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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pieceofcakenursing:

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

pieceofcakenursing:

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…

Focus on Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Types of UGI bleeding

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easiernursing:

Previously, I have posted a video on ABGs using the Tic-Tac-Toe method [original post here]. If you don’t think that was the easiest method for you, then maybe give this one a try.

Before starting a question, write down the normal ABG values as below: (During NCLEX, write it down on your…

Hope the owner of the above tumblr doesn’t mind me posting a link to promote their tumblr…. GREAT lil review to help you recognize "NURSING PRIORITIES" 


The nurse sees pts in the adolescent psych unit. Which of the following pts should the nurse see FIRST?
1. 13 yr old who c/o impulsivity & poor attention span
2. 14 yr old who frequently loses his temper & argues with his teachers
3. 15 yr old who wants to be a model & only drinks H20 & eats vegetables
4. 16 yr old who bullies, threatens, and intimidates other & initiates physical fights


ANSWER: 3

I understand that the individual needs assessment of nutritional status..BUT… why is option 3, a bigger concern than “option 4”…My thought was option 4 would be priority as it relates to safety The nurse should always make sure the patient is of no harm to themselves or others. 


option 3…assessment of nutritional status will be the same if done “now” or 5 mins from now, after the nurse ensures the safety principle…

The nurse sees pts in the adolescent psych unit. Which of the following pts should the nurse see FIRST?

1. 13 yr old who c/o impulsivity & poor attention span

2. 14 yr old who frequently loses his temper & argues with his teachers

3. 15 yr old who wants to be a model & only drinks H20 & eats vegetables

4. 16 yr old who bullies, threatens, and intimidates other & initiates physical fights

ANSWER: 3

I understand that the individual needs assessment of nutritional status..BUT… why is option 3, a bigger concern than “option 4”…My thought was option 4 would be priority as it relates to safety The nurse should always make sure the patient is of no harm to themselves or others. 

option 3…assessment of nutritional status will be the same if done “now” or 5 mins from now, after the nurse ensures the safety principle…

During the IMMEDIATE PP period… What is the priority nursing action? * The NCLEX question is asking for the priority b4 the fundal massage?? but I always through fundal massage was priority?

In regards to NCLEX questions on this topic… should PP assessment/ NSG action go in this order or are these just assessments that must be completed? 

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  • When prioritizing patient care, always:

    Start with the most unstable patient first

    Rationale: Unstable patients can go from bad to worse at any time. They must be the priority on any nurses list to see first since their condition can change instantly.

  • The ABC’s of prioritization stand for:

    Airway, breathing, circulation

    Rationale: Whenever you are entering an emergency situation, or just doing a basic assessment your priorities should always be in this order: check for an airway, make sure they are breathing and make sure there is blood circulating (that the heart is pumping properly).

  • The patient with the following condition would be treated first:

    A patient with COPD and an oxygen saturation of 86%

    Rationale: Remember your ABC’s! Airway and breathing are the first two, and are very important to sustaining the life of your patient. Any problems with these, and the rest of the body will shut down, too.

  • The following is not considered a class of priorities

    Moderate

    Rationale: All nurses should place their patients in each category to help them decide who will need their attention the most and first. It will also help in delegating tasks to ancillary staff.

  • Non-emergency patient needs are considered to be the following priority:

    Intermediate

    Rationale: Because the patient voices something as a need, it must be an intermediate priority.

  • As a nurse, it is always okay to do the following to be efficient with care:

    Combine activities to resolve more than one problem at a time

    Rationale: As long as activities can be safely combined to solve more than one problem or accomplish more than one task at a time, it is perfectly acceptable, and suggested, to do to make you more efficient as a nurse.

  • The following is not on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs:

    Anger management

    Rationale: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology stating that basic human needs such as breathing and food must be met before needs such as love and safety can be felt.

  • The clinical problem-solving process should begin with:

    Assessment

    Rationale: The nursing process includes assessment, data collection, planning, implementation and evaluation. This process is the basis for all nursing care in all settings.

  • The following actions should never be delegated to ancillary staff such as a patient care technician

    Feeding an MRDD patient with a choking risk

    Rationale: If trained properly, ancillary staff can collect urine or stool specimens, check vital signs, perform ADL’s, feeding, and more. These things should not be delegated when the patient is at risk for a serious complication like choking.

  • The following should always be done regarding patient care:

    Involve the client in their care

    Rationale: Clients should always been involved in their care so they can be as independent after their stay as possible. Don’t do tasks for them that they are able to do themselves. Ancillary staff should also be monitored for this

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I am starting my final semester of nursing school soon and I am kinda freaking out! What if I fail a course? Am I really meant to be a RN? Why am I not already studying for the NCLEX? Where do I want to work? What if I suck at the interview? UGH!! 

becoming a RN is my dream! I know I am passionate & dedicated to the nursing practice. I have wanted this for faaar too long & I have taken a very LOoooong road to get here (8 years)… can someone please tell me this anxiety is normal right before and/or during your final semester in nursing school?

24nurse:

Drug therapy for multi-system disorders.

Magnesium + Potassium = How similar are they??