Dear Nurses

Sunday, July 06, 2014

THE NEW NURSE - MEDICAL ABBREVIATIONS - PART 2

      Dear nurses,
    
       Hope you had a good July 4th. I just wanted to let you
       know that I have added another video with medical
       abbreviations.This is of special appeal for the new nurse.
       The clinical scenario involves a surfer who hits his head
       while surfing. He is admitted to the ICU(ch 14) and his MD orders
       include:
       - EVD placement, ICP, and CPP monitoring.
        Learn more about the abbreviations that are likely to
        be used. Click on the link:
        Medical Abbreviations - Part 2

Sunday, June 15, 2014

MEDICAL ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE CLINICAL SETTING

Medical abbreviations are often used in the
clinical setting. Whether it is used as part of a
doctor's order or as part of a nursing assessment,
it is important to correctly interpret its meaning.
Learn more about this topic, by watching the video:
Medical Abbreviations

Friday, May 16, 2014

DEHYDRATION - WHAT IS IT ?


 Dear nurses,

Hope you had a good week. The temperatures in
southern California have been exceptionally high.
There is always the potential for dehydration in very
hot weather. However, there are other ways in which
dehydration may occur. These include:
- burns (chp 19)
- blood loss
- surgical intervention
- diabetes insipidus
- diabetic ketoacidosis (chp 12)
- prolonged exposure to harsh conditions in the outdoors.

Enjoy learning more, by clicking on the link:
Dehydration - What is it?





Friday, March 28, 2014

NATURAL DISASTER QUIZ





Hi nurses, hope you have had a good week.
Have you ever stopped to consider the medical
consequences of a natural disaster.? Would you
like to challenge a quiz?

Thursday, March 06, 2014

CRITICAL THINKING QUIZ



Dear nurses,

Hope your week is going well. Have you stopped to
consider that a nurse's critical thinking will influence
decision making and performance in the clinical setting?

Above two nurses are transporting a patient to the ER.
The nurse on the right has been using an AMBU bag to
 administer oxygen.There is no improvement in the oxygen
 saturation.Where does critical thinking come in?
Learn more by clicking on the link:
Critical Thinking Quiz



Saturday, January 11, 2014

CLINICAL SCENARIOS AND QUIZZES FOR NURSES


     CLINICAL SCENARIOS AND QUIZZES FOR NURSES
                         

               
 A nurse whether experienced or new may be presented
 with an unfamiliar work situation.These clinical scenarios
 are intended  to help nurses expand their learning curve.

For example, the nurse who works in the ER and has never
seen a LE Fort fracture, or the nurse who works in the ICU(ch 14)
 and has a doctor's order to check Cranial nerves 3, 4 and 6
 or look for a Halo sign after a basal skull fracture,
or even to know what to look for when a patient is
on a Magnesium drip.Many more topics and quizzes are
included- Maternal, Cardiac, Electrolytes(sessions 24), Pharmacology

The quizzes presented are intended to make the nurse
 more aware and knowledgeable.Click on the link:
Clinical Scenarios and Quizzes
Enjoy learning nurses.

Friday, November 29, 2013

WISHING EVERYONE THE BEST FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Dear nurses,
I just want to wish you all the best for Thanksgiving,
Christmas and the New Year. Please enjoy watching
the video which has helpful tips for the season:
Sessions 54 
May God bless you all.