Basics of the Renal System

Show Answers Identify the 4 major parts of the urinary system. What does each one do? o o o o   2. Let’s go waaay back to A&P. Remember the nephron, the functional unit of the kidneys? Not so much? Well it’s time to review! Describe the different parts (and sub-parts) of the nephron, and identify what each part does. You could … [Read more…]

Basics of Neuro

Show Answers 1) What is a neuron? Draw one, and identify the major parts.  Don’t peak at the second page until you try it. And don’t complain about drawing, I’m definitely not an artist, but I drew one for the answer sheet!         2) What are the functions of the different parts of the neuron? P.S. If you didn’t … [Read more…]

Musculoskeletal Issues

Show Answers Compare Osteoarthritis to Rheumatoid arthritis.  What are the causes?  When do the affected joints get stiff?  Are they more painful with rest or with use?  Osteoarthritis   Rheumatoid arthritis   What are the primary types of medications used for Osteoarthritis?  What are the nursing considerations?     What are the primary types of … [Read more…]

Heart Failure

Show Answers In the latest textbooks, the terminology has changed. It used to be called Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), but the new term is just Heart Failure (HF). In this study guide we will use the term heart failure.   1) Review and redefine the terms preload, after load, cardiac output, stroke volume, and Starling’s law of the … [Read more…]