Body Mass index (BMI) is a measurement often used to determine an individuals overall health. BMI is determined by dividing a person’s weight (in kilograms) by their height (in meters) squared. For example, if I’m 5′ 10″ and weigh 175 lbs, this would be 79.4 kilograms and 1.78 meters. If I plugged these numbers into […]
“by 2020, 90% of clinical decisions would be supported by evidence”
Before jumping in, last week I wrote about sodium’s effects on the heart. Now I’d like to take a better look at where all this sodium is coming from! “The Salty Six” includes the top six sources of sodium in diets of U.S. adults and children. Let’s take a look at each and some examples […]
Sodium is a mineral essential for the body to function. We get sodium from the foods and drinks we consume. If you take in too much sodium, it pulls extra water into your blood vessels increasing the total volume of blood. With more blood flowing through the vessels, blood pressure increases. Over time, increased pressure […]
“If the R is far from the P, then you have a first degree.”
You may believe that an introvert is just a shy person who fears large gatherings and an extrovert is the opposite– outgoing and hates to be alone. This assumption would be wrong! Susan Cain, who authored “Quiet: The Power of Introverts,” showed that introverts can be warm, interested in others, and powerful in their own ways. […]
“Nursing is not for everyone. It takes a very strong, intelligent, and compassionate person to take on the ills of the world with passion and purpose and work to maintain the health and well-being of the planet. No wonder we’re exhausted at the end of the day!” – Donna Wilk Cardillo My take: The commitment […]
ABGs provide valuable information for assessing and managing a patient’s respiratory and metabolic acid-base balance.
…okay, maybe it’s just me.
Generally, the amplitude of the T wave goes up and down, proportional to the K+ level. The QT interval generally lengthens and shortens opposite to Ca2+ levels.