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  1. blondiii

    Question about wound care

    Thanks mamason.
  2. blondiii

    Question about wound care

    My brother-in-law died on Saturday. The infection in the wound was a contributing cause. Thank you all for your input. What a sad time we are having. He was only 51 years old.
  3. blondiii

    Question about wound care

    Thanks! I will have my sister call his surgeon.
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    Question about wound care

    Hi nurses, Last Friday my brother-in-law had a colectomy (the surgeon removed @12 inches) due to scaring and stricture of his colon from radiation therapy he had about 20 years ago. He has no colostomy bag. He was ICU until Monday. Also on Monday the bandage was removed from the incision line. There was no drainage from the wound on Tuesday, when I visited him. However today there was some seepage, which dripped when he walked around the halls. He also has a tendency to touch the incision line, like a fascination with it. I am an LPN, not an RN and not much experience with wound care, other than during my clinicals. None of the staff pays much attention to the clear drainage, but don't you agree it should be covered with a bandage?
  5. blondiii

    LPN License renewal

    Thanks, Suebird. So is then it just a matter of sending in some money to Springfield and they will send me a renewal form beforehand? They need some more phone lines.
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    LPN License renewal

    Hi. I want to ask about renewing my license here in Illinois. It expires in January of 2007. Do I need to take courses? I checked the website and found only RN renewal information. I tried to call Springfield today, but the line was repeatedly busy. I'm sure someone on the boards here can help with this question. Thanks so much.
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    Took the nclex friday don't know how I feel

    I hope you passed and am excited for you! Keep us posted!
  8. Hi. In Aug. 2005 I graduated from our local college in the PN program. November 2005 I received my nursing license. From the time I passed the state boards I've done a little reading everyday (very little, ok, only about 3/4 of 1 book about critical care, RN level) and a lot of vacation down time. eek, today I started some serious reading of a condensed type of LPN book (Lipcott & something), to find that I need some serious brushing up. Next week I have an interview at a rehabilitation center. (I would call it a nursing home.)The center is about two blocks from my home, extremely convenient and somewhere I'd like to work. I don't want to blow it. Can anyone be so kind as to suggest some questions the interviewing nurse might ask me as well as some questions I might ask? Thanks. I'm 53 and am scared to lose my skills. Want to work ASAP.
  9. Hi. In Aug. 2005 I graduated from our local college in the PN program. November 2005 I received my nursing license. From the time I passed the state boards I've done a little reading everyday (very little, ok, only about 3/4 of 1 book about critical care, RN level) and a lot of vacation down time. eek, today I started some serious reading of a condensed type of LPN book (Lipcott & something), to find that I need some serious brushing up. Next week I have an interview at a rehabilitation center. (I would call it a nursing home.)The center is about two blocks from my home, extremely convenient and somewhere I'd like to work. I don't want to blow it. Can anyone be so kind as to suggest some questions the interviewing nurse might ask me as well as some questions I might ask? Thanks. I'm 53 and am scared to lose my skills. Want to work ASAP.
  10. Hi. I took the state boards last week and the computer shut off at 85 questions. I passed, thank God. Let us know how ya did, kj.
  11. blondiii

    This week I have lost my motivation.

    I'm so happy! It was hard work. I studied heavily this past month...the Saunders guide, CD's and Kaplan's online tutor/question series for future LPN's. Just to let y'all know that my hard work paid off.
  12. I don't know, but my scenario is almost exactly the same as yours, except I haven't worked as a CNA. I don't think I'll pass, at least not the first time. I'm enrolled in the Kaplan online question series, and have about a 61% average so far. Let us know how you do on your state boards. The important thing to me so far with these practice questions is to carefully read everything, twice at least, very carefully. That's my own MO. What p's me off the most is the way the math calculations are worded...different than what I had studied so many million times. I'm also listening to the http://www.eriworld.com audio series. Still, nothing beats your experience as an assistant. Good luck!
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    Kicked out of LPN Program

    Watsurf, You are frustrated over this. Man, a guy in our LPN program had an accident and got amnesia, yes amnesia, and in the second semester! The instructors worked with him on make-up's, re-learning about everything. He recovered gradually, graduated, and now he's in the advanced program. Some of the other students missed out on a few things, didn't graduate, but will finish a semester or two later. It's all about flexibility. You'd think nurses would be more understanding and accomodating (sp?). Well, btw, I'm 53 now, and finished in August. Yes, being older adults, we have to study harder, but we have the life experience and wisdom that enable us to help others at a deeper level, if ya know what I mean. Get well soon and get back out there.
  14. blondiii

    I Am Now An Lpn!!!!

    congratulations!!!!!
  15. blondiii

    What do you think?

    Thanks for your reply, Suzanne. I will pay closer attention to the rationales. It always narrows down to two answers, and the explanations really do help, even those behind why the wrong answers are not to be selected. I intend to start studying for about a month straight, starting Sept 15th. On the Mock NCLEXPN, I did make an 83, a very rare score for me, probably just lucky, but also missed some really easy questions.
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    What do you think?

    I joined Educational Resources, Kaplan, standardized tests in my PN program last year, have the Saunders guide and a couple of other CD's. On every national type of exam I make between a 60-70% in general, RARELY above that, almost like it's written in stone. Do you think I will be able to pass the state boards? Did any of you current LPN's have results this low? I finished the PN program and will take the state boards in Illinois Oct 18.