"Application"

  1. Ok, so I hear it all the time and I know what it means to apply-but my teacher always talks about applying your notes when you are studying for a test and I don't get it so I don't study that way. Can someone please explain this to me in an example? For like..hm..I dunno...cardiac problems? Gosh I feel dumb asking this. I just don't quite understand how to do that with my nursing notes.
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  3. by   sirI
    Quote from LWildman
    Ok, so I hear it all the time and I know what it means to apply-but my teacher always talks about applying your notes when you are studying for a test and I don't get it so I don't study that way. Can someone please explain this to me in an example? For like..hm..I dunno...cardiac problems? Gosh I feel dumb asking this. I just don't quite understand how to do that with my nursing notes.
    Hello, LWildman,

    Well, you have learned about the cardiovascular system and know a few things regarding heart problems, yes?

    You know the meanings of chest pain, angina, MI, ischemia, tachycardia, bradycardia, arrhythmias, ECG changes, and on, and on, and on.....

    Your patient is a 45 y/o male with a history of angina. He is admitted with chest pain r/o mycardial infarction (MI). Previously he complained of his heart running away with him and the ECG revealed a tachyarrhythmia. Suddenly he was bradycardic. The ECG revealed signs of ischemia and treatment was begun for dx MI.

    Hope this helps.
  4. by   LWildman
    Ahh...I see. Thank you
  5. by   GrnHonu99
    Quote from LWildman
    Ahh...I see. Thank you

    Those application questions can be tough until you train your mind to think like a nurse..which is hard when you are a student! Try and apply what you have learned in class to you clincal time...see the real life uses of ABG's...also try looking at some NCLEX questions from NCLEX books, they are all application questions..you can prob. check some out from you school library, that is what I did...good luck, the lightbulb will come on for you too!

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