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  1. tookewlandy

    z track injections

    Vistiril(sp) given Z track
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    Many RN's administer IV meds wrong.

    I am a new RN to, But when I was in school( a few months ago lol) We were taught hat when you give an IVP med, You time the follow flush as well, so if you give lasix over at least 2 min you should flush at least 2 min after you give the med, Another intructor said that you dont have to flush the exact time the med was to be given over, but you should push in the first mL slow maybe over 30sec-min then flush regular to account for the med still in the tubing. That being said I never see any of the other nurses do that, I still do though.
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    Please... I Need Encouragement

    We just took the HESI exit as well, Unless you have to have a certain score to graduate don't study for it. It is supposed to gauge how well you do on NCLEX and what areas you need to refresh your knowledge in. I got a 996, 94.78 conversions score and was ranked 87.12. I'm not sure what all of that means but my instructor said you did well so I believe her lol. I have heard that many schools give this test and the scores determine if you grad or not. To me that makes no sense.
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    Finally Done

    wow, i cant believe that jan of 2006 i was worried about getting any nursing program and here i am a graduate nurse. i just want to thank all nurses and it's members for so much support, this community is amazing! i still have along way to go, with the bon, and issues there but i am confident that i will be a great rn soon! congrats to all the other grads and all the new fresh rn students. if i could offer some advise. study hard-- learn everything you can get along with other students-- i know we are all there for ourselves but if you have a support group of your clinical group it is worth its weight in gold don't let anyone beat you down thanks:smokin:
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    Careplan help: pathophysiology for ortho pt

    You need a med-surg book. When i was in Fundamentals we had to get our careplans and patho info from our Med Surge book( only time we used it in Fundamentals was to do care plans) I'm sure there are other texts you can use like Patho books etc but I never failed with my med surge nursing books on patho's for my care plans.
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    triage in PA

    I have heard ( and of course the infomation i recieved could be wrong) that LPN's in PA cannot do triage, something about assessment and that not being in their scope of practice.
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    Assessment of the Critically Ill Patient

    Check the CD that came with your Med/Surge or critical care books, My Med surge book had some pictures of Hypoxic pts
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    I Started An Iv!!!1 (sort Of)

    The same situation happened to me last week in the ER, accept that my first one did not end up getting in at all. After that, i realized I went to deep, refocused. and then I was able to start them the rest of the day, I unsuccessfully started the first one, and successfully started 5. I love the ER very good place to get skills practice in. It is a huge confidence boost to be able to start a line, congrats to you
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    NG tube insertion

    I was taught that Ng tube insertion was not a sterile procedure
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    LTC environment boring and unstimulating!

    Just a side note, I started my ICU/Critical care rotation the other day and almost every patient was a senior citizen, and a lot were from LTC facilities. So you will come across that population alot it seems unless you are in PEDS/maternity etc. But im at the other end i have learned so much from my older patients, im actually considering going to work in a Big LTC facility once Im done with school
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    Being Evaluated on a Physical Assessment

    I used to think( and still do sometimes) how am i gonna remember everything to for a physical assessment. but if you really take it in a head to toe approach and think of it as parts instead of a whole( not the pt the actually skill of physical assessment) Break it into parts.. ok Head, what am i assessing in this area( Hair,sclera,conjunctiva,periorbital edema/sunken eyeballs, nasal mm and clear nasal passages, nose/ear drainage etc) you get the picture, then work your way down through each area and pay attention to what you should and should not see and think about the patient disease process,age,developmental level,anything pertinent to the patient situation. I say this because when i had skills check off for Physical Assessment we had a scenario for the pt(mannequin) and had to answer a million questions it was nerve racking but you get though it. Good luck
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    Critical Care,Mental Health, Maternity

    I am taking these courses this semester( each 5 week individual courses, so its going be jammed packed and difficult) Was wondering if anyone had any resources they would suggest for each one( books, websites, etc) I start with critical care. Thanks in advance
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    I think i have heard that you can apply to take the NCLEX in any state as long as you apply to the BON(state) you choose to work in. Is this true?? Like if I go to school in PA and i wanted to move to ohio when im done with school, while i am finishing school and studying for boards and moving, can I take the boards here(in PA) but apply to ohio BON.
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    to get hired as a new grad...gpa requirements?

    I have never heard of any place asking about and hiring based on GPA. Is this standard in the nursing workforce, should we newbies expect this?
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    Does anyone have this book: Dimensional analysis for Meds?

    What errors where they because i bought that book( if its the one y Ann curren) and i loved it.
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    Optional NS Books - help me decide.

    I would get the RN notes, Techniques in clinical nursing, and test success if any, all the others might just be a waste. I had a ton of recommend books and most of them i never used.