I finally got a job on a unit at one my top picks for a hospital a few weeks ago and next week I start. I'm trying to brush up on my basic skills because I graduated six months ago and I feel like I've forgotten so much.
They gave me a little overview sheet of the types of patient they mostly deal with: CHF, MI, COPD, pneumonia, primary pulmonary hypertension, syncope, DM, cardiac arrhythmias, electrolyte imblances, GI disorders, sickle cell anemia, pancreatitis, DVTS, asthma....etc.
I know I'm going to learn most stuff on the job and whatnot but I still want to be as knowledgeable as possible
What medications should I look over? What else can I do to prepare besides re-reading a clinical nursing skills book and going over the above conditions?