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  1. The "R" in SBAR......nope
    It's more like I'm a Paramedic who has become an RN. Essentially the RASB format is what I used when I had to make base contact for orders for a particular patient. I wouldn't say that the format I...
    12:32 am
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. The "R" in SBAR......nope
    Here. I. Stand. Thank you for your input and for giving me some great examples from your practice for me to chew on. I definitely don't want to be blindly dependent on others to tell me what to do,...
    12:08 am
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. The "R" in SBAR......nope
    OP: You use the SBA part to paint a picture of the patient for the Doc. Effectively you're telling the Doc what's wrong. The "R" represents your suggestion as to what you think the patient needs to...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. ADHD student passed NCLEX-RN first try at 75 questions
    Ehlim412 - You're an auditory learner and probably a kinesthetic learner. You need to hear it and do/teach it in order for you to really learn something concretely. Remember the technique you used...
    Oct 24
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. Help!!!!! What is the priority in sickle cell cris?
    #2 is the priority for two reasons... one is that sickled RBC's don't carry oxygen and lack of oxygen can make RBC's sickle. Think about Maslow's...
    Oct 24
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. Microbiology unknowns
    Good job!!
    Oct 24
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. New spinal cord procedure
    That's for spinal cord transection. I just read that a single protein dysfunction has been determined to be a (if not the) cause of ALS. This may be the one thing that blows open the door for finding...
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Esme - I hope you're well on the mend by now! Keep up the healing and we'll keep the welcome mat out for you when you're ready!
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. how hard is it to take a BP????
    There really is an art to taking manual BPs. While the mechanics aren't all that difficult, you have to know the sounds and you have to know the anatomy. Then you must get experience doing it...
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. NCLEX shut off at 75.... dont know what to think!! fail/pass???
    The other posters are very right. Since the computer shut off at 75, you either did very well or very poorly. Anything from 76 onward means you were on the pass/fail line... If your states...
    Oct 22
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. Coming back to nursing school after failing twice?
    You're going through the mechanics of studying, that's great... but you need to absorb the information so that you can apply what you've learned. There are two things that make Medical School, PA...
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. NCLEX Today-Good Pop Up
    Congratulations on getting this far! I would, however, suggest that you wait about 24 hours and try the PVT again. Your exam needs to be scored a 2nd time and there's no telling exactly when that 2nd...
    Oct 21
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. Minor freak out..upcoming ACLS class
    The classes can be fun with a good instructor. Mostly, now that you have been given an intro to resuscitation, start reading more about it. The real learning begins... now!
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. help needed please confusion between slow release and immediate release morphine
    I would suspect you're on the right track... Look in your drug guide for side and adverse effects and look for ones that might cause harm to the patient right away or are potentially life...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. how to study for a cumulative final?
    In classes that have cumulative final exams, the secret is that you start studying before the session begins, well, as long as you know what material the course will be covering the first 2 weeks....
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. Accepted into Nursing School
    First off, congratulations on getting into Nursing School! You're all in for one of the hardest, most amazing rides of your life. Like one of the PP indicated, get some kind of calendar going and use...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Time management advice
    I also had to work, raise a kid, and go to school. How did I do it? Like the others, I used a planner. Mine happens to be Google's Calendar and I have it on my phone as well. Anything I needed to do...
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Evaluations
    There were some skills stations that we had to pass in order to progress through to the next semester but that was mostly in the 1st semester. After that, we usually had skills check-offs and we'd...
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. I only held his hand
    You've found your reason for doing patient care. Nursing is how you choose to express who you are inside. I found that I'm a person that takes care of others. I first chose sports medicine. I learned...
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. How have you changed since starting school?
    Looking back, I'm a lot more direct in conversation. While I can do therapeutic communication as well as any other new grad, homey don't play dat at home. I've become more blunt about things and I...
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. handling 4 patients
    Yeah, it's tough at first. What I did when I started working with four patients was I'd go in a little early to check the charts and in particular the meds for when they're due. Then I'd get report,...
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. I only held his hand
    Oh, this goes way beyond therapeutic touch... motay68 remember this. For all we do, it comes back to what you just did...
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Going from Adult ER to all populations ER
    Youngest kid I've started a line on was a 3 year old that was amazingly calm... due to drinking 1/2 bottle of Triaminic. I can certainly say that the little guy definitely had great veins! I'm a...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Kaiser South Sacramento ER?
    I don't work there... but I did (somewhat recently) some clinical time at that hospital. It's difficult to keep the true culture under wraps from the students that are there for a semester... The...
    Oct 17
    Forum: California Nursing
  25. Cut my losses or see it through?
    It sounds to me like you've reached the end of your time at that particular school and if you weren't going to fail out academically, you would have failed out clinically. That's not a great place to...
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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