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Trek to Nursing

PreCollegiate #2
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MJ G

on 13 June 2013

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Your path to becoming a nurse Trek to Nursing To start yourself towards nursing you have to first decide which path you would like to take. First things first CNA
LPN
Associate degree
Bachelors degree
What's the difference? Nursing Paths Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Associate Degree Nurse (ADN) Prerequisite Course Work
~ 2 year BSN
Bachelors of Science
in Nursing RN/LPN to BSN programs
~ 1 year Emergency Medical Techs/Paramedic Medical Assistant (MA) MSN
Master of Science
in Nursing Nurse Practitioner Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Doctorate/PhD in Nursing Nurse Midwife Anatomy
Physiology
Chemistry
Microbiology
Statistics Prerequisite Course Work College Algebra
Sociology
Anthropology
Nutrition Science Course Biology
Biochemistry
Genetics
Physics Psychology
- general
- developmental English
Creative Arts
- non performance Foreign Language History
Microeconomics
Philosophy
Political
Science Admission Process Nursing School GPA >3.0 -Cumulative
-Science Essay *TEAS test Documentation
& Timeliness Interview Surviving vs Thriving Life of a Nursing Student Exams
Tests
Skill Tests
Classes
Clinicals
Preceptors
NCLEX Studying
Fellow Nursing Students
Mentors
Practice
Patience
Time Management
Instructors
Family and Friends
Clinical Experience Prerequisite Course Work
~ 1 year Prerequisites 60 credits Measuring the Blood Pressure Nursing Clinical Skills
Hand Hygiene

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Establishing and Maintaining a Sterile Field
Measuring Body Temperature: Oral Non-Mercury, Axillary, Tympanic, Rectal, Aortic

Measuring Heart Rate and Rhythm: Radial, Apical, Temporal, Carotid, Brachial, Femoral, Poplatial, Posterior Tibial

Measuring Blood Pressure & Orthostatic Blood Pressure

Assessing the Client’s Respiration

Assessing Oxygen Saturation

Assessing Peripheral Pulses Using a Doppler

Assessing Carotid Arteries
Collecting a Blood Specimen from a Central Venous Catheter

Occult Diagnostic Test on a Stool Specimen

Collecting a Specimen for Culture: Sputum
Variation: Collecting a Specimen via Suction

Collecting a Specimen for Culture: Throat, Nasal, Urine, Wound, Blood

Performing a Blood Glucose Evaluation

Phlebotomy
Utilizing Safe Lifting Practices and Patient positioning

Logrolling the Client to Lateral Position in Bed

Positioning the Client: Lateral, Prone, supine, fowler's, Sim's, Dorsal Recumberent, Lithotomy

Assisting with Ambulationand with use of Mechanical Aids Oral Hygiene

Oral Care for the Unconscious Client

Providing Denture Care

Bathing an Adult Client

Providing Perineal Care

Massaging the Client

Shampooing the Hair of a Bedridden Client

Shaving

Making the Occupied Bed & Unoccupied Bed
Applying Restraints
Assessing the Restraints
Applying Dressing Using Clean Technique & Changing a Dry, Sterile Dressing

Irrigating Wounds & Applying Wet-to-Moist Dressing

Closed Wound Drainage System: Jackson Pratt & Hemovac

Changing a Central Line Dressing

Performing a Surgical Skin Preparation

Removing Intermittent Sutures & Removing Staples

Applying Heat Therapy and Cold Therapy to a Client

Applying an Elastic Bandage:
Circular Turn, Figure Eight, Spiral, Recurrent, Spiral Reverse
Administering Oral Medications, Dermatologic Medications, Transdermal Patch, Ophthalmic Medications, Otic Medications, Nasal Medications, Inhaled Medications, Vaginal Medications, Rectal Medications, Nasogastric and Enteral Tube Medications, Parenteral Medications

Injections: Intradermal, Subcutaneous, Intramuscular,

Administering IV Medications via Intermittent Infusion
Piggyback, Volume-Controlled Device, Gravity, Mini-Infusion Pump

Administering Medication by Intravenous Bolus, Saline Lock, Maintenance IV Infusion, Small Volume Bag

Administering Blood Products Assisting the Adult Client with Oral Nutrition
Inserting/Managing a Nasogastric Tube

Administering Enteral Feedings
Intermittent via Syringe, Intermittent via Bag, Continuous, Gastrostomy Tube, Performing Gastric Lavage Urinary Catheterization: Straight & indwelling

Emptying the Urine Drainage Collection Bag

Performing Catheter Irrigation

Pouching a Noncontinent Urinary Diversion

Caring for a Suprapubic Catheter Insertion Site

Bowel regiment & elimination
Assisting with bedpan; administering enema, removal with digital manipulation
Ostomy care and management Administering Oxygen: Nasal Canula & Face mask

Using an Incentive Spirometer

Inserting a Nasal Airway & Oropharyngeal Airway

Using a Bag-Valve-Mask Unit

Caring for a Tracheostomy

Setting Up and Assisting with Intubation

Suctioning: Oropharyngeal, Nasotracheal, Tracheostomy, Mechanically Ventilated Client -In-Line Suction

Draining Chest Tube

Assisting with Insertion and Management of Closed Chest Drain

Changing a Disposable Chest Tube System Vital Signs Asepsis Safety Skin/Wound Management Hygiene Diagnostic Testing Medication Administration Nutritional Support and Nasogastric Tube Management Elimination Oxygenation and Ventilation Activity and Exercise Physical Assessment Education Patient and family
-Diagnostic information, treatment plan, medication, interventions and procedures
Prevention and more. 120/80? Blood pressure (BP) is the force or pressure that carries blood to all parts of the body. A blood pressure reading is the pressure that blood puts on the walls of arteries. There are 2 parts to a blood pressure. One is called systolic and is the top or the first number in a blood pressure reading. The other number is called the diastolic and is the bottom or second number in the reading. ie: 120/80 The systolic (top) number is the peak blood pressure when the heart is beating or squeezing out blood. The diastolic (bottom) number is the pressure when your heart is filling with blood or resting between beats Assessing the Heart Rate and Rhythm Bradycardia is a slow heart rate of less than 60 beats per minute.

Tachycardia is fast heart rate of higher than 100 beats per minute Counting the heart beats per minute while assessing the quality and regularity Common Sites: Upper limb: Axillary, Bracial, Radial, Ulnar

Lower limb: Femoral, Popliteal, Dorsalis Pedis, Tibialis posterior

Carotid, Facial, Temporal, Apical REGISTERED
NURSE THEORY & Evidenced-Based Practice CRITICAL THINKING & Problem Solving PROFESSIONALISM &
Ethics Communication &
Teamwork Graduate
and take the NCLEX Gain experience/
volunteer/
be active good study habits Tips to succeeding in school from those who have been there time management organization skills test taking skills Act & look professional Use your resources Learn from your actions/
take responsibility Sample Questions: Essay read before class
take notes
review after lectures use planner, calendar, cell phone Go to every class Learn to balance:
hobbies, sports, arts Outline the main points
Let someone review
difference in ideas?
Follow directions!
"to the letter" Describe your perceptions and attitude about nursing today.

What do you believe are the demands of a nursing education and how have you prepared to make this significant change to your current situation?

Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the University learning community in terms of diversity, or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you. shots? BP check? bandage? http://jeopardylabs.com/play/precollegiate-jeopardy Jeopardy Auscultation Game http://www.easyauscultation.com/case-history.aspx?CourseCaseOrder=1&courseid=102
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