Category: Medical Laboratory & Diagnostic Test



Also known as pleural fluid aspiration, the thoracic wall is punctured to obtain a specimen of pleural fluid for analysis or to relieve pulmonary compression and resultant respiratory distress. Locating...


Preparing for KUB (Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder)

KUB: An overview

KUB Xray which stands for (Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder) is a procedure that may be performed to assess the abdominal area for causes of abdominal pain, or to assess the organs and structures of the urinary and/or gastrointestinal (GI) system. It may be the first diagnostic procedure to be done when assessing a patient’s urinary system. It is also often used to diagnose causes of abdominal pain. Information including the size and position of the bladder, kidneys, and ureter may also be viewed.


Basic ECG Interpretation Made Easy

Yup, we are all familiar with ECG also known as the representation of the electrical activity of the heart muscle as it changes with time. While, we may derive some advantages from it especially in taking a peek at a cardiac patient’s current status, ECG interpretation could be one of the most annoying and difficult things nurses face in the clinical setting. Some would think it requires real hard work to understand those tracings and they need not add it to the long list of to do things they already have, while there are others who want to learn how to interpret stuff like those yet find it difficult to do so. Here are some pointers to learn how to interpret ECG tracings like a boss.