Published Feb 11, 2008
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Faeriewand, ASN, RN
I am taking the test on April 15th. NCLEX-PN
Does anyone know about the changes to the NCLEX-PN that is suppose to take place come April? It's getting me a little scared. I was going to take it in March but I just wasn't ready.
I am doing the Saunders books. I took an NCLEX class after graduation and everything in Susanne's first tip that I read here was also told to us in the class. :)
I Would Like To Take An Nclex Pn Refresher Course Before I Take The Test For The Third Time. Can Someone Please Help Me
Q) 3. In ANEMIA you see ELEVATED POTASSIUM. Why is that? What is the correlation?
cell lysis. When cells break down they are full of K+ therefore K+ gets in the blood elevating the level.
Questran: know side effects and med interactions.
Q2 - I work in renal and so see a number of pts oedematous because of nephrotic syndrome. They are more at risk of DVTs & PEs due to abnormalities in the clotting cascade and increase in some clotting factors. Also with nephrotic syndrome the pt will be hypovolaemic and so the circulating blood would be concentrated making the blood more viscous. I would suggest that the example you are taking this from is possibly a hypovolaemic pt?
Q3 - I don't know that there is a direct correlation to hyperkalaemia and anaemia except in the case of cell damage??
Q4 - Different labs will have slightly different referrence ranges depending on the system they use to analyse bloods. I would think on NCLEX if they were to use an example of hyper / hypokalaemia they would use an extreme measurement so it would be obvious - I hope!
I hope I haven't confused the situation - if I'm wrong about anything please correct me.
Q) 2. Why would someone with EDEMA take less time to CLOT?
Q) 3. In ANEMIA you see ELEVATED POTASSIUM. Why is that? What is the corelation?
Q) 4. Abou lab values. If any of you have the latest SAUNDER'S book, please check the value for serum POTASSIUM. What does it say? Is it 3.5-5.1 ?
I have the blue book and it tells me 3.5 - 5.1. Now the confusion is: Kaplan strategy book considers 3.5-5.5 as normal Serum POTASSIUM value (if I'm remember correct), while Saunder considers 5.5 as elevated. NOW, Which is the correct one for NCLEX?
Thank u guys for taking tie to read and reply. It's helping. Good luck to us all
evaporation of moisture from a wet body dissipates heat along with the moisture. keeping the newborn infant dry by drying the wet newborn infant at birth will prevent hypothermia via evaporation.
hypothermia caused by conduction occurs when the newborn infant is on a cold surface, such as a cold pad or mattress, and heat from the newborn infant’s body is transferred to the colder object (direct contact). warming the crib pad will assist in preventing hypothermia by conduction.
convection occurs as air moves across the newborn infant’s skin from an open door and heat is transferred to the air.
radiation occurs when heat from the newborn infant radiates to a colder surface (indirect contact).
Presbycusis refers to the age-related irreversible degenerative changes of the inner ear that lead to decreased hearing ability. As a result of these changes, the older client has a decreased response to high-frequency sounds. Low-pitched voice tones are heard more easily and can be interpreted by the older client.
CrystalClear75, BSN, RN
Some cool mneumonics...
For canes and walkers
Walker with affected leg.
"wandering Wilma's always late.
Common causes of transient incontinence
Excess Urine Output
Symptoms of hypoxia
RAT BED(remember bed late as in bed late).
Happy studying all!:)
gould we please please please discuss machine questions? i had them on my last nclex-rn and failed. so if anybody knows anything about it, please post it here. that will help all of us!
I just found this thread and would like to join. I'm taking the NCLEX on 4-10.
nearest tenths would be: 15.3hundredths: 15.35thousandths:15.356As far as the question stating it, i dont think it does on NCLEX. i took the exam last feb. and dont recall seeing it. i might be wrong though. someone correct me.
As far as the question stating it, i dont think it does on NCLEX. i took the exam last feb. and dont recall seeing it. i might be wrong though. someone correct me.
Thank you Hotcmodity
If you want to further explore rounding:
nearest tenths would be: 15.4
What do you think?
What would rounding to the nearest one in this problem (15.3567) be?
I would like to thank you everyone for your good advises :)
hat would rounding to the nearest one in this problem (15.3567) be?
= 2 ?
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