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Philippine Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE) Result – December 2011

1 AALA, LALLANE SAYAMAN 2 AALA, NICCA ANDREA LAO 3 AARON, KRIZANA CASSANDRA TABERNA 4 ABA, YASMIN GAYO 5 ABABA, SHAVONNE KAYLA SACRAMED 6 ABACIAL, RUZER SCHIN LIMBAGO 7 ABAD, ALVI CHRISTIAN CAEL 8 ABAD, ANGELICA STEPHANIE DOMINGO 9 ABAD, GENEVIEVE KAREN CALUYA 10 ABAD, HACHELLE TAMAYO 11 ABAD, ISRAEL CONRAD PORNOSDORO 12 ABAD, JANET […]

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VI. Working Collaboratively

VI. Working Collaboratively

    INTRODUCTION            The ability to work collaboratively has been highlighted in the professional Code of Conduct (NMC 2002a) as an essential part of a nurse’s role. There is an expectation that a nurse will work co-operatively with other professionals, respecting their skills, expertise and contributions.Additionally, a nurse must communicate […]

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I. Setting the scene: an introduction

I. Setting the scene: an introduction

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL INFLUENCES UPON COMMUNITY NURSING            The economic crisis of the 1970s led to the first real major reforms in the National Health Service (NHS). The centralisation of administrative power led to dissatisfaction amongst NHS employees. In 1976 the Resource Allocation Working Party reviewed the allocation of funds and began the move away […]

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Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes Insipidus

    Diabetes insipidus is a disorder of the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland due to a deficiency of vasopressin, the antidiuretic hormone (ADH). it is characterized by polydipsia and polyuria. Diabetes insipidus may be (1) secondary, related to head trauma, brain tumor, or surgical ablation or irradiation of the pituitary gland or infection […]

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Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a group of mtabolic disorders characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose (hyperglycemia) resulting from defects in insulin production and secretion, decreased cellular response to insulin, or both. Hyperglycemia may lead to metabolic complications, such as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome (HHNS). Long-term hyperglycemia may contribute to chronic microvascular […]

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Cushing’s Syndrome

Cushing’s Syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome results from excessive adrenocortical activity. It may result from excessive administration of corticosteroids or adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) or from hyperplasia of the adrenal cortex. It may be caused by several mechanism, including a tumor in the pituitary gland or less commonly an ectopic malignancy that produces ACTH. Regardless of the  cause, the negative […]

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Introduction to Nerves and the Nervous Systems

Introduction to Nerves and the Nervous Systems

Introduction to Nerves and the Nervous System Role of the Nervous System Controls the functions of the human body Analyzes incoming stimuli Integrates internal and external responses Makeup of the Nervous System Central nervous system (CNS) Composed of the brain and spinal cord Peripheral nervous system (PNS) Sensory receptors bring information into the CNS Motor […]

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Nursing Management

Nursing Management

Nursing Management Nursing Responsibility Assessment Administration of ordered medications and therapy Assessment of reaction/outcome to medications Teaching Evaluation of teaching effectiveness Nursing Process Assessment Gather data: history and physical assessment Nursing diagnosis Draw a conclusion from the assessment data that was gathered Intervention Formulate a plan of care that includes actions to improve or maintain […]

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Nurse saves a baby left in car for 7 hours

Nurse saves a baby left in car for 7 hours

A nurse who happened to be in a parking lot at the Coastal Crossings apartments Monday is credited with helping to save the life of a 3-month-old girl left there unattended in a car for seven hours. The baby, who was left in the Chevrolet Impala of a baby sitter who lives at the apartments, […]

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San Jose: Nursing home fined $80,000 in patient’s death

San Jose: Nursing home fined $80,000 in patient’s death

A San Jose nursing home was hit with an $80,000 fine and “AA” citation, the most severe penalty under state law, after a state investigation determined a nurse’s failure to perform the Heimlich maneuver on a patient resulted in his death. Homewood Care Center, at 75 N. 13th St.,”failed to provide the necessary services to […]

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