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  1. Reading a book from 2015 and it references 'uncompensated' heart failure, but can't find any info in my Med-surg text about it. My text only has compensated and decompensated. So my question is: Is uncompensated heart failure the same as decompensated? (just changed/updated terminology but still the same thing?)

    How to measure a wound

    I attached a drawing I made below to help clarify in case my writing is confusing 🙂 Let's say there is a wound on the front of the patient's left thigh angled diagonally. Do I measure the length across diagonally or do I find the longest length while keeping the ruler oriented in the 6 to 12 direction? Also, for width do I go perpendicular to my length or do I orient the ruler horizontally (9 to 3 o'clock) and find the widest width? Hopefully I'm not making this too confusing. I know this should be simple, but I'm not 100% sure which method to do. Thanks!

    September 2019 Caption Contest

    The moment right after the nurse administers Narcan.

    September 2019 Caption Contest

    That time during the shift when you're so overwhelmed you ain't even got time for death. So you call security on him. That feeling when the haldol kicks in...
  5. Thank you Heavenly4505!
  6. Thanks for chiming in I appreciate it! I have applied to over 25 jobs, each with a cover letter specifically made by incorporating the company's core values along with how I could be a good fit. I also edit my resume to match the job description as best as I can. This is the only job that has called me back so far, so I'm on the fence whether I should pursue it or not.
  7. Anyone have any experience with this type of job? Should I pursue it? New grad, first job offer out of RN school at an addiction center as a dispensing nurse.

    IV Fluid Question

    Okay, so we don't infuse 1/2 NS intravenously because the bodies cells are shriveled and thirsty so they will absorb the water from the vascular space by osmosis, thus contributing to the patients decreased BP?

    IV Fluid Question

    About to begin 2nd semester and I feel like this should be really easy for me to understand, but I just can't get my head around it lol. If someone could dumb it down and explain it to me, I would appreciate it. Question: Your patient is very dehydrated. His blood pressure is extremely low at 80/50. Pulses are weak. The MD has ordered 0.45% NS at 100 ml/hr. The gtt/factor is 15 gtts/ml. How fast will you run this IV? Is this a safe order? I got the rate: 25 gtt/min I don't fully understand how it's not a safe order though. My thinking: Solution is hypotonic (low solute, higher water), patient is dehydrated (lower body water = higher solute concentration), so why would it be bad for the patient to receive low solute fluids if he is dehydrated? Here's what the answer key says: This is a hypotonic fluid (osmolarity - 145). Fluids may shift from the intravascular compartment into the intracellular and interstitial compartment. This will cause the blood pressure to decrease further. This is not a good IV solution to give an already hypotensive patient. Thank you

    LA Pierce College Nursing Students...feedback

    Probably going to at least wait until orientation.

    LA Pierce College Nursing Students...feedback

    I PM'd you as well if you could send me the convo. Thanks!

    May 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!

    Zombieland Rule #1: Cardio And then I woke up... Ain't nuthin butta thang. IT'S GOT MY LEG...IT's GOT MY LEG!!!

    LA Pierce College Nursing Students...feedback

    Yes, and thanks! Anyone happen to know where Pierce's clinical sites are located?

    LA Pierce College Nursing Students...feedback

    I just gave up my GCC alternate spot like yesterday lol! And per your previous statement, I'll be attending Moorpark.

    LA Pierce College Nursing Students...feedback

    I accepted a spot @ moorpark for Fall 2013, but I just got an email today from Pierce saying I was accepted by them as well. As far as I know Moorpark has a great program, but Pierce is like 3 miles from my house, whereas Moorpark is like 30 lol... FIRST WORLD PROLEMS!

    How I Studied for the TEAS

    Made a study guide out of all the posts here, studied for about an hour a day for about month and got a 77.3%. The average for my testing group was 70%, and the national is 64.3%. I'm okay with my results. Thanks for posting all this helpful information! Good luck to all the others!

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