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Here you will find papers that provide a great overview on a variety of diseases. Each paper gives the overall perspective of each disease, as well as provides further references. These papers are written by future nursing and other allied healthcare students. Each of these students are required to get CPR certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) with a minimum of Basic Life Support (BLS). Many will also require Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) sometime in their careers. We are always looking for individuals to contribute to educating others. If you enjoy writing and educating on healthcare-related topics, please get in touch with us and we would be happy to publish your original work. CPR Nashville offers CPR certification in Nashville, TN. Thank you on behalf of CPR Nashville – home of the best CPR classes in Nashville!

Enjoy the following disease-related papers:

Hs and Ts for Cardiac Arrest

Cystic Fibrosis by Sarah Minnick
Cystic fibrosis is a disease caused by a recessive gene that is inherited by their parents. The disease requires one copy of the gene from each parent. Millions of Americans carry the defective gene, but they do not develop the disease because they only carry one gene.  Even if they don’t develop the disease, they are still a carrier and have the possibility of passing it on to their children.

What is Fungal Meningitis by Susan Berberich
In October 2012, the Center for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration began investigating a fungal meningitis outbreak that had occurred in many states from contaminated steroid injections given to patients with severe back pain.  In these cases, the steroid medication methylprednisolone inadvertently containing the fungus Exserohilum rostratum, a common black fungus typically associated with grass and rotting wood, was injected directly into the epidural space, the space between the spinal cord and the backbone.

What is Diabetes by Nancy Bone
First, let’s start with “What is diabetes?” Diabetes is a condition in which the body, specifically the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin for the body to process blood sugar also known as blood glucose, and turn it into energy for one’s body. Blood sugar is important for the body to provide fuel to muscles and tissue and help with brain function. Too little blood sugar and the body cannot function properly due to lack of energy.

What is COPD by Jessica Unruh
There are a few symptoms of COPD, such as shortness of breath, chronic cough, wheezing, and chest tightness. Having any of these symptoms can lead to complications that can further lead to other health problems. Those with COPD tend to get frequent respiratory infections, have high blood pressure, have a higher risk of heart attacks, as well as suffer from depression. It can be very difficult to do the things you love to do if you can’t breathe.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) by Stefanie Meadows
Chronic kidney disease does not discriminate, but there are increased risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, family history of CKD, the elderly, and certain population groups that have high rates of diabetes and blood pressure. There are many pro-active options to prevent total kidney failure which leads to dialysis and then a kidney transplant. Controlling blood pressure and keeping it at or below 130/80 mmHg is key. This can be done by taking prescribed inhibitors/blockers, not smoking, eating meals that are low in fat and cholesterol, exercising regularly, controlling blood sugar levels, lowering cholesterol, and avoiding eating potassium and salt. It’s also very important to check all prescription medications and any over-the-counter medicines to see if they can harm or affect your kidney in any way.

What is Alcoholism by Erin McCullough
Self-identifying as an alcoholic can be tricky.  There is a real stigma attached to alcoholism and addiction in general.  No one wants to admit there is something wrong with them, that they can’t control an aspect of their lives, or that they have a problem.  Physicians can run a number of tests and ask certain questions, but if the person is in denial, answering truthfully is unlikely, much less going to their doctor in the first place.

Alzheimer’s Disease by Lina Palazzolo
Alzheimer’s is a disease that varies from each individual and progresses at a different rate as well.  Once a person is diagnosed, they live an average of 4 to 6 years. Through the years common risk factors have been researched that have shown to be a large part of the setting for Alzheimer’s.  The most common factor is being a person over the age of 65, which doubles their chances of getting Alzheimer’s every five years thereafter.

Abnormal Bone Development by Jordan Pfaff
Acromegaly and Gigantism are very similar in the way they are caused, and yet they have very different symptoms.  Both Acromegaly and Gigantism arise due to an over-secretion of Growth Hormone from the anterior pituitary gland. The most likely cause for this to happen is a tumor, usually benign, located on the pituitary gland called an Adenoma. This tumor causes growth hormone (GH) to be released in excess.

Trisomy 18 by Emily Edwards
Trisomy 18, or Edwards disorder is a genetic disorder caused by an extra chromosome 18. Instead of two chromosomes, there are three. It can be detected before birth; it is recommended many women get screened and/or get diagnostic tests for Trisomy 18 during prenatal care.  The way they test for this disorder is by checking for an overly enlarged uterus and extra amniotic fluid, both of which would be signs of Trisomy 18.

Oral Cancer by Brittany Blumer
There are a variety of sources that can cause oral cancer. One is the genetic transfer of the gene that causes this type of cancer. Another way that oral cancer can form is from poor dental hygiene. Increasing your dental health by brushing, flossing, and rinsing with some form of mouthwash on a daily basis can easily help prevent the formation of oral cancer due to a lack of dental hygiene. Avoiding the use of tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco can decrease your risk for oral cancer tremendously.

Pet Allergies by Ashley Hayes
The reaction is due to pet allergens coming into contact with your body. Your immune system begins to make antibodies to ward off the perceived threat. These antibodies target the specific intruder while the immune system triggers an immune response causing the above cold-like symptoms.

Anxiety Disorders by Kateryna Petrakova
Despite the fact that anxiety disorders affect a person’s emotional and mental state of mind, they can also lead to much more serious physical problems, such as heart diseases, asthma, drug and alcohol abuse, muscle spasms, increased blood pressure, etc. Severe anxiety disorders that interfere with everyday life should be diagnosed and treated. There are two methods to take care of a problem: psychotherapy or psychological counseling, which helps people to return to the lifestyle they avoided because of anxiety; and medications, such as antidepressants, buspirone, and benzodiazepines, that influence certain brain functions responsible for fear, worry, emotion control.

Tachycardia With A Pulse Algorithm
In some cases tachycardia can be causes from dehydration, exercise, caffeine, and blood loss. In more acute situations, tachycardia is caused because of an extra electrical connection going between the atria (upper chambers) and ventricles (lower chambers) of the heart.

Bladder Cancer by Cameron Dielmann
There are two major categories of bladder cancer which are based on how aggressive the cancer is with spreading throughout the bladder. The first is when cancer remains confined to the bladder lining itself, this type of cancer is called superficial bladder cancer, and it is the most easily treated because it remains relatively isolated, and in severe cases the bladder can be removed in order to prevent it from spreading…



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