One of the most terrifying things for new nurse grads is accidentally messing up a patient’s meds. This is how to avoid medication errors.
Monitoring Patients after Ketamine
Do you know what’s really sexy right now in anesthesia? Opioid-free anesthesia. Let’s talk about monitoring patients after ketamine.
Nursing Considerations for 3 Neuro ICU Meds
This is some quick info on a few very common meds you run into in the neurointensive care unit. However, please always follow your hospital’s policies and procedures. This is for informational purposes only and focuses on nursing considerations.. not going in-depth on the drug. Nursing Considerations for 4 Neuro ICU Meds Propofol or Diprivan […]
Nursing Drip Basics
I’m going to do a few posts on various drips that are geared towards newer nurses. Here are my 11 points of enlightenment when working with drips! 1. When you get an order to start a drip, that becomes your priority. Yes, I know Mr. Roberson in bed 28 really wants his suppository but he will have […]
Medication Education: How To Teach Patients About Common Meds
This is how to improve your medication education for patients. Teach them about common/non-scary medications first.
Nursing Blood Pressure Management in Stroke Patients
Did you notice I love talking about strokes? I wanted to expand a little more on my previous post about them. Blood Pressure Management in Stroke Patients: Tips for Nurses Stroke patients are not like every other patient. There is special consideration that must be given for various aspects of nursing care, specifically in terms […]
Nursing Tips for Heparin and Coumadin – Lab Monitoring
Nurses, I know how confusing Heparin and Coumadin lab monitoring can be. This guide will break them down, explain what they are, and help you understand it all. This is informational only, always follow your hospital’s policies and procedures. Nursing Tips for Heparin and Coumadin Lab Monitoring Something that can be confusing at first for […]