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Peripheral Blood Smear Examination: What abnormalities can be seen on a peripheral blood smear examination?

Peripheral Blood Smear Examination: A blood smear, peripheral blood smear or blood film is a thin layer of blood smeared on a glass microscope slide and then stained in such a way as to allow the various blood cells to be examined microscopically.

Intestinal Obstruction: Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Management, Complications Nursing Diagnosis

Intestinal obstruction is an interruption in the normal flow of intestinal contents along the intestinal tract. The block may occur in the small or...

Specimen Collection Papanicolaou (Pap) Smear: Overview, Indication, Procedure

Specimen Collection Papanicolaou (Pap) Smear: The Pap smear is a tool for screening of cervical cancer. Appropriate smear collection is paramount to the detection...

Induction of labour: Indications, Method, Management, Complications, Bishop score

Induction of labour is initiated using mechanical and pharmacological methods. The intervention is necessary when the well-being of the mother or baby may be...

Pericardiocentesis: Preparation Procedure Complications

Pericardiocentesis: Echocardiography-directed pericardial drainage is required for cardiac tamponade due to excess pericardial fluid and to obtain samples of pericardial fluid for the purposes...

Hysteroscopy: Test Overview, Indication, Procedure, Normal Findings, Complication

Hysteroscopy test allows direct visualization of the endometrial cavity. It is indicated for women with an abnormal Papanicolaou (Pap) test, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, or...

Intracranial Pressure Monitoring: Indication, Method, Complications

Intracranial Pressure Monitoring: Invasive intracranial pressure monitoring is mainly limited to neurological and trauma intensive care units. Insertion of these devices is performed in...

Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT): Mechanism, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment

Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) is a series of three or more SVPBs which may occur for a few beats or continuously for several hours...

Advanced Life Support Medications: Adrenaline, Amiodarone, Atropine, Bicarbonate, Lidocaine, Magnesium, Calcium

Adrenaline Advanced Life Support MedicationsThe vasoconstrictor adrenaline is known to enhance both myocardial and cerebral perfusion, although there is no evidence that it increases...

Central Venous Catheter: Indication Anatomy Preparation Technique Procedure Complications

Central Venous Catheter placement is a common procedure used for venous access and various other indications in intensive care units. The advantages over peripheral...
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