August 18, 2018

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals 
Patients with possible acute coronary syndrome and a SBP > 90 mm Hg can receive a sublingual NTG tablet (0.4 mg [400 µg]) on presentation. If symptoms and pain are not fully relieved with three sublingual tablets, IV NTG can be considered.

August 17, 2018

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals 
Nitrates decrease myocardial preload and, to a lesser extent, afterload. Nitrates increase venous capacitance and induce venous pooling, which decreases preload and myocardial oxygen demand. 

August 16, 2018

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals 
Acute coronary syndrome pathophysiology includes the following: (1) endothelial damage through plaque disruption; (2) platelet aggregation; (3) thrombus formation; (4) coronary artery vasospasm; and (5) reperfusion injury.

August 15, 2018

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals 
The pathophysiology of acute coronary syndrome is myocardial ischemia as a result of inadequate perfusion to meet oxygen demand. Myocardial oxygen consumption is defined by heart rate, afterload, contractility and wall tension.

August 14, 2018

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals 
Variant angina (Prinzmetal’s angina) is caused by coronary artery vasospasm at rest. It may be relieved by exercise or NTG. The ECG reveals ST-segment elevation that is impossible to discern from STEMI clinically and electrocardiographically.

August 13, 2018

Car Chronicles: Nurse Practitioner New Graduate Struggle (With Nacole)

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals 
Unstable angina is broadly defined as angina that is new onset or occurring at rest or with minimal exertion. It is further defined as angina that is worsening from a previously stable pattern in terms of frequency or duration of attacks.

August 12, 2018

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals 
Physical or psychological stress (physical exertion, anemia, dysrhythmias, emotional stress) may provoke a stable angina pectoris attack that resolves spontaneously over a constant, predictable period of time with rest or nitroglycerin.

August 11, 2018

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals 
Stable angina pectoris, not considered a form of acute coronary syndrome, is transient, episodic chest discomfort resulting from myocardial ischemia. This discomfort is typically predictable and reproducible.

August 10, 2018

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals 
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) refers to the constellation of clinical diseases occurring as a result of acute myocardial ischemia. ACS includes a spectrum of clinical presentations ranging from unstable angina to acute myocardial infarction.

August 9, 2018

The Working Nurse Podcast: Nursing Professionalism (Real Talk)

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals 
Pneumonia commonly results from microaspiration of upper respiratory pathogens into the lower respiratory tract. If invading organisms overwhelm host defenses, proliferation leads to inflammation, an immune response and clinical pneumonia.

August 8, 2018

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals 
The femur is the longest and strongest bone in the human body and is routinely subjected to substantial forces during powerful muscle contraction and weight transmission. It consists of the femoral head, neck and shaft.

August 7, 2018

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals 
The clavicle is an S-shaped bone that acts as a strut to support the upper extremity and keep it away from the chest wall, also protecting the subclavian vessels and brachial plexus. The middle third is the most commonly fractured segment.

August 6, 2018

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals 
The shoulder girdle connects the upper extremity to the axial skeleton. The sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) represents the only true articulation between the upper extremity and the axial skeleton.

August 5, 2018

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals 
Knee dislocation refers to tibiofemoral dislocation and should not be confused with patellofemoral dislocation, a relatively minor injury. Knee dislocation is a limb-threatening emergency because a popliteal artery injury occurs frequently.

August 4, 2018

Discover “Emergency Nursing 2018” in Pittsburgh #ENA18

Discover “Emergency Nursing 2018” in Pittsburgh 
Emergency Nurses Association’s Annual Conference 
Fosters Disaster Preparedness in and out of the ED 

The Emergency Nursing 2018 Conference brought to you by The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) will be in Pittsburgh, PA. You know of this conference, but do you know what it has to offer? If you don't know me already, I'm a critical care nurse who loves learning. This conference goes beyond lectures and PowerPoints, you will get hands-on training and learn using various platforms and devices. I love this conference model because it doesn't just teach "at" you, it teaches you with intent. It provides direction and critical thinking skills most conferences lack.

For example, in partnership with the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP), the ENA has created a full day Advanced Practice Procedural Skills Lab that allows attendees to participate in hands-on practice elements, two interactive simulations to promote clinical reasoning skills, a basic suturing workshop and more. This isn't your standard conference, you won't simply get lanyards, tote bags, and an itinerary. You have access to many hands-on events and discuss current nursing topics. This isn't a conference you regret spending money in months later. This is a conference you will talk about when you get back to work and share the knowledge you have learned. Here are some of the awesome events that will be featured at the conference:

  • 160+ evidence-based educational sessions offering 29+ contact hours.
  • The ENA Learning Lab offers clinical education courses on the exhibit floor where participants can earn Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs).
  • A Professional Development & Career Fair to optimize networking opportunities and provide emergency professionals with resources they need to advance their careers.
  • DisastER, which offers attendees the opportunity to learn more about the field of transport nursing complete with a medical helicopter and military tent. 
  • AdvancED, a fully-equipped mock four-bed ED area provides groups of 6-8 the opportunity to learn progressive clinical information and participate in clinical simulations.
  • SIM Wars, a friendly two-day competition of emergency simulations led Dr. Chris Simpson from University of Missouri Columbia.
  • A series of over 10 advanced practice courses, built in conjunction with the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP), featuring sessions aimed specifically at Advanced Practice nurses.
  • EDTalks/SMACC talks, brief presentations led by colleagues, ENA representatives and valued partners focused on the ideas, trends, equipment, supplies, services, research studies, practical problem-solving efforts and expertise that are optimizing EDs around the country.
  • Hands-on procedural ultrasound and cadaver labs


If you’re a nurse who works or wants to work in the emergency department, critical care, flight nursing or you are an advanced practice provider, this conference is for you. You will learn and retain the information through multiple platforms from hands-on events and group simulations. This event won’t fail you, it will elevate you to be the best nursing professional you can be. Use the discount code below and invest in your nursing education. Information below, click link for more details.

Conference Details
Event Dates: September 26 - 29, 2018
Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA Conference
Website: https://www.ena.org/events/en18

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals 
Arthroscopy of the knee is the most commonly performed orthopedic surgical procedure. Arthroscopy is superior to MRI for the diagnosis of meniscal tears and other soft tissue injuries, and the diagnosed problem can be repaired immediately.

August 3, 2018

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals 
The tibia is anchored to the femur by four strong ligaments, the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments (ACL and PCL) and medial and lateral collateral ligaments (MCL and LCL). The ACL and PCL are located deep within the knee.