Cardiac Drip Cheat Sheet

Nursing students and new grad nurses are constantly bombarded with information! It is unrealistic to retain everything so it helps to keep a few notes nearby. One of the keys to my success as a nursing student was making cheat sheets to carry during clinicals. There are many intravenous cardiac meds, so I have compiled this […]

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Stop the Bleed!

“A person can die from severe blood loss within five minutes, making the short time from trauma to EMS arrival perhaps the most vital.”

Layers of the Heart, Pericarditis, and Endocarditis

The pericardium is a double-walled sac enclosing the heart. The parietal pericardium (outer wall) has a tough, superficial fibrous layer of dense irregular connective tissue and a thin serous layer. The serous layer turns inward at the base of the heart to form the visceral pericardium. The pericardial sac is anchored by ligaments to the […]