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2018 Year in Review

2018 was an insanely busy year for us here at NRSNG as we’ve been hard at work serving and supporting the growing NRSNG Family. I

Ep0032: APGAR Scoring

The APGAR score is a simple way to objectively determine how well a baby is doing immediately after birth. It is measured at 1 minute

Ep0029: Immunization Schedule

  QR Script: Pediatric immunizations are a controversial topic. It’s important that you know which immunizations are recommended at which stages of a child’s life.

NURSING.com Academy FAQs

Speaker 1: Welcome to the NRSNG podcast. Providing those who care for the world with the tools and confidence they need. Here’s your host, Jon

Ep0028: Therapeutic Drug Levels

There are some medications that we give our patients that require close monitoring through testing the blood for levels of the drug. The goal is

Ep0027: IM Injection Sites

There are 4 sites we can use for Intramuscular or IM injections, though 3 of them are the most common.  The dorsogluteal, is rarely used

Ep0026: Med Math Equations

Dosage calculation is something that every nursing student either loves or dreads! We all have to pass math exams every semester. It’s either easy points

Ep0025: Insulin Administration

Dosage calculation is something that every nursing student either loves or dreads! We all have to pass math exams every semester. It’s either easy points

Patients We Will Never Forget

Audio: Welcome to the NRSNG podcast, providing those who care for the world with the tools and confidence they need. And here’s your host, Jon

Ep269: NRSNG Academy is LIVE

What’s going on? John Haws here, RN, founder of NRSNG. And today I’m incredibly excited because today, if you go to NRSNG.com/academy or NRSNGacademy.com, either

Ep0021: ABG ROME Chart

There are many tricks to interpreting ABG’s, the ROME chart is just one of them. ROME stands for “Respiratory Opposite Metabolic Equal”. What that means

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Ep049 Protect Patient from Injury

Falls: initiate fall risk care plan if appropriate, make sure patient is safe to ambulate, initiate all fall precautions Electrical hazards Unsafe behavior from other

Ep268: It’s Coming Next Week

Next week on July first 2018 the new NRSNG Academy is going live. What does this mean? If you’re a current NRSNG Academy member you’re

I Don’t Want to Sound Cliche

I want to tell you guys a short story today, and I don’t want to sound too cliché, and I don’t want to sound like

Ep0014: Levels of Consciousness

  Levels of Consciousness *Alert Normal *Patients who are alert is awake or easily awakened by voice from a normal sleep stage are considered alert.

Ep0012: Hierarchy of O2 Delivery

Let’s simplify oxygen delivery devices. Nasal cannulas fit inside the patient’s nose to deliver a little extra FiO2, like for patients having chest pain. Simple

CM2

On July 1, 2018, we are launching the NRSNG Academy 2.0. Now, I call it 2.0 because it’s really the second time we’re launching it,

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Cardiac Biomarkers for Nurses

In addition to EKG’s, we utilize cardiac biomarkers to determine extent of ischemia and infarction. There are a few main cardiac biomarkers, or also called

A Bit of Colored Ribbon

Ever since I can remember, I always wanted a Jeep Wrangler. For some reason, that was always the car that I wanted to drive. I

The Wonder of Nursing

About two weeks ago I took my son Taz to chess class. He was attending chess class every couple nights. I took him to chess

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Cardiac Labs and Meds for Nurses

In addition to the three main classes of anti-hypertensives we already discussed, ACE Inhibitors like Lisinopril and Captopril, Beta Blockers like Metoprolol and Propranolol, and

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Ep001: EKG Placement for Nurses

Let’s talk about 5-Lead EKG placement and Auscultation of Heart Sounds. There are 5 electrocardiogram leads we use traditionally to get tracings of the heart

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Welcome to the Scrubcheats Podcast!

Hey guys, welcome to the Scrubcheats podcast. This is our BRAND NEW show covering must know clinical information.  Each episode will be just 3-5 minutes

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Lions Don’t Give a ****

One of my favorite quotes is: Lions don’t concern themselves with the opinion of sheep. We want you to be a LION.  Be humble, work

How to Handle Med Errors

It is always important to respond appropriately in the face of a mistake.  If you handle it appropriately you can minimize problems and learn from

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Tips to Avoid Med Errors

Medication math requires great attention to detail, and the math can be challenging.  Pharmacology is already very difficult to master with interesting medication names and

Gratitude: Support

All this week I thought it would be fun to share one thing I am thankful for in my nursing career.  Sometimes, I can struggle

Gratitude: My Nursing School

All this week I thought it would be fun to share one thing I am thankful for in my nursing career.  Sometimes, I can struggle

Gratitude: ICU Job

All this week I thought it would be fun to share one thing I am thankful for in my nursing career.  Sometimes, I can struggle

Gratitude: My Nursing Preceptor

All this week I thought it would be fun to share one thing I am thankful for in my nursing career.  Sometimes, I can struggle

Gratitude: The NRSNG Family

All this week I thought it would be fun to share one thing I am thankful for in my nursing career.  Sometimes, I can struggle

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Dopamine vs Dobutamine

Let’s face it: Dopamine and Dobutamine can be a bit confusing!  This podcast covers these two medications and helps to dispel the confusion around these

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Got the NCLEX in a Week?

See how to study for the NCLEX and what to do every day before test day The big day is almost here.  One. More. Week.

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Ep29 Altered Mental Status (AEIOU TIPS)

AEIOU-TIPS   Many patients experience Altered Mental Status (AMS).  There are many factors that can contribute to an alteration in a patients mental status and

How to Prioritize Nursing Tasks

Nursing has many components involved. That is why time management in nursing is crucial. It is literally the glue that holds the skills we have

When and How to Delegate as a Nurse

Delegation is critical to being excellent with time management.  In this podcast we discuss how to know when and how to delegate.  We have created

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Ep058: Implement Emergency Response Plans

Nurses frequently use a color-coding system to triage patients, as identified by the facility Example: Red: highest priority, life-threatening yet survivable injuries Yellow: medium priority,

4 Steps to Nursing Delegation

Delegation is tricky subject in nursing school.  While it’s presented in a black and white, very straightforward manner in the classroom… the way it plays

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