truckinusa 7,753 Views
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Are the OB patients not allowed to eat? Is it because you didn't knock?
Actually, there is a lot of information on 'brain training' these days. People like yourself are usually called literal or "linear" thinkers. This is a great asset for some careers, but not for nursing because our work is focused on 'human reactions', and no two are alike.
Try this 'limbering up' exercise. Think about a common object - like a brick. Then, make a list of all the things that you could do with it. Of course, you will start with the obvious based on the external characteristics and common uses: build a house, use it for a paperweight, use it as a hammer, etc. But, then take it a step farther and think about what 'qualities' that brick has... it absorbs liquid, so it could be used for that quality. It could be divided into smaller pieces and used in that way. It could be ground down into dust . . . Once, I actually had a participant that came up with > 50 ways to use a brick!! Now, try the same exercise with a paperclip. Seriously, try this on a regular basis whenever you have some 'think time'. Eventually, it will become more natural.
Another brain exercise that is used to train debaters to strengthen analytic skills. Think of a topic or issue. Now, come up with different ways to interpret the issue. For instance, think about Obamacare (yeah, right). How does a conservative look at it? A liberal? A pessimist? An optimist? A wealthy person?. . . it takes a little effort, but you can do this.
The next time you're faced with a problem - even an ordinary one like running out of milk. Try to come up with alternative solutions... no matter how far-fetched they are. I mean, buying a cow may not be practical, but it would be a solution, right? The object is to open your mind to all the possibilities out there.
Have fun with it.
I think that a lot of schools are more focused on their pass rate that they will go through ridiculous measures to make sure that people succeed. Like if people do not get 97% on the exit test, my school makes them do a virtual ATI course. They also weed out a lot of people and some of the instructors have a ridiculous fail rate.
I took the TEAS in June. Is this what you mean?
Even if someone wanted to make the argument of oxygen toxicity or even the production of free radicals, a pt with an o2 sat of 85% with pneumonia gets to have whatever amount they need. If not, they are going to buy themselves a ventilator. Unless the pt had COPD, any reasoning to limit the o2 would basically be cherry picking.
Yes, if the pt had COPD, then you wouldn't want to give 5L of o2. It's not the same reason as COPD because you can give as much oxygen they need if they simply have pneumonia. If there is no other history, there's nothing wrong with 5L. So, if there is a test question about this or a nurse mentioned to not give lots of o2 to a penumonia pt, the only time that would be true is if the pt had COPD.
What is the risk to the baby w/late decels?
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