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  • Mar 3 '12

    the following will not absolutely guarantee successful completion of your leadership/ management class, but will help facilitate your successful completion of the course. as an adult learner, successful completion of the coursework depends on you - your performance, the effort you put forth, your initiative, your learning, and the grades you ultimately earn.

    please do the following:

    1) attend all class sessions. preparing for class by going over the material, attending all class sessions, and actively participating during the class sessions are all critical strategies for success in any course.
    2) read and study the required materials.
    3) respond in a timely manner to instructor or advisor e-mails warning you that you are not doing well in the course.
    4) please take the initiative to request a one-on-one conference in your instructor’s office asap. you need to discuss with your instructor your performance in the course, in what areas your performance could be improved, why you are failing, and what strategies he or she suggests you can employ to help you succeed.

    best wishes to you for success

  • Apr 21 '11

    Test for Success - great book. Really breaks down the parts of the questions and tricks for figuring out what they are actually asking.

    Get a practice book or an ipod app or check out the online resources for your textbooks. Do as many NCLEX style questions as you can. Practice really does make you better.

  • Apr 21 '11

    Your hospital should have a written policy regarding flushing NG tubes.. That being said, if the obstruction is lessening there may not be any drainage. The NG may be blocked, if it's on continuous suction (that's how our physicians order it) it may be against the wall and the patient may need to change positions, or flushing may change the position (some will order intermittant suctioning just because of this). If it is a small-bore NG tube there may be particles too large for the tube that are blocking the tube; flushing will also help there, although changing to a larger size NG will help more-I let the physician decide. If the obstruction is resolving, there will be little or no drainage. Is the patient uncomfortable? Nauseated? Then check placement and flush. If the patient is not uncomfortable, you can still flush, but the amount of drainage may not increase.