Nurse Tips

HESI is short for Health Education Systems Incorporated. This test is a series of exams that schools use to evaluate how competent you are in the content and courses found in several health science sectors. This is a computer-administered test that nurses schools use with a proctor overseeing it. So, how to study for the
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Here’s something useful for new nurses — a guide to medications for nurses. A nurse’s shift never ends without preparing and giving medications to patients. For this reason, mastering every little detail about medication preparation and administration is essential in improving your skill competency as a nurse. To help you with this endeavor, here’s your
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While nurses and other medical professionals have always worried about bringing germs home from the hospital with them, the highly infectious nature of the coronavirus has made it more urgent than ever. Many nurses are wondering how they can keep themselves and their families safe and stop bringing germs home from work. If you’re a
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A nurse’s day won’t be complete without nursing handover. It’s when one nurse hands over not just the responsibility of care but also all the information concerning patients. In general, nurses can categorize the sections of a nursing handover into three parts: A. Past This section involves everything the healthcare team needs to know about
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What is Nursing? This is a question often asked either by students who are about to enter college or professionals who are considering a career shift. But this ageless question–no matter how simple it looks– is an open-ended one. In other words, you can get a plethora of answers from nurses working in different expertise.
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Performing IV insertion on pediatric patients is undeniably one of the most daunting tasks for nurses. It’s also possibly one of the most traumatic experiences among young patients. As much as nurses want to turn this painful experience into a memorable role-playing game, the mere sight of needles and nurses in white uniforms are enough to
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Taking care of elderly people is never easy. Since they are more prone to infections (1), injuries, and changes in mental status, you have to be prepared and skilled when caring for them. If you are new to geriatric nursing, all these things can be intimidating and overwhelming. So, to help you out, here are
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For you to become a registered nurse, you need to take and pass the NCLEX. The National Council Licensure Examination is what will help the state boards of nursing to determine whether or not you are ready to work as a nurse. But what if you failed the NCLEX? Well, failing the NCLEX doesn’t mean
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Diabetes is a prevalent condition. Just recall all the patients you saw today and there’s probably a handful of them who are diabetic. According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division of Diabetes Translation, up to 34.2 million people in the United States have diabetes. And by 2049, the number can
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Pain is one of the most common reasons why patients see their doctors. And despite the advances in technology and methods to relieve it, a lot of patients still experience undertreatment. This makes it important for nurses to have the skills not just in assessing the pain but managing it as well. And to help
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We’ve always been told to wash our hands. It’s considered to be the single most effective way to minimize or even prevent the spread of infections (1). As nurses, our exposure to sickness and infections is much higher than regular folks. Let’s make sure we’re following proper procedure on hand washing. Here’s a guide on
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Hypertension is common. However, despite being common, a lot of people aren’t fully aware of what it is, what damages it can cause, and why it happens. Affecting about 121.5 million Americans, it’s important to draft the right nursing care plan for hypertension. This will help ensure that patients’ individual needs are met and proper
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