Heart Block Mini-Series: First Degree AV Block

“If the R is far from the P, then you have a first degree.”


This Week’s #WCW: Florence Nightingale

Flo’s founding of the modern nursing profession and commitment to sanitary conditions in hospitals around the world is what makes her a total heart throb. In honor of her recognition, here are five of the most memorable quotes from “The Lady With The Lamp”:

Introvert or Extrovert? You Might Be Surprised…

You may believe that an introvert is just a shy person who fears large gatherings and an extrovert is the opposite- outgoing and hates to be alone. This assumption would be wrong! Susan Cain, who authored “Quiet: The Power of Introverts,” showed that introverts can be warm, interested in others, and powerful in their own ways. […]

Monday Motivation

“Nursing is not for everyone. It takes a very strong, intelligent, and compassionate person to take on the ills of the world with passion and purpose and work to maintain the health and well-being of the planet. No wonder we’re exhausted at the end of the day!” – Donna Wilk Cardillo My take: The commitment […]

Auscultatory Areas of the Heart

Above, you can see the auscultatory areas of the heart. There are four traditional valve areas noted- these are not the actual anatomical locations of the valves, but where they are heard the best. The sound is projected in the direction of blood flow. The valve areas are: Aortic valve area– 2nd right intercostal space […]