The Unofficial NCLEX® Prep Podcast by NRSNG

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Your ultimate guide to NCLEX® prep and nursing school by NRSNG.com. The premier nursing podcast.

Episode Date
Ep049 Protect Patient from Injury
<p>Falls: initiate fall risk care plan if appropriate, make sure patient is safe to ambulate, initiate all fall precautions Electrical hazards Unsafe behavior from other patients or visitors</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep049-protect-patient-from-injury-2/">Ep049 Protect Patient from Injury</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jun 25, 2018
What Was it Like to be a Nurse During Hurricane Harvey? Nurse Erika Share Her Story
19:18
<p>When a natural disaster strikes, patients don’t magically stop being sick.  I am honored to share the story of Erika RN BSN, who stayed in the hospital 108 hours during Hurricane Harvey providing care for her patients. I am honored … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/erika/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/erika/">What Was it Like to be a Nurse During Hurricane Harvey? Nurse Erika Share Her Story</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Sep 04, 2017
Ep080 Safety and Infection Control Use of Restraints Monitorevaluate patient response to restraintssafety device
<p>Evaluate routinely, based on kind of restraint IE if it’s a violent restraint, q15 min at minimum Assess skin q30min, remove q2hr and provide ROM, fluids, toileting, food, and so forth Renew order if still needed</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep080-safety-infection-control-use-restraints-monitorevaluate-patient-response-restraintssafety-device/">Ep080 Safety and Infection Control Use of Restraints Monitorevaluate patient response to restraintssafety device</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Aug 02, 2017
Ep079 Safety and Infection Control Use of Restraints Follow requirements for use of restraints andor safety device
<p>First try alternatives and document that… then use lease invasive restraint or safety device Notify MD and obtain appropriate order, document! Follow facility’s policy to a tee Use appropriate tie/knot – “quick release” Always secure to the bed and not … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep079-safety-infection-control-use-restraints-follow-requirements-use-restraints-andor-safety-device/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep079-safety-infection-control-use-restraints-follow-requirements-use-restraints-andor-safety-device/">Ep079 Safety and Infection Control Use of Restraints Follow requirements for use of restraints andor safety device</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jul 31, 2017
Ep078 Safety and Infection Control Use of Restraints Assess appropriateness of the type of restraintsafety device used
<p>Have all other alternatives been attempted? Family/friend at bedside Alarms Regular bathroom attempts and food/fluids offered Promote relaxation Remove unnecessary lines, tubes, equipment Provide familiar material Reorientation Address pain, nausea, anxiety and so forth Frequent rounding Ambulate regularly, if appropriate … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep078-safety-infection-control-use-restraints-assess-appropriateness-type-restraintsafety-device-used/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep078-safety-infection-control-use-restraints-assess-appropriateness-type-restraintsafety-device-used/">Ep078 Safety and Infection Control Use of Restraints Assess appropriateness of the type of restraintsafety device used</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jul 28, 2017
Ep077 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Evaluate whether aseptic technique is performed correctly
<p>Great reference for this:  Common Breaks in Sterile Techniques, published by the AORN Journal Common breaks Not noticing compromised packaging Not noticing moisture on or in the package Unsterile person touching the sterile field Outside, unsterile packaging, touching inside sterile … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep077-safety-infection-control-standard-precautions-evaluate-whether-aseptic-technique-performed-correctly/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep077-safety-infection-control-standard-precautions-evaluate-whether-aseptic-technique-performed-correctly/">Ep077 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Evaluate whether aseptic technique is performed correctly</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jul 26, 2017
Ep076 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Evaluate Infection Control Precautions Implemented by Staff Members
<p>Hand washing compliance is being met Trash is disposed of properly Staff is consistently wearing appropriate PPE</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep076-safety-infection-control-standard-precautions-evaluate-infection-control-precautions-implemented-staff-members/">Ep076 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Evaluate Infection Control Precautions Implemented by Staff Members</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jul 24, 2017
Ep075 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Use Appropriate Technique to Set up a Sterile Field
<p>Definition Sterile gloves, mask, and other necessary sterile supplies Maintain sterile technique Follow appropriate protocol if sterile field is broken</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep075-safety-infection-control-standard-precautions-use-appropriate-technique-set-sterile-field/">Ep075 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Use Appropriate Technique to Set up a Sterile Field</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jul 21, 2017
Ep074 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Utilize Appropriate Precautions for Immunocompromised Patients
<p>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 href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep074-safety-infection-control-standard-precautions-utilize-appropriate-precautions-immunocompromised-patients/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep074-safety-infection-control-standard-precautions-utilize-appropriate-precautions-immunocompromised-patients/">Ep074 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Utilize Appropriate Precautions for Immunocompromised Patients</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jul 19, 2017
Ep073 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Educate Patient and Staff Regarding Infection Control Measures
<p>For example; if a patient is on contact isolation, we must educate the patient and family about the use of gowns, gloves, and hand washing, as well as ensure the staff is aware as well (HIPAA compliant signage) before providing … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep073-safety-infection-control-standard-precautions-educate-patient-staff-regarding-infection-control-measures/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep073-safety-infection-control-standard-precautions-educate-patient-staff-regarding-infection-control-measures/">Ep073 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Educate Patient and Staff Regarding Infection Control Measures</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jul 17, 2017
Ep072 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Follow Procedures when Reporting a Patient with Communicable Disease
<p>Inform appropriate personnel Infection Control department Center for Disease Control Summary of Notifiable Infectious Diseases, CDC (last updated 2014)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep072-safety-infection-control-standard-precautions-follow-procedures-reporting-patient-communicable-disease/">Ep072 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Follow Procedures when Reporting a Patient with Communicable Disease</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jul 14, 2017
Ep071 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Apply Principles of Infection Control
<p>Hand hygiene Washing hands thoroughly at appropriate times Surgical asepsis AKA sterile technique Maintaining sterility, sterile items may only touch other sterile items Isolation Appropriate room assignment (private room, or may share a room with a patient with similar pathogen … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep071-safety-infection-control-standard-precautions-apply-principles-infection-control/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep071-safety-infection-control-standard-precautions-apply-principles-infection-control/">Ep071 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Apply Principles of Infection Control</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jul 12, 2017
Ep070: Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Understand Communicable Diseases
<p>Airborne – isolation room, negative pressure room, must wear appropriate mask and additional PPE (gown, gloves) Measles Varicella Tuberculosis Droplet – isolation room, surgical mask okay, gown, gloves Meningitis Pertussis Pneumonia Influenza Contact – isolation room, gown and gloves Colonized … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep070-safety-infection-control-standard-precautions-understand-communicable-diseases/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep070-safety-infection-control-standard-precautions-understand-communicable-diseases/">Ep070: Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Understand Communicable Diseases</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jul 10, 2017
Ep069: Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Assess Patient Care area for Sources of Infection
<p>Whenever you’re providing care, ensure you’re keeping everything clean (or sterile, if required) Examples of situations… When you remove the cap from the spike on your IV tubing to start IV fluids, it cannot touch anything else other than sterile … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep069-safety-infection-control-standard-precautions-assess-patient-care-area-sources-infection/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep069-safety-infection-control-standard-precautions-assess-patient-care-area-sources-infection/">Ep069: Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Assess Patient Care area for Sources of Infection</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jul 05, 2017
Ep068: Safety and Infection Control Security Plan Use Critical Thinking in Situations Related to Security Planning
<p>Apply principles of triage and evacuation procedures/protocols Check out Episode 059 for triage principles Know how to evacuate patients Horizontally before vertically Know what to do for specific units Know how to use specific equipment to quickly transfer patients Medsleds … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep068-safety-infection-control-security-plan-use-critical-thinking-situations-related-security-planning/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep068-safety-infection-control-security-plan-use-critical-thinking-situations-related-security-planning/">Ep068: Safety and Infection Control Security Plan Use Critical Thinking in Situations Related to Security Planning</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jul 03, 2017
Ep067: Safety and Infection Control Safe Use of Equipment Inspect Equipment for Safety Hazards
<p>Examples of equipment include frayed electrical cords, loose/missing parts, IV pumps that malfunction, exposed wiring All equipment must be inspected and signed off on before using with a patient If a patient brings in their own electrical equipment (like a … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep067-safety-infection-control-safe-use-equipment-inspect-equipment-safety-hazards/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep067-safety-infection-control-safe-use-equipment-inspect-equipment-safety-hazards/">Ep067: Safety and Infection Control Safe Use of Equipment Inspect Equipment for Safety Hazards</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jun 30, 2017
Ep066: Safety and Infection Control Reporting Incident Identify Where Reporting of Incident is Appropriate
<p>Acknowledge and document practice error per policy For example, medication error, accidental needlestick, incorrect order entry, patient transferred to incorrect unit Evaluate response to error/event/occurrence Evaluate patient Does a process need to change to prevent this from occurring in the … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep066-safety-infection-control-reporting-incident-identify-reporting-incident-appropriate/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep066-safety-infection-control-reporting-incident-identify-reporting-incident-appropriate/">Ep066: Safety and Infection Control Reporting Incident Identify Where Reporting of Incident is Appropriate</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jun 28, 2017
Ep065: Safety and Infection Control Home Safety Assess Need for Patient Home Modifications
<p>Examples include lighting, handrails, kitchen safety Apply knowledge of patient pathophysiology to home safety interventions Are they hard of hearing, have visual deficits? Do they have the dexterity to use handrails or a LifeAlert? Can they use their home oxygen/respiratory … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep065-safety-infection-control-home-safety-assess-need-patient-home-modifications/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep065-safety-infection-control-home-safety-assess-need-patient-home-modifications/">Ep065: Safety and Infection Control Home Safety Assess Need for Patient Home Modifications</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jun 26, 2017
Ep064: Safety and Infection Control Handling Hazardous and Infectious Materials Safe Internal Radiation
<p>Never touch the device/implant Label things appropriately Follow protocol/policy/procedure specifically Ensure patient is in private room to prevent exposure to other patients and their loved ones Maintain distance between yourself and device consistently If necessary use shield (like lead apron) … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep064-safety-infection-control-handling-hazardous-infectious-materials-safe-internal-radiation/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep064-safety-infection-control-handling-hazardous-infectious-materials-safe-internal-radiation/">Ep064: Safety and Infection Control Handling Hazardous and Infectious Materials Safe Internal Radiation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jun 23, 2017
Ep063: Identify Bio-hazardous, Flammable and Infectious Materials
<p>Follow procedures for handling biohazardous materials Ensure proper labeling is in place For example, linen used with a patient with chemotherapy Demonstrate safe handling techniques to staff and patient Never recap needles, can result in a needlestick Utilize proper storage … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep063-identify-bio-hazardous-flammable-infectious-materials/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep063-identify-bio-hazardous-flammable-infectious-materials/">Ep063: Identify Bio-hazardous, Flammable and Infectious Materials</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jun 21, 2017
Ep062: Use Ergonomic Principles When Providing Care
<p>Assistive devices: use lifts as often as possible with appropriate staff and supplies, prepare client for use of lift, try to allow time to use lift Optimize bed height every single time Raise bed so you are not bending for … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep062-use-ergonomic-principles-when-providing-care/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep062-use-ergonomic-principles-when-providing-care/">Ep062: Use Ergonomic Principles When Providing Care</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jun 19, 2017
Ep061: Provide Instruction and Information to Patient About Body Positions that Eliminate Potential for Repetitive Stress Injuries
<p>Carpal tunnel, back injuries are common examples Encourage appropriate body mechanics and not merely treating pain when it occurs Proper posture is essential Encourage working with physician and deciding appropriate supportive devices</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep061-provide-instruction-and-information-to-patient-about-body-positions-that-eliminate-potential-for-repetitive-stress-injuries/">Ep061: Provide Instruction and Information to Patient About Body Positions that Eliminate Potential for Repetitive Stress Injuries</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jun 16, 2017
Ep060: Assess Patient’s Ability to Balance, Transfer and Use Assistive Devices Prior to Planning Care
<p>Examples of assistive devices: crutches, walker, cane Important to assess their abilities first before coming up with a care plan Don’t assume they can use crutches, plan care, and then find out they have a sprained wrist Not all assistive … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep060-assess-patients-ability-to-balance-transfer-and-use-assistive-devices-prior-to-planning-care/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep060-assess-patients-ability-to-balance-transfer-and-use-assistive-devices-prior-to-planning-care/">Ep060: Assess Patient’s Ability to Balance, Transfer and Use Assistive Devices Prior to Planning Care</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jun 14, 2017
Ep059: Participate in Disaster Planning Activities/Drills
<p>Nurses must participate so their role is known and appropriate Help to identify must-have equipment, potential issues or obstacles to providing care Have an emergency contact tree to contact all staff when/if disaster occurs</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep059-participate-in-disaster-planning-activitiesdrills/">Ep059: Participate in Disaster Planning Activities/Drills</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jun 12, 2017
Ep058: Implement Emergency Response Plans
<p>Nurses frequently use a color-coding system to triage patients, as identified by the facility Example: Red: highest priority, life-threatening yet survivable injuries Yellow: medium priority, injuries but not life-threatening Green: low priority, can wait an extended time, non life threatening … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep058-implement-emergency-response-plans/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep058-implement-emergency-response-plans/">Ep058: Implement Emergency Response Plans</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jun 09, 2017
Ep057: Use Clinical Decision-making/Critical Thinking for Emergency Response Plan
<p>Complete primary and secondary assessments Primary: identify immediate high-priority needs (think ABC’s) Secondary: identify next priority needs (think getting vitals, neuro, cardiac, pain, history, or focused assessments) When in doubt, think back to your ABC’s and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep057-use-clinical-decision-makingcritical-thinking-for-emergency-response-plan/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep057-use-clinical-decision-makingcritical-thinking-for-emergency-response-plan/">Ep057: Use Clinical Decision-making/Critical Thinking for Emergency Response Plan</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jun 07, 2017
Ep056: Determine Which Patients(s) to Recommend for Discharge in a Disaster Situation
<p>Important that only the sickest ones are in the facility Think patients on ventilators or respiratory support, on vasoactive medications, patients that would likely die or have profound, life-altering effects  if not receiving care they can only receive in the … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep056-determine-which-patientss-to-recommend-for-discharge-in-a-disaster-situation/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep056-determine-which-patientss-to-recommend-for-discharge-in-a-disaster-situation/">Ep056: Determine Which Patients(s) to Recommend for Discharge in a Disaster Situation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jun 05, 2017
Ep055: Identify Nursing Roles in Disaster Planning
<p>If a disaster occurs, immediately activate the emergency response plan Make sure that you are prepared both at home, at work, and in the community Have an emergency plan and supplies at home and communicate this with those that live … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep055-identify-nursing-roles-in-disaster-planning/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep055-identify-nursing-roles-in-disaster-planning/">Ep055: Identify Nursing Roles in Disaster Planning</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jun 02, 2017
Ep054: Verify Appropriateness and/or Accuracy of a Treatment Order
<p>Do not blindly follow orders; practice with a questioning attitude Quote from Scrubs, the TV show Nurse (to doctor): “Doug wanted me to give him 500,000 mg of morphine… I thought I’d check with you first before I killed a … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep054-verify-appropriateness-andor-accuracy-of-a-treatment-order/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep054-verify-appropriateness-andor-accuracy-of-a-treatment-order/">Ep054: Verify Appropriateness and/or Accuracy of a Treatment Order</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
May 31, 2017
Ep053: Ensure Proper Identification of Patient When Providing Care
<p>You must check their appropriate ID before doing anything Medications: check name, birthday, and so forth Check patient’s armband (or other identifying device) if patient is unable to speak Many facilities require scanning the armband before giving any medications Always … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep053-ensure-proper-identification-of-patient-when-providing-care/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep053-ensure-proper-identification-of-patient-when-providing-care/">Ep053: Ensure Proper Identification of Patient When Providing Care</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
May 29, 2017
I’m a Little Bit Scared to Share This #vulnerable
10:52
<p>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 … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/im-little-bit-scared-share-vulnerable/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/im-little-bit-scared-share-vulnerable/">I’m a Little Bit Scared to Share This #vulnerable</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
May 26, 2017
Ep052: Make Appropriate Room Assignments for Cognitively Impaired Patients
<p>If a patient is confused, impulsive, forgetful, or agitated, make sure they have a room close to the nurse’s station Do not put these patients at the end of the hall, where it’s harder to hear them if they call … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep052-make-appropriate-room-assignments-for-cognitively-impaired-patients/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep052-make-appropriate-room-assignments-for-cognitively-impaired-patients/">Ep052: Make Appropriate Room Assignments for Cognitively Impaired Patients</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
May 26, 2017
Ep051: Implement Seizure Precautions for At-risk Patients
<p>Many disease processes can put patients at an increased risk for seizures Brain injury or trauma Drugs, medication Withdrawing from alcohol or other drugs Fevers History seizure activity See this list from John Hopkins about various causes of seizures Patients … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep051-implement-seizure-precautions-for-at-risk-patients/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep051-implement-seizure-precautions-for-at-risk-patients/">Ep051: Implement Seizure Precautions for At-risk Patients</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
May 24, 2017
Ep050: Review Necessary Modifications with Patient to Reduce Stress on Specific Muscle or Skeletal Groups
<p>Change positions Pillow support Active and passive range of motion Routine stretching of the shoulders, neck, arms, hands, fingers</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep050-review-necessary-modifications-with-patient-to-reduce-stress-on-specific-muscle-or-skeletal-groups/">Ep050: Review Necessary Modifications with Patient to Reduce Stress on Specific Muscle or Skeletal Groups</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
May 22, 2017
Ep049: Protect Patient from Injury
<p>Falls: initiate fall risk care plan if appropriate, make sure patient is safe to ambulate, initiate all fall precautions Electrical hazards Unsafe behavior from other patients or visitors</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep049-protect-patient-from-injury/">Ep049: Protect Patient from Injury</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
May 19, 2017
Ep048: Provide Patient with Appropriate Method to Signal Staff Members
<p>Call lights  Adaptive call lights can be used for patients with poor dexterity Phones, or other technology</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep048-provide-patient-with-appropriate-method-to-signal-staff-members/">Ep048: Provide Patient with Appropriate Method to Signal Staff Members</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
May 17, 2017
Ep 047: Safety and Infection Control: Accident Prevention: Idenitfy and Faciliate Correct use of Infant and Child Car Seats
<p>Really important, especially with first time parents Can be easily done incorrectly, not as straightforward as some anticipate Some facilities may have it as part of policy to make sure family knows how to properly use before leaving</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep-047-safety-infection-control-accident-prevention-idenitfy-faciliate-correct-use-infant-child-car-seats/">Ep 047: Safety and Infection Control: Accident Prevention: Idenitfy and Faciliate Correct use of Infant and Child Car Seats</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
May 01, 2017
Ep 046: Safety and Infection Control: Accident Prevention: Verify Prescriptions that may Contribute to an Accident or Injury
<p>(This does not include medications) At home oxygen and supplies, CPAP’s, assistive devices, drains, tubes, and so forth. Make sure assistive devices are sized appropriately Crutches not too tall, walker not to short, and so forth Make sure they know … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep-046-safety-infection-control-accident-prevention-verify-prescriptions-may-contribute-accident-injury/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep-046-safety-infection-control-accident-prevention-verify-prescriptions-may-contribute-accident-injury/">Ep 046: Safety and Infection Control: Accident Prevention: Verify Prescriptions that may Contribute to an Accident or Injury</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Apr 28, 2017
Ep 045: Safety and Infection Control: Accident Prevention: Identify deficits that may impede patient safety
<p>Visual: can they see what’s in front of them while walking? Can they see that they are taking the appropriate medication? Hearing: can they hear someone speaking to them or yelling at them? Can they hear if they are in … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep-045-safety-infection-control-accident-prevention-identify-deficits-may-impede-patient-safety/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep-045-safety-infection-control-accident-prevention-identify-deficits-may-impede-patient-safety/">Ep 045: Safety and Infection Control: Accident Prevention: Identify deficits that may impede patient safety</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Apr 26, 2017
Ep 044: Safety and Infection Control: Accident Prevention: Identify factors that inlfuence accidents
<p>Various factors can influence the likelihood that a  patient will get injured Age and developmental stage: elderly as well patients that may physically be older, but mentally younger Lifestyle: do they use seat belts? Do they drive impaired (alcohol, texting/using … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep-044-safety-infection-control-accident-prevention-identify-factors-inlfuence-accidents/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep-044-safety-infection-control-accident-prevention-identify-factors-inlfuence-accidents/">Ep 044: Safety and Infection Control: Accident Prevention: Identify factors that inlfuence accidents</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Apr 24, 2017
Ep043: Safety and Infection Control: Accident Prevention: Determine Patient/staff Member Knowledge of Safety Procedures
<p>Many facilities have various protocols on how to deal with various safety issues Falls Armed intruder Large patient influx/at capacity Infant abduction Weather issues Acts of terrorism Unsafe/violent patients or visitors Know what you need to do as a nurse … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep043-safety-infection-control-accident-prevention-determine-patientstaff-member-knowledge-safety-procedures/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep043-safety-infection-control-accident-prevention-determine-patientstaff-member-knowledge-safety-procedures/">Ep043: Safety and Infection Control: Accident Prevention: Determine Patient/staff Member Knowledge of Safety Procedures</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Apr 21, 2017
EP042: Safety and Infection Control: Accident Prevention: Assess for allergies and intervene as needed
<p>Important to ask about all allergies, not just medication allergies Some medications may have ingredients from different foods in their coating or capsules Must ask about allergies to IV dyes or contrast Ask about all food, environmental, and medication allergies … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep042-safety-infection-control-accident-prevention-assess-allergies-intervene-needed/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep042-safety-infection-control-accident-prevention-assess-allergies-intervene-needed/">EP042: Safety and Infection Control: Accident Prevention: Assess for allergies and intervene as needed</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Apr 19, 2017
Ep041: Management of Care: Referrals: Assess the Need to Refer Patients
<p>Examples of necessary referrals include therapy services (physical, occupational, speech), wound care, nutritional services, and so forth Recognize the need for referrals and obtain necessary orders Identify community resources for the client with health care team (Meals on Wheels, respite … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep040-management-care-referrals-assess-need-refer-patients/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep040-management-care-referrals-assess-need-refer-patients/">Ep041: Management of Care: Referrals: Assess the Need to Refer Patients</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Apr 14, 2017
Ep040: Management of Care: Performance Improvement: Define performance improvement and quality assurance
<p>  Performance Improvement (Quality Improvement)   Define performance improvement/quality assurance activities Participate in performance improvement/quality improvement process* Report identified client care issues/problems to appropriate personnel (e.g., nurse manager, risk manager) Utilize research and other references for performance improvement actions Evaluate … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep040-management-care-performance-improvement-define-performance-improvement-quality-assurance/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep040-management-care-performance-improvement-define-performance-improvement-quality-assurance/">Ep040: Management of Care: Performance Improvement: Define performance improvement and quality assurance</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Apr 12, 2017
Ep048 Provide Patient with Appropriate Method to Signal Staff Members
<p>Call lights Adaptive call lights can be used for patients with poor dexterity Phones, or other technology</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep048-provide-patient-with-appropriate-method-to-signal-staff-members-2/">Ep048 Provide Patient with Appropriate Method to Signal Staff Members</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Mar 13, 2017
Ep 046 Identify and Verify Prescriptions for Treatments that may Contribute to an Accident or Injury
<p>(This does not include medications) At home oxygen and supplies, CPAP’s, assistive devices, drains, tubes, and so forth. Make sure assistive devices are sized appropriately Crutches not too tall, walker not to short, and so forth Make sure they know … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep-046-identify-and-verify-prescriptions-for-treatments-that-may-contribute-to-an-accident-or-injury/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep-046-identify-and-verify-prescriptions-for-treatments-that-may-contribute-to-an-accident-or-injury/">Ep 046 Identify and Verify Prescriptions for Treatments that may Contribute to an Accident or Injury</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Mar 13, 2017
Ep045 Identifying deficits that may impede patient safety
<p>Visual: can they see what’s in front of them while walking? Can they see that they are taking the appropriate medication? Hearing: can they hear someone speaking to them or yelling at them? Can they hear if they are in … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep045-identifying-deficits-that-may-impede-patient-safety/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep045-identifying-deficits-that-may-impede-patient-safety/">Ep045 Identifying deficits that may impede patient safety</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Mar 13, 2017
Ep044 Identify factors that influence accidents and injury prevention
<p>Various factors can influence the likelihood that a  patient will get injured Age and developmental stage: elderly as well patients that may physically be older, but mentally younger Lifestyle: do they use seat belts? Do they drive impaired (alcohol, texting/using … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep044-identify-factors-that-influence-accidents-and-injury-prevention/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep044-identify-factors-that-influence-accidents-and-injury-prevention/">Ep044 Identify factors that influence accidents and injury prevention</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Mar 13, 2017
Ep043 Determine patientstaff member knowledge of safety procedures
<p>Many facilities have various protocols on how to deal with various safety issues Falls Armed intruder Large patient influx/at capacity Infant abduction Weather issues Acts of terrorism Unsafe/violent patients or visitors Know how to safely exit building and expectations of … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep043-determine-patientstaff-member-knowledge-of-safety-procedures/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep043-determine-patientstaff-member-knowledge-of-safety-procedures/">Ep043 Determine patientstaff member knowledge of safety procedures</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Mar 13, 2017
Ep042 Identify and Facilitate use of Infant and Child Car Seats
<p>Important to ask about all allergies, not just medication allergies Some medications may have ingredients from different foods in their coating or capsules Must ask about allergies to IV dyes or contrast Ask about all food, environmental, and medication allergies … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep042-identify-and-facilitate-use-of-infant-and-child-car-seats/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep042-identify-and-facilitate-use-of-infant-and-child-car-seats/">Ep042 Identify and Facilitate use of Infant and Child Car Seats</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Mar 13, 2017
Ep040: Define Performance Improvement and Quality Assurance Activities
<p>  Participate in performance improvement/quality improvement process Utilize research and other references for performance improvement actions Report identified patient care issues and problems (utilize chain of command) Evaluate the impact of performance improvement measures on patient care and resource utilization</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep040-define-performance-improvement-and-quality-assurance-activities/">Ep040: Define Performance Improvement and Quality Assurance Activities</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Mar 13, 2017
Ep041 Assess the need to refer patients for assistance with actual or potential problem
<p>Examples of necessary referrals include therapy services (physical, occupational, speech), wound care, nutritional services, and so forth Recognize the need for referrals and obtain necessary orders Identify community resources for the client with health care team (Meals on Wheels, respite … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep041-assess-the-need-to-refer-patients-for-assistance-with-actual-or-potential-problem/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep041-assess-the-need-to-refer-patients-for-assistance-with-actual-or-potential-problem/">Ep041 Assess the need to refer patients for assistance with actual or potential problem</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Mar 13, 2017
Ep039: Providing Care Within the Legal Scope of Practice
<p>Know your state board of nursing Do not attempt to provide care outside of this scope – it is illegal Example: Texas Board of Nursing https://www.bon.texas.gov/practice_scope_of_practice_rn.asp</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep039-providing-care-within-legal-scope-pracitce/">Ep039: Providing Care Within the Legal Scope of Practice</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Mar 07, 2017
Ep038 Report Unsafe Practice of Health Care Personnel and Intervene as Appropriate
4:30
<p>Substance abuse/diversion Improper care Staffing practices</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep038-report-unsafe-practice-health-care-personnel-intervene-appropriate/">Ep038 Report Unsafe Practice of Health Care Personnel and Intervene as Appropriate</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jan 06, 2017
Ep037 Report Patient Condition as Required by Law
5:27
<p>Abuse and neglect Child, elderly, domestic Know your local reporting agencies (Child Protective Services) Communicable diseases Vaccine Adverse Event Reaction System (VAERS, vaers.hhs.gov) Report to Center for Disease Control (CDC) 2016 list of reportable conditions: https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/conditions/notifiable/2016/ Adverse reactions to vaccinations … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep037-report-patient-condition-required-law/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep037-report-patient-condition-required-law/">Ep037 Report Patient Condition as Required by Law</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jan 04, 2017
Ep036 Review facility policy and state mandates prior to agreeing to serve as an interpreter for staff or primary health care providers
5:30
<p>To be clinically appropriate medical interpreter, you must have appropriate credentials This is important because medical jargon is very different from fluency in a language, therefore competency and knowledge of specific medical jargon in various languages must be verified prior … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep036-review-facility-policy-state-mandates-prior-agreeing-serve-interpreter-staff-primary-health-care-providers/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep036-review-facility-policy-state-mandates-prior-agreeing-serve-interpreter-staff-primary-health-care-providers/">Ep036 Review facility policy and state mandates prior to agreeing to serve as an interpreter for staff or primary health care providers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Jan 02, 2017
Ep035 Recognize Limitations of Self and Others and Seek Assistance
5:42
<p>Be able to know when something is outside of your comfort zone High risk, low frequency procedures Know your chain of command for both clinical “how-to” situations and also administration issues Document appropriately</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep035-recognize-limitations-self-others-seek-assistance/">Ep035 Recognize Limitations of Self and Others and Seek Assistance</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Dec 23, 2016
Ep034 Identify and Manage the Patients Valuables According to Facility Policy
6:43
<p>Most facilities have policies and procedures to properly secure valuables Ideally, valuables are given to family/friends to be taken home and secured If this is not possible, there should be a secured and locked location within the facility to keep … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep034-identify-manage-patients-valuables-according-facility-policy/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep034-identify-manage-patients-valuables-according-facility-policy/">Ep034 Identify and Manage the Patients Valuables According to Facility Policy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Dec 21, 2016
Ep033 Identify and Educate About Legal Issues Affecting the Patient
4:40
<p>Refusing treatment HCPOA disputes/living wills Mental illness and inability to sign own consents</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep033-identify-educate-legal-issues-affecting-patient/">Ep033 Identify and Educate About Legal Issues Affecting the Patient</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Dec 19, 2016
Ep032: Utilize Information Resources to Enhance the Care Provided to a Patient
5:05
<p>This includes evidenced-based research, information technology, policies and procedures) Access data for client through online databases and journals Most hospitals have subscriptions to journals Professional organization journals have a plethora of information available, directly related to nursing Consistent review of … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/episode-032-utilize-information-resources-enhance-care-provided-patient/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/episode-032-utilize-information-resources-enhance-care-provided-patient/">Ep032: Utilize Information Resources to Enhance the Care Provided to a Patient</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Dec 16, 2016
Ep031 Enter Computer Documentation Accurately, Completely and in a Timely Manner
5:54
<p>Apply knowledge of facility regulations when accessing patient charts Ideal to do chart and enter orders in real time, however this is not always possible Important to document in real time or as close to real time as possible because … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep031-enter-computer-documentation-accurately-completely-timely-manner/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep031-enter-computer-documentation-accurately-completely-timely-manner/">Ep031 Enter Computer Documentation Accurately, Completely and in a Timely Manner</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Dec 14, 2016
Ep030 Receive and or Transcribe Health Care Provider Orders
5:03
<p>Each facility may have a different process Identify inappropriate and/or unclear treatments or medications A nurse must administer treatments unless they believe they are inappropriate or unclear If this occurs, you must contact the prescriber and discuss further, document appropriately, … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep030-receive-transcribe-health-care-provider-orders/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep030-receive-transcribe-health-care-provider-orders/">Ep030 Receive and or Transcribe Health Care Provider Orders</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Dec 12, 2016
Ep029: Obtaining Informed Consent
8:53
<p>What is informed consent?  Basically the patient is giving permission for treatment and acknowledging that they understand the risks and benefits of the procedure as well as the consequences for not receiving the treatment. Wikipedia The patient must be an … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep029-obtaining-informed-consent/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep029-obtaining-informed-consent/">Ep029: Obtaining Informed Consent</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Nov 23, 2016
Ep028: Practice in a Manner Consistent with a Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses
5:28
<p>Two codes of ethics for nurses Last updated 2015 First developed in 1953 Last updated 2012 The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics The Code of Ethics for Nurses (International Council of Nurses) Remember, these codes are not laws Different … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep028-practice-manner-consistent-code-ethics-registered-nurses/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep028-practice-manner-consistent-code-ethics-registered-nurses/">Ep028: Practice in a Manner Consistent with a Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Nov 21, 2016
Ep027: Recognize Ethical Dilemmas and Take Appropriate Action
8:05
<p>Basic definition of ethics: attempt to distinguish between right and wrong as it relates to knowledge as opposed to opinion This can get very challenging in medical situations, especially related to death, suffering, rights, and religion Examples of various kinds … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep027-recognize-ethical-dilemmas-take-appropriate-action/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep027-recognize-ethical-dilemmas-take-appropriate-action/">Ep027: Recognize Ethical Dilemmas and Take Appropriate Action</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Nov 18, 2016
Ep026: Evaluate Plan of Care for Multiple Patients and Revise As Needed
7:22
<p>While getting report, make sure to understand the overall goal(s) for each patient for that shift Examples Getting discharged today Remove feeding tube and start oral diet Get dialysis completed today Better pain control and adequate oral intake to discontinue … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep026-evaluate-plan-care-multiple-patients-revise-needed/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep026-evaluate-plan-care-multiple-patients-revise-needed/">Ep026: Evaluate Plan of Care for Multiple Patients and Revise As Needed</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Nov 16, 2016
Ep025: Apply Knowledge of Pathophysiology When Establishing Priorities for Interventions with Multiple Patients
11:20
<p>Prioritize the delivery of care ANA: Helping new nurses set priorities Nurse Eye Roll: For the Overwhelmed New Grad Nurse How to figure out prioritization ABC’s – if something is compromising their airway, breathing, or circulation then it is a … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep025-apply-knowledge-pathophysiology-establishing-priorities-interventions-multiple-patients/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep025-apply-knowledge-pathophysiology-establishing-priorities-interventions-multiple-patients/">Ep025: Apply Knowledge of Pathophysiology When Establishing Priorities for Interventions with Multiple Patients</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Nov 14, 2016
Ep024: Follow Up on Unresolved Patient Issues
10:21
<p>Issues arise frequently that require the nurse to address them and ensure the problem has been resolved Examples Lab problems: unable to get serum sample, sample obtained hemolyzed, came to draw lab and patient at another test Nutrition issues: patient … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep024-follow-unresolved-patient-issues/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep024-follow-unresolved-patient-issues/">Ep024: Follow Up on Unresolved Patient Issues</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Nov 11, 2016
Ep023: Know the Processes for Admission, Discharge and Transfer
7:13
<p>Procedures and policies for this will look different at each facility Paperwork and processes will different but it is essential to know what to do to ensure a smooth transition Correct orders must be in place from physician to facilitate … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep023-know-processes-admission-discharge-transfer/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep023-know-processes-admission-discharge-transfer/">Ep023: Know the Processes for Admission, Discharge and Transfer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Nov 09, 2016
Ep022: Use Approved Abbreviations and Standard Terminology
6:02
<p>Abbreviations are incredibly helpful and significantly reduce time to document and communicate Abbreviations are standardized because they can be easily confused and result in miscommunications and poor outcomes Example: QD = daily QID = 4 times a day Because of … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep022-use-approved-abbreviations-standard-terminology/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep022-use-approved-abbreviations-standard-terminology/">Ep022: Use Approved Abbreviations and Standard Terminology</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Nov 07, 2016
Ep021: Nursing Documentation
9:16
<p>  If it wasn’t documented, it wasn’t done!   Nurses are responsible for documenting many things. Some of which include: Care plans Medications (many facilities use barcode scanning) Nursing notes Assessments (focused, head to toe, vascular access devices, lines, tubes, … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep021-nursing-documentation/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep021-nursing-documentation/">Ep021: Nursing Documentation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Nov 04, 2016
Ep020: Provide and Recieve Report
9:52
<p>Report will look different in various areas of the hospital ED report is very short and concise Critical care report is very detailed Floor report is more detailed than the ED, but less detailed than critical care Some facilities use … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep020-provide-recieve-report/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep020-provide-recieve-report/">Ep020: Provide and Recieve Report</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Nov 02, 2016
Ep019: Intervene Appropriately When Confidentiality Has Been Breached By Staff
7:43
<p>This can happen via technological devices (phones, social media, EHR breaches) or in person (discussing sensitive information in a public area or in the presence of others) This can be intentional or unintentional Facilities will have differing policies and procedures … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep019-intervene-appropriately-confidentiality-breached-staff/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep019-intervene-appropriately-confidentiality-breached-staff/">Ep019: Intervene Appropriately When Confidentiality Has Been Breached By Staff</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Oct 31, 2016
Ep018: Maintain Patient Confidentiality and Privacy
6:57
<p>Keep your password of EHR’s protected and confidential Don’t talk about sensitive information in public areas Speak with patient about which members of their support system they want involved in their care and identify anyone they may not want visiting … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep018-maintain-patient-confidentiality-privacy/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep018-maintain-patient-confidentiality-privacy/">Ep018: Maintain Patient Confidentiality and Privacy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Oct 28, 2016
Ep017: Assess Understanding of Confidentiality
6:33
<p>Make sure the patient knows that their privacy is a priority to us It is one of their rights, it is not optional Intervene if necessary (episode 018)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep017-assess-understanding-confidentiality/">Ep017: Assess Understanding of Confidentiality</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Oct 26, 2016
Ep016: Manage Conflict Among Patients and Staff
10:07
<p>The nurse is at the bedside with the patient 24 hours/day and they typically feel most comfortable with their nursing staff.  Therefore, if a problem or personality conflict arises, the patient will most likely verbalize this to the nurse and … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep016-manage-conflict-among-patients-staff/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep016-manage-conflict-among-patients-staff/">Ep016: Manage Conflict Among Patients and Staff</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Oct 24, 2016
Ep015: Identify Responsibilities of Each Health Care Team Member
16:15
<p>Nursing staff Continual care provider, advocate, administer medications and orders placed by medical team, evaluate effectiveness, notify medical staff of concerns, facilitate collaboration of entire healthcare team, work with health care team to optimize care Manage additional nursing support staff, … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep015-identify-responsibilities-health-care-team-member/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep015-identify-responsibilities-health-care-team-member/">Ep015: Identify Responsibilities of Each Health Care Team Member</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Oct 21, 2016
Ep014: Identify Responsibilities of Health Care Team
15:33
<p>This needs to be done daily to ensure we are facilitating the appropriate plan of care As other members of the health care team assess the patient and develop plans and goals, we need to update our plans and goals, … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep014-identify-responsibilities-health-care-team/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep014-identify-responsibilities-health-care-team/">Ep014: Identify Responsibilities of Health Care Team</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Oct 19, 2016
Ep013: Serve as a Resource to Other Staff
8:47
<p>Work with others on the health care team to facilitate the plan of care and various consultations Know and understand your patient, work as their advocate Be aware of their needs, their struggles, and how they work with others You’re … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep013-serve-resource-staff/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep013-serve-resource-staff/">Ep013: Serve as a Resource to Other Staff</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Oct 17, 2016
Ep012: Advocating for the Patient’s Rights
8:54
<p>Make sure these rights are upheld across the board You may need to advocate for them to their loved ones, the physician, or other members of the health care team during different phases of their stay</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep012-advocating-patients-rights/">Ep012: Advocating for the Patient’s Rights</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Oct 14, 2016
Ep011: Patient Rights: Discuss Treatment Options with Patient
6:49
<p>Discuss treatment options with the health care team and make sure you understand them fully, then the physician (or support staff) will present to the patient The patient and their support system may have few questions when they hear the … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep011-patient-rights-discuss-treatment-options-patient/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep011-patient-rights-discuss-treatment-options-patient/">Ep011: Patient Rights: Discuss Treatment Options with Patient</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Oct 12, 2016
Ep010: Case Management: Initiate, Evaluate, and Update Plan of Care
6:54
<p>Care plans / clinical pathways must be initiated upon admission and are complete at discharge Complete an initial evaluation to assess their current situation, read the notes from the health care team to understand what potential needs and realistic goals … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep010-case-management-initiate-evaluate-update-plan-care/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep010-case-management-initiate-evaluate-update-plan-care/">Ep010: Case Management: Initiate, Evaluate, and Update Plan of Care</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Oct 10, 2016
Ep009: Case Management – Ensure an Informed Discharge
9:34
<p>The patient and their support system must have all information related to the discharge process as early on as possible Location, contact information (and contact info for after-hours situations), financial information, transportation, follow-up appointments, equipment (ensure understanding of proper use … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep009-case-management-ensure-informed-discharge/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep009-case-management-ensure-informed-discharge/">Ep009: Case Management – Ensure an Informed Discharge</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Oct 07, 2016
Ep008: Case Management – Plan Care Specific to Patient Needs
12:37
<p>Consider diagnosis, prescribed treatment recommendations, ability to remain compliant, patient’s understanding of situation, support system available, ability to utilize resources when questions or concerns arise, affordability, level of self care Patient situations differ widely and it is not a “one … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep008-case-management-plan-care-specific-patient-needs/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep008-case-management-plan-care-specific-patient-needs/">Ep008: Case Management – Plan Care Specific to Patient Needs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Oct 05, 2016
Ep007: Case Management – Work to Provide Cost Effective Care
9:02
<p>Consider cost when setting up care/resources Is this sustainable? How does their insurance coverage, Medicare, or Medicaid factor in? Do so in a non-judgemental way Speak with the patient and support system about finances, what they can realistically afford and … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep007-case-management-work-provide-cost-effective-care/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep007-case-management-work-provide-cost-effective-care/">Ep007: Case Management – Work to Provide Cost Effective Care</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Oct 03, 2016
Ep006: Case Management: Assess the Patient’s Need for Equipment
6:08
<p>What kind of equipment or materials will the patient need?  Oxygen, walker, shower chair, adaptive eating utensils Collaborate with other members of the health care team (physical therapy, occupational therapy, and so forth) to incorporate their recommendations The physician may … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep006-case-management-assess-patients-need-equipment/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep006-case-management-assess-patients-need-equipment/">Ep006: Case Management: Assess the Patient’s Need for Equipment</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Sep 30, 2016
Ep005: Case Management: Explore Resources to Maintain Independence
8:37
<p>Become familiar with your community’s resources that can be helpful to patients attempting to maintain independence Nursing homes, respite care, SNF, home health agencies, Meals on Wheels Consider insurance coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, family support and availability to utilize resources</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep005-case-management-explore-resources-maintain-independence/">Ep005: Case Management: Explore Resources to Maintain Independence</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Sep 28, 2016
Ep004: Identify Tasks for Delegation Base on Patient Needs
11:49
<p>NCSBN Delegation | ANA: Developing Delegation Skills You will be responsible for delegating tasks to others; nursing assistants, other nurses, and so forth Not all tasks are appropriate to delegate You can only delegate tasks for which you are responsible … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep004-identify-tasks-delegation-base-patient-needs/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep004-identify-tasks-delegation-base-patient-needs/">Ep004: Identify Tasks for Delegation Base on Patient Needs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Sep 26, 2016
Ep003: Organizing Your Workload to Manage Time Effectively as a Nurse
10:19
<p>There are so many tasks that need to be completed during a shift, the nurse must have a plan and adapt it continually to address the constantly changing needs of the patient(s) Look at all tasks, prioritize, implement, re-prioritize as … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep003-organizing-workload-manage-time-effectively-nurse/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep003-organizing-workload-manage-time-effectively-nurse/">Ep003: Organizing Your Workload to Manage Time Effectively as a Nurse</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Sep 23, 2016
Ep002: Advocating for Your Patient – What Does it Mean?
11:37
<p>Advocating – help the patient and their support system understand the clinical picture and identified treatment options, identify their wants/needs, support the patient, speak on their behalf if needed, and uphold and protect their rights The foundation of being an … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep002-advocating-patient-mean/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep002-advocating-patient-mean/">Ep002: Advocating for Your Patient – What Does it Mean?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Sep 16, 2016
Ep001: What Do Nurses Need to Know About Advanced Directives
9:21
<p>It is the nurse’s job and part of the law (Client Self-Determination Act) to assess for existing advanced directives and integrate them into the patient’s care, and inform and educate about them if the patient is unfamiliar with advanced directives … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep001-nurses-need-know-advanced-directives/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep001-nurses-need-know-advanced-directives/">Ep001: What Do Nurses Need to Know About Advanced Directives</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Sep 16, 2016
Ep000: Welcome to the Unofficial NCLEX® Prep Podcast for Nursing Students
27:22
<p>Welcome to our brand new . . . hot off the presses podcast.  This podcast is designed to provide you with a step-by-step outline for the majority of the key points the NCSBN wants nursing students to know before taking … <a href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep000-welcome-unofficial-nclex-prep-podcast-nursing-students/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com/ep000-welcome-unofficial-nclex-prep-podcast-nursing-students/">Ep000: Welcome to the Unofficial NCLEX® Prep Podcast for Nursing Students</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nrsng.com">NRSNG</a>.</p>
Sep 16, 2016