Remember everything you need to know in labor and delivery. Use these OB nursing mnemonics to easily recall important warning signs and action steps.
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Master the rights of medication administration with two easy mnemonics. You’ll need this for medical school and to remember all the important steps of giving medications while on the job. What are the Rights of Medication Administration? Before we get into the two mnemonics, it’s important that you understand what they are. The rights of …
What does ETOH mean? ETOH is a medical term for ethanol or ethyl alcohol. It has a lot of both medical and recreational uses. Not only is it used in the medical field you will also find it in grain alcohol and alcoholic beverages as well. So this term can mean something different depending on …
Starting IVs is one of the most exciting skills new nurses learn, and it can also be one of the most difficult. While threading a plastic catheter into a vein may seem straightforward when reading about it in a book, in practice, many things can go wrong or make the process more difficult. You may hear many nurses talk about “blowing a vein” when they were not successful in an IV start. However, what does it mean to blow a vein?
For centuries nurses have been documenting the day to day activities and interventions of their patients. A well-crafted nurses note is a work of art, not only conveying the important information regarding their patient’s health status and response to treatment but also setting a tone and telling “the patient story.”
A perioperative nurse impacts patients at some of their most vulnerable times. For many patients, a surgery is a significant life event in which every aspect of their medical care can have a life-long impact. The perioperative nursing specialty is continuously evolving requiring nurses to continually seek information and education of new trends and treatments in surgical care.