Regular – 30 – 60 minutes Lispro – 15 – 30 minutes
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