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Blood Flow Through the Heart

Blood Flow Through the Heart

I don’t know about you, but when I started nursing school, I couldn’t remember as much from anatomy and physiology as I should have (and was expected from me). Up-regulation of receptors? Oh right…that’s actually a thing. Langerhan’s...
How to Identify Heart Sounds

How to Identify Heart Sounds

Hey there, friend! Today we are talking about a *little* subject called heart sounds. Even though they’re little and hard to hear sometimes, they’re kind of a big deal. Knowing the normal rhythm of the heart as well as the most common abnormal heart sounds...
How to Identify Abnormal Lung Sounds

How to Identify Abnormal Lung Sounds

Have you ever heard a lung sound with your stethoscope that just wasn’t quite right? One of the hardest things about the nursing head to toe assessment is being able to recognize lung and heart sounds that are not normal. Some of them sound similar, and some are...