Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Graduation Day :)

In this Life ... if you want to be someone, be it!
In 848 days I became a Registered Nurse.
In Life everything is possible! Because Life is a Miracle!

Take Control of Your Life.
Prioritize, Focus & Achieve.

And Remember, every second counts...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Day Twelve

Always know the medication that you are administering!
Midodrine
Orthostatic hypotension:
Treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Because midodrine can cause marked elevation of supine blood pressure (BP greater than 200 mmHg systolic), it should be used in patients whose lives are considerably impaired despite standard clinical care, including nonpharmacological treatment (such as support stockings), fluid expansion, and lifestyle alterations. The indication is based on midodrine's effect on increases in 1-minute standing systolic blood pressure, a surrogate marker considered likely to correspond to a clinical benefit. At present however, clinical benefits of midodrine principally improved ability to perform life activities have not been established. Further clinical trials are underway to verify and describe the clinical benefits of midodrine. After initiation of treatment, midodrine should be continued only for patients who report significant symptomatic improvement.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Day Eleven

The class is getting closer to its final point.
I am getting the feeling that this "training" was really useful in the matter of getting to know the ICU, discovering some new pages of the medical field.
Communication appears to be an important part of the nursing profession.
As a nurse, you are constantly involved in the web of communication that includes your colleagues, assisting staff, MD's, supervisors, patient's relative and patient himself.
Implementing the right communicating skills is essential in delivering the patient care.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Day Ten: ATI exit.

Believe in yourself!
You smart!
Understand the question!
Read the question till the end!
Read all answers till the end!
Do not click until you decide for sure and then don’t come back!
Follow the safety!
The first is the right!
The right answer is simple!
Go for priority!
Look for Key Word in the question and it’s reflection in the answer!
Look for two opposite and two similar in the answer!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Day Nine

Ventolin via nebulizer: Administration Considerations:
*** Check the heart rate of the patient***
If it is 110 - be very careful, but give it.
If it is 120 - consider risk versus benefit.
If it is 130 - don't give it.

If at rises on 20 beats per minute - stop it.