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An overview of normal and abnormal heart sounds, such as murmurs and clicks

Heart Sounds: Normal and Abnormal

An overview of normal and abnormal heart sounds, such as murmurs and clicks

Parkinson's disease medications

Medications Used to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

Medications used to treat Parkinson's disease: actions, adverse effects, interactions, contraindications

Medication administration rights

Medication Administration: Rights and Guidelines

An overview of a client's medication rights and guidelines for administering medication

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s Disease

Overview of Parkinson's disease: description, manifestations, risk factors, patient education

An overview on nursing care during and after a seizure

Caring for a Patient During and After a Generalized Seizure

An overview on nursing care during and after a seizure

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

Overview of multiple sclerosis: definition, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, medications, and patient education

Liver cirrhosis

Liver Cirrhosis

Overview of cirrhosis, an end-stage of liver disease that develops after healthy liver tissue is destroyed and replaced with scar tissue (fibrosis)

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Tips for Writing a Great Nursing Note

Great nursing notes are clear, concise, correct, complete, relevant, current, sequential, legible, and secure.

Sbar report

SBAR Report

SBAR: an organized framework for communicating a patient’s situation among interdisciplinary team members

Central lines

Comparison Chart of Where Different Central Lines Are Placed

Understand the most common central line placements, PICC vs CVC.

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Delegation: Tasks that the RN Can Safely Delegate

What tasks can the busy nurse safely and legally delegate? Use this sheet to refresh your memory.

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Assessing and Planning Care: Goals, Interventions, and Outcomes

These nursing interventions can help with client care needs

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Glasgow Coma Scale

The Glasgow Coma Scale is a neurological assessment tool used to determine a patient's motor and verbal responses and their level of consciousness.

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Common Antibiotic Classes and Adverse Reactions

Common antibiotic medications and adverse reactions for the NCLEX®

Anticholinergic meds

Anticholinergic Meds

A list of anticholinergic meds and general synopsis of what anticholinergic meds do and the side effects that they come with.

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Side Effects of Corticosteroids

Common side effects of corticosteroids that you should know because they affect so many other systems

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Blood Transfusion Prep

Bring this with you when getting ready to administer a blood transfusion and never forget one of the prep steps again!

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COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is one of the most common respiratory conditions. Never forget the signs and symptoms and how it differs from asthma with this cheat sheet!

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Respiratory Assessment

No more racking your brain trying to remember how to describe the lung sounds you hear if you have this cheat sheet!

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Common Bacteria by Body System

Different bacteria infect different areas of the body. With this cheat sheet you'll have a better idea of what bugs might be infecting your patient!

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What Do Diuretics Do?

Diuretics, also called water pills, are a some of the most commonly prescribed medications out there. Find out how they work and what you should to know about them.

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What Is Croup?

This Croup summary will help you remember the cause, signs and symptoms, treatments and complications of this very common pediatric condition.

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Head To Toe Assessment

Never forget which body system you need to examine next with this head to toe assessment summary!

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MAOIs

Use this cheat sheet the next time you need to know everything about Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors! Review how MAOIs work, and what to avoid when taking them with this cheat sheet.

Nursing cs medication risks 2

Medication Risks

Quickly review the medications that can be harshest on the liver, kidney, and ears so that you can be on the lookout for possible signs of toxicity.

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Insert an IV

Make sure you have all the right supplies, and brush up on the steps of IV insertion with this guide.

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IV Solutions

Never forget if your fluid is isotonic, hypertonic, or hypotonic again with this cheat sheet! Plus we’ve added some don’t miss facts about each group.

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Open a Sterile Kit

Confidently walk into sterile procedures after a quick review with this cheat sheet, detailing the steps to safely opening a sterile kit.

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Put on Sterile Gloves

Never be stuck wondering which side of the glove cuff you can touch again with this cheat sheet available!

Nursing cs understanding ratios

Understanding Ratios

Use this the next time you need to draw up a dose of medication but aren’t sure how to calculate how much you need.

Nursing cs common meds that lower blood pressure

Common Meds that Lower Blood Pressure

Concise summary table of the most common ways to pharmacologically lower blood pressure that every nurse needs to know

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AIDET: How to Introduce Yourself To Your Patient

Introducing yourself to your patient utilizing the AIDET communication framework, which increases patient compliance, enhances patient satisfaction and improves clinical outcomes.

Nursing cs growth stages infant school age

Growth Stages: Infant–School Age

Physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes in infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children

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