I received a lab requisition and under the "Other Symptoms:" header was a 2 with a triangle around it. For the life of me I cannot figure it out. This is a patient in her third pregnancy, with two living children. It was an order for an OGTT. She is in her third trimester.
granolatrees replied to granolatrees's topic in Ob/Gyn
Being offended is useless and in no way productive. I had surgical rotations in school, not that I need to explain that. If they wanted a CST, they would have posted for it, not an LPN. Useless post is useless.
I want to apply for this job. My dream is to work in OB. My only concern is item #1. I've been an a LPN in peds and LTC for 3 years. My only surgical exp is clinicals. I have full faith I'm competent.
I asked a surg tech friend about the knowledge I may be lacking. She gave me the following list:
â€¢all of the instrument names
â€¢how to pass and use them
â€¢the order the others need them in
â€¢suture types and what they're for
â€¢how to drape âœ”ï¸
â€¢how to do a surgical setup
â€¢how to maintain a sterile surgical fieldâœ”ï¸
â€¢how to count instruments, sponges, etc.
â€¢how to scrub and gown and glove yourself and others. âœ”ï¸
â€¢open a package onto a sterile fieldâœ”ï¸
I feel like I could learn the unchecked in a weekend. Not to mention training.
Am am I missing something that implies I shouldn't apply?
granolatrees replied to shan409's topic in Michigan
I completed DU-Midland LPN program this summer. During the middle of our year, they changed some of the planning and "synced" their coursework with the Warren campus. It put a delay on getting grades back, and it also meant that the tests were written by teachers we didn't have (Warren teachers)...and that Warren students were getting tests written by Midland teachers.
I took AP2 my first semester. That was tough. But when Med/Surg came about in January I just kept the same pace I had...a lot of people struggled with the extra load of work.
I was one of the first people licensed and had a great job waiting for me. Anyway. Good luck to you all! It's a great program :) I'm just waiting to get into an LPN to RN transition program now.
My school is offering/marketing/selling a one-day Kaplan review course that's like... $300 or $400.
For those of you who have taken the seminar as well as the NCLEX, how much of a difference do you think the Kaplan review made?
Is it worth it?
I heard someone say once that for the first year of anyone's nursing career, they should come home and review/research the diseases they treated at work that day. Your texts are a great reference to refer to even after graduation.
granolatrees replied to ReReLPN2014's topic in LPN-RN
Literally any community college. I'm from Michigan. Find your nearest community college, or the second nearest. There are normally "transition tracks" for those who already hold their LPN or EMT to get their ADN.