Updated: Feb 18, 2020
Published Feb 12, 2014
I know there is a lab value sheet floating around AN. In fact, I am pretty sure I have it downloaded already.
Still, I am curious if anyone out there knows of the most accurate data base or source for actual "normal" values/limits that will show up on the NCLEX RN for 2013-2016.
I know lab values across resources are all relatively similar or close in range. However, I'll admit I am a bit dyslexic with numbers. Combined with my testing anxiety I simply want a strong/reliable set of values that will keep me "safe" when taking the NCLEX.
In school I always referenced my Lewis Med-surg book... however, I have noticed on more than one occasion, that Kaplans ranges are a bit different. Between 3 resources (Lewis, Saunders, and Kaplan) the numbers all vary to some extent.
If anyone could share a link or post lab values that held true for you while taking the NCLEX-RN, I would truly appreciate it. Also, if you have any tip/tricks or mnemonics for keeping numbers straight please share.
For example (values from Lewis)
NORMAL ELECTROLYTE VALUES
I use the NCSBN course, on there they have all the labs and they are the makers of the Nclex
K+ 3.5- 5
Ca+ 4.5.- 5
PTT 60-70 or 1 ï¿½ times higher if on Heparin
PT 11.0 - 12.5 or 2.o -3.5 times higher if on coumadin
INR 2.0-3.5 for coumadin
pH 7.35-7.45 (40)
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