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Welcome to the Unofficial NCLEX® Prep Podcast for nursing students. Your audio guide to preparing for the nursing board exam. To get the (ever growing) study guide that goes along with this podcast vist: NRSNG.com/nclexprep In each episode we deconstruct one element of the NCLEX® test plan. It's one thing to say you should understand advanced directives . . . it's another thing to tell you stories and help you understand them from a nurses perspective. New episodes every M/W/F NRSNG.com is in no way affiliated with the NCLEX® or the NCSBN nor do they in any way endorse this podcast. For full disclaimer information visit: NRSNG.com

Welcome to the Unofficial NCLEX® Prep Podcast for nursing students. Your audio guide to preparing for the nursing board exam. To get the (ever growing) study guide that goes along with this podcast vist: NRSNG.com/nclexprep In each episode we deconstruct one element of the NCLEX® test plan. It's one thing to say you should understand advanced directives . . . it's another thing to tell you stories and help you understand them from a nurses perspective. New episodes every M/W/F NRSNG.com is in no way affiliated with the NCLEX® or the NCSBN nor do they in any way endorse this podcast. For full disclaimer information visit: NRSNG.com
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Welcome to the Unofficial NCLEX® Prep Podcast for nursing students. Your audio guide to preparing for the nursing board exam. To get the (ever growing) study guide that goes along with this podcast vist: NRSNG.com/nclexprep In each episode we deconstruct one element of the NCLEX® test plan. It's one thing to say you should understand advanced directives . . . it's another thing to tell you stories and help you understand them from a nurses perspective. New episodes every M/W/F NRSNG.com is in no way affiliated with the NCLEX® or the NCSBN nor do they in any way endorse this podcast. For full disclaimer information visit: NRSNG.com

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Episodes

Ep049 Protect Patient from Injury

6/25/2018
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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 The post Ep049 Protect Patient from Injury appeared first on NRSNG.

What Was it Like to be a Nurse During Hurricane Harvey? Nurse Erika Share Her Story

9/3/2017
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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 … Continued The post What Was it Like to be a Nurse During Hurricane Harvey? Nurse Erika Share Her Story appeared first on NRSNG.

Duration:00:19:18

Ep080 Safety and Infection Control Use of Restraints Monitorevaluate patient response to restraintssafety device

8/2/2017
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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 The post Ep080 Safety and Infection Control Use of Restraints Monitorevaluate patient response to restraintssafety device appeared first on NRSNG.

Ep079 Safety and Infection Control Use of Restraints Follow requirements for use of restraints andor safety device

7/31/2017
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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 … Continued The post Ep079 Safety and Infection Control Use of Restraints Follow requirements for use of restraints andor safety device appeared first on NRSNG.

Ep078 Safety and Infection Control Use of Restraints Assess appropriateness of the type of restraintsafety device used

7/28/2017
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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 … Continued The post Ep078 Safety and Infection Control Use of Restraints Assess appropriateness of the type of restraintsafety device used appeared first on NRSNG.

Ep077 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Evaluate whether aseptic technique is performed correctly

7/26/2017
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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 … Continued The post Ep077 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Evaluate whether aseptic technique is performed correctly appeared first on NRSNG.

Ep076 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Evaluate Infection Control Precautions Implemented by Staff Members

7/24/2017
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Hand washing compliance is being met Trash is disposed of properly Staff is consistently wearing appropriate PPE The post Ep076 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Evaluate Infection Control Precautions Implemented by Staff Members appeared first on NRSNG.

Ep075 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Use Appropriate Technique to Set up a Sterile Field

7/21/2017
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Definition Sterile gloves, mask, and other necessary sterile supplies Maintain sterile technique Follow appropriate protocol if sterile field is broken The post Ep075 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Use Appropriate Technique to Set up a Sterile Field appeared first on NRSNG.

Ep074 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Utilize Appropriate Precautions for Immunocompromised Patients

7/19/2017
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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 … Continued The post Ep074 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Utilize Appropriate Precautions for Immunocompromised Patients appeared first on NRSNG.

Ep073 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Educate Patient and Staff Regarding Infection Control Measures

7/17/2017
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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 … Continued The post Ep073 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Educate Patient and Staff Regarding Infection Control Measures appeared first on NRSNG.

Ep072 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Follow Procedures when Reporting a Patient with Communicable Disease

7/14/2017
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Inform appropriate personnel Infection Control department Center for Disease Control Summary of Notifiable Infectious Diseases, CDC (last updated 2014) The post Ep072 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Follow Procedures when Reporting a Patient with Communicable Disease appeared first on NRSNG.

Ep071 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Apply Principles of Infection Control

7/12/2017
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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 … Continued The post Ep071 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Apply Principles of Infection Control appeared first on NRSNG.

Ep070: Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Understand Communicable Diseases

7/10/2017
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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 … Continued The post Ep070: Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Understand Communicable Diseases appeared first on NRSNG.

Ep069: Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Assess Patient Care area for Sources of Infection

7/5/2017
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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 … Continued The post Ep069: Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Assess Patient Care area for Sources of Infection appeared first on NRSNG.

Ep068: Safety and Infection Control Security Plan Use Critical Thinking in Situations Related to Security Planning

7/3/2017
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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 … Continued The post Ep068: Safety and Infection Control Security Plan Use Critical Thinking in Situations Related to Security Planning appeared first on NRSNG.

Ep067: Safety and Infection Control Safe Use of Equipment Inspect Equipment for Safety Hazards

6/30/2017
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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 … Continued The post Ep067: Safety and Infection Control Safe Use of Equipment Inspect Equipment for Safety Hazards appeared first on NRSNG.

Ep066: Safety and Infection Control Reporting Incident Identify Where Reporting of Incident is Appropriate

6/28/2017
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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 … Continued The post Ep066: Safety and Infection Control Reporting Incident Identify Where Reporting of Incident is Appropriate appeared first on NRSNG.

Ep065: Safety and Infection Control Home Safety Assess Need for Patient Home Modifications

6/26/2017
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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 … Continued The post Ep065: Safety and Infection Control Home Safety Assess Need for Patient Home Modifications appeared first on NRSNG.

Ep064: Safety and Infection Control Handling Hazardous and Infectious Materials Safe Internal Radiation

6/23/2017
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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) … Continued The post Ep064: Safety and Infection Control Handling Hazardous and Infectious Materials Safe Internal Radiation appeared first on NRSNG.

Ep063: Identify Bio-hazardous, Flammable and Infectious Materials

6/21/2017
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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 … Continued The post Ep063: Identify Bio-hazardous, Flammable and Infectious Materials appeared first on NRSNG.