Cheat Sheets

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    Hello All,

    Does anyone have a list of the IV's that LPN's can hang, a "cheat sheet" of some sort, because it is kind of a hassle to keep asking my co-workers about which ones I can and which ones I can't.
    Also, if you any more "cheat sheets" that you find useful, please send it to me. I'm a fairly new LPN and I tape these sheets to my clip board! Makes my day a little easier.......
    Thanks,
    sfgibson
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    ok... best bet, is to look in your facility's policy and procedure manual, as, it varies from state to state and facility to facility...
    Eventually, you do remember what you can and cannot hang...
    (or, as you find out, add it to a running list.)
    hope that helps.
    --Cashew

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    Hello All,

    Does anyone have a list of the IV's that LPN's can hang, a "cheat sheet" of some sort, because it is kind of a hassle to keep asking my co-workers about which ones I can and which ones I can't.
    Also, if you any more "cheat sheets" that you find useful, please send it to me. I'm a fairly new LPN and I tape these sheets to my clip board! Makes my day a little easier.......
    Thanks,
    sfgibson
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    Check your manuals at work, I have note cards in a spiral binder (You can get them at Wal-Mart, K-Mart or other such stores for less than a $1.) I carry it in my pocket with all the information I need to have at my finger tips. I've never been much for carring a clip board around with me. I tried it for awhlie but it was too much of a hassel. I would carry a report sheet around with me in my pocket and make needed notes on it. With a clip board you could make copies of the needed info from the manual.
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    Quote from sfgibson
    Hello All,

    Does anyone have a list of the IV's that LPN's can hang, a "cheat sheet" of some sort, because it is kind of a hassle to keep asking my co-workers about which ones I can and which ones I can't.
    Also, if you any more "cheat sheets" that you find useful, please send it to me. I'm a fairly new LPN and I tape these sheets to my clip board! Makes my day a little easier.......
    Thanks,
    sfgibson
    I bought this while in school and I find it very useful in the job setting, I work in LTC. Here is the description and ISBN as well. Hope this is helpful to you.
    LPN Notes: Nurse’s Clinical Pocket Guide

    By Ehren Myers, RN, Portland, Oregon.
    Tracey Hopkins, BSN, RN, Ardmore, Pennsylvania.


    ISBN: 0-8036-1132-3
    151 pp. Soft cover, spiral binding. ©2004 Available now. $21.95

    A Davis Notes book. Educators, students, and nurses will love this portable, quick, and indispensable scrub-pocket-sized tool. Focusing on clinical "need-to-know" information -- how to calculate common medication formulas, signs of child abuse, the normal ranges of vital signs -- rather than simply the "nice-to-know", LPN Notes combines commonly used, but rarely memorized, clinical information with reusable patient assessment tools and worksheets. And it does it all in a colorful, waterproof, and reusable format. (Ballpoint ink wipes off with alcohol.) Students can refer to LPN Notes time and again for the delivery of safe, efficient, and effective nursing care.


    Collection of commonly used but rarely memorized clinical information, such as charts, graphs, formulas, conversions, and lab values in conventional and SI units -- all necessary to deliver safe and effective nursing care
    Quick reference for home care visits as well as hospital work
    HIPAA-compliant -- student can write directly on pages, temporarily recording clinical data that can be wiped clean with alcohol and used again
    OSHA-compliant -- splashes and spills wipe clean with alcohol
    Truly pocket-sized
    Post-it page option allows students to insert 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 post-it notes
    Eight sections cover:
    BASICS -- formulas and conversion tables; cultural characteristics; updated NANDA diagnoses
    LABS -- common lab values
    ASSESS -- assessment charts and tables such as Vital Signs, Pain Assessment
    OB/PEDS -- pregnancy terms, fetal development timetable, complications of pregnancy, fetal monitoring, APGAR Score
    GERI -- covers polypharmacy, skin integrity and pressure ulcers, falls, nutrition, including management of feeding tubes, depression and delirium, urinary tract infections, and respiratory tract infections
    EMERG -- ACLS Guidelines, Rule of Nines, Signs and Symptoms of Shock, Glasgow Coma Scale, Stages of Cancer, Aldrete Score
    MEDS/IV -- commonly prescribed drugs, emergency drugs, medication administration
    TOOLS -- frequently used phone numbers, schedule planner, symbols, abbreviations, terminology, English/Spanish translator
    Specialized Assessments in mental health, gerontology, and pediatrics
    Meds contains 100 of the most commonly encountered drugs, listing names by trade, generic, and classification
    Community Resources includes contact numbers for emotional/physical abuse, battered women, shelters, crises hotlines, and home care concerns
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    can you send the Aldrete Score form to my @mail


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