Mastering Pharmacology is one of the most complicated, overlooked, yet ESSENTIAL components of being a well-rounded, safe nurse. One of
Mastering Pharmacology is one of the most complicated, overlooked, yet ESSENTIAL components of being a well-rounded, safe nurse. One of
Can I be honest? I had an amazing experience last month. It was one of those moments when you
I want to share with you four significant moments in my nursing career. These are moments that were “pivotal” to
Caveat: some people (nurses) might not agree AT ALL with what I say here . . . oh well! I
Are you cut out to be a nurse? Wondering how hard is nursing school? What are the nursing school prerequisites
Our Nursing Brain Sheet Database is here! I get it . . . I was there once too. Notes on
Today’s Question: How do you tell friends and family you can’t hang out?
Question: A nurse is caring for a patient who is recovering from a stroke. The nurse arranges for a swallowing screening to be performed on this patient. Which best describes the purpose of this test? Answer: B. To assess the
Answer: D. Achieve and maintain a healthy weight Rationale: A patient with COPD suffers from a chronic disease that can progressively worsen if he does not take care of his health. As part of health education, the nurse must teach
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Answer: C. Obesity Rationale: Dyspnea, also known as breathlessness, is a state in which a person is unable to get enough air. Dyspnea may be acute, such as after an injury affecting the lungs or a panic attack, or it
Answer: A. Tobacco use C. Exposure to certain pesticides Rationale: Cancer of the pancreas is a life-threatening condition that often has a poor prognosis. Risk factors for this type of cancer include such factors as tobacco use in the patient
Answer: A. Assess the interactions between the parents and the child C. Respond to the child consistently with nurturance D. Provide positive feedback when the parents nurture the child Rationale: Attachment is something that develops between parents and children from
Answer: C. Increased confidence in the ability to perform tasks D. The ability to separate from parents for a time E. Learning to master skills Rationale: An 8-year-old child has different developmental tasks when compared to a child who is
codeine Trade Name Paveral Indication management of pain, diarrhea, cough suppressant Action Binds to opiate receptors in the CNS and alters perception of pain while producing a general depression of the CNS. This depression also causes a decrease in the
Answer: C. “The nurse can make a copy of my medical record to send it to my friend.” Rationale: Privacy and confidentiality are important aspects of maintaining patient security while he receives healthcare services. The nurse must educate the patient
Today’s Question: My two biggest struggles with nursing school are procrastination and not being assertive during clinicals. I have a B+ average a year into my part-time BSN program, but I’m sure I could’ve managed an A- average if I
Answer: C. The patient has no plans to quit smoking Rationale: The phases of change, such as when a person wants to make a change in lifestyle habits, go through a series that starts with no desire or thought to
Today I want to talk about nine common classes of cardiac meds, that you’re going to need to understand, and you’re going to need to know at a very high level. We’re going to talk about these meds at a
Answer: C. Inspection, auscultation, percussion, palpation Rationale: When assessing any other part of the body, the nurse would normally perform the methods of assessment in the order of inspection, palpation, percussion, and then auscultation. However, when assessing the abdomen, the
Today’s Question: Getting nervous to push iv meds and start iv lines
Answer: D. The pads of the fingers Rationale: When assessing a patient through palpation, the nurse may use different parts of the hand to find differing signs related to the patients condition. The pads of the fingers are best used
Answer: B. Drink fluids starting several hours before exercise begins Rationale: A person who exercises a great amount, such as with a student athlete, may be at risk of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance from water loss through sweat and respiration.
Answer: C. There are high expectations of each family member E. Punishment may involve withdrawal of approval Rationale: A nurse who works with families may encounter various parenting styles. The authoritarian parenting style is one that is strict and where
Today’s Question: The ever changing clinic schedules for school! It makes it hard when you work
Answer: A. There may be step-siblings in the family who do not share a biologic parent B. The parents come together after a previous divorce or death of a spouse E. The parents may add another child who becomes a
So . . . a couple things here . . . One of the most common concerns that we get from nursing students is . . . Why are experienced nurses so mean to students? AND Have you heard of
Today’s Question: “Teacher says we need to read entire book but there is absolutely no questions from the book. How do we suppose to study”
This is the first in a series from Susan Dupont RN BSN who is an Emergency Room Nurse and contributor at NRSNG.com . . . Click to View All Articles in the “Real Life in the ER Series” Every patient
Answer: C. Dysphagia Rationale: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes a decline in respiratory function, including shortness of breath and an inability to cough. The patient is also at a nutritional risk because of muscle
Answer: C. “This test checks how much sugar is coating the hemoglobin in your red blood cells; it can tell us your blood sugar levels for the past two months.” Rationale: The hemoglobin A1C test, also called the glycosylated hemoglobin
Answer: A. mitral valve prolapse. Rationale: When auscultating heart sounds, the nurse may hear a variety of different sounds; some are normal parts of the heart’s anatomy, while others indicate an abnormality. A systolic click is a high-pitched sound that is
One of the biggest struggles I see new nurses and nursing students . . . and even experienced nurses at times have is . . . Time Management on the clinical floor. I wanted to share with you two major
Answer: A. The patient will be able to dress himself appropriately B. The patient will demonstrate how to use adaptive equipment effectively C. The patient will be able to cope with having someone help with dressing tasks Rationale: A patient
Today’s Question: I have passed every class. I’m a 2nd semester junior in med surg. Just having doubts. I feel like they haven’t taught me much and they expect us to know everything and be independent in clinical when we
Answer: A. Stated doubts about an ability to survive alone B. Expressed feelings of abandonment or loneliness C. Feelings of uselessness Rationale: A patient who suffers from social isolation may feel lonely, he may have few friends, or he may suffer from
Excuse the slight detour from our normal episodes . . . but I wanted to let you know that we just released a clipboard designed specifically for nurses and nursing students. You can view the clipboard at: NurseClipboards.com Here is
Answer: D. Supine with the legs elevated Rationale: The most appropriate position for the patient in shock is to have him lie supine with the legs elevated. This position promotes venous return from the lower extremities so that blood can
This article is another in a series by Ashely Adkins RN BSN entitled “Nursing School Struggles” where she answers your questions about nursing school. To learn more about Ashley visit AshleyAdkins.org. View all articles HERE. Lisa R . . .
This article is another in a series by Ashely Adkins RN BSN entitled “Nursing School Struggles” where she answers your questions about nursing school. To learn more about Ashley visit AshleyAdkins.org. View all articles HERE. Oh, IVs. How we long
Answer: C. Percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation Rationale: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy can cause severe pain and nerve dysfunction in the extremities. The patient with this condition may need pain management methods, which could be through medications or through non-pharmacological methods, such
Answer: C. The patient will more likely desire change after connecting with another person Rationale: Change is necessary when a patient is exhibiting behaviors that are harmful to himself or others. Change can be implemented in many ways, but personal
“The biggest problem I am having with nursing school is the figure out a good study pattern.” It seems that every nursing student is searching for the elusive ‘Best Nursing Studying Hack’ of all time, but does it exist or
Today’s question: “My biggest issue right now is overcoming my crippling anxiety that I get before an exam or test. I wake up completely nauseous from it.”
Today’s Question: I’m either “ALL WORK NO PLAY” or “ALL PLAY NO WORK.” I have to find that perfect balance.
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This is the first in a series from Susan Dupont RN BSN who is an Emergency Room Nurse and contributor at NRSNG.com . . . Click to View All Articles in the “Real Life in the ER Series” Every patient
Answer: B. Art therapy C. Watching a movie D. Blowing bubbles Rationale: A preschool-age child is at a different developmental age when compared to an infant or a school-age child. A child who is in preschool does not understand some
“I am struggling with passing the NCLEX® RN exam. I graduated nursing school in June 2012. I have taken the NCLEX 4 times. The first 2 times failed within first 75 questions. The 3rd time I took all 265 questions
Masen Mills (@nurse_muscles) journey into nursing was very nontraditional. In fact it reminded me a lot of my own (job he hated, new baby, contemplated nursing for years). Masen is the mastermind behind @nurse_muscles on Instagram and NurseMuscles.com where he provides
Answer: B. Problems within parents’ marriage/relationship C. Speech difficulties D. Boredom Rationale: It is normal and common for a 3-year-old child to have tantrums. Children of this age may have difficulty communicating, and tantrums are a method of expressing
Let’s be honest . . . Ventilation can be a tough subject. I have said before, but the RT (respiratory therapist) should be your best friend on the clinical floor. Understanding the various modes of ventilation and which is best
Answer: B. benign tumors on the pituitary that cause excess secretion of growth hormone. Rationale: A patient with acromegaly produces too much growth hormone as a result of small tumors that develop on the pituitary gland. The condition causes
Finding a nursing clipboard that meets your needs is tough . . . I remember during clinicals as a student I often ran into two problems with clipboards for nurses: They didn’t offer enough/any storage They were too flimsy This
Answer: D. Decreased cardiac contractility Rationale: A patient with a cardiac condition is at risk of developing cardiogenic shock when the heart has been damaged enough that it is unable to effectively pump blood to perfuse vital organs. The patient
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In this video episode we discuss why you shouldn’t place all your trust in SpO2 and how the oxygen deliver system works within the body. It is easy to put all of your trust in monitors . . . I
Answer: A. The patient has a Glasgow Coma Score of 8 Rationale: A spinal cord injury produces paresthesia below the level of the injury; paraplegia indicates an injury in which the patient cannot move the lower extremities, while quadriplegia is
Answer: C. Loss of muscle control Rationale: A patient who has suffered a traumatic brain injury is at high risk of developing sleep problems. Narcolepsy is a condition in which a person experiences excessive daytime sleepiness. He may also develop
How Many Times Can You Take the NCLEX®? According to the NCSBN website (which is the company that writes the actual NCLEX), you can take the NCLEX up to 8 times per year with a 45 day waiting period between
“I am a nursing graduate as of Dec 2012 with a 3.4 GPA. I have taken the NCLEX twice and have gotten “near passing” on every category, both times! I am at a point where I’m thinking if this is
Answer: A. Eating breakfast Rationale: Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder characterized by weakness of skeletal muscles and fatigue with exertion. The patient would most likely have difficulties with performing activities of daily living that require exertion or use of
HOW TO LEAVE US FEEDBACK IN iTUNES: 1. On your iPhone click on your “Podcasts” app 2. Search “NRSNG” within the Podcasts App 3. Click on the “NRSNG Show (NCLEX® Prep for Nursing Students)” Podcast Icon at the
Question: A 78-year-old patient with Huntington’s disease has developed contractures from muscle atrophy. The nurse is reviewing his information after he has been admitted to the long-term care facility. Which best describes an appropriate outcome for this patient? Answer: C.
Pharmacology is one of the subjects that more students struggle with than anything else. To conquer pharmacology it is important to have a plan. This episode provides 12 easy to implement tips to answering any pharmacology question. Patient Safety The
“I am currently struggling with SATA. I am trying to prepare for the NCLEX-RN.” SATA-type questions has long been a dreaded feature of the NCLEX, but why does it get so much hate? Seriously, why is it that a groan
‘@mackenziekatherine_ I just started nursing school last week!! I’m extremely nervous for exams and validations! AND @loraynegon asks: I learn from powerpoints..professors stand there and read the damn powerpoints..i can read..teach me how to learn it..
Question: A nurse is caring for an 80-year-old client who is in rehabilitation after having a stroke. The nurse is teaching the client about how to use a nosey cup. Which of the following best describes this device? Answer: B.
Question: A nurse is working with a family whose child was born with developmental dislocation of the hip. The physician has applied a spica cast to the child. Which statement from the nurse best describes this type of cast to
Take one minute and think about it . . . . There is ONE big freaking goal in your life that you have put off. ONE goal that if you accomplished . . . everything else in your life would
‘@bx_chic_u8eno says: I’m taking my A&p 1 class and I’m 6 months pregnant, what kind of advice can someone give me that took this class? What are effective ways to pass this class? AND @futurecrna_ says: No social life. Gained
Question: A child was injured in an accident and has become a paraplegic. The child must use crutches on a permanent basis, most likely for the rest of his life. Which type of crutches would most commonly be used in
Question: A nurse has given a patient with joint stiffness and limited range of motion a nursing diagnosis of Impaired Physical Mobility. Which nursing intervention would be most appropriate when caring for this patient? Answer: A. Screen for signs of
Question: Which of the following descriptions best defines general adaptation syndrome? Answer: C. The body’s response to stress over both short- and long-term periods Rationale: General adaptation syndrome is a stress response in which the body modifies its reaction to stress.
Visit NRSNG.com/eh for all the resources mentioned in this episode. Oh Canada . . . Oh Canada! What’s up all my Canadian nurse brothers and sisters? I have to be honest . . . I know very little about Canada,
Question: A patient who has been suffering from severe diarrhea has developed hypokalemia and cardiac arrhythmias as a result. Which of the following treatments would most likely be ordered for this patient to correct the situation? Answer: A. IV administration of
Hemodynamics can be tough. . . simply because there are so many interdependent factors that a nurse needs to know. In this episode I share some of the KEY parameters the nurse should know as well as provide a free
Question: A 36-year-old patient has been diagnosed with scleroderma and has breathing difficulties, including wheezing and dry cough. Which of the following skin changes would the nurse also expect to see upon assessment of this patient? Answer: D. Stiff, tight
Hugh Cluver (@hughculver) is a master of productivity and healthy habit formation. Hugh co-founded the only private airline to offer expeditions in Antarctica. He is a marathoner, triathlete, teacher, businessman, motivational speaker . . . and so much more. Today
One of my favorite quotes of all time is: “You Are The Average of The 5 People You Spend The Most Time With” Who are you spending your time with? In the end . . . you are generally no
My concern is that there is so much information to remember, how do you keep it straight in your head? I am currently studying for my Med Surg Hesi and when I answer a question incorrectly, I ask myself,
I graduated 2 years ago from nursing school and yet to pass the nclex, I am 55 years old and wonder if I should be in this profession where I see so many young people. In a nutshell I
Currently I’m struggling with test taking and second guessing my answer choices. Although I have improved, I continue to second guess myself. Every time I check my answers, my first choice was always the right one. When taking exams I’m
I am 2 months away from being done with nursing school and I feel like I have just been getting lucky getting through all my classes in the past and I need some help because my teachers do not like
I am currently struggling with passing NCLEX. I have taken the exam twice and have my third exam scheduled for two weeks from now. I am so terrified that I will not pass a third time. My fear and anxiety
During the course of 2015 I recently discovered that I have read over 20 books! Well . . . to be honest, I listened to the audio version of some of them, and I probably didn’t finish all of them.
Nursing is a lifestyle . . . it’s so much more than a job. When someone becomes a nurse they are kinda inducted into a secret society . . . and we feel like we are pretty special. So, here
Yes . . . I’m a Nurse Lic #: 844860 . . . check it out . . . Jon Haws RN! Today on Facebook I saw an ad for a company claiming to provide NCLEX® prep for nursing students
Amy Morin LCSW is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist that knows a thing or two about developing mental strength. In a matter of just a couple years she lost her mother, husband, and father-in-law. Felling like her life was
Each of us went into nursing hoping to succeed. Little did we expect for past demons and skeletons to creep into our minds and lives that would begin to interrupt our success. This is a very short episode where I
I began my career in the Neurosurgical ICU at a large Level I Trauma Hospital in Dallas – FW. I can still vividly remember my first night on the unit. I was terrified. But I was filled with a (bad)
When I opened the email from Ashely, I could tell that she was completely deflated. She had just failed NCLEX 3 times. At that time she was sobbing and unsure if she should even continue on her path in nursing.
Nurses are weird right? Often times at dinner with my family I’ll get going on (what I think is) a great story . . . only to have my family start screaming . . “Stop! We’re eating”. Call it desensitization.
Learning to care for a patient with Sickle Cell can be very complex. For free NCLEX® courses visit: NRSNGacademy.com
Thrombocytopenia is a very complicated condition. Learn the nursing care for a patient. For free NCLEX® courses visit: NRSNGacademy.com
I love being a nurse. I CHOSE to be a nurse after several other careers. Once I was in to nursing school I worked my butt off to become a good nurse. Recently, I interviewed NurseNacole on my podcast and
Learning to care for a patient with leukemia is important. This video episode covers basic nursing care for the patient with leukemia.
Nurse care for a patient with lymphoma. For free NCLEX® courses visit: NRSNGacademy.com
Addison’s Disease is a complex issue that many patients face and you will likely encounter during your career as a nurse. This episode covers everything you need to know to care for the patient. Learn more and study for the
In this video episode we discuss anemia and how to care for a patient experiencing anemia.
The most fascinating conundrum of Nursing School is the innate feeling of being overwhelmed. Anyone who has been in nursing school will agree whole heartedly that they were indeed overwhelmed. The main reason that everyone is so overwhelmed is because
The difference between objective and subjective data seems simple at first… but then once you dive into a nursing case study, you find yourself second guessing what you thought was simple. Truth is it is simple; we just make it
I once had a nursing instructor who told me that I was never going to make it as a nurse. . . Boy was she wrong! I have said to friends and family that nursing school instructors are horrible. I
Finding that first new graduate nursing job right out of school is a huge source of stress and anxiety to many nursing students. For those students that want to work in the ICU ( critical care) right out of school the
Passing the NCLEX and finding your first nursing job can be just as challenging as passing nursing school. In this collaboration with Ashley Adkins RN we discuss highly actionable tips to help you pass and find that J.O.B. Ashley
Sometimes the most basic concepts are made so complex during nursing school. Tonicity is one of these. We have a video that goes into great detail about fluid balance here on YouTube. Fluid and Electrolyte eBook We’ve literally written the
Everyone is going to try to scare you! At my first meeting of nursing school, the director of the school of nursing got up to speak in front of the new nursing class. She started her speech by saying: “Everyone
NurseBass is a raising YouTube star having had many videos published with MightyNurse. Be sure to check him out at YouTube.com/NurseBass1 We connected a couple months back after I saw a few of his videos. It is easy to tell
Stroke is a common diagnosis. Essentially stroke involves a decrease in oxygen delivery to the brain. This video covers nursing care for stroke patients.
Can I make a confession? As a brand new nurse (straight out of school) in a 34 bed Neuro ICU, I was about to pee my pants the first time I heard “Code Blue Neuro ICU” sounding over the intercom.
NurseMurse is a rising star on YouTube . . . his channel over at YouTube.com/NurseMurse is jam packed full of helpful tips for nursing students from how to prepare for nursing school to dealing with Poop in the Face. In this
You aren’t the only one that’s a bit terrified of EKGs . . . let’s just clear that up right away. For many nursing students and new nurses EKG interpretation can be intimidating, to say the least. I remember my
Dallas, Tex. – NCLEX® prep company, NRSNG.com, will release their new app,RN Crush!, 7-29-2015 with the goal of making NCLEX® prep fun, easy, and painless. RN Crush!, available on both iOS and Android devices, is a mobile app created by a nurse
Graduation from nursing school is a perfect excuse to indulge your sweet tooth and to buy some delicious cakes or cupcakes to celebrate. Here are some nurse cake ideas to help you celebrate graduating nursing school in style. 1. Nursing
It’s a question we all ask before we start anything new: how hard is it going to be? It’s easy to ask that question when we start a job, start college, start nursing school or anything else. Is it hard?
You have finished the prerequisites. You are all prepared to start nursing school. It is so exciting! Then, you get the letter. You open it with anticipation and then you read the words, “We regret to inform you that…” Those
I talk very little about “passing the NCLEX® in 75 questions” and other “popular” topics related to passing in as few questions as possible. There’s a simple reason for that . . . . it simply doesn’t matter! As nurses and
Ahh . . . the NCLEX®, that’s what it’s all about right? Without passing this beast of a test the debt, the extra 20 pounds, the stories, the sacrifices, and the grey hairs of nursing school are all for naught!
Choosing a bag for nursing school can be pretty intimidating. After all you will be carrying around 4,374 pounds of books, writing 3 novels in clinical paperwork a week, and pretty much be living in the library . . .
1. Prestige Medical Fluoride Scissor (Trauma Shears) Pros • Versatility These are versatile and able to cut through a variety of clothing materials easily, including leather and denim. They can even be used to cut seatbelts to free accident victims
Today I answer a question from another NRSNG reader! I’m a new nurse and am unsure about things I should be doing for renal failure pts. How much concern should I be about urine output in stage 4/5 CKD pts?
I am struggling with knowing how to break down the questions. I feel like I study and study, but I can’t get good grades on my exams and quizzes. I just started nursing school and I am in nursing
Kati Kleber is a nurse blogger over at NurseEyeRoll.com and provides a very realistic view of what real life nursing is! She recently published a book: “Becoming Nursey: From Code Blues to Code Browns, How to Care for Your Patients and
Must Know Labs Covered in the Video pH 7.35 – 7.45 PaCO2 35 – 45 HCO3 22 – 26 BUN 5 – 20 Cholesterol <200 Glucose 70 – 100 HCT F:36 – 46 M:42 – 52 HgB F:12 – 15
Resources in this Episode: NursingStudentBooks.com RNcrush.com What is up? This is Jon with the NRSNG podcast. There, we’re going to do another question from one of the listeners. This question, I’m really excited about because I have some personal experiences
Resources discussed in this episode: Critical Thinking for Dummies VARK Questionnaire Trello I have been accepted into the BSN program and begin nursing school April 27. I am struggling with how to prepare for school. I don’t know what
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Today’s question comes from a student asking how to keep her head above water. Be sure to visit RNcrush.com to try the new app. Hey guys, Jon here with NRSNG.com, RNcrush.com, and nursingstudentbooks.com. Thank you so much for checking out
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Let’s talk pulmonary embolism. The chances of you getting a question about pulmonary embolism on the actual is pretty low. However, let’s talk about it and give you the things that you need to know in case you encounter one
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Video Transcript: When we start trying to understand the difference between hydrostatic and oncotic pressure, first of all we have to understand what osmosis is. Now, we probably learned about osmosis in our Bio 101 class and in Intro to
Sorry it’s been so long since my last podcast! We have been working away here at NURSING.com on some great new products for you! Anyway, this video cover nursing care for the patient with a chest tube. These can be
Getting ready to start nursing school? Chances are you are feeling a dash of excitement, a pinch of overwhelm, and a whole lot of scared to death. That’s normal. Nursing school is a big step. Unfortunately, if you walk
Meninges Layers dura arachnoid pia Purpose protect CNS Meningitis acute inflammation of meninges Causes virus bacteria microorganisms drugs Symptoms headache neck stiffness 70% sudden fever confusion AMS photophobia Diagnosis lumbar puncture low glucose WBC protein Complications brain swelling and herniation
In a followup video from the recent BUN video, we cover what creatinine is, how it relates to BUN and why we like to monitor GFR and CrCl in our patients. This is a fun introduction to this important lab
What exactly is BUN? Why should you be calling it B.U.N and not bun (like a hot dog bun)? This video covers the basics of BUN, how it is formed, why it is measured, and why we even care.
Answer: B. The nurses on the unit report how the new standards have affected patient health status and bedside care Rationale: Implementing evidence-based practice into care is one aspect of maintaining current practice standards. The nurse may learn of methods
It can be easy to look past patient education because we think we are “too busy” however, I have found that taking the 2-3 minutes to talk with your patient can save you hours later trying to explain why you
This is a short video podcast that covers some of the most common mistakes I see new nurses and students make when starting IV’s.
Butterfly needles can be super handy when drawing labs. . . This video show how to use the needles and tips and tricks.
Hey guys . . . in this episode of the prioritization series I discuss PAIN . . . that’s right. And why it is sometimes better to NOT give any pain medication. I am a very firm believer in assessing
So here we are . . . tip #4. Want to read the other tips? Click here I hope these 6 tips are helping you in your studies. These are the exact strategies I used to graduate nursing
When I was in college the first time I randomly enrolled in an Anatomy and Physiology course. At the time I was a Health Science major. My goal was to teach and coach or maybe work with the Red Cross.
Find a Study Buddy Smarter Than You I’m a prideful person by nature . . . ask my wife! Admitting that I don’t know something or that I am wrong has always been a challenge for me. Because of this
I need you to make me a promise . . . I want you to be successful in nursing school. What does that mean? To me success can mean a lot of things. I think for nursing school it means
4. In the case of a patient becoming incompetent to make his own decisions, a durable power of attorney authorizes: a. another person to manage the patient’s financial matters. b. instructions for what medical treatment the patient wants. c. another
A patient is admitted to the hospital for hip replacement surgery and the nurse notes in the documentation that the patient has a living will. In addition to placing a copy of the document on the patient’s chart, the nurse
Ibuprofen is a very common medication . . . in fact you have probably taken it yourself! Learn about the different risks and benefits of this medication in this episode. Find out book “140 Must Know Meds” nclexmedoftheday.com
Diuretcs are important medications that will be given very often in your nursing career for a variety of illnesses. Check out our book “140 Must Know Meds” medoftheday.com
Confusing heparin and insulin can have live threatening results. It might sound hard to do but think about all the similarities involved with the two medications. In this podcast I discuss documented sentinel events involving the confusion of these two
Flagyl is a commonly used medication that is effective at killing bacteria it is used commonly in hospitals and ICU settings. Check out our book “140 Must Know Meds” at medoftheday.com
Certainly an important medication to know when caring for hospitalized patients. View our book based on the medications covered in this podcast at: medoftheday.com
Check out the new book “140 Must Know Meds” view it at medoftheday.com
“I just want an A . . . is that too much to ask? Seriously Santa is that too much to freakin’ ask!” “Back off . . . “ “I’m not nervous, why do you ask?” “I promise honey
Medical Diagnosis Appendicitis NURSING DIAGNOSIS Stress Overload RT work and family responsibilities (multiple co-existing stressors) AEB pt statements “I am supposed to be in Chile on Monday”, workload over 50 hrs/week, reported travel RELATED ARTICLE: 5 Steps to Writing a (kick
Use this simple Q& A page over the endocrine system to test your knowledge and prepare for upcoming tests. Feel free to print, copy, share, and use this study guide in any way! Remember: Adrenal HYPO function = Addisons: Adrenal HYPER
Codeine is not the most common medication, but surely you have heard of it and possibly given it. Check out our book 140 Must Know Meds at medoftheday.com to learn about the most important medications you need to know.
Yep! Totally talking about pepto bismol today. This is actually an interesting medication and important to know for as it is such a common medication. Check out our new book 140 Meds at medoftheday.com
Atenolol is a commonly used Beta Blocker that specifically targets Beta1 Receptors. Learn more and check out our new book “140 Must Know Meds” by visiting medoftheday.com
Carafate is a wonderful medication for patients with gastric ulcers. This podcast covers some of the important education you should provide for your patients. Visit medoftheday.com for our new book 140 Must Know Meds
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A commonly used analgesic in ICUs and operative areas, this is an important medication to know. Some common misspellings include fentyanl, fentynal, & fyntanyl.
This podcast covers cirrhosis or end-stage liver disease. I discuss the causes, labs associated with, and pathophysiology of cirrhosis. This is a fun review of treatments and patient care for patients suffering from this terminal condition. Great review for or
Nursing school is a beast all its own. Learning how to study so that you can ace your classes can be a challenge. In this episode I offer 5 study tips that I used to graduate with a 3.8 and
The items listed below are items that I personally used in my preparation for the NCLEX®. No guarantee of passing is made and nothing will replace good study habits and understanding the material needed to master the NCLEX®.