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  1. schoolforever

    Pumps

    I just don’t get the “sucking out the air” if the whole proximal port is dry? ...to clarify my confusion 🤯
  2. schoolforever

    Pumps

    Thank you! Can you give me an example of a med that wouldn’t be good to push the saline into?
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    Pumps

    If a medication runs dry proximally (primary line), how do you fix this issue? I’ve seen some nurses open the cartridge and inject a saline flush into the b-port which makes the saline prime the proximal primary line. is this the best way to do something like this? thanks!
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    New nurse advice

    Hello everyone. I have found that one of the hardest parts of being a new nurse is how everyone does things differently. It is hard to figure out what I'm supposed to do. One of the biggest things I struggle with deal with the topic of IV administration. A few questions I have... 1. Say you are administering an incompatible push med through an already infusing line. Is it okay to standby the pump, give 10ml flush, give med, and 10 ml flush? I've seen some people say disconnect from line first, and then others say this could be bad for infection control. 2. Some people say to not use the same IV flush in between administering a push med. If this is something that is true, how do you deal with having so much stuff in your hands without setting anything down (since some say you shouldn't do that either). Can you set flushes down once they are out of the package if capped? 3. I've seen people dilute meds (solumedrol) by giving a few mL of the normal saline flush to patient and then sticking the blunt needle of the *actual* med into the rest of the flush. Is this okay to do? Any advice would be helpful, even if it's telling me to calm down 😓
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    Taking nclex after being out of school over a year

    I feel like you’d be surprised at how much you retained! Don’t be afraid because you can do it. My school did hesi but a few days before nclex I bought uworld to see what it was about. I would suggest doing that if you want a better grasp on what the test might be like! You can do it.
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    shut off at 75

    Ok guys, I got my unofficial results and I passed. I honestly have no idea how. They must only make sure you 3% of the test right lol.
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    shut off at 75

    Congrats! I hope that same feeling happens to me!!
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    shut off at 75

    I hope this is true in my case. If not, I really bit the dust.
  9. schoolforever

    shut off at 75

    I seriously think I got most priority questions wrong (they were all so close). Did you feel like this too? It also doesn't help that my last question was easy 😫. There were *some* questions I felt confident about, but I feel like they weren't the important ones. I feel like I should have definitely had more questions if I was going to pass!!
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    shut off at 75

    I just feel like I missed most of the priority questions 😕 and my last question was not that hard. I'm trying to stay positive but it's so terrifying having to wait. Thank you for your encouraging words!
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    shut off at 75

    I took the nclex today and felt torn between a lot of questions. After getting home and googling them it seems like I got quite a few wrong. I know they say you have to be doing really horrible to fail at 75, but I do feel like I missed some silly ones. I don't know how to stop stressing about this test!
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    Med reconciliation

    I left out that my preceptor looked it over
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    Med reconciliation

    Yes, I feel like no one either does them or they aren't accurate due to cross-viewing the computer orders, verbal discrepancies, and piece of paper from 1953. I also feel bitter like it isn't in my scope of practice. "Why am I changing your prescriptions?!" I really am conscientious when giving all my meds so I'm glad I'm not the only person with issues. Thank you guys for all your support and tips. I'm going to talk to my teacher about it tomorrow to see if she has any further advice for me. If anyone has anything else they'd like to share I welcome it. I plan to put in pharmacy consults in the future (I never even thought of that 😫). I feel a lot better.
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    Med reconciliation

    I'm a nursing student set to graduate in 3 weeks. I've been having my preceptorship in the ED and today I received a call because a floor manager contacted my boss saying I updated a patient's med list to say they got double the dose of seroquel they were supposed to have while admitted (they only found this out because the patient's GP wondered why she was getting the double dose in the hospital). I remember the patient but I do not remember updating this medication. I feel horrible and don't know what I could have done to fix the situation (that is the worst part). The patient is fine and my boss wasn't mad, but it is really making me question myself and the future. Any advice for the future would be great because now I feel like I don't even want to mess with home med lists.
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    doable?

    I guess the school I'm going to, quite a few people do it. I would only need a&p 2 during the first nursing semester (which has 1 class)— I also hear the a&p teacher is great (like actually wants you to succeed). I just wanted some additional advice :)
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    doable?

    I was planning on taking a year to finish my remaining "coreqs" but after thinking about it, I would rather take A&P 2 in an 8 week course during my fundamentals class, and then microbiology in the summer after my first year. Has anyone done this? Advice? THANKS!
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