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…]

Basics of the Gastrointestinal System

Show Answers 1)  Describe how food gets from your lips to butt.  What organs does it travel through?  Name the organ, and include sphincters, valves, or other important landmarks in the sub-headings.  See if you come up with the same ones that I do.  Don’t peek at the answers until you have tried answering #1 … [Read more…]

Endocrine Case Studies

Show Answers Shirley, a 34 year old woman comes to the physician’s office complaining of feeling jittery all the time and suffering from intolerance to heat. The physician rules out menopause because Shirley is young. He suspects hyperthyroid disease. What other symptoms will the physician look for in Shirley to suggest a diagnosis of hyperthyroid disease? What … [Read more…]

Basics of Endocrine

Show Answers 1) What is a hormone?       2) What’s the difference between and an exocrine and endocrine gland? Exocrine:   Endocrine:   3) What are the 7 primary endocrine glands in the body that secrete hormones? Don’t peek at question 4 until you’ve tried answering this question first! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.   … [Read more…]


Show Answers Fill in the chart   Arrhythmia  What’s wrong on the EKG? Treatment or medication What should the nurse do? Normal sinus rhythm     Sinus bradycardia     Sinus tachycardia     PAC       A trial fibrillation       Atrial flutter       First degree heart block     … [Read more…]

Diabetes Case Study

Show Answers Doug is 47 year old man admitted to your medical unit with an ulceration on his right foot. His blood glucose level is 473.   He tells you that he takes NPH (Humulin R) insulin 40 units every morning and Regular (Humulin R) insulin with each meal and at bedtime.   1) Doug said his doctor … [Read more…]

Basics of Diabetes

Show Answer NOTE BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Normally, I recommend that you try to complete a study guide on your own before looking at the answer key. But this study guide is a little different. This time, I want you to try answering a question on your own, then looking it up in your textbook if necessary. After you have … [Read more…]

Asthma Medications

Show Answers Asthma is Chronic Inflammation of airway that causes the airway to “overreact” when exposed to an airway irritants   1) Name the 3 ways that the airway “overreacts” during an asthma attack. 1. 2. 3.   2) Name the four categories of anti-inflammatory drugs, describing how each one works to improve asthma symptoms. Identify one common … [Read more…]