Nrs_angie BSN, RN

Med-Surg, Tele, Vascular, Plastics
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Nrs_angie has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg, Tele, Vascular, Plastics.

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  1. When do you decide to go up to the LARGER ADULT size BP cuff?? All throughout nursing school and the time I have worked as an RN... No one has ever mentioned specifics of when the larger one should be used. It was explained to me that you "judge" by ...
  2. Hello, Hopefully one of you Renal / Urology Nurses can help me... I am collecting a 24 hour urine onmyself for my OB/GYN, as I am 34 wks pregnant with proteinuria and elevated BP's. We are testing Creatinine Clearance and Total Protein. I woke up thi...
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    Poor care post surgery

    12 hour shifts makes more sense now... but im still very curious... when you and your husband both repeatedly asked for pain med... what was the nurse's response? Did she just outright ignore it? Did she say NO? Did she give a reason? I am dyin...
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    Poor care post surgery

    im just confused... there's alot of mention about the night nurse... I am assuming she didn't start her shift until 2300... so where was the evening nurse that received you immediately post-operatively following PACU... shouldn't the evening nur...
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    Changing a patient's diaper while they are standing ?

    I dont work in LTC, but I work in a hospital... I guess it all depends on the situation... Once a very confused and weak patient was told not to get out of bed with help. The bed check was alarming all night. Once, I went in and she was attem...
  6. FOCUS ON ABCs AND SAFETY. WHEN YOU NARROW IT DOWN TO TWO CORRECT ANSWERS.. ASK YOURSELF IF EITHER RELATES TO AIRWAY, BREATHING, CIRCULATION OR SAFETY. THOSE ARE VERY HIGH PRIORITY TO THE NCLEX TEST MAKERS.
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    drugs encountered in NCLEX?

    Hey CT... You are absolutely right... I already posted my experience with Cyalis before I read your post... Honestly... I dont remember having any med questions... If I had to guess... I would say that I had 3 or 4 out of 75 questions... but the ...
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    drugs encountered in NCLEX?

    i took the test 2 years ago... but i really don't remember having alot of drug questions... most of mine were critical thinking types and patient scenarios one weird one that stood out was a question about cyalis...not sure of the spelling... i...
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    Calculation

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    Calculation

    Thank you... I was starting to feel OLD ewwwww
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    Metformin

    49 sounds like hypoglycemia to me personally I would hold the metformin and any other oral hypoglycemic meds doesn't matter how long acting the med is... it will cause a further drop in blood sugar if blood sugar comes back up to the 100s ar...
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    Would you give 25u Reg Ins IV?

    I am sure that he meant SQ not IV.... im pretty sure the rule for SQ is you can give up to 30 u of regular insulin SQ. So I would call to clarify the order and route. but actually I work on Med-surg where they do hang Insulin drips... so yes it...
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    DKA and fluid resuscitation

    Dawn hit the nail on the head.... couldn't have said better myself
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    Calculation

    Sorry... I don't know a website... but I can recommend a book that is Clear and to the point! ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy! It's a quick read... you can finish in a day or two... it explains the important points along with some n...
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    Calculation

    Why does it seem that nowadays everyone takes simple TERMS of ENDEARMENT such as "silly, hon, sweetie" and turn it into an ugly thing... FYI my mother's oncologist calls her sweetie all the time... its a term of endearment. We are NOT offended b...