Do you know your 'stuff'?!!! - page 2

I have been in school now for two months and I am so excited becasue I am starting to know what I'm learning!!! I was watching House the other night and I knew the the pt was in the left simms... Read More

  1. by   pokerface73
    My wife does these nursing tests on the internet and the one night she scared the **** out me because she yelped. I thought something was wrong but all it was because she got a question right. I think it was anatomy.
  2. by   sunkissed75
    Quote from shescoolie
    well if you're interested, another poster recommended math for nurses by mary jo boyer. i bought it used on biblio.com for like $7.00. it's great for brushing up on your calculations and even goes into dosage conversions in the form of word problems.



    i was able to preview math for nurses on google books and it looks sooooooo daunting!!! the math part of nursing school is very overwhelming. i wish i'd paid more attention to that subject in highschool. my daughter is going into grade 3 and should be starting division soon...maybe she'll be able help me out!! lol
    i put that book on my list of things to get!!!!
  3. by   mkblakley07
    The math may seem scary, but it's not too bad. The worst part of dimensional analysis is figuring out how to put the problem together (at least for me). After that, it's cake because all the instructors that I've had let you use a calculator to do the actual math.
  4. by   RNMeg
    Learning the language is exciting in the beginning. It gets even better later on when you're able to put signs & symptoms together and come up with the correct diagnosis I know we're not supposed to make medical diagnoses, but we have to know what's going on medically anyway, right? So I was watching Life in the ER or similar, and a kid presented to the ER with leg pain, poor enamel on his teeth, and tender, bleeding gums. I thought to myself, "That kid has scurvy." And I was right! :spin:
  5. by   sunkissed75
    Quote from megrn2b
    learning the language is exciting in the beginning. it gets even better later on when you're able to put signs & symptoms together and come up with the correct diagnosis i know we're not supposed to make medical diagnoses, but we have to know what's going on medically anyway, right? so i was watching life in the er or similar, and a kid presented to the er with leg pain, poor enamel on his teeth, and tender, bleeding gums. i thought to myself, "that kid has scurvy." and i was right! :spin:



    that's so cool....i can hardly wait to be able to do that.
  6. by   JomoNurse
    you were jumping up and down in the ER because you understood what the signs meant? you're not serious, are you?
  7. by   sunkissed75
    Obviously...It was a figure of speech. And anyway what I actually said was; almost jumping up and down. I am serious when I say learning makes me excited... But, thanks for bursting my bubble!! (tiny lol)
    Last edit by sunkissed75 on Jul 28, '09 : Reason: forgot something!
  8. by   Ella26
    Im a new LPN just graduated in May passed boards in June. And I just had recently had surgery for severe debilitating stage IV Endo and one of the resident pre-op Drs came in to do the pre- op consent. And she proceeded to ask me did I know what kind of surgery I was having...And I said "yes Im having a Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophrectomy". It just rolled right off my tongue with no hesitation and perfect pronunciation. Her expression was priceless, she was not at all expecting that, her follow up question was, what do you do? I just smiled and said I just finished LPN school. Needless to say she was very impressed.
    Last edit by Ella26 on Jul 28, '09
  9. by   sunkissed75
    Quote from ella26
    im a new lpn just graduated in may passed boards in june. and i just had recently had surgery for severe debilitating stage iv endo and one of the resident pre-op drs came in to do the pre- op consent. and she proceeded to ask me did i know what kind of surgery i was having...and i said "yes im having a laparoscopic supracervial hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophrectomy". it just rolled right off my tongue with no hesitation and perfect pronunciation. her expression was priceless, she was not at all expecting that, her follow up question was, what do you do? i just smiled and said i just finished lpn school. needless to say she was very impressed.:d



    that's a great example...too bad it was about something so serious. i hope you're doing ok now and thanks for sharing!
  10. by   Ella26
    Yes, I know Im so young to have had the hyst, but I had tried all avail options to no avail. I wanted something more permanent. Any how I am doing fine, incisions have healed well and ready to go back to work Thanks.
  11. by   sunkissed75
    this week on grey's anatomy (it was a rerun) alex karev was arguing about the symptoms of a pt with another dr. and he said the pt was diplaying broca's aphasia! two thumbs up for me...we had just talked about this and wernicke's aphasia in psychology class and i understood what he was talking about!! woot woot!! lol

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