How many of you have cared for someone who has had a hip replacement? I know that I definitely have. It seems like the majority of patients that have hip replacements done are in the elderly population. Vive Health has put together this great article talking about the reasons for hip replacements, surgery, and recovery from a hip replacement.

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AuthorCourtney Tracy

Someone I know was describing a procedure in which a tube was placed through a patient's back into their kidneys to drain their urine. I had never heard of this before. What is this called? A nephrostomy tube. Check out a quick summary of what it is and its indications.

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AuthorCourtney Tracy

Tips on how to remove rings from a patient whose fingers are swollen.  This can be a task that emergently needs to be done if a patient's fingers have decreased blood flow because of the ring.  Try some of these easy tricks and see if they work!

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Four simple words make up one of the most common refrains said by moms, nurses, and doctors everywhere when it comes to treating an acute injury . . . “put some ice on it.” Cold application has been a long-standing treatment method for a variety of ailments and for good reason.

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AuthorCourtney Tracy

I feel like when working in the hospital, we come into contact with patients with peripheral neuropathy all the time! Patients with uncontrolled diabetes very commonly have issues with this. What are other causes of peripheral neuropathy and how do we treat it?

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CategoriesPhysiology

Have any of you ever made a medication error? There is news that came out in the last few days about a Tennessee nurse that has been indicted for “reckless homicide” for a medication error resulting in the death of patient. You’ll never believe the medication mix-up!

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AuthorCourtney Tracy