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  1. Help with fluids/electrolytes.
    NS with anything added isn't alway hypertonic. If you have 0.9 NaCl (aka NS) with D5W then you have an isotonic fluid because as you said the dextrose is metabolized and the 0.9% NaCl is isotonic...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. Help with fluids/electrolytes.
    As stated before, a patient being NPO for this long would be started on TPN. In my specialty, most of my post op patients that experience this have abdominal distention, no bm, and possible vomiting....
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. First few weeks of clinicals!
    Yeah, some RNs will refuse to teach. Just the way the cookie crumbles. When the RNs fail to teach you - go help the CNAs ... they'll appreciate it and as a first year student you'll gain patient care...
    Nov 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Help with fluids/electrolytes.
    They're NPO meaning nothing by mouth. It doesn't what goes through their IV. I give D5 1/2 NS + 20K every single day to NPO patients.
    Nov 15
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Central lines and air embolism ?
    I'm a nurse and I'm in and out of every room a lot more than every 4 hours. I usually check everything automatically every time I'm in there. Not sure what nurse let's 6 hours go by without checking...
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Central lines and air embolism ?
    Well over 10 cc ... Most air dissolves. People, surprise (we have blood gases).
    Nov 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Central lines and air embolism ?
    I'm sure your patient is alive. Breathe ... Relax ... Glass of wine ... Chinese takeout. Breathe & ...... Repeat. Honestly chances are your nurse caught it. She or he... SHOULD be flushing...
    Nov 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. 1st interview for CNA at a hospital
    Smile. They want someone friendly and costumer service oriented to earn good reviews on surveys and in turn get more money. Make it a point that you're: Friendly Cooperative Team player...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Clinical Client with Abdominal Wall abscess had infected mesh and hernia repair
    ****He's definitely at risk for sepsis and idk if that's a nursing dx (graduated a few months ago). Watch out for decreased UOP, elevated WBC, chills/fever, diaphoresis, and/or confusion. ****...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Nursing Care Plans
    From my understanding the patient is weak and exhibits edema. The OP is attributing the abnormal PT/INR to weakness and edema. Firstly, I'd like to know what exactly is the PT/INR. What's going on...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. Question about iv fluids
    It only takes a few seconds to check everything. You have to check your IV insertion site anyway. By the way, there is no needle - the needle is removed and what's left is the plastic catheter you...
    Nov 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Anybody here ever found a GF or a future wife as a "murse" at work?
    I'm gonna skip every comment.... Using murse... so so SO annoying. I would never like to be called a murse. It's a pet peeve of mine. It sounds so unprofessional and belittling.
    Nov 6
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  13. Applying for Entry-Level MSN
    You do not need an MSN to specialize. As of 2014 you need a license aka RN to practice nursing is ANY speciality. This can range from OB to ER to ICU to Medsurg to Peds to NICU to Cardiac....
    Nov 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Depressed 1st semester student
    You are a rock star in my eyes. You are valiant for taking on this enormous task of becoming a professional nurse ... ON TOP of being a mother. You're cognizant of your feelings and your limitations...
    Nov 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Applying for Entry-Level MSN
    Some MDs will want you to have relevant RN experience. Keep that in mind. I couldn't imagine practicing as an NP having had only my pre licensure education with some advanced patho, advanced...
    Nov 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Studying for Pharmacology
    Thank You Esme! I knew you'd post the link. =) and I'm glad you're back and in full swing on AN. Hope you're getting stronger everyday.
    Oct 28
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. Etiology -- Symptomology
    OP I think ... I think ... means where the displayed symptoms are in actuality the cause/etiology themselves. The last part regarding the nursing dx isn't coming across to me/making sense yet
    Oct 28
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Etiology -- Symptomology
    Like a psychiatric condition with patients drink excessive water and cause hyponatreamia.
    Oct 27
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Studying for Pharmacology
    There's some amazing pharma flashcards here created by AN user. Idk how to link on my phone. My advice though is just break it into large chunks. Don't get caught up in differences among...
    Oct 26
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. The "R" in SBAR......nope
    OP, not attitude in the direct definition of the word. Attitude as in your perception of making suggestions to the doctor. It almost seems as if you were surprised that this happened. You expressed...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. The "R" in SBAR......nope
    I freaking love ... love your little icon pic.
    Oct 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. The "R" in SBAR......nope
    OP, that attitude is what will continue to oppress the nursing profession. The fact is YOU'RE the one with the patient. Not the doctor. YOU have the best view and you know the patient best. As an...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. Changes
    Delegation. Heard about it. We covered it in school. You actually don't learn it until you hit the floor and begin utilizing delegation. When you're swamped and have an admission, a discharge, and...
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. "S.M.A.R.T" goals for preceptorship
    I'm a little confused, and I don't mean to come off critical. It appears that these goals are for your own improvement. I'm not exactly sure how you can't think of something to improve on......
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Time management advice
    Break up/divorce with your bf/gf/spouse Say goodbye to your fiends. Place kids for adoption. Place pets for adoption. Have 2 for 1 deals (e.g get 1 puppy free when you buy one 1 kid)
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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