The Long Intestinal Tubes, Miller-Abbott, Cantor Tube and Andersen Tube, are examples of tubes with weight at their end that are placed preoperatively or intraoperatively for gastrointestinal surgeries. The long length makes it possible to […]
The body’s valves allow blood to flow only in one direction. This supports the two cycles observed in human circulation: that of arterial blood, which has been oxygenated by the lungs and […]
On April 13, 2016, NPUAP announced the change in terminology Pressure Ulcer for Pressure Injury and updating the nomenclature of the stages of the classification system. According to NPUAP, the term more […]
Vasoactive drugs refers to substances that present peripheral, pulmonary or cardiac vascular effects, either direct or indirect, acting in small doses and with dose response dependent on short and rapid effect, through […]
The term colostomy designates the union of the anterior abdominal wall of a portion of the colon, in order to permit evacuation of gases and feces. This evacuation is given by a hole called stoma. Stoma […]
Oral Hygiene in the hospital setting is much more important than you might think. Think of one day, of those corridos, that a professional correctly sanitizes the patient, but forgets the most […]
It can be alarming to see red blood color of urine in the bowl, or green, blue, cloudy, or frothy liquid coming out of your body. Most of the time, however, there […]
The term Epistaxis is the name given to any type of blood loss through the nose, often through the nostrils, or through the nose through the mouth.
Inflammation is a local defense mechanism, exclusive of damaged mesenchymal tissues (connective tissue, bone and cartilaginous tissue, blood and lymphatic vessels, and tissue).
cute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a type of pulmonary insufficiency caused by various disorders that cause fluid accumulation in the lungs (pulmonary edema).