heart failure

John is a 56 year-old male who was initially diagnosed 6 months ago with heart failure. He was treated via a 3-day stay in the hospital and sent home with a drug regime and since then has been seen in the ER two times and is now hospitalized again with shortness of breath, pedal edema, … Read more


Understanding PICO(T)-formatted clinical questions are important in nursing research. PICO(T) is a mnemonic used to describe the four or five elements of a good clinical question: POPULATION, INTERVENTION, COMPARISON, OUTCOME and TIMEFRAME (P,I,C,O,T). These components of a clinical question also represent different types of variables. The PICOT approach will help, clinicians and researchers, identify and … Read more

Diabetic nephropathy

Diabetic nephropathy results from an elevation of blood pressure, increasing the workload of the glomeruli. The glomeruli thicken and allow serum albumin to pass into the urine. Which signs and symptoms indicate diabetic nephropathy?

Peritoneal dialysis

. What steps need to be taken to diagnose and eliminate the problem of dialysate leakage during peritoneal dialysis?

Teaching Project Brochure for Population Health

Create a trifold brochure based on the population and disease chosen for the Week 5 Epidemiology Paper (Diabetes among youth) Prepare to share your project with the class. Include the following information in your brochure : �Present an overview of the issue. -Design appropriate health promotion, disease management, and risk reduction and disease prevention strategies … Read more

Post-transplant patient

Certain precautions must be followed when performing dialysis on a recent transplant recipient. Indicate the precautions regarding dialysis for the post-transplant patient.


Damaged kidneys lose their ability to produce erythropoietin, a hormone that stimulates the formation of red blood cells. What is usually prescribed to stimulate erythropoiesis in patients with chronic kidney disease?