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  1. Hi, I am going into my last semester of nursing school and i still have not been able to figure out a way that i can handle full assessments, med pass (on time) and documentation of assessments by a certain time as required by my school on more than 2 patients.This last semester, we will be in charge of 3-4 pts and i am freaking out as i can barely handle 2. In what order do you all organize your mornings to accomplish these tasks on time for more than 2 patients? Do you all just do focused assessments initially, and then go back for the rest at anlater time? I always try to go a full assessment in the morning just so that i can monitor changes throughout the day, but this has not been working, i always seem to be running late and i cant pin point the reason. Any other tips/advise would be greatly appreciated as well.
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    Help with clinicals needed

    Hi everyone, I am looking for any general tips and tricks to being able to safely care for more than 1 patient during clinicals. I would appreciate if you could share your routines/ time management tips that you use to care for multiple patients and still pass your meds on time. Currently, I am struggling with two patients in clinical. Not sure what I can do differently. I think part of my problem is that I do really comprehensive assessments to make sure I get all info I need, but i don't know how to make that part faster. Everything seems important. Usually I am talking with the patients and writing down abnormalities so I don't forget but this seems to take forever. By the time I am even done with one patient, is almost 8 am, and time for meds and i haven't even gotten to my second patient yet. Last week I got so overwhelmed I had a breakdown in clinical. I would prefer not to have to go through this again. Please help, I appreciate your responses in advance.
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    Austin Community College ADN Spring 2018

    For me it was good, I pretty much read the book/powerpoints and spent a little extra time outside of class practicing skills and it went by super fast...it is totally doable if you put in the time and effort...
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    Austin Community College ADN Spring 2018

    I did! and most of the people in my 1105 class did too. good luck!!
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    Why would med not draw up from vial

    I screwed on the needle as you normally would, not any tighter than usual. Could this have been a factor?
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    Why would med not draw up from vial

    Yes, could it be the consistency of the med.. Would a bigger needle help? If there is even a bigger blunt needle...
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    Why would med not draw up from vial

    Hello all, I am fairly new in the field and i have encountered this problem twice already and wanted to get some input from all you wonderful nurses out there. My question is what would cause a medication from a single vial not want to draw up? I inject the amount of air equivalent to the amount of med i am drawing up using a blunt tip needle into these vials but when I go to draw it up the med nothing comes out, my syringe fills with a bunch of air and it's very frustrating. What am I doing wrong? Has anyone encountered this before?
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    Austin Community College ADN Spring 2018

    I was in the same boat 2-3 years ago I was ready to apply and they kept on making changes everytime I was about to submit my app. So I got tired of it and decided to go for lvn first and see how it went... got through that program and now i am back to tackle this monster again hopefully with better luck this time.
  9. I am a fairly new nurse (less than a year) I have been working in the clinic environment straight out of school. For anyone who has worked in a clinic before you know that it is required that the nurses intake the patients and get them ready to see the doctor all in 5-10 minutes. I have had a couple of instances where a patient will inform me one of their family members has passed away. My nurse instinct says comfort them, listen, be empathetic. However, I am not sure what is the best way to do that in a clinic environment where everything feels rushed. I do not want to be that robotic nurse, I want my patients to know and feel that I care for them. How do I do that while still getting my job done?
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    Austin Community College ADN Spring 2018

    Can't go wrong with teal lol... Did you already get all your background check stuff done?? I heard that some people are being turned away because they did not have it..
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    Austin Community College ADN Spring 2018

    I got my email too :) surprising I was not expecting it, my ranking score if I did the math right is not that great. I guess that does not mean I am accepted but still exciting! Yes first time applying too. wonder how skills class will go, 8 week courses are kind of scary to me.
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    Austin Community College ADN Spring 2018

    Awesome, congratulations... is this your first time applying?
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    Austin Community College ADN Spring 2018

    Yikes! I am anxiously refreshing my email every 2 minutes lol.. for some reason I thought that the petition emails were already sent out... good luck!! keep us updated when you get yours..
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    Austin Community College ADN Spring 2018

    UGH!! I wonder why they extended the deadline so far our??? Did any of you guys happen to receive the petition for skills?
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    Austin Community College ADN Spring 2018

    Hi, 39 is a very good score. I had actually reached out to the nursing office and asked what the cutoff had been for last spring and they said 35. If that's the case you are in pretty good shape. I think I have like 33 or 34 because I got a c on physiology a few years back so I am betting I will be on the waitlist for a while.
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