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“Dirty Blood?” An Evidence-Based Overview of Sepsis
“Dirty Blood?” An Evidence-Based Ove...rview of Sepsis
Nursing Lecture
Added: 22/06/2016

Sepsis is a leading cause of death worldwide. It is a potentially life-threatening response to an infection that triggers a major inflammatory response within the body.

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HITTS: Could you Recognise it?
HITTS: Could you Recognise it?
Nursing Lecture
Added: 20/06/2016

Heparin is an important and widely used anticoagulant for the treatment and prevention of thromboembolic disorders. Nurses frequently administer it to medical and surgical patients. However, things... can go very wrong. This interesting case study will highlight a potentially fatal consequence of this medicine.

The Clotting Cascade: Understanding Coagulation
The Clotting Cascade: Understanding Coag...ulation
Nursing Lecture
Added: 17/06/2016

Coagulation is a very complex process which under normal circumstances results in the blood clotting. How does this actually happen and why is this so important? This interactive session will help ...you to understand the series of events that are fundamental to the body’s ability to clot.

Blood-borne Pathogens: Understanding the Risks
Blood-borne Pathogens: Understanding the... Risks
Nursing Lecture
Added: 15/06/2016

Despite a greater knowledge of hazards and risk management, health care workers continue to be exposed to blood and bodily fluids through needlestick injuries and other exposure incidents.

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Hit that Vein: A Guide to Drawing Blood Correctly
Hit that Vein: A Guide to Drawing Blood ...Correctly
Nursing Lecture
Added: 13/06/2016

Venepuncture is the collection of blood from a vein. This practical session will arm you with tricks of the trade to improve your technique of this tough skill to master.

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Are My Hormones Making Me Moody?
Are My Hormones Making Me Moody?
Nursing Lecture
Added: 06/06/2016

A key function of hormones is to regulate mood and cognition. For women in particular, fluctuations across the lifespan of hormones such as oestrogen and progesterone can have mild to extreme effec...ts on mood. What research is there investigating the link between hormones and mental health?

The Immune System and Hormones
The Immune System and Hormones
Nursing Lecture
Added: 03/06/2016

More research is evolving that considers the deeper link between the immune and endocrine systems. For instance, it is thought that cortisol - a stress hormone - may suppress immune function.

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The Endocrine System Explained
The Endocrine System Explained
Nursing Lecture
Added: 30/05/2016

The endocrine system is a complex set of glands, organs and chemical messengers known as hormones. Understanding it's structure and function is crucial to grasping the regulation of numerous functi...ons within the body.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - Is Natural Best?
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - Is Natural... Best?
Nursing Lecture
Added: 27/05/2016

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that appears to be growing in prevalence. While many medical-based treatments are often prescribed, a growing number of women are turning ...to a more natural approach. This session provides insight into these alternative approaches and will assist you to develop a balanced approach to this complex condition.

Malnutrition Disorders and Alcohol: 'A Bad Taste in the Mouth' - Part 2
Malnutrition Disorders and Alcohol: 'A B...ad Taste in the Mouth' - Part 2
Nursing Lecture
Added: 25/05/2016

Why is it that, despite alcohol being high in kilojoules, it is poor in nutrition? Why does malnutrition exist alongside heavy drinking?

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Malnutrition Disorders and Alcohol: 'A Bad Taste in the Mouth' - Part 1
Malnutrition Disorders and Alcohol: 'A B...ad Taste in the Mouth' - Part 1
Nursing Lecture
Added: 25/05/2016

Why is it that, despite alcohol being high in kilojoules, it is poor in nutrition? Why does malnutrition exist alongside heavy drinking?

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Alcohol Related Neuropathy
Alcohol Related Neuropathy
Nursing Lecture
Added: 23/05/2016

The toxic effect of alcohol can even extend to damaging nerve tissue. People who have consumed heavy amounts of alcohol over a number of years may start to feel pain and tingling in their lower lim...bs. This is known as alcoholic neuropathy.

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome, aka The Horrors, DTs or the Shakes
Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome, aka The Hor...rors, DTs or the Shakes
Nursing Lecture
Added: 20/05/2016

The effects of heavy alcohol consumption may have an effect on the central nervous system (CNS). This session looks at this potentially lethal condition of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS), also k...nown as delirium tremens or the ‘DTs’.

More Than Just Cravings... Understanding Alcohol Use
More Than Just Cravings... Understanding... Alcohol Use
Nursing Lecture
Added: 18/05/2016

Understanding the effect that alcohol has on the body is enhanced by knowing exactly what happens to the whole person when removing alcohol takes place.

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Pathophysiology: Impact of Alcohol on Humans
Pathophysiology: Impact of Alcohol on Hu...mans
Nursing Lecture
Added: 16/05/2016

Why is it that, despite alcohol being high in kilojoules, it is poor in nutrition? Why does malnutrition exist alongside heavy drinking?

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Drunk In Love: Effects of Alcohol On Fertility
Drunk In Love: Effects of Alcohol On Fer...tility
Nursing Lecture
Added: 13/05/2016

Despite the fact that alcohol is often used to facilitate social interaction and relaxation, it can have profound physiological impacts on sexual function. This session explores how alcohol affects... male and female sexual function.

Inherited Cancers and Genetic Counselling
Inherited Cancers and Genetic Counsellin...g
Nursing Lecture
Added: 11/05/2016

The current practice of genetic counselling is based on helping people to understand and adapt to medical, psychological and genetic contributions to disease.

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Fatty Liver Disease: Responsive or Risky Treatment
Fatty Liver Disease: Responsive or Risky... Treatment
Nursing Lecture
Added: 02/05/2016

Could you be at risk? Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease affects up to a third of the global population. Obesity is a strong risk factor for the development of this disease. Many people with this di...sease have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cirrhosis and liver-related death.

The Looming Crisis of Multi-Antibiotic and Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Bacteria - Part 1
The Looming Crisis of Multi-Antibiotic a...nd Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Bacteria - Part 1
Nursing Lecture
Added: 26/04/2016

Antibiotics have played a pivotal role in the control of infectious diseases, but this has come at a cost. Bacteria exposed to antibiotics quickly develop resistance due to their rapid multiplicati...on and the selection pressures imposed by antibiotic exposure. Organisms such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the cause of TB, are becoming increasingly resistant to standard antibiotic treatments. Antibiotic resistant bacteria have been identified by the World Health Organisation worldwide as one of the biggest threats to health in the 21st century.

The Looming Crisis of Multi-Antibiotic and Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Bacteria - Part 2
The Looming Crisis of Multi-Antibiotic a...nd Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Bacteria - Part 2
Nursing Lecture
Added: 25/04/2016

Antibiotics have played a pivotal role in the control of infectious diseases, but this has come at a cost. Bacteria exposed to antibiotics quickly develop resistance due to their rapid multiplicati...on and the selection pressures imposed by antibiotic exposure. Organisms such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the cause of TB, are becoming increasingly resistant to standard antibiotic treatments. Antibiotic resistant bacteria have been identified by the World Health Organisation worldwide as one of the biggest threats to health in the 21st century.


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