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TLC in Manila Bulletin

TLC_MB.jpgNational daily Manila Bulletin featured The Lewis College on the front of their Schools, Colleges and Universities Bulletin section (E1), To see the online version of this article, click here (this opens a new window/tab).

Building a Solid Foundation in Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Assistants

Welcome, aspiring nursing assistants, to the exciting world of healthcare! As you embark on this journey to become an essential part of the medical team, it's crucial to lay down a sturdy groundwork in anatomy and physiology. ๐Ÿฅ

The Importance of Anatomy and Physiology

Understanding the human body is like learning the intricate workings of a complex machine. As a nursing assistant, you'll be at the forefront of patient care, providing vital support to both patients and registered nurses. A solid grasp of anatomy and physiology is the cornerstone of your role. ๐Ÿฉบ

Without a doubt, having a thorough knowledge of the human body allows you to:

  • Effectively communicate with patients and medical professionals.
  • Identify and comprehend medical terminology and conditions.
  • Assist in patient mobility and personal care with precision.
  • Recognize any deviations from the norm, aiding in early detection of issues.

Exploring the Marvels of Anatomy ๐Ÿง 

Let's dive into the first half of your foundation: anatomy. ๐Ÿงฌ

The Skeletal System

The bones are the framework that holds our bodies together. They protect vital organs and enable movement. Did you know that humans are born with around 270 bones, but the number decreases to about 206 as we grow? ๐Ÿฆด

The Muscular System

Muscles are responsible for our movements, from smiling to walking. There are over 600 muscles in the human body, with the heart being the most important involuntary muscle. ๐Ÿ’ช

Unveiling the Secrets of Physiology ๐Ÿ’“

Physiology is the study of how our body's systems function. Let's uncover some captivating facts about this essential aspect. ๐ŸŒก๏ธ

The Cardiovascular System

The heart pumps blood, delivering oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. In a single day, your heart beats around 100,000 times, circulating about 2,000 gallons of blood! ๐Ÿ’“

The Respiratory System

Breathe in, breathe out โ€“ simple, right? The respiratory system facilitates this process, supplying oxygen to the body and expelling carbon dioxide. Did you know that you take about 17,000 to 30,000 breaths per day? ๐Ÿซ

Putting Knowledge into Practice ๐Ÿฉบ

Now that you've been introduced to the fascinating world of anatomy and physiology, it's time to apply this knowledge in your role as a nursing assistant. Remember, every task you perform contributes to the well-being of your patients. ๐Ÿ’‰

From taking vital signs to assisting with daily activities, your understanding of the human body will guide your actions and interactions. As you continue your education and gain practical experience, your foundation will become a solid structure upon which you build a successful nursing career. ๐ŸŒŸ


Congratulations on taking the first step towards becoming a skilled nursing assistant! Your dedication to mastering anatomy and physiology will not only enhance your confidence but also ensure the safety and comfort of your patients. As you embrace the wonder of the human body, remember that you are an essential part of the healthcare tapestry. Best of luck on your journey! ๐Ÿ‘