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By Halcyonn

Joined Jul 8, '12. Halcyonn is a Mother/Student/CNA. Posts: 109 (23% Liked) Likes: 74

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  1. I have no clue where the time went. The days were long, but the years wear short, and I'm officially finished with nursing...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. It was a normal shift. I started out with the typical two patients. One stable and one not so much. My not-so-stable...
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    Article Forum: Nurses Rock
  3. Please save the religious stuff for a religion thread -- that way those of us who don't want to be banged over the head with...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Cardiacfreak didn't say anything about making the world a better place...she cautioned against the idealistic and na´ve...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Unfortunate things have happened to me. But when they do, I've had to deal with the consequences. Point is that somebody...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Aside from the test, which I hope you get to take, I wonder why the instructor advised you to quit? Is your professional...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. WRONG! Nursing is a profession, period. If a choir of angels led you to pursue nursing, great, but don't continue to cling...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. I am starting (belatedly, apparently because I am a slow learner) to learn that somehow the idea in nursing school these...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. You don't know anything ((HUGS))....at least it feels that way. Nursing school teachers you basics only. It teaches you...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. No one really "gets it" until they are actively working through a semester. Please update this thread once you are in the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Well, the 6-6 shift will include at least part of an overnight which means usually the pace is slower. Don't think you will...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. wet sheets are a good reason to use a brief
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Um, well yes, it is a big deal. Look up your facility's policy on briefs. If it says what the nurses are saying, that you...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. When my mother was in the middle stages of Alzheimer's, she kept looking for Dad who had recently died. The kind hearted...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. Great website to quiz your Anatomy knowledge: I loved this site so much when I took Anatomy. I even showed it to my...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Don't do anything. Enjoy your free time while you still can. People told me the same thing before I started nursing school...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Do you have a cut-off drop date? Will you have another exam before that date? If so, you might want to see how you do on the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Esme, you were once qualified but now you're not? Because of new requirements? I find that so disheartening. The...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. I would suggest looking into a debt repayment plan. If you do not repay that back somehow, they may place you on suspension...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. The places that will hire a new grad directly into a critical care area like ED or ICU are vanishingly few; you have to have...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. This has proved helpful for people wrestling with some of those concepts. And the "....Made Incredibly Easy" series is very...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. I wrote something up about this....
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Esme has a great collection. Check back, and I am sure she'll post them for you here again. Or you can go to the Search box...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Please keep answering these questions/encouraging discussion, if not for the OP, for all the rest of us. Signed, a girl...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. LOL - So True!!! It's great that you have already figured out that this is such an important aspect of any patient...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  26. It is actually really simple...... Preload is stretch. The amount of volume being returned to the right side of the...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  27. And when you have big enough fluid loss, you have decreased BP, even if you have an attempt to compensate by increasing...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  28. More commonly than the faint pulse, you will hear what is consider bruit. Depending on the location of your stethoscope you...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  29. Nota Bene: How We Take Notes Matters The old ways prove to be best. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  30. I would add to the wonderful tips that were added: how about using SBAR/ADPIE to organize what your patient is here for,...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  31. great!! i'm going to rock this med calc exam. thanks, all.
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  32. I learned something today. Never knew this about an aortic aneurysm.
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  33. I am so happy we were here to assist someone with obtaining knowledge he/she never considered. You're going to be a great...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  34. This is a great example why you will hear pulses in the RUQ and LUQ, also the patient may/will c/o of pulsating sensation in...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  35. I'm a student... I've never heard a pulse in in the UQs but I would be thinking about a possible aortic aneurysm. Is this...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  36. I can't take this anymore. Every semester, another group project, another headache. Okay, Miss...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  37. And this is why we keep responding. :) Thanks.
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  38. I want to take you back to when you began your prerequisite work. I now want that previous you to imagine current you doing...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  39. I read all of this with great fascination. Esme and Grntea have been valuable resources for helping me think like a nurse...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  40. What's DA? District attorney? What s/he doing in/on your abdomen? Or are you pregnant and your kid is more active with your...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  41. Do you mean descending/abdominal aorta? DA is not a standard or acceptable abbreviation. I'm overtired & guessing but my...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  42. Ooooops I meant MULTIPLY by 0.5 !:)
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  43. Actually, 2 ml divided by 0.5 is FOUR-- there are four halves in two. The question asks for 125mg in 2cc to be divided by...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  44. I thought I shared this somewhere on AN...but I can't find it, so I guess I didn't LOL. Here is a link to a chart I made...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  45. Hypercalcemia-- why do we care? What happens to the patient if s/he (not "they-- it's only one person we're talking about...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  46. As a nursing student, reading all of these have been really helpful. I am precepting on a Trauma unit and am very interested...
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    Forum: Trauma ICU
  47. For the last one ... it sounds as if their confusion is related to possible IICP... so I am really uneasy about placing them...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  48. Good questions! Fluids and Electrolytes seem to be a doosey for everybody--glad it wasn't just me! The first question is...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  49. This helped me with fluid & electrolytes
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  50. Just remember "doc over stock". Doc = what is ordered, stock=what you have on hand. 62.5 divided by 125 =0.5. Then you...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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