OK decided this week that on my 3rd 12 hour work day in a row I needed to study when I got home since I had not studied the last two days and my CPNE is just 4 weeks away. Even though I have all areas of care memorized and if you woke me at 3am and held a gun to my head I could recite them.
I also have my labs down to 5-7 min. each. But still needed to study that day - picked a PCS from my list of saved ones-did the care plan in 5 min but when I got to the charting couldn't remember a thing-total blank.
I have been charting on patients for over 30 years but totally blanked so then I decided what was I doing I couldn't pass this - what was I thinking - I need to postpone my CPNE - yep total meltdown!! Even shed a few tears then said I give up and went to bed which is what I should have done to start with!!
Got up the next morning and charted everything perfectly - lesson learned -DO NOT try to study when you're tired!!