Safety Check Nursing Mnemonic
- E-Emergency Equipment
These things should be checked during a safety check at the beginning of a shift to ensure you are set up for success and good patient outcomes. Are monitors and machines (pumps, vents) working correctly? Are your alarms set appropriately so you will be notified if something is wrong? Are your drips correct, including non-expired tubing and bags? Are your lines patent, or do they need new dressings or to be replaced? And do you have emergency equipment at bedside (O2, suction, ambu, etc)?
Cornell Note-Taking System Instructions:
- Record: During the lecture, use the note-taking column to record the lecture using telegraphic sentences.
- Questions: As soon after class as possible, formulate questions based onthe notes in the right-hand column. Writing questions helps to clarifymeanings, reveal relationships, establish continuity, and strengthenmemory. Also, the writing of questions sets up a perfect stage for exam-studying later.
- Recite: Cover the note-taking column with a sheet of paper. Then, looking at the questions or cue-words in the question and cue column only, say aloud, in your own words, the answers to the questions, facts, or ideas indicated by the cue-words.
- Reflect: Reflect on the material by asking yourself questions, for example: “What’s the significance of these facts? What principle are they based on? How can I apply them? How do they fit in with what I already know? What’s beyond them?
- Review: Spend at least ten minutes every week reviewing all your previous notes. If you do, you’ll retain a great deal for current use, as well as, for the exam.
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