Nephron Anatomy

Anatomy and Physiology is the single most important topic to master if you want to succeed in nursing school.  If you’ve never been a fan of anatomy and physiology, then you’re in the right place! I believe in breaking through all the confusing technical jargon to get right to the point of what’s most important … [Read more…]

Anatomy of the Ear

Anatomy and Physiology is the single most important topic to master if you want to succeed in nursing school.  If you’ve never been a fan of anatomy and physiology, then you’re in the right place! I believe in breaking through all the confusing technical jargon to get right to the point of what’s most important … [Read more…]

Basics of the Respiratory System

Show Answers 1) What is the primary function of the respiratory system? 2) How many lobes do the lungs have? Why do you think that one side has fewer lobes than the other? 3) Besides providing a path for air, what are the 3 main functions of the nose? Or another way of phrasing the question: what are the benefits of … [Read more…]

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…]

Level of Consciousness (LOC)

Show Answers 1) What do you think it means to have an altered Level of Consciousness (LOC), and what are some possible causes?               2) What are some common terms that nurses and other medical personnel use to describe various levels of consciousness, and describe what kind of pt they would … [Read more…]

Intracranial Pressure (ICP)

Show Answers 1) What is ICP?           2) What are the 3 things inside the skull that affect ICP?   3) If one or more of those things increase and the body can’t compensate by reducing one of the others, then the ICP will increase. Identify the most common cause of ICP, and list its … [Read more…]