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Conquering Dosage Calculations: A Stress-Free Roadmap for Nursing Students

Struggling with dosage calculations? You’re not alone. It’s a common hurdle in nursing school, and guess what? It’s okay to find it challenging. Many programs throw a dosage calculations exam at you early on, with high passing scores required (up to 100% sometimes!!). And don’t expect your school to actually teach you how to solve …

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‘Boring’ Fluids & Electrolytes (Part 2): Oncotic Pressure and Hydrostatic Pressure in Nursing School

In Part 1 of this series, I reviewed Osmosis & Diffusion (including examples of how understanding them can improve your exam grades!). In Part 2, I’m reviewing the 2 less common forces at play in Fluids & Electrolytes: Oncotic Pressure and Hydrostatic Pressure. But just because they are “less common”, don’t be fooled…you still need …

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4 “Boring” (But Important!) Secrets of Fluid and Electrolytes (Part 1)

Today, we’re talking about some seemingly boring, “unsexy” topics in nursing school – but they’re foundational if you hope to understand the more difficult topics you’ll need to know later in nursing school! Just like building a house, you HAVE TO build a strong foundation of knowledge related to “normal” concepts so that you can …

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The Secret of Homeostasis: The Key to Every Disease Process in Nursing School

This topic is not just important, but should be considered a foundational principle in nursing school. I’m talking about a “secret” concept that sits at the heart every single disease process you’ll ever study in nursing school. It’s so obvious, that its importance gets overlooked by nursing students and nursing instructors alike. But when you …

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Metabolic Alkalosis: Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Metabolic Alkalosis: Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Need info on a different Acid-Base Imbalance? I’ve got you covered! Respiratory Acidosis Respiratory Alkalosis Metabolic Acidosis Metabolic Alkalosis (you are here!) What is Metabolic Alkalosis? Metabolic Alkalosis is a condition where your body (usually the kidneys) either 1) gets rid of too much acid, OR …

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Metabolic Acidosis: Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Metabolic Acidosis: Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Need info on a different Acid-Base Imbalance? I’ve got you covered! Respiratory Acidosis Respiratory Alkalosis Metabolic Acidosis (You are here!) Metabolic Alkalosis (coming soon!) What is Metabolic Acidosis? What Does Metabolic Acidosis Mean? Metabolic Acidosis is a condition where your body (usually the kidneys) either 1) …

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Respiratory Alkalosis: Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Respiratory Alkalosis: Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment What IS Respiratory Alkalosis? Respiratory Alkalosis is a medical condition that occurs when too much Carbon Dioxide (CO2) leaves the body, which indirectly causes the blood pH to decrease increase above 7.45. When too much CO2 leaves the body, it causes a chain reaction that decreases …

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Respiratory Acidosis: Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Respiratory Acidosis: Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment What IS Respiratory Acidosis? Respiratory Acidosis is a medical condition that occurs when the lungs can’t remove enough Carbon Dioxide (CO2) from the body, which causes the blood pH to decrease below 7.35. When too much CO2 stays in the blood, it causes a chain reaction …

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(Updated!) Remembering MONA for Heart Attack

(Just a reminder…the articles on www.YourNursingTutor.com are for informational and educational purposes only. If you have any health concerns, please seek appropriate treatment!) UPDATE: I originally published this article to respond to the following student question: I’ve always remembered the treatments for Heart Attack as the mnemonic MONA. But I heard that the American Heart …

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