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The most important medications for nurses and nursing students to know. In an easy to understand and remember format. Listen anywhere!
Rank #1: Warfarin (Coumadin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations.
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Rank #2: Atorvastatin (Lipitor).
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Your ultimate guide to nursing mnemonics. Over 100 mnemonics for nurses explained for you by the lovely Kati Kleber RN CCRN
Rank #1: Ep3: Hyperkalemia (MACHINE, MURDER, AIRED).
Hyperkalemia Nursing Mnemonics The hyperkalemia MACHINE Medications – ACE Inhibitors, NSAIDS, potassium-sparing diuretics Acidosis – Metabolic and respiratory Cellular destruction – burns, traumatic injury, hemolysis Hypoaldosteronism – Addison’s Intake- excessive Nephrons- renal failure Excretion – Impaired MURDER Muscle weakness Urine- oliguria, anuria Respiratory distress Decreased cardiac contractility ECG changes Reflexes- hyperreflexia, or areflexia (flaccid) AIRED Administer IV Calcium – to immediately decrease cardiac toxicity Increase excretion – via both stool (kayexlate) and urine (diuretics) Remove sources of potassium – from all sources, including enteral, pareteral, IV, and PO Enhance potassium uptake into cells – insulin, glucose, sodium bicarb, beta-adrenergic antagonists Dialysis – emergent response for patients with lethal hyperkalemia The post Ep3: Hyperkalemia (MACHINE, MURDER, AIRED) appeared first on NRSNG.
Rank #2: Ep6: Hypokalemia (6 L’s).
6 L’s Lethargy Leg cramps Limp muscles Low, shallow respirations Lethal cardiac dysrythmias Lots of urine (polyuria) The post Ep6: Hypokalemia (6 L’s) appeared first on NRSNG.
Nursing podcast for nursing students and nurses or new nurse. NCLEX® prep, pharmacology, ICU, critical care, and CCRN.
Rank #1: Ep181: A&P: 9 Common Cardiac Medication Classes.
Today I want to talk about nine common classes of cardiac meds, that you’re going to need to understand, and you’re going to need to know at a very high level. We’re going to talk about these meds at a very upper level, what’s going on, why we give these meds, and really what you need to know about them. Again, we’re going to cover nine common classes of cardiac medications. A lot of times with our heart attack we have that mnemonic, MONA, which is immediate treatment for heart attack. One of that’s going to be the “N” in MONA is nitrates. What it’s going to do is it’s really going to try to massively dilate the vessel to allow blood to flow. That’s when we would give it, we could give it for that. Also, if someone has a hypertensive crisis we can give them hydralzine. There’s a lot of things that we can do, and what these, the primary primary purpose of these is to relax the vessels. The post Ep181: A&P: 9 Common Cardiac Medication Classes appeared first on NRSNG.
Rank #2: Ep165: A&P: Hemodynamic Parameters (CVP, PAWP, CO, and more awesome acronyms) (cardiac).
Hemodynamics can be tough. . . simply because there are so many interdependent factors that a nurse needs to know. In this episode I share some of the KEY parameters the nurse should know as well as provide a free download of a hemodynamics cheat sheet. Free Download: Hemodynamics Cheat Sheet Must Know Values: Cardiac Output (CO): 4-8 L/min Stroke Volume (SV): 60-120 mL/beat Central Venous Pressure (CVP): 2-6 mmHg PAOP: 8-12 mmHg Systemic Vascular Resistance (SVR): 800-1400 More discussed in episode . . . we also talk about how to manipulate each of these values and what conditions might alter a specific value. The post Ep165: A&P: Hemodynamic Parameters (CVP, PAWP, CO, and more awesome acronyms) (cardiac) appeared first on NRSNG.
Podcast for nursing students covering one NCLEX® style question with rationale.
Rank #1: QOD 1: Breathing Difficulties in a Patient with Scleroderma (Integumentary/Basic Care and Comfort).
Question: A 36-year-old patient has been diagnosed with scleroderma and has breathing difficulties, including wheezing and dry cough. Which of the following skin changes would the nurse also expect to see upon assessment of this patient? Answer: D. Stiff, tight … Continued The post QOD 1: Breathing Difficulties in a Patient with Scleroderma (Integumentary/Basic Care and Comfort) appeared first on NRSNG.
Rank #2: QOD-25 Hemoglobin A1c and Diabetes (Labs/Health Promotion and Maintenance).
Answer: C. “This test checks how much sugar is coating the hemoglobin in your red blood cells; it can tell us your blood sugar levels for the past two months.” Rationale: The hemoglobin A1C test, also called the glycosylated hemoglobin … Continued The post QOD-25 Hemoglobin A1c and Diabetes (Labs/Health Promotion and Maintenance) appeared first on NRSNG.
Your ultimate guide to NCLEX® prep and nursing school by NRSNG.com. The premier nursing podcast.
Rank #1: Ep075 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Use Appropriate Technique to Set up a Sterile Field.
Definition Sterile gloves, mask, and other necessary sterile supplies Maintain sterile technique Follow appropriate protocol if sterile field is broken The post Ep075 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Use Appropriate Technique to Set up a Sterile Field appeared first on NRSNG.
Rank #2: Ep074 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Utilize Appropriate Precautions for Immunocompromised Patients.
Varies depending upon facility. Can include: No fresh flowers or fruits Ill visitors are not permitted Many people institute or order “reverse isolation” however, per the CDC it “was not found to improve outcomes for neutropenic patients, and isolation is a negative experience for the patient,” and therefore removed from the CDC’s classifications of isolation precautions in the 1980’s. (Quote from below article, written by a nurse educator) Debunking Reverse Isolation from nursecode.com CDC 2007 Guidelines for Isolation Precautions The post Ep074 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Utilize Appropriate Precautions for Immunocompromised Patients appeared first on NRSNG.
A detailed guide to interpreting the most common EKG (heart rhythms) for nurses and health care professionals.
Rank #1: The NRSNG Radio App Is Live . . . And It’s Free.
I’m pumped to share the brand new NRSNG Podcast app with y’all. I call it the NRSNG Radio app . . . we’ve taken all of our podcasts and put them into an easy to use app so you can listen anytime, anywhere . . . best part? It’s free. You can download for iOS or Android at: https://www.nrsng.com/podcastapp The post The NRSNG Radio App Is Live . . . And It’s Free appeared first on NRSNG.
Rank #2: I’m a Little Bit Scared to Share This #vulnerable.
Can I be honest? I had an amazing experience last month. It was one of those moments when you are filled with thousands of emotions ranging from happiness to sadness all at the same time. Have you ever felt that before? "You never know the reach you will have as a nurse."Click to Tweet The past year has been incredibly busy for my family and I for many reasons, and this is something that I haven’t shared publicly, but in the last year my grandma and grandpa (on my mom’s side) both passed away almost exactly a year apart from each other, one from a stroke and the other from pneumonia complicated by dementia. This has been hard for the entire family, my mom especially (obviously). But I want to rewind the clock a bit to my first semester in nursing school, and then we will come back to last month. My First Semester of Nursing School During my first semester of nursing school one of my grandpa on my dads side passed away rather quickly. That was in 2011. I’ve talked many times about how difficult that first semester of nursing school was here and here. Long story short, my wife was 7 months pregnant. We had just moved to Illinois from Texas. We had just pulled out $40,000 in student loans. My parents were kind enough to pay for a ticket out to the funeral in Arizona. I went to funeral, and it changed everything for me! I had a sort of epiphany. I realized that in those last minutes of my grandpas life nurses were caring for him. I wanted to feel and know that they were caring for him as deeply as I would. I realized that I was very literally caring for someones grandpa, mom, daughter . . . loved one. I vowed to myself to care more deeply for each and every patient. This Last Year So over the course of the last year, my grandma passed away (stroke) and just 12 months later, my grandpa (pneumonia). I worked as a NEURO ICU nurse before doing NRSNG full-time so during the final moments of my grandmas life I was fielding questions and educating family on the process. She passed away in 2016. They lived out in Arizona, and I am back in Texas. So again, we were relying on amazing nurses to love and care for my grandparents. My grandpa began to get more and more sick (with both dementia and other complications). He finally became most bed ridden and developed pneumonia in April 2017. On grandpas last night, two of my uncles were at the bedside with him. We got the text at 1am that he had passed away. My wife and I, with our children flew out to Arizona for the funeral. After the funeral we had a small lunch with family. My uncle came up to me in tears and told me about the last night with my grandpa in the hospital. He said the nurse that was taking care of my grandpas was amazing and so caring. Then he shared this story with me: During the night he mentioned to the nurse that his nephew (me) was also a nurse. He said, “He has a website for nurses called NRSNG.com.” The stopped what she was doing and said, “I love NRSNG without NRSNG I would have never made it through nursing school.” In that moment, I felt like the vow I made to myself back in 2011 to care deeper for my patients had come full circle. You never know who you will touch as a nurse. We love each of you and we take the responsibility of helping you along in your journey VERY seriously. Thank you for being a part of the NRSNG Family. Some day, it is very likely that ONE of you will care for me, my wife, or one of my children. Thank you in advance! Pin This Post The post I’m a Little Bit Scared to Share This #vulnerable appeared first on NRSNG.
Your Resource for the Crashing Patient
Rank #1: Episode 04 – Acid Base and DKA.
This episode covers interpreting a blood gas, as well as goes more in depth on acid base (though not too in depth) and then applies the discussed topics to a patient in DKA, one of the most common metabolic disorders you will see in the ED. www.edcrashcart.com
Rank #2: Episode 03 – Chief Complaint Series – Chest Pain.
Episode 03 – Chest Pain This episode discusses focused assessment, differential diagnosis, interventions, and evaluations for the heavy hitters of chest pain. Filled with more mnemonics than you can shake a stick at, this episode is the first of the chief complaint series, talking about how to approach the most common complaints seen in the ED. www.edcrashcart.com
What are you struggling with in nursing school? Jon Haws RN CCRN from NRSNG.com and Ashley Adkins RN BSN with AshleyAdkins.org have the answers.
Rank #1: NSS Ep9: How to Read in Nursing School.
Today’s Question: “Teacher says we need to read entire book but there is absolutely no questions from the book. How do we suppose to study” The post NSS Ep9: How to Read in Nursing School appeared first on NRSNG.
Rank #2: NSS Ep8: Dealing With Doubt in Nursing School and Catty Nurses.
Today’s Question: I have passed every class. I’m a 2nd semester junior in med surg. Just having doubts. I feel like they haven’t taught me much and they expect us to know everything and be independent in clinical when we need guidance. It’s miserable thinking about the rigorous course but just gotta get through it. The post NSS Ep8: Dealing With Doubt in Nursing School and Catty Nurses appeared first on NRSNG.
Every weekly Nursing Show episode features news, tips and tricks, medication information, nursing career interviews, education and commentary for nurses, RN, LPN, BSN, and nurse students, and anyone interested in general medical information.
Rank #1: Managing Nurse Burnout and Nursing Show Episode 424.
How nurses can begin to “Own Our Future” based on the findings from the 2015 analysis of the Barriers to Nursing Practice with nurse researcher Vicki S. Good. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it. It’s the Nursing Show. The Nursing Show is a proud member of the ProMed Podcast Network. Brought to you by Physio-Control Inc. and their tools to help nurses and other health care professionals continue to innovate their patient care. —- Get the Free Nursing Show Mobile App – Search in your app store! —- Welcome to the Show Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the Nursing Show podcast for nurses, by nurses. I’m your host Jamie Davis and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for checking out the show this week. In this week’s episode, I recently attended the NTI Critical Care Nurses Conference in Houston and interviewed Vicki S Good, DNP, RN, CENP, CPPS about her research into handling nurse burnout. This is based on recent analysis of the Barriers to Nursing Practice as identified by AACN members. Today, more than ever, critically ill patients require highly specialized and skilled nursing care. The value of critical care nurse certification (CCRN) is demonstrated specifically through these first-time findings on congenital heart surgery outcomes. Utilizing a novel database, created by the presenter to capture national pediatric nursing and organizational characteristics, this work explicates the benefit of the CCRN with compelling data. Here’s that segment from the American Association of Critical-Care Care Nurses (AACN.org) NTI 2017 conference in Houston. If you want to get back in touch with me, please drop me an email. You can send those e-mails in to NursingShow@Gmail.com. I love to hear from you and I make sure I respond back to every email that comes in. Send me links to news items you’d like me to cover, interview suggestions with you or somebody you know. Also, a special thank you to Physio-Control for a special partnership supporting this episode of the podcast. That’s it. I will have more contact information coming up later on in this episode. Let’s get into this week’s news items coming right up! —– If you have any questions, links, and more reference information is available in the show notes for this episode over nursingshow.com. You can find more video segments like this one at http://NursingShow.TV —- GoDaddy.com with special promo coupons for the Nursing Show audience Visit NursingShow.com/deals for all GoDaddy coupons and details. —— Don’t miss an episode! You can receive the Nursing Show Newsletter in your email inbox. Other Podcasts from Jamie Davis: The MedicCast (for EMTs, Paramedics, EMS field work) Insights in Nursing Nursing Notes Live (for Johnson and Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future) Innovations in Patient Care (sponsored by Physio-Control) ——————– This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. SaveSave SaveSave The post Managing Nurse Burnout and Nursing Show Episode 424 appeared first on Nursing Show Podcast.
Rank #2: Getting Your Specialty Nursing Certification and Episode 426.
Numerous studies show the importance of nursing specialty certification. We have Dr. Karen Kesten, DNP, RN, APRN, CCRN-K, CCNS, CNE on to talk about why getting your specialty certificate is important for you and your patients. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it. It’s the Nursing Show. The Nursing Show is a proud member of the ProMed Podcast Network. Brought to you by Physio-Control Inc. and their tools to help nurses and other health care professionals continue to innovate their patient care. —- Get the Free Nursing Show Mobile App – Search in your app store! —- Welcome to the Show Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the Nursing Show podcast for nurses, by nurses. I’m your host Jamie Davis and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for checking out the show this week. In this week’s episode, I recently attended the NTI Critical Care Nurses Conference in Houston and interviewed Karen S. Kesten, DNP, RN, APRN, CCRN-K, CCNS, CNE, the chair of the AACN Certification Corporation board of directors. As Associate Professor at the George Washington University School of Nursing, Washington, DC, Dr. Kesten has experience as a bedside nurse in critical care, educator, and researcher. She most recently served as director of faculty initiatives at American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC. Here’s that segment from the American Association of Critical-Care Care Nurses (AACN.org) NTI 2017 conference in Houston. If you want to get back in touch with me, please drop me an email. You can send those emails in to NursingShow@Gmail.com. I love to hear from you and I make sure I respond back to every email that comes in. Send me links to news items you’d like me to cover, interview suggestions with you or somebody you know. Also, a special thank you to Physio-Control for a special partnership supporting this episode of the podcast. That’s it. I will have more contact information coming up later on in this episode. Let’s get into this week’s news items coming right up! —– If you have any questions, links, and more reference information is available in the show notes for this episode over nursingshow.com. You can find more video segments like this one at http://NursingShow.TV —- GoDaddy.com with special promo coupons for the Nursing Show audience Visit NursingShow.com/deals for all GoDaddy coupons and details. —— Don’t miss an episode! You can receive the Nursing Show Newsletter in your email inbox. Other Podcasts from Jamie Davis: The MedicCast (for EMTs, Paramedics, EMS field work) Insights in Nursing Nursing Notes Live (for Johnson and Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future) Innovations in Patient Care (sponsored by Physio-Control) ——————– This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave The post Getting Your Specialty Nursing Certification and Episode 426 appeared first on Nursing Show Podcast.
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Rank #1: How to perform an awesome head-to-toe assessment: Episode 30.
Nursing is all about SEEING something and then DOING something. We see problems, we fix 'em. We see potential problems and we try like heck to avoid 'em. That's it.Sounds so simple right?And it all starts right here. With the head-to-toe assessment. It's your first Big Mega Skill to learn in first semester and is THE MOST IMPORTANT thing you will ever ever learn. Ever.In this podcast, we cover the basics of a head-to-toe assessment so that you can get in there and practice with confidence. Want to read about it too? Check out this amazing guest post!Looking for even more ways to study? Check out our premium study guides...now bundled for your convenience! Just go to www.straightanursingstudent.com and click on STUDY GUIDES in the header. Enjoy!
Rank #2: Let’s talk about acid-base balance: Episode 65.
Acid-base balance is one of those things that occur "behind-the-scenes" with all of your patients. But when this balance is off, it can be pretty dramatic! In this podcast episode, Nurse Mo takes you through a review of acid-base physiology and then brings it home with patient scenarios you're likely to see in the clinical setting. In this episode we'll review:Common causes of acid-base imbalancesWays the body compensates and regulates pHRespiratory compensationRenal compensationFour patient scenariosIf you're in Advanced Med/Surg and want to practice ABGs, go through my step-by-step tutorial here (https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/abgs-easy-as-1-2-3/)For references, see the accompanying blog post here (https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/understanding-acid-base-balance)
Current conversations and evidence-based practice issues related to Emergency Nursing.
Rank #1: Episode 08 - Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphate.
Ever wondered why we measure these? And why on some patients and not others? This month we nerd-out on these three electrolytes. Support the show
Rank #2: Episode 19 - Narcan.
Everyone is getting Narcan - users, friends, bystanders, fire departments, ambulance services...so why? What does it do? nd what's changed with using it and some of the newer drugs out there?Support the show
Short. To the point. Episodes for nurses and nursing students about critical clinical tips and information.
Rank #1: Ep004: Cardiac Labs and Meds for Nurses.
In addition to the three main classes of anti-hypertensives we already discussed, ACE Inhibitors like Lisinopril and Captopril, Beta Blockers like Metoprolol and Propranolol, and Calcium Channel Blockers like Nicardipine and Diltiazem, there are a number of other classes of medications we can anticipate when caring for a cardiac patient. These include Anticoagulants like Heparin, Warfarin, Eliquis, and Xarelto, or Antiplatelet agents like Aspirin and Plavix. These are used to decrease and prevent clotting and may be seen in patients with atrial fibrillation, cardiac stents, or artificial heart valves. You may also see ARBs like Losartan and Valsartan as well as Combined Alpha and Beta Blockers like carvedilol to supplement the functions we’ve already seen with Beta Blockers and ACE inhibitors. You may also see Digitalis agents like Digoxin to improve the efficiency of the heart and Vasodilators which help to decrease preload (which you’ll learn about on another card). There are also some common lab values that are important to monitor with cardiac patients. First and foremost is Potassium. The normal potassium level is 3.5 to 5 and any deviation from that most commonly presents with EKG changes and dysrhythmias like V-Fib or V-Tach. Low potassium causes a U wave (a dip after the T wave) or ST depression (it goes down) and can also increase the risk of digoxin toxicity. High potassium causes Peaked T waves and a Widened QRS (high = bigger and taller). It’s also important to monitor magnesium because it has a direct effect on the contractility of the heart muscle and can cause heart blocks or even V-Tach. The BNP or B-Natriuretic Peptide is indicative of how severely the heart muscle is being stretched. The higher it is, the worse the heart failure and volume overload. We also monitor H&H for volume status and possible anemia, as well as a Lipid and cholesterol panel due to the risks associated with atherosclerosis. The post Ep004: Cardiac Labs and Meds for Nurses appeared first on NRSNG.
Rank #2: Ep003: Antihypertensive Medications and Blood Pressure Ranges.
Let’s talk Blood Pressure and Antihypertensive medications. A normal BP is defined as a systolic pressure of less than 120 over a diastolic pressure of less than 80. If the blood pressure ranges from 120-139 over 80-90, the patient is considered to be pre-hypertensive. Stage 1 hypertension is classified by a pressure of 140-159 over 90-99. Stage 2 hypertension is defined as 160-180 over 100-110. Anything above 180 over 110 is often considered a hypertensive crisis. Sometimes this is narrowed further into hypertensive urgency or hypertensive emergency depending on the level of end-organ involvement, or how symptomatic the patient is. Sometimes, patients can experience relative hypotension at “normal” pressures when they are used to living with a very high blood pressure. To treat hypertension, there are three main classes of antihypertensives, which we often supplement with other medications such as diuretics. First is ACE Inhibitors, or medications that end in -PRIL (Enalapril, Lisinopril, Captopril). These work by inhibiting the conversion of angiotensin 1 to angiotensin 2, thus preventing fluid retention and vasoconstriction. Common side effects include dizziness, headache, drowsiness, low BP, rash, and a dry, hacking (very annoying) cough. Second is Beta Blockers which act to slow heart rate and heart muscle contractility. These medications end in -OLOL, including propranolol, atenolol, metoprolol, esmolol, and timolol. Beta blockers can also cause dizziness, headache, fatigue, and low BP, and can also cause a masking of symptoms of hypoglycemia (so take caution in diabetic patients). They can also counteract bronchodilators in asthmatic patients, so keep this in mind. Finally, calcium channel blockers decrease the contractility of the heart by blocking calcium uptake in the cardiac muscle. Most of them end is -IPINE with a couple exceptions. There’s Nifedipine, Nicardipine, and Amlodipine, but also Verapamil and Diltiazem. Calcium Channel Blockers can cause low BP and heart rate as well as drowsiness, orthostatic hypotension, and some GI symptoms. Choosing an antihypertensive depends on the etiology of the patient’s hypertension and will be determined by the provider. It is important that you know how to evaluate for side effects and effectiveness of the medication. The post Ep003: Antihypertensive Medications and Blood Pressure Ranges appeared first on NRSNG.
Your first year as a registered nurse is challenging. This podcast is hosted by Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN and features experienced nurses from FreshRN.com, who discuss the basics of that first year. From orientation, code blues, tricks of the trade, and personal experiences, to time management, delegation, patient deaths, and more.
Rank #1: What To Do During a Code (For New Nurses).
This episode discusses the warning signs of an impending code and when to get concerned. We also discuss rapid response situations and what to do in a code blue situation when you don’t know what to do. We also go over our first code blue situations. Music: "Keep My Cool" by Benj Heard.
Rank #2: Cardiac Nursing Tips.
In this episode, we interview Nurse Nacole about her top tips for cardiac tips for new nurses. Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.
Co-Author Karen Van Leuwen provides an overview of materials from the book as well as tips to aid students in remembering and understanding content.
Rank #1: Chapter 36 Overview Materials.
Overview materials of Chapter 36 from F.A. Davis's Fundamentals of Nursing
Rank #2: Chapter 40 Overview Materials.
Overview materials of Chapter 40 from F.A. Davis's Fundamentals of Nursing
We provide education for nurses at every stage of their professional life! Check out discussions about topics that the nursing community cares about!The Nursing and NCLEX Mastery Podcast series discusses nursing school tips, tricks, strategies, stories, and all things related to nursing school. We also discuss NCLEX exam strategies, tips, tricks, and stories from many who have succeeded on the NCLEX. We address issues and topics that the nursing community cares about!
Rank #1: Fluid Therapy .
We will be discussing Fluid Therapy, which is a major part of nursing school and the NCLEX. We will also be going over some great tips, and tricks for nursing school and the NCLEX!
Rank #2: Chronic Kidney Disease.
The latest in our Mastery series, learn about nursing priorities for assessment, interventions, and teaching for this comorbidity. CKD affects more and more patients every year and is often without symptoms. Effective management of renal insufficiency can improve patient safety and population outcomes. We discuss an essential topic for every nurse, whatever your passion and setting. With Cindi Bell RN, MS