Tr-I-LIfe

Hello! Welcome to my tumblr! I am a Nursing student and hope that my Nursing related posts will be helpful to all my fellow student nurses!

I am also a writer (not a pro) :) But poetry brings great joy and serenitity to my being. please see the page "writing/poems by trilife"

I am pretty much an open book to those who take the time to ask and care to know me. I am open-minded and feel caring for others ANYONE is a priority in my life.

I don't wanna just ramble about myself but please feel free to ask me anything.
I do not claim to be a person who "knows everything," But I have been delt a few jokers in my life so who know's maybe we can relate! ;0
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At first, I was like…

Grape Lady falls

"OO, OO…I CAN’T BREATHE, I CAN"T BREATHE

I don’t know ANYTHING!

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UGH!

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I’m not going!

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Alright, I’m going!

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Question # 1…SATA….

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^^probably EXACTLY what my face looked like answering question #74

Screen turned of after question #76

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WOOT! WOOT! Go RN, Go RN, GO GO!!

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NCLEX Tip:
On NCLEX, heart sounds can appear in a multiple-choice format question or a hot spot question.

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5 areas to remember: APETM
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Here’s another illustration by Nursing Education Consultants, Inc. (2007):

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Mnemonics (input by various people)
  - APE To Man
  - All People Enjoy Time Magazine
  - All Physicians Earn Too Much
  - All Patients Enjoy Taking Meds
  - All Pigs Eat Too Much
  - All Pimps/Prostitutes Enjoy Taking Money

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APGAR is used to assess a newborn at 1 min and 5 min.
If baby was born at 11:25am, you check at 11:26am and 11:30am.

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Appearance = skin color (pink, blue, or grey)
Pulse = heart rate
Grimace = reflex irritability / responsiveness
Activity = muscle tone
Respiration = respiratory…

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image(Credits: Zerwekh J, Claborn J: Memory notebook of nursing, vol 1, ed 4, Ingram, Texas, 2008, Nursing Education Consultants)

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Maslow’s hierarchy of needs comes in handy when you are answering questions on the NCLEX, especially those that require prioritization.

Physiological needs…

A client says to the nurse, “The federal guards were sent to kill me.” What is the best nursing response to the client’s concern?

1."I don’t believe this is true."

2."The guards are not out to kill you."

3."Do you feel afraid that people are trying to hurt you?"

4."What makes you think the guards were sent to hurt you?"

Test-Taking Strategy:

Note the strategic word best. Use therapeutic communication techniques. Eliminate options that show disagreement with the client or encourage any discussion regarding the delusion

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Focus on Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Types of UGI bleeding

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Medication SUFFIXES

  • "Caine" - Local Anesthetics
  • "Done" - Opioid analgesics
  • "Mycin" - Antibiotics
  • "Micin" - Antibiotics
  • "Oxacin" - Broad Spectrum Anti-biotics
  • "Vir" - Anti-virals
  • "Dine" - anti-ulcer agents (H2 Histamine Blockers)
  • "Lam" - anti-anxiety agents
  • "Pam" - anti-anxiety agents
  • "Nuim" - neuromuscular blockers