BLOOPZ, RN: IV infiltration →
bloopz: Infiltration occurs when I.V. fluid leaks into surrounding tissue. It’s commonly caused by improper placement or dislodgment of the catheter. When the tip of the catheter is positioned near a flexion area, patient movement may cause the catheter to slip out or through the lumen of the vessel….
24nurse: Another great website. They have lots of study material and NCLEX practice exams! And as long as you understand the rationales behind the answers, you’re GOLDEN.
Calculating Intake & Output
bloopz: I found this awesome website to practice calculating math problems for nursing, especially calculating I&O’s! Practicing these for the NCLEX. We never practiced these in school. I don’t remember that we ever did. So I’m sharing this awesome website with you guys! http://home.roadrunner.com/~nurdosagecal//Intake%20and%20Output.htm and here’s the home page and you can click through...
Florence's Nightingale: NCLEX Trick: Remembering... →
adenosinetriesphosphate: How do you remember the MAOIs? Two Tricks: 1. PANAMA!! I hope this song is now stuck in your head like it is for me. PA (parnate), NA (nardil), MA (marplan) 2. Think PIRATES! I had to choose this photo, even though there are better pirate photos out there, for what I hope are…
RN Charli: Arterial Blood Gas Analysis - WTF? →
itsjustcharli: One of the most important things to know when working in a critical care area is what the hell an ABG is telling you. Hopefully this will make things easier for you. I’m relating this to an intubated patient, as opposed to one with a natural airway. Also I’m pretty much writing this off the top of…