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Any last minute advice? After thousands of questions, I plan on just reviewing drugs, lab values, and heart rhythms today. Any advice? The ECG/treatments tend to choke me up. Is there a trick or something that helped you remember?
Any advice about test day? What to wear and bring (besides the ATT and picture ID)
Any words of wisdom and advice would help. I don't think I have ever been so nervous for anything in my entire life :P
Vtach-->slow it down (lidocaine)
When you check in for your exam just bring your ID and ATT (I didn't my ATT but bring it just in case). Make sure your ID has a signature on it...if it doesn't then u can bring in a credit card with a signature on the back along with your picture ID. Don't wear big earrings or a necklace because they will tell you to take it off and put it in the locker...also nothing in your pockets.
Go over your isolation precautions and know which are droplet/airborne/contact. There's mnemonics for these: airborne--> My (measles) Chicken (chicken pox/varicella) Hz (herpes zoster/shingles) TB (tuberculosis)
Droplet-->SSSPPPIDERMMMAn Contact---->MRS. WEE Skin Infections-->VCHIPS
Rest the day before your exam...relax..get a massage...take a bubble bath...watch a movie. You need to rest your brain
Day of the exam you should eat a healthy breakfast enough to last about 6 hours. Take a deep breath and relax yourself! this is what I did...my nerves were just going haywire so before I clicked the button that would bring me to my first question I took about 5 deep breaths..in through the nose out through the mouth...and then I was relaxed for the whole test..stopped at 75 and got the good pop up. If you start to get anxious and nervous again then do another set of deep breathing exercises and THINK POSITIVE! always say to your self "I can do this". Read every question and choices carefully! And lastly, pray! GOOD LUCK!!