IV count? - page 3

by LCinTraining 2,288 Views | 23 Comments

Not asking you to do the homework, just asking for help clarifying what they are asking. It has a picture of an almost empty IV bag. The fluid is below the last marked line. It asks us to determine how much fluid is left in the... Read More


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    Quote from loriangel14
    It's still a good skill to have. You can't just rely on having a pump. It's like learning how to do a manual BP. I have seen nursing students that didn't know how to do one of those.
    this is the rational of our instructors.
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    Quote from LCinTraining
    this is the rational of our instructors.
    They're right. Just a couple of weeks ago we had a heck of a time getting enough IV pumps for all our patients. A couple of us had infusions going to gravity. I hadn't calculated drip rtes since nursing school, but it cam back to me. It's definitely a good skill to have.
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    I agree. I hope I'm not coming across as saying it is stupid. I think it is an excellent skill to have. I was just trying to figure out what exactly the question was asking. LOL I guess I figured it out. I got that one right and 4 out of 5 time tape questions right. Messed up the second time and it threw off the entire tape. Thankfully it was on paper and not a real patient!
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    Quote from loriangel14
    It's still a good skill to have. You can't just rely on having a pump. It's like learning how to do a manual BP. I have seen nursing students that didn't know how to do one of those.
    Yes it is......and at one time it's all we had.....I too have seen new graduates that are lacking the simple basic skills like taking a B/P.

    The dumming down of nursing school and it makes me sad.

    LCinTraining no not at all........I knew what you were asking


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