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For those of you who don't remember your Latin roots, here are some common medical prefixes and postfixes. Designed for doctors/nurses in training, but since many of us have to make our own medical decisions, it could be useful for anyone.

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Tracheostomy Care: An online continuing education course for nurses, medical health care professionals, and other interested individuals. Tracheostomy and ventilators can make even the most seasoned healthcare practitioners uneasy. For many RN’s, LPN/LVN’s, and CNA’s working in skilled nursing facilities, these patients will provide a new challenge and demand that they develop new skills. This course aims to take the mystery out of tracheostomy care.

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Needle Angles: Standard medication doses for adults are to be rounded to the nearest tenth (0.1) of a milliliter. The standard 3-mL syringe is calibrated in tenths of a milliliter. The nurse should not administer more than 3 mL per intramuscular or subcutaneous injection site; when a volume greater than 3 mL is required, a 5-mL syringe, calibrated in fifths, may be used.

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