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deeDawntee has 12 years experience as a RN and specializes in Travel Nursing, ICU, tele, etc.

I am doing some travel nursing!

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    Can I do this to help me insert a Foley?

    Another tip: I have numerous times been able to insert a foley by "feel" alone. The meatus of the urethra is easily felt, it is an indentation, very distinct. Some women's urethras are away from the clitoris and tucked up practically inside the vagina, (I have heard that childbirth can distort the anantomy). Of course, if you do it that way, you have to have things well cleansed and as sterile as possible. Give it a try, it works. I have a great track record with foleys and have not had any incedents of UTIs with my foley insertion.
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    Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?

    I am just following up on your post from October, how is the studying going? Have you taken the test yet??
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    CCRN Study Help

    You can always purchase Dr Laura's material on her website: greatnurses.com. Also, ebay occasionally will have her stuff on sale cheaper. Cardiac is the biggest focus on the CCRN test. I would start there. Try not to get overwhelmed, because at first there seems to be just too much to learn, but if you take it a little at a time, absorbing as you go, you will learn enough to pass. Just keep a positive attitude and it really isn't as difficult as it may at first seem. You can do it!!
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    Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?

    Congratulations on taking the plunge!! Good luck!!
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    Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?

    I think you can have it all, Reno!! You don't have to miss out on the nice weather and doing fun things in order to start studying for your CCRN. What materials do you have? How do you like to learn? Perhaps you could make some flash cards and then take them with you. You could listen to CD's in your car... A little every day will win the race... You can do it!!!:yeah: :anpom::anpom::anpom:
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    Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?

    Hi redicedtea! What study materials are you using? Any good prep course will give you everything you need to pass. The question you refer to sounds as if it is hyperkalemia secondary to renal failure. You should learn the basic electrolyte abnormalites and how they effect EKGs. Don't let yourself get freaked out. Do you have access to Robin Dennison Donnohoes, PASS CCRN? There is a CD with questions that was invaluable to me in prepartion for the course. Also, Dr Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio teaches in such a way to build confidence. The whole point of certification, IMHO, is to help build confidence and competence in your practice. Don't try to learn everything, it is too overwhelming. The process you are undertaking should be an enjoyable experience. A relaxed confident mind will retain information much more readily. See yourself as a success and you certainly will be. Please keep posting questions. That is what this thread is for. You are going to do just fine!! :anpom::anpom::anpom: You Can do it!!
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    Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?

    Good luck and keep us informed as to when you test!!
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    Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?

    I don't recall anything at all on burns...that would seem to be more of a CEN certification question.
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    Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?

    Hi CCRN buddies. I'm back and want to apologize for being AWOL from this site for so long. I have missed the friendships that were formed here. I had some health issues but am doing much better. I hope all is well with everyone!! :heartbeat:heartbeat:heartbeat
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    Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?

    :yeah: :bowingpur:bowingpur:bowingpur congratulations!! way to gooooooo!!!!! whooooo hoooooo!!!!!!!!! yyyyaaaaayyyyy!!!!
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    Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?

    Merry Christmas all CCRNers. May the holiday season bless you and your practice!!
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    A Good CCRN Prep?

    Hello!! Yes I second the information above. But do post on the thread that ghilbert mentions. Every single nurse who has used the resources on that thread has passed. Ask your question over there and I will explain why!! It is a great thread!
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    Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?

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    Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?

    YAAAAYYYYY!!!! You are about to embark in a truly empowering few months!! I think 3 1/2 months sounds like a very reasonable time to study, an hour or so a day is all you will need. I found that the time period that I spent getting my CCRN really transformed me into a more confident, secure and assertive nurse. There are a few nurses that have recently declared their intent to take the exam in the next few months, it is really empowering and fun to be in communication with those going through the same process (hint, hint!). There are also some who have their CCRN that will lend their voices as well. I hope that you will use this thread as fully as you want. It would be great if you would share a little about yourself. How long have you been a nurse, etc... it is really cool to connect with others with the same goals and commitment.... :grpwlcm: :spnngwlcm: :welcome:
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