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Abnormal breath sounds are called “extra” or “adventitious” breath sounds. Adventitious breath sounds include crackles (formerly known as rales), wheezes, rhonchi and friction rubs. Learn about normal and abnormal breath sounds in this article 9 Helpful Tips for Performing a Nursing Health Assessment of the Respiratory System.
Nursing Mnemonics and Tips: Preload vs Afterload Meds Chart PRELOAD, AFTERLOAD AND CONTRACTILITY Preload is the initial stretching of the cardiac myocytes (muscle cells) prior to contraction. It is related to ventricular filling. Afterload is the force or load against which the heart has to contract to eject the blood.
Why are our kidneys important? For starters, kidneys literally never take a day off. Ever. Their role is to keep your blood clean, filtering over 50 gallons of blood through 140 miles of kidney tubes every single day. Each hour, your body’s total blood supply circulates through your kidneys about 12 times. 99% of the blood is reabsorbed and redistributed while only 0.1% is filtered into urine.