PALS Algorithms 2019: How to Know If the Pediatric Patient Requires Cardiopulmonary Support

pals algorithms 2019 PALS Algorithms 2019: How to Know If the Pediatric Patient Requires Cardiopulmonary Support Primary assessment on pediatric patients is crucial because it identifies complications that may lead to cardiac arrest. The following should be assessed in pediatric patients: Abnormal vital signsIrregular respirationsIrregular heart rate https://youtu.be/ylblGgydEbo Poor perfusionAbsence of distal pulsesPoor skin colorDelayed [...]

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PALS Algorithms 2019: AHA Issues A Scientific Statement on Management of Stroke in Neonates and Children

pals algorithms PALS Algorithms 2019: AHA Issues A Scientific Statement on Management of Stroke in Neonates and Children pals algorithms The last scientific statement on pediatric stroke was published ten years ago. Undeniably much has happened since then. The new scientific statement from the American Heart Association “represents a synthesis of data and a consensus [...]

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ACLS Algorithms 2019: Adult Cardiac Arrest

ACLS Algorithms 2019: Adult Cardiac Arrest https://youtu.be/mYtKqRVjbkE Primary Survey Pulseless Electrical Activity or PEA occurs when you see a rhythm on the monitor. It would normally be associated with a pulse. However, the patient is pulseless.The said rhythm can be anything, and at any heart rate.There’s something preventing the heart from generating a pulse. (e.g. [...]

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ACLS Algorithms 2019: Primary & Secondary Survey for Respiratory Arrest

acls algorithms 2019 Primary Survey The focal point of the primary survey is on early CPR and early defibrillation, but only if it is required. The primary focus is on breathing and airway issues for a patient in respiratory arrest. The initial step is to assess the patient and then followed by performing an appropriate [...]

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NRP or PALS: Which certification should you take?

NRP or PALS: Which certification should you take? Many nurses are confused whether they should get certified for Neonatal Resuscitation Program even if they already have a Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification. Even though the aforementioned programs are both concerned with youngsters, still there are rudimentary differences to put into consideration. NRP Algorithm Neonatal Resuscitation [...]

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Nursing Certifications

Nursing Certifications Many nurses in the United States choose a specialty and acquire certification to signify that they possess expert knowledge in that specific area. According to studies from the National Academy of Medicine, then known as the Institute of Medicine, nurses who are certified in their chosen specialty have higher patient satisfaction rates [...]

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Nursing Credentials and Certifications

nursing credentials Nursing Credentials and Certifications What are nursing credentials and certifications? These are the different credentials and certifications that an individual must possess or obtain in order to practice the nursing profession in accordance with the law. Post-nominal Letters Post-nominal characters are the abbreviations listed after a nurse's name. They reflect the nurse's credentials. [...]

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ANA Code of Ethics: What are the 9 Provisions of Nursing?

ana code of ethics, 9 provisions of nursing ANA Code of Ethics - What are the 9 Provisions of Nursing? In the latest survey conducted Gallup, NURSES came out on top for honesty and ethics. Keeping its streak of being ranked 1st place in the said criterion for the seventeenth (17th) straight year. The nursing [...]

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EKG Interpretation: What You’ll Learn in ECG Interpretation & Pharmacology Class

EKG Interpretation: What You'll Learn in ECG Interpretation & Pharmacology Class What is ECG? ECG (electrocardiogram) is a graphical recording of the hearts electrical activity during each of its cycles. It is the most common investigation of the heart performed by physicians and is extremely useful. What are the uses of ECG? ECG is used [...]

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Annual Bloodborne Pathogens Re-Training for Healthcare Workers

bloodborne pathogens Annual Bloodborne Pathogens Re-Training for Healthcare Workers Some blood-borne diseases are lethal. A bacterium, virus, or other infectious microorganism carried by blood can cause serious diseases also known as blood-borne pathogens. Exposure to it poses a serious risk to workers in many occupations especially the health care workers (HCWs) such as but not [...]

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