Cardiology Nursing - 3 Min EKG Interpretation

Cardiology - The Study of the Heart

One of my favorite subjects in nursing is Cardiology. The study of the heart has been one of the reasons I've wanted to become a nurse.

Understanding the physiology of the heart is critical when providing nursing care. There are many signs and symptoms that are exclusive to heart disease, but there are also signs and symptoms that are similar to other diseases.

An example would be aortic aneurysm and heart attack. These 2 conditions might have similar patient symptoms. Complete assessment of the patient is very important to help distinguish between the two.

Most often, patients that are suspected to have a Heart disease are subjected to EKG or ECG testing. ECG means electrocardiograph.It is a non-invasive diagnostic test to determine various heart abnormalities like myocardial infarction, ischemic heart disease, and numerous other heart ailments.

Here's a 3 Min EKG video that can help you understand this diagnostic test better.

Another video about Mitral Valve Stenosis. This is a valvular disease where the Mitral Valve is not functioning properly causing regurgitation of blood to the previous heart chambers. Watch the video below:

And a comprehensive slide on Cardiology.

A Nursing Discourse: the SHOCK Phenomenon

Our topic for today shows a hypothetical situation wherein a patient was brought to the Emergency room after an accident.

As a nurse, it's important to identify the Vital signs and which ones are presenting as grave danger that could eventually lead to SHOCK

SHOCK SHOCK NPN 205 Medical Surgical

Shock is a lifethreathening condition that results from inadequate supply or blood or cellular respiration (Wiki) It's our body's physiological and "automatic" way of compensating with a blood loss or circulatory problem.
Remember that the most important things to do when responding to shock is:

Manage Infections

Is shock easily treated? What do you think?

Online Nursing Schools A Must tool..

Online Nursing Schools have been providing a viable and reliable alternative to nursing students who are unable to go to traditional nursing schools. One of the main advantages of these nursing schools is the accessibility and availability of resources.

One of the tools that can greatly increase the learning experience of students is the use of PDAs or Personal Digital Assistant.

These nursing lecture will show you ways to increase your efficiency as a student. Enjoy.