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A Toothy Monday

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A co-worker was grabbing lunch in the cafeteria when she heard someone behind her say,

“Ugh! It smells like a dentist office!”

If I was in denial before about the dental smell getting down deep, I believe it now. Which is why I jump straight into the shower right after work. The lingering smell of drilled teeth and cement is not attractive.

And while I’m on a spiel about dentation, how about you parents out there get it through your head that putting soda/juice/gatorade in their bottles is a BAD IDEA?!? I have seen so many kids come in with blackened teeth… or what’s left of them. It’s sad to see a cute kid with a nubbin smile.

Come on, Mom and Dad – how about you brush your kids teeth? I don’t care if they’re just baby teeth, but you should be ashamed you allowed your children to get to this state.

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December 3, 2012 at 21:56

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Failure is not an option

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I had a lecture quiz yesterday. There were some questions I wasn’t too sure of, but I thought I passed.

Wrong.

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June 12, 2012 at 01:49

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The Student Life… Again

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I’m in my second week of classes. Biology, to be specific.

Why am I taking it again?

For starters, I took it ten years ago, and for PA schools, you need at least one Bio classes taken within the last five years. My last classes were six years ago. Another reason is because I need reccomendation letters. At least three from professors. Science professors.

So here I am, waiting outside of Bio lab. Post exam, the first one. I was so worried about it. Now, I feel very meh – I suppose I did alright. There were a few I had doubts, but for the most part the material felt familiar. But I did study. Maybe cram would be a better word. But I do take time every day to go over the notes and read the chapter. Like all good students are supposed to.

You would think since this is a refresher, this would be a piece of cake. And for the most part it is, but the way it is being taught is not ringing any bells. For example, the last lecture and lab covered organic molecules. It was giving me flashbacks of orgo. Organic chemistrymy mortal enemy. I don’t remember Bio being like this the first time! But it depends on the teacher, I guess.

Okay, time for lab.

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May 30, 2012 at 19:20

So You’ve Taken the NCLEX Already?

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You’re doing better than I am.

I’m still studying. Keep in mind that I finished in May, and I’m in that “danger zone” of forgetting everything I learned. Don’t worry… I forgot it all months ago.

SO has been really pushing for me to set my date. I will… I will.

This week.

Really.

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August 9, 2010 at 09:16

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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 client is admitted to the emergency room with a diagnosis of renal calculi and complaints of moderate to severe flank pain and nausea. The client’s oral temperature is 100.8 degrees Fahrenheit. The priority nursing focus for this client is which of these goals?

  1. Maintain fluid balance
  2. Control nausea
  3. Manage pain
  4. Prevent infection

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February 15, 2010 at 00:31

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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 with heart failure. Which finding requires the nurse’s immediate attention?

  1. Pulse oximetry of 85%
  2. Nocturia
  3. Crackles in lungs
  4. Diaphoresis

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September 16, 2009 at 17:24

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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 charge nurse of a long term care (LTC) facility is making out assignments. Which assignment made to an unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) requires intervention by the nursing director of the LTC facility?

  1. “Provide decubitis ulcer care and apply dry dressing to the site.”
  2. “Bathe and feed client who is on bed and chair rest.”
  3. “Oral suctioning as needed of an unresponsive older adult client.”
  4. “Review with family members the procedure of intermittent (bolus) feedings via G-tube.”

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July 20, 2009 at 19:42

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