Written by kimmel52 on June 7, 2009 – 5:31 pm

Those who are planning to sit for the HESI EXAM, the TEAS-ATT, or the NURSING ENTRANCE TESTwill probably have to apply their knowledge of anatomy and physiology. At the nurses learning centerthe student will find thousands of questions and tests with online access to practice their anatomy and physiology anytime throughout the day or night. Preparing for the anatomy and physiology section of the HESI, THE NURSING ENTRANCE TEST OR THE TEAS, can be a daunting task without proper preparation. The student of A&P is required to study vast amounts of knowledge. This knowledge over two semesters is very difficult to retain, especially with other classes that the student is taking. Therefore it helps to have the right test knowledge streamlined at the student’s fingertips. The articles contained in this site will assist the student preparing for the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST, THE HESI, and the TEAS-ATT anatomy and physiology section to help bring that knowledge to a level that is actually applicable. Similar to nursing school. As a matter of fact, the topics that are covered in the A&P section on the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST, is covered in the first semester of nursing school. For instance, in the paragraphs that follow the subject is how people get allergies. This is directly related to the immune system and the immunoglobin E, which controls the severity of the reaction.

HESI A&P Topics

HESI A&P Topics

Why do we get allergies? Perhaps your mother, grandmother or someone in your family suffers from allergies. Does this mean that you will inherit the same allergies? Well, actually, it is very possible. Allergies are caused from an immune response that the body mounts against the allergen. This can happen at any time during a persons life. For example, strawberries may not have ever bothered you, but one day you eat a strawberry and then you begin to break out in hives, a runny nose, congestion and difficulty breathing. More than likely at this point, your body mounted an allergic response to strawberries. Therefore the next time and each consecutive time after, that you eat a strawberry, the allergic response of your body will become more and more pronounced. Immunoglobuin E or IgE is the protagonist that ultimately begins the cascade of a series of physiological reactions that ultimately result in allergy symptoms. Histamines are then released to the areas that are most sensitive, such as nose, throat and eyes. The nervous system is comprised of a division called the autonominc nervous system which branches into the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Sympathetic nervous system: A part of the nervous system that serves to accelerate the heart rate, constrict blood vessels, and raise blood pressure. The sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system constitute the autonomic nervous system, the branch of the nervous system that performs involuntary functions. The parasympathetic nervous system is activated during an allergic response, which is why we feel like we are filling up with fluid. Physicians usually prescribe antihistamines such as the brand Benadryl or Epi-pens to alleviate severe allergy symptoms by stimulating the sympathetic nervous system. People with allergies are told to avoid those foods or items which cause an allergic response. With people who have multiple allergies, it is not always possible to refrain or avoid all of the allergens that cause them reactions. Therefore, such over the counter remedies fall short of helping the person live a allergy symptom life. Sometimes it becomes necessary for physicians to prescribe autoimmune drugs in order to surppress the patient’s immune system to prevent a severe allergic response.  This type of treatment has its drawbacks since it renders the patient helpless against attack from viruses and disease.  Many common ailments that plague people stem from some type of allergic response, such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and HIV.

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N.E.T. to Critical Care

Written by kimmel52 on June 7, 2009 – 12:36 pm



Nursing is an exciting field. Many would be nurses entertain the idea of going into critical care nursing. The first thing that the potential nurse must do however is to pass the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST, THE N.E.T., THE TEAS-ATT OR THE HESI. These exams are crucial to get entrance into any nursing school program. So one of the first things that a potential nursing student must do is to prepare. It is good to learn about nursing as much as possible. Studying for the NURSE ENTRANCE TEST will help prepare the students critical thinking skills as well as test their knowledge of anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry and English Grammar. Students can feel assured that they are studying the right materials when using the online program at the Nurses Learning Center.
Critical care nurse practitioners, or Acute Care Nurse Practitioners(ACNPs) help assess and manage acutely ill patients with the physicians supervision. Within the inpatient/hospital setting and across hospital-to-clinic settings, including the emergency department, intensive care unit, specialty labs, acute care wards, specialty clinics or any combination of the above, critical care nurse practitioners are vital in assisting patients to improved health. ACNPs diagnose and treat medical conditions, and some ACNPs provide direct patient management from admission to discharge in collaboration with the physician and other health care team members. They are not yet allowed in the state of Michigan to operate as an independent practitioner. Nurse Practitioners still must have a physician who is oversees and monitors their work, such a writing prescriptions and assessing patients. Many ACNPs have a good working relationship with the physicians. In most cases an agreement between the physician and the nurse practitioner is entered into so as to facilitate the job description and duties of the nurse practitioner. Generally, the doctor knows the ACNP and places their trust in their judgment. Nurse Practitioners in critical care have a masters level education with a specialization in trauma or emergency care from an accredited institution of higher learning. ACNPs also may continue to follow the patient into the outpatient setting to ensure successful transition after discharge and complete resolution of transition needs. The nations complex health care system is becoming increasingly focused on the care of the acute or critically ill patient, and acute care nurse practitioners are becoming a critical component of successful health care today.
To learn more about how to first prepare for a career in nursing, by first passing the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST, just go to the Nurses Learning Center. The author Nancy Kimmel has written The N.E.T. Study Guide, and has has tutored many students to success as nurses. An Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan, Professor Kimmel continues to be an educator and now has her own school.

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