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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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A clear explanation about Metabolic Acidosis for nursing school, explaining causes, signs & symptoms, treatment, and what you NEED to...

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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Learn about respiratory acidosis, including: causes of respiratory acidosis, respiratory acidosis symptoms, respiratory acidosis treatment, compensated respiratory acidosis, and partially compensated respiratory acidosis.

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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Every nursing student has heard of using MONA to remember heart attack treatments, but did you know that the recommendations have changed dramatically over the past few years? Find out how to apply current MONA interventions on NCLEX questions!

(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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Easy way to remember blood flow through the heart, and how that applies to the causes of right-sided heart failure.

Easily Remember the Most Common Cause of Right-Sided Heart Failure (UPDATED)

Easy Way to Remember the Most Common Cause of Right-Sided Heart Failure If you hang around Your Nursing Tutor for longer than 30-seconds, then you usually discover that I think Anatomy & Physiology is the key to being successful in nursing school.  Understanding and remembering the most common cause of right-sided heart failure is a …

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Isotonic Solution: A Clear Explanation for Nursing Students (UPDATED)

Isotonic solution is probably the most commonly used IV fluid that you will see during nursing school. But why is it so useful? What’s the difference between different types of isotonic fluids? And when would you use them? Here’s a clear explanation for HOW and WHY isotonic IV solutions work so that you can be confident in …

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Solute, Solvent, Solution

Solute, Solvent, Solution: An Easy (and Ugly) Explanation

Solute, Solvent, Solution: An Easy (and Ugly) Explanation Sometimes alliteration (consecutive words that all start with the same sound) can be helpful. Other times, it makes it harder to remember what you’re studying. What about when it comes to solute, solvent, and solution? This is one of those times that alliteration makes things harder.  You’ve …

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What is diffusion?

What is Diffusion? A Colorful Example to Explain (with video)

What is Diffusion? A Colorful Example to Explain (with video) You have to understand diffusion if you want to master Fluids and Electrolytes in nursing school. So let’s start with the basics: What IS diffusion? What is Diffusion? The simplest explanation for diffusion is the movement of molecules from an area of HIGH concentration to an …

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