Atrial Fibrillation is scary, but it can be handled with control. These atrial fibrillation tips for nurses are exactly what you need to know, whether you are a new nurse or one with more experience. Disclaimer: This is informational only, always follow your hospital’s policies and procedures. For more information on disclaimers, click here. Atrial Fibrillation […]
Disclaimer – This is for informational purposes only. Always follow your hospital’s policies and procedures in these situations. Nursing management of atrial fibrillation is an important skill for bedside nursing to master when caring for hospitalized patients. Nursing management of atrial fibrillation Atrial fibrillation is something many acute care nurses will deal with, as […]
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 students […]
This is some quick info on a few very common meds you run into in the neuro intensive 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 […]
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 […]
Here are the ones I use most frequently. Keep in mind that not all of these are “approved abbreviations”; they are the ones I use on my report sheet. I don’t use all of these in my official documentation (nurses notes, orders, care plans), but I do use some of them. These are mainly so […]
When you work on an inpatient nursing unit, something that is applicable to all patients is the prevention of VTE’s. VTE’s are venous thromboembolisms and, as far as reimbursement and the patients are concerned, is preventable. If we, as health care providers, take the initiative to insure we are actively preventing these blood clots, patients […]
There are a few meds that almost all patients in the hospital are on. Below is a list of a few of them (and common doses) and what I tell my patient when they asks, “Why the hell are you giving me that!? I don’t take that at home!” Colace 100 mg PO BID: “This […]
Hi! I love your blog and so do my classmates. I am currently in my second semester in nursing school in a second degree accelerated program. So far the more nursing classes I take the more I want to be a nurse! One thing that absolutely terrifies me though are med errors. I do not […]
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 post contains affiliate links This is informational only, always follow your hospital’s policies and procedures Nursing Tips for Heparin and Coumadin Lab Monitoring Something […]