Hyperthermia is an abnormally high body temperature – usually greater than 40C – that occurs due to failed thermoregulation in the brain, the hypothalamus. It occurs when the body produces more heat than it can release. There are many external and internal causes of hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is an umbrella term that comprises illnesses such as heat exhaustion, heat fatigue, and heat stroke. These conditions need to be quickly addressed as they can become life-threatening.
Anemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells circulating in the bloodstream is abnormally low or dysfunctional. Blood contains, among other blood cells, red blood cells. These red blood cells are specialized cells that aid in gas exchange and oxygen delivery.
Osteomyelitis Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan. Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone that mainly affects children but can also affect adults. It can be an acute and also chronic condition.
Diverticular disease is an outpouching of the intestinal mucosa through the colon wall. This clinical manifestation can occur in any part of the intestine but most commonly occurs in the Sigmoid colon – the descending part of the colon.
Gastrointestinal bleeding can be a symptom of many disorders of the GI tract. Bleeding can often arise from the upper GI tract or the lower part of the GI tract. Since many variables are considered, a systematic approach is necessary to make an accurate diagnosis and promote appropriate treatment.
Cellulitis is an infection of the skin (epidermis and dermis) or underlying soft tissues (hypodermis); it can spread rapidly and be life-threatening.