Originally posted by StinkyMcStinker
Yes, that is one of the incredible things I found very difficult to believe at first. You will NEVER be tested or evaluated for competancy on a very important skill such as I.V. insertion, You WILL however be FAILED for not offering a "comfort measure". Unbelievable.
Not so unbeleivable-there are nurses with many many years of experience that WILL NOT start IV's. Imagine if they took ALL licensed nurses and tested them on their IV insertion skills ??
I would love to see those stats :roll
I agree that IV insertion is a valuable skill but not required during CPNE. You are expected to act as a new grad would- show me a new grad proficent in IV insertion.
They cannot and will not ask you to do any invasive procedures during the CPNE. You would however be required to hang or regulate IVF's or IVPB in a PCS and follow the specific criteria involved. IVP will be simulated in the lab and follow the "critical elements" for that "required" area of care.
Comfort measures are an "area of care" during CPNE and YES you will fail for not offering/documenting 3 measures if assigned that area.
Some people just dont understand how the whole Excelsior process works and I highly reccommend that you research the program and what is and is not involved before you enroll or sign up with a company that gaurentees you'll be an RN............
I would be happy to answer anything I can to help
clarify the misconceptions
Excelsior ADN '01