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Winter Break

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Not that I’ve been writing on this blog all too often. But I’m done for the semester and wasn’t kicked out. It’s a good feeling when you wake up and you know you don’t have to be anywhere school related, nor do you have to read for a class or get anything ready for a class. Power point presentations be gone!!!
My next class is actually an online one, which means more time for me to relax. I’ve already planned that most of my studying for this class will be at the ski lodge, inbetween runs. This isn’t meant to brag, but I am seriously due some fun times.

Have a good holiday everyone!

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December 18, 2009 at 10:34

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NCLEX Practice Question of the Week

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Here is the weekly question posted on the NCSBN Learning Extension:

A nurse is caring for a client in the coronary care unit. The display on the cardiac monitor indicates ventricular fibrillation. What should the nurse do first?

  1. Perform defibrillation
  2. Administer epinephrine as ordered
  3. Assess for presence of pulse
  4. Institute CPR

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December 12, 2009 at 11:09

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Early Days

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I was driving over to the clinical site when I get a phone call. Unfamiliar number, but I answer it anyways.

“Hey ST, good thing I got you. Listen, sorry that I’m getting ahold of you so late… but I’m sick. I tried to come in, but I just felt worse.”

HOORAY!!!

“I’ve been trying to get a hold of the rest of the group, but I haven’t got through. They’re probably all inside waiting for me…”

HOORAY!!! Er… Don’t worry, I’m here. I’ll let them all know what’s going on. HOORAY!!!

“Thanks alot. Sorry again for the last minute call… but these things happen. I’ll see you tomorrow.”

An unexpected and very welcome surprise. I was up until the wee hours of the morning finishing all the assignments that were due today. I am currently running on a little over 2 hours sleep. I walked inside and let everyone know that clinical was cancelled. Their first response?

“Ha ha… very funny.”

No really… get out of here. She’s not coming in.

When it finally sunk in, their next response was something like this:

“We can go shopping!!”

So that has been my day so far. I went over to the mall, not for some clothes shopping, but to hit up Barnes & Noble. I figured since I was in a state of delirum I could at least be studious about it.

Turns out that B&N doesn’t open until ten. Well over an hour to wait. So now I’m at home, and ready to crawl into bed.

Good day. Good night.

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December 1, 2009 at 11:00

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NCLEX Practice Question of the Week

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Here is the weekly question posted on the NCSBN Learning Extension:

A pregnant woman is hospitalized for treatment of pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) in the third trimester. She is receiving magnesium sulfate intravenously. A nurse understands that this medication is used mainly for what purpose?

  1. Maintain normal blood pressure
  2. Prevent convulsive seizures
  3. Decrease the respiratory rate
  4. Increase uterine blood flow

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December 1, 2009 at 10:51

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NCLEX Practice Question of the Week

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Here is the weekly question posted on the NCSBN Learning Extension:

A nurse is beginning nutritional counseling/teaching with a pregnant woman. What is the initial step in this interaction?

  1. Teach her how to meet the needs of self and her family.
  2. Explain the changes in diet necessary for pregnant women.
  3. Question her understanding and use of the food pyramid.
  4. Conduct a diet history to determine her normal eating routines.

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December 1, 2009 at 10:49

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