I'm a fairly new RN with a few months experience on a med/tele floor. I get anxious every morning around 6am towards the end of my shift. Not because of med pass, but because of the lab results that come through on the EPR for the blood draws that were done about 90 minutes or so beforehand. I confess that I sometimes
don't know what I am supposed to be looking for when these come through. I do know basic ones depending on the patient, like watching H&H levels on a pt that received 2 units PRBCs the night before, or watching the potassium level on someone that is on Lasix. However, I get flustered when I see a pt has a HI value for their MCV or something like this, wondering if there is something I should be thinking about with regards to the pt care that I should alert the next RN at shift report. Also, are there any resources out there or here on allnurses that will make me more confident in saying "Hmm, this pt's albumin is low, I should ______."
Thanks in advance!