BLOOPZ...: NCLEX Practice Question: Answer! →
bloopz: Great job! NCLEX Question: A nurse reviews the arterial blood gas (ABG) values of a client admitted with pneumonia: pH, 7.51; PaCO2, 28 mm Hg; PaO2, 70 mm Hg; and HCO3—, 24 mEq/L. What do these values indicate? a) Respiratory alkalosis b) Metabolic acidosis c) Respiratory acidosis d)…
How to Pass the NCLEX with 75 Questions in One... →
Good advice from The Nerdy Nurse.
Most Common Causes of Hospital Admissions for... →
Nice little article from AARP :)
amednews: Fear of punitive response to hospital... →
nurse-on-duty: What are you up to? I worked all day in MICU, off tomorrow so I’m chillin’ :)
Dr. Cranquis' Mumbled Gripes: Nursing and OB... →
cranquis: Future certified nurse midwife (CNM) amanda-pearl had asked for some nursing and OB blog recommendations, and I turned to my Cranquistadors for suggestions. I checked out all of their recommendations, and here are the blogs that seemed to fit those categories. Nurse-On-Duty — Tumblr;…
Heparin and Coumadin
…think of the number 10… H E P A R I N (7 letters) + 3 (PTT) = 10 (or the 2 T’s look like an H) C O U M A D I N (8 letters) + 2 (PT) = 10 Antidotes: Heparin- Protamine sulfate (just remember P M S) Coumadin- Vitamin K (just remember the hard “C” at the beginning of coumadin!)
20 Old School Surgical Tools that will give you... →
cranquis: My favorite is the one that explains where the phrase “to blow smoke up one’s ass” comes from. But they’re all grotesquely delightful. Thanks for Facebook Fan/Cranquistador Sandra Divnick for the link! Mrs. Cranquis’ astute comment: “I wonder which modern medical tools will end up on a similar list 200 years from now?” I’d guess the “glove-encased gel-coated finger”, for one.