Here come the CPNE Questions!!

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    Okay, so I am digging into my CPNE study guide, and I am coming up with more and more questions!

    First, thank you Beachnurse for the tip of using plastic covers & dry erase markers for my for my documentation forms! Works like a charm & what a savings I finally printed that mammoth book, and it looks far more offending now in print than it did on CD, lol.

    Question: Are these documentation forms (like the care plan forms, the PCS Assignment Kardex form, selected areas of care form, nurses narrative notes) the EXACT forms that will be given to us in the CPNE, or will we see some other foreign form? How many different sets of VS flow sheets are there out there?

    Question: We will get an orientation to the ward on Friday after our lab sim? So, for supplies that we would need for a wound dressing change, 4X4, abd, etc...are these easy to find? We keep ours in an "omnicell" glass cabinets, that we need passwords to access, and you can electronically search for items but this can sometimes take several minutes because of the strange names that supplies are filed under. New people have a terrible time, just wondering what people have seen in their testing centers.

    Question: Regarding abbreviations use in our documentation; There is the "acceptable abb" and "unacceptable" list, do I HAVE to abbreviate at all?

    My list goes on and on, but I thought I would sent it out in small bites.

    Eat...Pray....Love..........and study :P

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    You do not have to abbreviate -- I did not! Okay, I think I abbreviated "patient" as "pt," but that's it. Didn't want to screw up for abbreviating!!

    The orientation to the units on Friday will just be a brief overview of how the rooms are set up. You will not be expected to find your way to dressing change materials, etc., on Saturday and Sunday -- the CEs will make sure you have what you need to carry out your areas of care.

    I do believe the stuff in the study guide is the exact paperwork you'll receive where the Kardex is concerned, unless that's changed since 2008.
    LoopsRN2 likes this.
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    Quote from loops
    okay, so i am digging into my cpne study guide, and i am coming up with more and more questions!

    first, thank you beachnurse for the tip of using plastic covers & dry erase markers for my for my documentation forms! works like a charm & what a savings i finally printed that mammoth book, and it looks far more offending now in print than it did on cd, lol.

    question: are these documentation forms (like the care plan forms, the pcs assignment kardex form, selected areas of care form, nurses narrative notes) the exact forms that will be given to us in the cpne, or will we see some other foreign form? how many different sets of vs flow sheets are there out there?
    yes it is the same, at least for me when i took it last year.



    question: we will get an orientation to the ward on friday after our lab sim? so, for supplies that we would need for a wound dressing change, 4x4, abd, etc...are these easy to find? we keep ours in an "omnicell" glass cabinets, that we need passwords to access, and you can electronically search for items but this can sometimes take several minutes because of the strange names that supplies are filed under. new people have a terrible time, just wondering what people have seen in their testing centers.
    you will be oriented to the unit by the ce and she will show you where the stuff are. i did not do any dressing change during my pcss but the ce had her own password when i gave a med.




    question: regarding abbreviations use in our documentation; there is the "acceptable abb" and "unacceptable" list, do i have to abbreviate at all?
    i recommend not to abbreviate at all during your cpne so that you don't have to remember which ones are acceptable and unacceptable. do this during you practice and at work now so you get used to it. i did not abbreviate at all during my cpne. even the "pt" i wrote "patient".


    my list goes on and on, but i thought i would sent it out in small bites.
    ask away....:d


    eat...pray....love..........and study
    good luck!
    LoopsRN2 likes this.
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    Quote from agldragonrn
    good luck!

    good to see you on here!! its been a while!!
    agldragonRN likes this.
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    When are you going to cpne? If Oct 7 or later the pcs packet paper work will be changing for the 18th edition that goes into effect for the weekend of Oct 7, 2011. I know for sure the Planning phase and fluid management pages are changing since new criteria are being added, not sure about the eval sheet though. Yes Big changes are coming. Please review the updates if going after Oct 7. Good Luck
    dslpninla likes this.


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