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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.......
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.
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
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