Nursing students and new grad nurses are constantly bombarded with information! It is unrealistic to retain everything so it helps to keep a few notes nearby. One of the keys to my success as a nursing student was making cheat sheets to carry during clinicals. There are many intravenous cardiac meds, so I have compiled this […]
“When some QRSs don’t get through, now you have a Mobitz II”
There is little worse in this world than the moment your greatest fear is realized. Where to go from here? Spenser never stood down from a challenge before, and this would be no different. Setting up a plan of attack was the only step forward.
As healthcare professionals, we tend to focus on physical and mental well-being, forgetting another essential type of health– financial health! As a new nurse, one of the greatest things I learned is how to set myself up for the future by making smart money decisions. Now, as you begin your journey into the field of […]
Your first job as a new grad nurse can be many things… eye-opening, exciting, humbling, or just terrifying! We all come from different backgrounds and with different experiences that contribute to how our first nursing job will go. One thing I learned through my nurse residency is that whether you start out on a med-surg […]
A reference for understanding pacemaker identification codes.
“Longer, longer, longer, DROP– now you have a Wenckebach”
Halloween is one of the most underrated holidays out there. It has it all- fall weather, parties, scary movies, haunted houses, candy. Oh and I forgot one thing… pumpkin! Whether you carve your pumpkins or keep them intact as porch decorations (what are you, a monster?), don’t let those seeds go to waste. Pumpkin seeds […]
The future of healthcare is constantly being assessed with an eye on trends in economics, politics, labor, and society in general. It is essential to forecast the environment we will operate in the next several decades so that we are prepared to face new challenges. Think about nurses who are nearing the end of their […]
Your blood pressure is expressed in two numbers- one number on top and one on the bottom. The top number, better known as the systolic blood pressure, is the amount of pressure in your arteries when the heart contracts to push blood out to the rest of the body. The bottom number, or diastolic blood […]