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    what should I do for CODE BLUE

    I remember one of my nursing instructors used to say: when you don't know the pt's code status, it's better to perform CPR and find out that the pt is DNR and stop! , instead of not doing CPR and then you find out later , that pt was full code and died !
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    Shockingly Humbled

    keep writing :)
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    Shockingly Humbled

    Beautifully written!! When I was reading this, it reminded me of House / grey's anatomy --sounded unreal!
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    If You Give a Patient a Cookie

    i enjoyed reading this :)
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    My Defining Moment as a New Graduate Nurse

    This is touching and inspiring at the same time!
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    Contact with Mrsa, now I'm so afraid?

    We don't even isolate for MRSA!!
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    Bedside Reporting- your thoughts

    I used to hate bedside report , but now I absolutely love it ! I get to see the pts, make sure they're not Blue, not hypoglycemic ,make sure they look comfy, clean , IVs are not beeping, make sure the TPN and IVF are not running dry. When we didn't have bedside report I would get picture perfect report and when I walked in te pts room so many things were not done! There are lazy people out there! 😂
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    Differences between Canadian and USA nursing?

    I think I discovered that my dream nursing job is located in Canada, happy work environment
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    Nurse refused to give CPR

    The 911 operator was really aggravated by this! She sounded more caring than the nurse!! I understand that it is policy not to perform CPR but this nurse was so cold! She should have handed the phone to someone else at least!
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    I am an RN! NCLEX Tips and Tricks Just For You!!

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    I am an RN! NCLEX Tips and Tricks Just For You!!

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    I am an RN! NCLEX Tips and Tricks Just For You!!

    Hi :) Honestly SATA questions were my weakness! And I got so many on nclex! From what I know there's no book that has only SATA questions, but they should publish one! I only answered questions and read all rationales, If you find yourself missing so many questions about asthma meds, OB, for example if you miss 10 questions about preeclampsia or any other disease , that's a sign that you were guessing, and do not know much about the topic! Must read the book about that topic! Some SATA questions might be how to insert a foley, what to do when a pt becomes hypoglycemic, what to do when you find an unresponsive pt, what are the steps you should take. S/s of Parkinson's , S/S of cushings disease, S/S of shock , must learn the common or popular diseases! S/S of infection. Most likely to be SATA! Know how to administer ear drops in adults and kids! Also how to administer eye drops! These will be sequential order!
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    Things you didn't learn in nursing school

    Importance of time management, organization, how to prepare for interviews. And how school didn't teach me anything at all about reality of nursing--it taught me theories but those alone cannot help me survive in nursing land!
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    I am an RN! NCLEX Tips and Tricks Just For You!!

    I have plenty more tips, I am just trying to make it a document using word , this way information won't be missed . I think I might have time to work on it tomorrow !
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    I am an RN! NCLEX Tips and Tricks Just For You!!

    Delegation: Do delegate to nursing assistant: Walk/ roll stable pts Ok to reorient pts Do not delegate: in nclex world Sterile procedures Assessments even vs on new adm Feeding pt at risk for aspiration Over the counter topicals No teaching Chest tubes , arterial lines, trachs, contagious disease Rules of delegation in nclex: You r one nurse, you have only 1 pt, you have all the time in the world Delegate stable pts only Assume all orders are written no need for md order Always ask which pt is more likely to die first--see him first! If stuck and don't know what the hell is the right answer choose the most vital organs-- heart, lungs, kidneys over legs finger
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    I am an RN! NCLEX Tips and Tricks Just For You!!

    Safety first! Types of pt at risk that require observation / intervention: Comatose Kids Alcoholics/ drug abusers Demented- keep them close to nurses station Mentally challenged pts Next: These pts cannot be discharged before 72 hrs in nclex world if you need space for new admissions. MI, broken hips, ostomy Never give Tylenol or tylenol based meds to pt with liver problems. Steroids end with -ONE Contrast dye is usually hard on kidneys- watch for kidney problems , monitor labs Renal pt should never take in foods high in potassium Renal problem: potassium and extra water kills you! If pt has fever and has any kind of patches on body- REMOVE. The heat of the body will absorb the med faster! If child has brown, gray, black lines on teeth mother took tetracycline while pregnant. Remember on nclex the nurse does everything and you have all the orders from the doctor ready to use ! This confused me the most when I was doing practice questions: everytime I saw a question that started with a pregnant lady I got anxiety thinking it was an OB question! There are pregnant people on nclex! It doesn't mean it's an OB question. People with cerebral palsy have a normal intelligence! Type 1 herpes above waste Type 2 herpes below waste Herpes 1 can become herpes 2 and herpes 2 can become herpes 1! If you have herpes 1 and scratch yourself below waste, you know where , now you also have type 2! Diabetes can happen in all trimesters When baby is delivered : compress bulb, suction mouth before nose--- to remember it think: you don't nose junk in your mouth first! Mastitis: you still continue to breast feed on both breasts! Heat on the breasts helps milk come out! Wear ice and tight bra if not breast feeding To release suction from breast: put the small finger pinkie in the corner of baby's mouth :) Remember: dehydrated and cold baby--- high risk for death! Must intervene immediately! There no mother baby bonding if you're watching tv or doing other things-- must pay full attention to the infant! Diagnosing scoliosis: bend at the waist! Uneven shoulders, hips Memorize: normal changes in elderly , labs, ABGs, infection control, anatomy of heart , math formulas These are most likely to be sequential order: 24 hr urine collection Priming and hanging new iv Applying warm cold pack Meds via G- tube- in nclex each and every meds is given separately and flush in between meds Sterile specimen from foley trach Drawing and giving both insulins Inserting foley Sterile fields Personal protective equipment Admin eye ad ear drops Hope this helps- will continue to add more. Peace and love!