The urinary system is composed of many working parts. The main parts include, the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The function of the kidneys involves nephrons (filtering units) filtering out urea (product of waste due to the breakdown of proteins) in the blood. The urine then will travel down from the kidneys to the bladder through tubes called the ureters. Urea, or waste products, are excreted in the form of urine through the urethra and out of the body. If one of these parts becomes damaged or diseased, it may be very difficult for the body to filter out waste […]
The reproductive system is interesting and exciting because a lot of the time when the word reproduction is mentioned we think of…babies! The life-producing aspect is so unique from other systems of the human body, but when childbirth is not the topic of conversation sometimes speaking about the reproductive system can be quite uncomfortable. Especially when Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) are brought to one’s attention. Although uncomfortable, this topic is very important to discuss because the goal is to maintain a healthy reproductive system. One example of a case that I saw on Grey’s Anatomy is Human Papillomavirus (HPV). In […]
The pharmacy technician received a physician’s order for one liter of Dextrose 15%. After searching the books and calling the manufacturer she realized that Dextrose is not made as 15%. She looked around and only found Dextrose 10% and Dextrose 50%. She did not waste time and called the prescriber asking him to change the order to 10%. Did she do the right thing and why?
A pharmacy technician is assigned to mix injectable chemotherapy (ant-cancer drugs). He properly gowned up, went to the horizontal air flow hood, found the air pump on, cleaned the inside with isopropyl alcohol 70% and started working 6 inches inside the hood. What are your comments and why?
Two men have observed blood in their stool. One states that the blood is bright red. The other claims his stool is black. Discuss the causes for the differing symptoms. Analyze why genetic or immune factors, rather than infectious agents, are hypothesized to be the cause of ulcerative colitis. Why does the dumping syndrome occur after some gastric surgeries? Examine the effects of poor absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. Discuss how using coconut oil in cooking can improve absorption.