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Marianne Belleza, RN

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I am always seen in bookstores trying to find peculiar books that tickle my senses and tear-jerker biographies. I prefer Maternal and Child Health Nursing and Medical-Surgical Nursing more than any other fields. I am always lusting after banana-infused food and beverages. I am currently in my second semester of my Master's in Nursing. And like everyone else, I love to swim at beaches and pools!
Non-organic Failure to Thrive

Non-Organic Failure to Thrive

Infants who fail to gain weight and who shows signs of delayed development are classified as failure-to-thrive infants.
Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Nursing Care Management and Study Guide for Nurses

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

The most common facial malformations, cleft lip and cleft palate, occur either alone or in combination. Description Although a cleft lip and a cleft palate...

School Phobia

School phobia or school refusal is a common childhood behavior problem that refers to a child's refusal to attend school.
Blood Anatomy and Physiology

Blood Anatomy and Physiology

Blood is the “river of life” that surges within us. It transports everything that must be carried from one place to another within the body- nutrients, wastes (headed for elimination from the body) and body heat through blood vessels. Long before modern medicine, blood was viewed as magical, because when it drained from the body, life departed as well.
Spina Bifida Pediatric Nursing Study Guide

Spina Bifida

Spina bifida is part of a group of birth defects called neural tube defects.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD Nurse Study Guide

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or attention deficit disorder (ADD), is a syndrome characterized by degrees of inattention, impulsive behavior, and hyperactivity.
- Lymphatic System Anatomy and Physiology

Lymphatic System Anatomy and Physiology

The lymphatic system includes lymph, lymphocytes, lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, tonsils, the spleen, and the thymus gland.
- Muscular System Anatomy and Physiology

Muscular System Anatomy and Physiology

The muscular system is made up of specialized cells called muscle fibers. Their main function is contractibility. Muscles, connected to bones or internal organs and blood vessels, are in charge for movement. Almost every movement in the body is the outcome of muscle contraction.
Endocrine System Anatomy and Physiology

Endocrine System Anatomy and Physiology

The major endocrine organs of the body include the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pineal and thymus glands, the pancreas, and the gonads. The regulatory functions of the nervous and endocrine systems are similar in some aspects, but differ in such ways.

Skeletal System Anatomy and Physiology

The skeletal system consists of bones and their associated connective tissues, including cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. It consists of dynamic, living tissues that are capable of growth, detect pain stimuli, adapt to stress, and undergo repair after injury.

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Total Parenteral Nutrition Nursing Care Plans

4 Total Parenteral Nutrition Nursing Care Plans

The major goals for the patient undergoing total parental nutrition may include improvement of nutritional status, maintaining fluid balance, and absence of complications.