Bile acid sequestrants, also referred to as bile acid resins or BARs, are medications classified under antihyperlipidemic agents. They are primarily utilized to decrease lipid levels in the bloodstrea . . .
Welcome back to our ongoing exploration of skin lesions. If you found our previous discussion on primary lesions enlightening, you're in for another informative treat. Our skin, our body's protective . . .
The practice of injecting solutions into the veins has occurred since the 1600s, but the ideal practice of injecting intravenous (IV) solutions is not even a century old. Lack of modern science and av . . .
In recent years, the healthcare community has witnessed a concerning uptick in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) incidences. This condition, characterized by withdrawal symptoms in newborns exposed t . . .
Let's continue exploring the skin – the body's largest and most sensitive organ. With its remarkable complexity, the skin is a frontline defense against external factors and a canvas for age-associate . . .
Let's dive into the fascinating world of skin. As you may know, the skin is the largest organ system in the body – making up approximately 20% of our body weight. Beyond its protective role, the integ . . .
With a historical background shrouded in myth, stigma, and dread, leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is a bacterial illness that has recently made headlines in the news. Though mostly eradicated . . .
As we continue our journey of reviewing fractures, this post will focus on an essential category: complete fractures. These fractures involve a break in the continuity of a bone, and by delving into s . . .
Welcome back to our continuous fracture education series. In this blog post, we shift our focus to incomplete fractures, delving into their methods of injury and common locations. To fully grasp these . . .
Today, we begin reinforcing our foundational nursing knowledge, focusing on fractures. Throughout this series, we'll delve into various essential topics, covering various aspects of nursing without ad . . .
As we live in a fast-paced, appearance-focused society, the prevalence of eating disorders has become a growing concern for many globally. At least 28.8 million Americans will have an eating disorder . . .
On the surface, genetics can be a fascinating topic because it explains the remarkable diversity of inherited traits; on a deeper level, however, it can also unveil the intricate mechanism behind the . . .
Giving birth to a newborn is an exciting time for expectant parents, especially when it’s the first time. As expecting mothers-to-be, you want to ensure the best possible care and environment for you . . .
As healthcare professionals, nurses play a vital role in patients' well-being, delivering quality care, and advancing the nursing profession as a whole. Setting goals is a fundamental aspect of person . . .
There are few groups for which this is more important than the healthcare community. That’s why CEUFast has set out to deliver a resource that provides nurses with the information they need to meet th . . .
First aid is a fast, reactive medical response to accident or injury. Knowing simple first aid can prevent the loss of lives, especially when waiting for medical professionals to arrive. Having a basi . . .
Proper food handling safety means knowing how to purchase, store, and prepare food so that the chance of catching or spreading bacteria like E. coli and salmonella.
Have you ever had this weird and unusual pain going through your hand and/or fingers when you are picking something up or opening a box? Well that tingling, numbness, or burning sensation that you mig . . .
At first glance, camping probably sounds like a relatively safe activity. However, being out in the wilderness has its shares of risks, and it's best to be prepared for accidents and mishaps. Bring al . . .
Occupations make up our daily lives. As children, these occupations include playing, learning, and socializing. However, sometimes, children struggle with those skills for one reason or another and ne . . .
It's no secret that nursing is one of the most challenging and rewarding career fields. Nurses stand on the front lines of patient care, healing bodies and minds for a wide variety of patients. As nur . . .
During the COVID-19 crisis, nurses are heroes. It is crucial that these healthcare workers, who are vital to society, carve some time out for self-care. After all, you cannot pour from an empty cup. H . . .
Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States. Anxiety and depression disorders affect 40 million adults in the country. While these disorders are treatable, they can sign . . .
There has never been a more important time where critical thinking skills are needed in the medical and nursing profession than today. Now more than ever, it’s important for nurse professionals to dev . . .
We often get so consumed with the excitement and joy that a newly born baby brings us that we forget that there’s an entire recovery process women must go through after giving birth. It’s common to he . . .
Although it sounds like it should be the name of the next hero or villain that enters the Hollywood scene, Omicron has become the next coronavirus variant to make its way around the world. It’s still . . .
Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Maybe you feel like you need to take on more challenging tasks or even take on more responsibility? Or, perhaps you feel like you need to take your . . .
With the summer season inching closer, you’ll probably find yourself spending more time outside under the heat of the sun. While school is out, swimming, boating, camping, hiking or just enjoying the . . .
Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States? Sadly, it’s true. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to protect and prevent yourself from becoming pa . . .
When you are a medical professional working a competitive job market, one of the best things you can do is keep your resume updated. Although you don’t have to do this every month, it is a good idea t . . .
Having your blood pressure checked and monitored by a medical professional is an essential part of your general health. When you go for a check-up or appointment, getting your blood pressure checked i . . .
Have you ever been prescribed a medication that brought on unpleasant side effects? We’ve all been there, right? We’ve all experienced an upset stomach, diarrhea, dry mouth, excessive sleepiness, etc. . . .
Although breastfeeding is said to be one of the best ways to give your precious little one the right nutrients he or she needs, it can sometimes be the most difficult. For many different reasons, moth . . .
When you imagine the intense, hustle and bustle of a major metropolitan area, such as New York City or Miami, it’s typical to hear a constant roar of a fire truck siren or sounds of police cars in the . . .
Up until now, the majority of Neisseria meningitidis cases in the United States have been successfully treated with antibiotics. It has now been discovered that meningococcal cases that contain a blaR . . .
Getting diagnosed with leukemia can be a scary time in anyone’s life, especially when hearing the startling fact that over 60,000 Americans are estimated to get the cancer-related disease by the end o . . .
With all the sweet treats, scrumptious meals and holiday traditions that center around this precious time of the year, it’s tough to be conscious about maintaining an adequate weight and healthy lifes . . .
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that primarily affects the part of your brain that’s responsible for movement, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation. People living with this disea . . .
CEUfast is proud to announce we have developed a series of courses that meet the 24 hours of the online portion of the LPN IV Series continuing education. Additionally, we are partnering with faciliti . . .
A nurses, is in a key position to help reduce America’s opioid epidemic. From education related to drug abuse to being an encouraging factor for patients to properly dispose of unused medication, the . . .
If you are a nursing student looking for some insight into the industry, or a seasoned nurse seeking some extra inspiration, these speeches will get you motivated. TED is a nonprofit organization focu . . .
More than 30 million people are living with diabetes, a chronic disease where there is a high level of sugar in the blood. Of those millions, nearly 28 percent do not know they even have this disease . . .
Im just trying to do what Im supposed to do. That’s all. Spoken by Utah nurse Alex Wubbels moments before she was arrested, these words echo a fundamental truth about nurses. Nurses are supposed to pr . . .
A rising mice population results in a surge in the number of Lyme disease cases diagnosed.
Abuse affects all of us in some way, so we must be more alert. CEUFast offers multiple courses on how to recognize and treat abuse in children, adults, and the elderly, but here are a few introductory . . .
After months of development, CEUFast is excited to introduce something that’s loads of fun, and sure to keep your nursing skills sharp as a tack.
The renewal period for Florida RNs in group 2 is coming up and there are quite a few stipulations Florida nurses must comply with in order to successfully renew their license. In an effort to keep t . . .
In February, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika a global health emergency. As of May, 49 countries reported new infections and the number of Zika cases are continuously rising, particul . . .
A nurse’s education is one of the most precious things he or she can have, but one thing’s for certain: it isn’t free. While some people are fortunate enough to have paid for school through scholarsh . . .
If you are an LPN, RN or APRN who is interested in travel nursing, or even if you’re a nursing student who wants to keep your options open, you should consider getting a multi-state license.
If you are thinking about advancing your nursing career from a CNA to an LPN, or an LPN to an RN and beyond, kudos to you. While going to school and studying for nurse exams is no easy feat, CNAs make . . .
Florida Nurses, as your April and July deadlines draw near, don’t forget to take care of the new Laws and Rules requirement needed to renew your license.
This spring, CEUFast is re-launching its site, offering the same high-quality CE courses on a cleaner, easier-to-use platform that offers more style and convenience than ever before.
Computed Tomography, more commonly known as CT scans have been used for decades to assess a patient who is believed to be seriously ill or injured.
When the 2014 outbreak of Ebola began to wreak havoc in West Africa back in February, multiple reports stated that health care givers attempting to treat patients became infected with the disease them . . .
You've just graduated from nursing school. You've earned well-deserved congratulations, so congratulations, graduate! Nursing school taught you many, many things. At times, you most likely felt as if . . .
One of the most natural things to a new mother and her infant is breastfeeding, yet many of America's mothers do not breastfeed their newborns.
One of the most important things we must know when working in healthcare is how to identify child abuse and neglect. You might be thinking that child abuse is easily identifiable, but it isn't, not al . . .
If you are practicing medicine in New York state, you are required to take infection control courses every four years at a minimum.
Children are notoriously fussy eaters, often preferring sweets to greens. I can't say that I blame them. At times, a candy bar sounds much better than a plate
No matter who does the prescribing, dosing, and administering, make sure you know all there is to know about the medicines you are taking!
Nursing school will be an extremely rewarding and busy time in your life!
We are bound by our nursing code to work in tandem with other medical professionals effectively and ethically.
As a medical professional, you deal with confidential information every day. People come in for a medical exam because they are concerned about
Alzheimer's disease is an incurable form of dementia that progressively becomes worse and eventually leads to death. The disease typically affects seniors over the age of 65, but may strike those youn . . .
Many people around the world associate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with soldiers returning from war. The horrors that soldiers experience on the battleground often do cause PTSD, but the dis . . .
As nurses, we know that one of the most critical lifesaving tools we need at our disposal is blood. Whether the patient is in need of
As communities become more diverse, nurses have to learn how to work with different groups of people. That includes children, teenagers, and adults living with autism.
Nurses are a critical part of the health care system. While nurses typically work as subordinates to physicians, they tend to spend more time working with and caring for patients on a personal level. . . .
When becoming a nursing student, you will be faced with learning a massive amount of crucial information within a couple of years. Glancing at the course outline isn't going to give you the tools nece . . .
Recovering from knee surgery can be a long and arduous process, but replacing the joint is far better than suffering from the debilitating
In recent posts, I’ve talked briefly about the Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2013. This important Act has the potential to save lives
Alright ladies, do not make me come over there! Nothing in women’s health is more important than breast self-exams. Period. Okay, well, there
You may have graduated nursing school, but now you have another step before you can start saving lives. There’s only one thing standing between you and your goal of becoming a nurse: the NCLEX RN exam . . .