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.
Nursing management of atrial fibrillation is an important skill for bedside nursing to master when caring for hospitalized patients. But, it’s not as intuitive as one might thing. Let’s discuss some of the important aspects of this situation, and practical steps that you can take as a bedside nurse. Nursing Management of Atrial Fibrillation Atrial […]
Do you know what’s really sexy right now in anesthesia? Opioid-free anesthesia. Let’s talk about monitoring patients after ketamine.
Pharmacology is challenging in nursing school, but it doesn’t have to destroy your life, soul, and all that you hold dear. If you take a few steps in organizing yourself before you tackle this class, it will make it easier to learn and recall later down the line. Pharmacology tips – just for nursing […]
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 […]
Hands down, the hardest class in nursing school for me was pharmacology. I’m bad at straight forward memorization, especially when it’s medications I’ve never actually used or seen in real life. Naturally, I squeaked by with a B in Pharmacology. I scoured the internet for various resources, but didn’t find much. Luckily there are pharmacology for nurses resources that can help!
One of the major things you learn in nursing school is how to give medications. I’d like to explain some nursing basic things because when I was in school, no one told me this stuff.. it was just assumed we knew all of this. So here are some basic, yet essential, things to know about […]
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 […]
Medical abbreviations I use most frequently. Keep in mind that not all of these are “approved”; they are the ones I use on my report sheet.
Learn exactly what VTE Prophylaxis is and why it’s so important to your role as a nurse. VTE’s are venous thromboembolisms and preventable.
This is how to improve your medication education for patients. Teach them about common/non-scary medications first.
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 […]
These nursing priorities for post-op patients will help you keep your head and give the best care to your patients. You are rocking through your shift, feeling awesome because you kind of know what you’re doing now, and your charge nurse comes up to you to say you are getting a patient from the PACU. […]
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 […]