ACLS Practice – Skills

What is ACLS Certification for Nursing? Nurses who work in critical, urgent, or emergency care units are required to be ACLS certified. Other nursing positions where cardiac-related emergencies are common, such as senior care facilities, also typically require ACLS certification. RNs and LPNs are required to be certified and familiar with ACLS protocol since they work with patients who have […]

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Transcutaneous Pacing – Skills

Transcutaneous Pacing Refresher for transcutaneous pacing. Please check with your facilities policies and procedures.   What is Noninvasive Transcutaneous Pacing? NTP is the technique of electrically stimulating the heart by use of a set of pads placed externally on the torso. ECG electrodes are also placed on the patient to sense ventricular events (spontaneous or paced), and the pulse generator […]

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To all the Military Nurses. Thank You

Military Nurses care for patients within the military, all over the globe. These nurses are no different from other nurses as they administer medication, treat wounds, and care for the sick. However, one of the more interesting things about being a Military Nurse is that your assignments can take you all over the world.

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The best ABG video

    Please see the following video. It is a pretty good and quick way to read ABG’s. Blood gases Blood gases are a measurement of how much oxygen and carbon dioxide are in your blood. They also determine the acidity (pH) of your blood. How the Test is Performed Usually, blood is taken from an artery. In some cases, […]

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IV Drug Calculation Tutorial

Volume/Time – IV mL Rate Questions Given a certain amount of liquid and a time period, what is the necessary IV flow rate in mL/hr? Measurement used when IV regulated electronically by infusion pump. Formula: Volume (mL) Time (hr)  =  Y (Flow Rate in mL/hr) Example: Infuse 250 mL over the next 120 minutes by infusion pump. Volume (mL) Time […]

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