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Dextrose Solutions Comparison: What, When, and Why

Dextrose Solutions Comparison: What, When, and Why Dextrose solutions can be confusing to nursing students because they don’t act like other IV fluids. Normal Saline is isotonic, 3% Saline is hypertonic, and 0.45% Saline is hypotonic. And they all behave in the body exactly as you would expect those types of fluids to act. But Dextrose …

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Hypotonic Solution: Clearly Explained for Nursing Students

Hypotonic Solution: Clearly Explained for Nursing Students What makes a hypotonic solution…hypotonic? Here’s a clear explanation for HOW and WHY hypertonic IV solutions work so that you can be confident in knowing which situations to use them in during nursing school. If you haven’t already seen the explanation of results from my Osmosis Experiment, make sure to check …

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I Hate Mnemonics

I hate mnemonics.  Maybe that’s a little bit extreme, or even inflammatory.  After all, you can find entire study books dedicated to nursing mnemonics.  Maybe I should say “I Hate Most Mnemonics,” or even “Mnemonics are Not Your Friend.” Whatever.  The truth remains that I generally don’t like mnemonics.  I’ve seem them misused waaaaay too often by students.  And …

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