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Med-Surg 1: GI: Intestinal and Rectal Disorders.

Constipation an abnormal infrequency or irregularity of defecation, abnormal hardening of the stools that make their passage difficult and sometimes painful, a decrease in stool volume, Causes of constipation include medications, rectal or anal disorders obstruction, metabolic disease, neurologic and neuromuscular conditions, ….  Read More

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Neurology Pathology

Tension Headache = Most common cause of chronic recurring head pain EPISODIC: (myofascial) precipitated by stress – self-limited CHRONIC: (nociceptive) usually a “trigger point” that sends pain signals (daily bilat. occipitaofrontal H/A) Cluster Headache = Severe unilateral temporal/periorbital H/A which occur @same ….  Read More

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First Aid Exam 1

Each year one person in – suffers a nonfatal injury serious enough to need medical attention. 4 The leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults is: unintentional injuries < The person who primarily benefits from first aid training ....  Read More

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NPCC RN 4S T5 Hip & Joints

Hip Fractures The leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly population *Hospital course is complicated and prolonged* *and may result in a chronic disability* Hip Fractures Intra-capsular Extra-capsular Sub-trochanteric < Hip Fractures Signs and Symptoms *Severe pain at fracture site* ....  Read More

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acute abdomen surgery

The inguinal ligament is the inferior-most part of which abdominal wall muscle? (A) Transversalis (B) Internal oblique (C) External oblique (D) Rectus abdominis C A 48-year-old patient presents with sudden onset of bilateral lower abdominal pain after spasmodic coughing. On examination, there ….  Read More

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Scuba Sicknesses

Decompression Sickness Cause Absorbing too much nitrogen (the balance is 78% nitrogen and 20.9% oxygen) DCS Prevention Drink water Safety stop at 15ft. For 30 mins NAUI Dive Table 24 hours off gas before flying Ascent rate 30ft/min or 1/2ft/sec. Never go ….  Read More