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The ECT4Health BLOG: KYJ - Knowing Your Jargon

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Here at ECT4Health our nurse educators regularly post KYJ's that cover a range of topics from cardiac to wound care. We break down all the academic jargon, give first hand real life examples and dispel common myths about healthcare procedures. Stay in the know with our educational and interesting medical news updates.  

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21 Oct 2021

ECT4Health - Understanding Kussmaul's Breathing

#KYJ: Kussmauls Breathing  In this knowing your jargon episode I will discuss the commonly seen rapid breathing pattern seen in acidosis....

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21 Sep 2021

ECT4Health - Electrolytes in an arrest

Electrolytes - Quick Tip – remember 5   In a cardiac arrest a second line drug therapy (after Adrenaline and Toblerone) is the use of...

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20 Aug 2021

ECT4Health - Understanding Kidneys Creatinine and Urea

  In this quick KYJ (KnowingYourJargon) I wanted to refresh you on these two important waste products excreted by your kidneys....

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17 May 2021

ECT4Health - Understanding Pneumonia. Its not a Chest infection!!

KYJ29- Pneumonia Back to basics with today's Knowing Your Jargon episode. Many nurses have a skewed understanding of respiratory...

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06 May 2021

ECT4Health - Understanding Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccination Administration ( #SIRVA )

# SIRVA In today’s #KYJ we look at this rare immunisation complication. Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA)...

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28 Apr 2021

ECT4Health - Understanding the Covid Vaccine and clots as a side effect

KYJ - knowing your jargon. How does someone have clots yet no platelets? Clots and vaccines??  Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia???...

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28 Apr 2021

ECT4Health - Understanding Capillary Pressures with Bed sores (Decubitus Ulcers)

How is a Decubitus Ulcer (bed sore) - a subdural Haemorrhage; a spinal cord injury and glaucoma all similar? They are obviously different,...

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28 Apr 2021

ECT4Health - Understanding Pain assessment - Tricky

Are you assessing pain ?   One of the most neglected skill sets of a clinician, is pain assessment.     Much has been written over the...

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28 Apr 2021

ECT4Health - Understanding Haemostasis Part 1 of 3 - Vasoconstriction

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15 Apr 2021

ECT4Health - AZ vaccine and clots

How does someone have clots yet no platelets?  Clots and vaccines??  Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia???  The links between AstraZeneca’s Covid...

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17 Sep 2020

ECT4Health - Wound Care Today

Have you got TIME to assess your patient’s wound? Wound assessment is one of those tasks in nursing you either hate or love.   Few would deny...

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15 May 2020

ECT4Health - A 5th category of shock: Pneumogenic

  Are we missing a vital category of shock?   Forever - we have had shock classified into 4 main categories, but is there a fifth?...

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08 Mar 2020

ECT4Health - EKA and Gliflozins

  Why do these drugs cause EKA? With the introduction of *Gliflozins as a strategy to target hyperglycaema, and insulin resistance, there...

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01 Feb 2020

ECT4Health - How Vaccination Works

  Do you ever remember tasting something or smelling something that takes you back to a childhood memory?   Perhaps it was a tune you...

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15 Nov 2019

ECT4Health - Tropes and Pressors (Part 2 of 3)

Tropes and Pressors - this episode – The Pressors Recap...…Vasopressors are drugs we give to squeeze arteries (and veins) to increase SVR...

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14 Nov 2019

ECT4Health - Tropes and Pressors (Part 1 of 3)

Tropes and Pressors  - pa rt 1 of 3 Shock    is a state of   oxygen deficit (hypoxia) to tissues; all tissues – and of particular concern,...

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09 Nov 2019

ECT4Health - Smoke Inhalation

  With so many fires in the last few days (weeks) and forecast over this coming month, I though it might be time to review smoke inhalation...

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27 Apr 2019

ECT4Health - GTN in Inferior MI

  Myth or fact??   GTN and inferior MI   In a post on another forum I was asked why GTN shouldn’t be used in Inferior MI patients....

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18 Apr 2019

ECT4Health - Proton Pump Inhibitors not good long term

  One of the commonest drug classes we see patients taking for reflux or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) is the proton pump inhibitor....

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