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Central Line Dressing Change - Nursing Skills
 
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To review nursing exam or NCLEX style questions related to this topic go here: http://empowern.com/2015/09/central-line-dressing-change/ Also, keep an eye on this page because every new topic is place here & it might be easier for you to find: http://empowern.com/educational-videos-resources/ I hope all of these helped you! If it did please give the video a thumbs up! I love you! xoxo - Caroline Legal Disclosure and Privacy Notice: These videos & blog post are intended for entertainment purposes only, provided by successful nurses. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel & website and in the videos on this channel & blog are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this website & and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. We are not experts and do not dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information presented is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, textbooks, teachers and protocols for specific information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction. While we strive very hard to offer 100% accuracy, we cannot guarantee the validity or accuracy of any content. Medical procedures are rapidly changing, and laws vary greatly from location to location. By viewing or accessing this website and or associated social accounts in any way, you agree to never us liable for any damages, harm, or misinformation that may result, and that you fully agree with our legal disclosure and privacy policy. Copyright Notice: All articles, eBooks, images, and information on this website and associated social sites is copyright protected and property of our website. You may not copy any information without our expressed written consent. Thank you: Life Medical Equipment for making this video possible.
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New Nurse? How to Ace the NURSE INTERVIEW!!!
 
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www.EmpoweRN.com Hello to my New Nurses... and maybe more experienced ones preparing for their NURSING INTERVIEW! In my career spanning half a decade, I have both been the interviewee and interviewer! And I can certainly give you a few nurse interview tips :) First of all, being prepared for the nursing interview is key... but how do you prepare?? The first thing that you need to do is get comfortable talking about yourself. Which is harder than it sounds, especially with a strangers face staring back at you. However, if you know this ahead of time, you can prepare a monologe that will show that you are confident and will be a competent nurse! the nurse interview questions are usually really really hard, with tons of open end questions and also questions that make you talk about your weaknesses. You need to be honest here, talking about your failures sounds like you are saying that you are weak... but you have to focus on the valuable lesion learned and how you will improve yourself in the future!! Nursing interview, I believe you will literally bomb if you do not prepare in at least one way or another... Please watch the video and I give several examples of how you can prepare for your nurse interview!! Also, keep in mind that practice makes perfect... it 's a good idea to apply like crazy to every single job that is being offered as your first nursing interview can be more of a learning experience! I shared this information and more in my latest book called: New Nurse? How to Get, Keep and LOVE Your First Nursing Job. It is available on Amazon.com and you can see the link below :) I love you guys!! You can email me anytime at Caroline@EmpoweRN.com Here is the link for the book: http://www.amazon.com/New-Nurse-Keep-First-Nursing/dp/1484177525 Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction. http://youtu.be/id1N9u7q60U
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Nursing Skill:  Accessing a Port-a-Cath
 
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If you would like to review questions going over this topic you can go here: http://empowern.com/2015/09/port-a-cath/ To review more topics: http://empowern.com/educational-videos-resources/ I really hope this video helps you a lot :) Please let me know by giving the video a "thumbs up" & post a comment if it does :) Also, please let me know what videos you want to see next!! xoxo - Caroline Legal Disclosure and Privacy Notice: These videos & blog post are intended for entertainment purposes only, provided by successful nurses. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel & website and in the videos on this channel & blog are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this website & and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. We are not experts and do not dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information presented is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, textbooks, teachers and protocols for specific information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction. While we strive very hard to offer 100% accuracy, we cannot guarantee the validity or accuracy of any content. Medical procedures are rapidly changing, and laws vary greatly from location to location. By viewing or accessing this website and or associated social accounts in any way, you agree to never us liable for any damages, harm, or misinformation that may result, and that you fully agree with our legal disclosure and privacy policy. Copyright Notice: All articles, eBooks, images, and information on this website and associated social sites is copyright protected and property of our website. You may not copy any information without our expressed written consent. Thank you: Life Medical Equipment for making this video possible.
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Administering & Checking a PPD! Nursing Skills :)
 
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Hi guys! I hope you enjoy this video going over Administering & Checking a PPD! If you liked it & want to see more please "thumbs up!" Also, please share this with your friends & classmates if it helps you!! Love you! - Caroline http://empowern.com/disclaimer/ Music Credits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRtHl9n-G3o&feature=youtu.be&list=RD6dwXU2i-7r4
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Help for Nursing Mistakes
 
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Here is a link to the audio: https://s3.amazonaws.com/websiteaudiosempowern/Mistakes+Audio.m4a Copy & past this on your browser & it will start downloading immediately :) Stay positive & focused! You can get through this ;) xoxo - Caroline Hello Everyone! I want to give you a gift that will help you overcome any mistake you have made or could possibly make as a nursing student or nurse. This gift is in response to the very sad tragedy that occurred from a prank call to princess Kate's nurse. The nurse Jacintha Saldanha gave prank callers an update on Princess Kate's care. This update was live on the radio and was publicized wildly throughout the world. This poor nurse who fell victim to this prank call has possibly taken her own life. Guys, after having been a nurse for almost 5 years I know all to well that the chances of making a mistake are super high. The amount of responsibilities that we nurses have seems to go up every single day... with no added time to do the extra work. The only thing that I am sure of though, is that it is possible to rise up from every mistake elegantly and to be a better nurse than you were before. There is a process that I go through after making a mistake (and I do it often), it brings light to the situation and allows me to glace at it from another angle without the emotional guilt that can hold us hostage. I have made an audio recording of exactly what I do, I would be happy to send it to you if you email me at Empower.RN@gmail.com , you should be able to easily download it to your computer and then also transfer it to your iPod or MP3 player. If you are a nursing student, this will help rise up from possibly not performing at your best on a test. Then when you are a nurse, you can use it for your job. Guys, please forward this to any and all of your friends that you think may find it useful. And PLEASE let me know if I can help in any way. Let us all get better together. With Love, Caroline Porter Thomas Empower.RN@gmail.com www.EmpoweRN.com Twitter@EmpoweRN Youtube: EmpoweRN Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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Am I Too Old to Become a Nurse?
 
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www.EmpoweRN.com Am I Too Old to Become a Nurse? What is the best age to become a nurse? Do you think I can handle the nursing job in my 40's, 50's & 60's? These are just a few of the questions that I get from people concerned that they are too old to pursue their dream of becoming a nurse! If there is one thing that I have learned about being a nurse for 6 years it is this.... age is just a number. What is more important is your health, vitality & willingness to take one new challenges! I do think that nursing will make & keep you young... unlike the popular belief that it runs you down. I think because we are constantly on the move & mentally challenged daily we stay alert & in shape (as long as you make sure you diet is good as well... which is one of the biggest challenges). So if you want to become a nurse... go for it!!! You do not want to be 114 years old sitting in bed wondering what you life could have been like!!! I hope you guys liked this! If so please give it a thumbs up & subscribe to the channel. I would really appreciate it too if you posted a comment to let me know that this is helping you :) Ok, see you soon soon!! xoxo - Caroline Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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Tools to Help with Major Lab Values!
 
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www.EmpoweRN.com Hey guys! Here are some tools that I use every day to help me make sure I don't miss any major lab values while on the job. This is a brief intro, but if you all want to dive deeper into this and the critical thinking process that goes into each of the lab values post a comment and let me know!!! Make sure to subscribe so that you get updates on when I post the next video! I love you guys!! My Twitter! https://twitter.com/EmpoweRN My Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pages/EmpoweRN/163131040451901 My Blog: http://empowern1.blogspot.com/ Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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Nursing Skill: Deaccessing a Port-a-Cath
 
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If you would like to review questions going over this topic you can go here: http://empowern.com/2015/09/port-a-cath/ To review more topics: http://empowern.com/educational-videos-resources/ I really hope this video helps you a lot :) Please let me know by giving the video a "thumbs up" & post a comment if it does :) Also, please let me know what videos you want to see next!! xoxo - Caroline Legal Disclosure and Privacy Notice: These videos & blog post are intended for entertainment purposes only, provided by successful nurses. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel & website and in the videos on this channel & blog are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this website & and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. We are not experts and do not dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information presented is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, textbooks, teachers and protocols for specific information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction. While we strive very hard to offer 100% accuracy, we cannot guarantee the validity or accuracy of any content. Medical procedures are rapidly changing, and laws vary greatly from location to location. By viewing or accessing this website and or associated social accounts in any way, you agree to never us liable for any damages, harm, or misinformation that may result, and that you fully agree with our legal disclosure and privacy policy. Copyright Notice: All articles, eBooks, images, and information on this website and associated social sites is copyright protected and property of our website. You may not copy any information without our expressed written consent. Thank you: Life Medical Equipment for making this video possible.
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Nursing Math... do not let the math stop you from becoming a nurse ;)
 
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www.EmpoweRN.com Hi Everybody :) This is Caroline Porter Thomas with a video that has been requested by a bunch of people. I really hope that I put things in perspective with this video, because I am the last person that I thought could do this. You will see why in this video... I went from being tested for learning disabilities to concurring nursing math. So, If I can do it so can you! It will require a lot of practice & if you want to see more example problems then please give this video a "thumbs up" & post a comment to let me know! Love you guys! Just so you know, I also uploaded a new audio for you on my soundcloud account: https://soundcloud.com/empowern/determined-to-succeed I think this will help you get in the nursing school mode :) Enjoy the holidays & stay positive & focused!! Ok see you soon! Love you!! - Caroline Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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How to use an IV pump... intro!!
 
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www.EmpoweRN.com Hi Guys! Thank you so much for watching :) I thought it would be fun to give you a little introduction to an IV pump that I use on the job. This is a quick & simple video & I do apologize that not everything is easy to see & in focus... none the less I do hope that you benefit from this video in some way!! If so, please give the video a "thumbs up" Make Sure to Subscribe & post a comment! I love reading the comments you post!! I cannot wait to see you again soon!! Love you!! xoxo - Caroline Thank you: Life Medical Equipment for making this video possible. Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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How to Study for Nursing School!  2 of 7 :)
 
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Hi Guys! Due to a very high volume of request, I have not been able to respond to everyone in a timely manor... If you just go to my website: www.EmpoweRN.com And enter your name & Email address on the Contact page you can get all the tips (as well as a lot more goodies) immediately!! Here is the link! http://www.empowern.com/Contact.html LOVE YOU!! www.EmpoweRN.com Review NCLEX Questions Now that you have made your schedule, it's time to actually study. We will begin with the second step which is to Review NCLEX questions on the subject you are studying. You may think this step is improperly placed because traditionally we read a section and then test our knowledge by answering questions. However, if you review NCLEX questions first, you will stimulate your brain. Even though you probably won't know the answers, you will be exposed to the most important topics in that particular subject. This step will also familiarize you to NCLEX type questions. And while reading later, you will say to yourself, "Oh, that's why that question is right." The NCLEX review books have a section of questions followed by the answer and rationales. Most of the NCLEX books I've seen even gave the rationale for the reasons why the wrong choices were incorrect. When you read the questions, you may be able to answer some correctly with the knowledge you have gained from previous sections. The main thing that is important is that you simply read everything. This includes the question, all the choices, and all of the answers and rationales. Do this fast, 15-20 minutes max, and don't worry about understanding everything. So where do you get these questions? I used Mosby's Reviews and Rationales. But there are several NCLEX review books out there that are absolutely great. Other books are Saunders, Drexel, and Lippincott's. The NCLEX review book used while you are in nursing school is different than the one you use after you have graduated and are only studying for the NCLEX. The type of review book you need while attending school should be separated into four or five subject areas. These main sections are medical-surgical, pediatrics, psychiatric, obstetrics, and sometimes a fifth topic called community health. The next thing you want to look for is that each main section is again broken down into smaller sections. For example, medical-surgical has sections labeled cardiovascular, respiratory and so forth. This is important because not every book does this. Many books just have a series of NCLEX type tests with a certain number of questions covering all subject matter in random order. This type of NCLEX review book will be most helpful for you after you graduate and are solely studying for boards. I suggest you check amazon.com or ebay.com to see if you can purchase slightly used books cheaply. The book I used in this video is: NCLEX-RN Questions & Answers Made Incredibly Easy. By Wolters Kluwer/Lippincot Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 978-1-60831. The reason I chose this one was because the table of contents I could tell the systems were clearly broken down and they had tons of questions. Thanks so much for reading! Please like the video, write a comment, subscribe to the channel and email me anytime at Empower.RN@gmail.com. I'm looking forward to connecting with you! - Caroline Porter Thomas Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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Nasogastric Tube Insertion - NG Tube!
 
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EmpoweRN.com! Hello guys! Thank you so much for watching this video! I wanted to do this really quick video just to familiarize you with some equipment & a procedure that we do as nurses!! When I first started as a nurse, I was terrified of this procedure, but just knowing the equipment & needed supplies helped me a lot. I have come to love the relief that our patients can have from having this inserted & relieving the pressure from their abdomen. I do have to say, I did not have the best supplies to create this video, but I still think that the tips from this video will help you out a lot as you go through nursing school or work on your own job :) If you did indeed like this video, please let me know by giving it a "thumbs up" & posting a comment to let me know!! I really look forward to hearing from you soon! With much Love, - Caroline Thank you: Life Medical Equipment for making this video possible!!! Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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How to Study for Nursing School! 1 of 7 :)
 
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Hi Guys! Due to a very high volume of request, I have not been able to respond to everyone in a timely manor... If you just go to my website: www.EmpoweRN.com And enter your name & Email address on the Contact page you can get all the tips (as well as a lot more goodies) immediately!! Here is the link! http://www.empowern.com/Contact.html LOVE YOU!! www.EmpoweRN.com Hello Everyone! Thank you so much for watching my youtube channel EmpoweRN! My name is Caroline Porter Thomas and I am here to help and serve in whatever way I can. I created this video specifically for Pre-Nursing and Nursing students so that you can anticipate how different and hard nursing questions are going to be on your exams. When I first started nursing school I was anticipating our nursing tests to be similar to the prerequisite test. In these classes all you had to do to pass a exam was to read and study the book. However, when you want to pass your nursing school test, you may as well ask yourself "How to pass the NCLEX," because nursing test are designed to be like the NCLEX. In my opinion it is a clever idea to have the nurses test mirror the final examination that we would need in order to gain our license. There is only one very big problem with that... how on earth do you study? When I would ask my instructors how nursing testing would be, they would tell me that I would have to go "Above and Beyond." There was no real specific information on how to pass nursing exams. The nursing test started out with a vengeance and were super hard. As a result of not knowing how to study for nursing exams, I struggled to even pass my junior year. Then I finally "Got it!" I knew exactly what I needed to do to ace every single Nursing Exam! Guys, I want to share with you my secrets to acing nursing exam questions, in this video I give you a brief outline of part one... 6 more videos will be following this one over the next 6 weeks... every Wednesday. Please subscribe to my channel so that you can get immediate updates as to when the next one is posted. Honestly though you really need to read my chapter specific to this. I really want to give this to you. Please click on my website and join my mailing list, leave your email below or email me at Empower.RN@gmail.com. I hope you not only enjoy the video, but that it helps you in your pursuits to becoming a nurse! With Love, Caroline Porter Thomas Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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How to Build Confidence as a Nurse :)
 
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www.HowtosucceedNS.com Hello again! Thank you so much for watching my YouTube Channel: EmpoweRN! My name is Caroline Porter Thomas and my dream is to inspire nurses and nursing students along the way. I'm a nurse living and working in Miami FL. I have been a nurse for 5 years! Along those years I have definitely been through some challenging times. There were times in my career where I lacked the much needed confidence to perform my job in the best way. I used to be literally scared that I would make a huge mistake that would really be embarrassing. Although I'm not free from this fear completely, and I'm not sure I ever will be, I have learned that these experiences have shaped me to be the person that I am today. I have also learned that though I may have these fearful limiting beliefs that I cannot prevent from coming to me... that I do have the power to choose what I give my attention to. With this in mind I consciously choose to replace the fearful thought with this thought "Everything that happens to me will ultimately make me a better person." And if you think about this you can feel how true it is. Thank you so much for watching and reading. I really feel like I have been given a mission to inspire Nurses and Nursing Students... every View, Comment and Like brings me closer to the realization that you are touched through this work. Thank you for your time, your participation and your love :) If you ever need anything, please email me at Empower.RN@gmail.com. I love you! -Caroline Porter Thomas Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction. http://youtu.be/rB59n6sgtW0
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New Graduate Nurses! How to Start Your Day/ A Day in the Life of a Nurse!
 
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www.EmpoweRN.com Hello my loves! This is Caroline with some motivation for your Monday! And today we have:::: Tips for New graduate Nurses!! If you are still a nursing student, please still watch, because one day this will apply to you ;) Starting off with a great morning is crucial to having a great day! Although we cannot control how our morning's go, we can do our best to plan on having a track able system that works 99% of the time. Here is my baseline morning routine: 1st get my assignment. 2nd check my patients' labs. 3rd Get report in the room and greet my patient 4th Either get or check my patients' morning vital signs. 5th Pull my first patients' medications (if everyone is ok, I usually just go with the earliest medication scheduled). 6th while giving meds, I do a quick head to toe assessment and document it immediately. 7th See all patients, give their medications, assess & document. If you are interested there are more great tips in my latest book: New Nurse? How to Get, Keep and LOVE Your First Job as a Nurse! This can be found on my website! www.EmpoweRN.com. Love you guys! See you next soon! - Caroline Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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Catching Sepsis: the Nurses Role
 
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http://www.survivingsepsis.org/Pages/default.aspx Thank you Golden Valley Memorial Hospital for this video request & sponsorship! To inquire about career opportunities visit them here: http://www.gvmh.org/
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How to Study for Nursing School!  3 of 7 :)
 
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Hi Guys! Due to a very high volume of request, I have not been able to respond to everyone in a timely manor... If you just go to my website: www.EmpoweRN.com And enter your name & Email address on the Contact page you can get all the tips (as well as a lot more goodies) immediately!! Here is the link! http://www.empowern.com/Contact.html LOVE YOU!! www.EmpoweRN.com Immerse Yourself in the Reading So now you are ready to completely and totally Immerse yourself in the reading. The way you accomplish this is by actively interacting with the material while you are reading. I would write in my book, read out loud, and underline every sentence that seemed important, sometimes underlining entire pages! This does make resale harder, but I think I got all that money back with my first nursing paycheck! You can also try standing up while you study to change things up a bit. Basically, experiment and see what works for you! When you write in your book, I highly recommend using a pencil and not a highlighter because when I read a page that has already been highlighted, I tend to only go toward those words. This may cause you to miss important information. Since you can erase pencil and not highlighter, I found using a pencil allows more flexibility when rereading a section. Another way to keep yourself immersed in the reading is to keep a computer right in front of you with Google and dictionary.com open and ready to be used. In addition, any reference material, such as a medical dictionary or drug resource book, would be useful. As you read, pay special attention to the words you do not understand. How can you understand a paragraph if you do not understand all the words? So as soon as you come across a word you don't know, look it up. Immediately write the meaning down in the book with your pencil. Also, whenever you are reading about a procedure, add visuals to enhance your understanding of the concepts. Your textbooks generally offer tons of pictures and these are great. Pay special attention to them. But also, if you are reading about something that does not have a picture, you can always search for the procedure in Google and see if you can get information there. This will help you learn by using more of your senses, which assists you in understanding and remembering the material. I hope this helped! Please Like the video, share it, post a comment and email me anytime at Empower.RN@gmail.com. Looking forward to hearing from you! - Caroline Porter Thomas Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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Nursing Tips:  Needle Sizes & Gauges
 
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www.EmpoweRN.com Hi Guys! One thing that I thought was really interesting was that all of the needle sizes correlate with colors: at least in the U.S. If you are from another country, please let me know if it is also the same!! I also thought it was interesting that the larger the number... the smaller the needle. For example: An 18 Gauge Needle is larger than a 25 Gauge Needle. So I really hope that this video teaches, inspires & motivates you :) If so, please give the video a "Thumbs Up" post a comment & subscribe to the channel! I cannot wait to meet you!! Much Love, - Caroline Porter Thomas Founder: EmpowerRN inc. Thank you: Life Medical Equipment www.LifeMedicalEquipment.com For making this video possible. Thank you: Johanna Pialisa Asis For editing this video Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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Nursing Documentation Tips!
 
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EmpoweRN.com Thank you so much for watching! Here are Mighty Nurses social sites & website! Make sure you follow them :) they will keep you laughing :D www.Mightynurse.com Their Facebook: https://goo.gl/exc2N3 Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mighty_Nurse Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mightynurse/ Here is the dropbox link with the documentation tips: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qtvlr1nirvd5h4k/Documentation%20Tips.docx?dl=0 Keep in touch! xoxo - Caroline
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Lupus - For Nursing Students & Nurses!
 
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EmpoweRN.com Link for additional resources: http://empowern.com/2015/02/lupus/ To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is: 1. Post a comment. 2. Subscribe to the Channel *** Winner will be selected at random, however, the gift card is in USD. Don't worry, I will have a international friendly giveaway in the future! Winner will be announced in this section of the next video & also through my email announcements. To join the email connection; please visit here: http://goo.gl/jLLP4a I would like to thank the contributors to this video: Rizalyn Joy Gadugdug Maria Salvacion Gonzales Yasmin Hashmi Artem Shestakov And Babar Hayatrana Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) also referred to Lupus is a chronic multisystem autoimmune disorder of the connective tissues; sometimes referred to as a group of syndromes due to the difference in how it can manifests in patients. Autoimmune disorders occur when the body’s natural defenses against disease start attacking itself. This disorder is difficult to diagnose. The patient can have periods of remission and flare-ups. Inflammation can be seen in almost any area and every body system as the body’s immune response is lowered. Lupus is known for a butterfly rash on the face, they were first seen in the early 1800’s. The discovery of the systemic involvement was first in the late 1800’’s with the joints lymphatic system, central nervous, neuromuscular and circulatory system/involvement. In early 1900’s the butterfly rash was again seen on 20 pts, who also has systemic symptoms involving the lungs, heart, kidney and brain, which are now, known as advanced Lupus. 18 of those patients died in 2 years, which lead to start of research into disorder.
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Aortic Aneurysm - For Nursing Students & Nurses!!
 
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EmpoweRN.com Hello guys! Thank you so much for watching this video! I had a lot of fun creating it for you, so I really hope that it enriches your life! This video is about the disease process that you will learn about in nursing school called aortic aneurysm. So in this video I go over; Signs and symptoms of an aneurysm, pathophysiology of an aneurysm, NCLEX questions related to aneurysm and much more! If you liked this video, please give the video a thumbs up & post a comment to let me know!! I really look forward to seeing you again very soon!! Love you!! xoxo - Caroline Here are books that I used & also ones that I know other successful students have used: Mosbys NCLEX RN: Link: http://amzn.to/1BZNYcR Kaplans NCLEX RN Premier: Link: http://amzn.to/1ryabMH Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN: Link: http://amzn.to/1pedhnw Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction. Tags: Student nurses, nursing school videos, nursing youtube videos, nursing school tips, youtube nursing videos, med surg nursing, aortic aneurysm, aortic aneurysm disease, medical surgical nursing, med surg nursing, youtube videos for nurses, youtube videos for nursing students, First we must understand what Aortic Anurysm means: So, Lets break it down: The first part of the word Aortic - refers to the aorta, which is the largest artery in the body. The next part of the word: Aneurysm - describes a disease process where there is abnormal widening or stretching of a portion of an artery. This is due to weakening of the blood vessel. This can be caused by a number of different reasons including: AtheroSclerosis - This is the most common cause. ArtheroSclerosis means: hardening of the arteries (normally the aortic wall is very elastic) There are many different types of Aortic Aneurysms, depending on the location and also the shape of the aneurysm. with different signs and symptoms associated with each: One is: Ascending Aneurysm which is also known as Thoracic Aneurysm - Signs and symptoms of this type of aneurysm include: - Bradycardia - blood pressure differences in the right & left arm - jugular vein distention -Murmur AND -PeriCardial friction rub Another type is a Abdominal Aneurysm. - There are usually no symptoms associated with this type of aneurysm however if you listen to the heart you may be able to hear a bruit. Diagnostic test include: - Echocardiography or Cardiac Echo - which is an ultrasound that can show the aneurysm and also it’s size - A dissecting Aortic Aneurysm requires emergency surgery.
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How To Deal With a Rude Patient or Family Member :)
 
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www.EmpoweRN.com Hello & thank you so much for watching! In this video I wanted to answer an email as from one of my lovely subscribers. I felt compelled to answer this one especially because I think we all go into the nursing profession with the best of intentions. We want to add value of help others in the best way that we can. Sometimes however, despite everything that we do, we made to believe in some way that we are not good enough, smart enough or that we just don't care. Having similar situation happen to me as well, I understand that nothing could be further from the truth! As nurses I believe that in many cases we care too much and to have someone say something like this can be extremely hurtful. Knowing how to separate your personal feelings from this is key. In this video I'm going to give you a few tis on how I approach difficult situations & make the most of them. I will also share how I emotional detach, so that no matter what, I feel good knowing that I did my absolute best. We are all works in progress, but we are not perfect. Simply accepting that things may happen & continuing to progress and do your best is the most important. I really hope you enjoyed this video, if you did, please give it a thumbs up, subscribe to the channel & post a comment!! Really looking forward to seeing you again soon! Much Love, - Caroline Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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Blood Glucose Testing
 
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EmpoweRN.com To watch the video without music and to review a quiz click here: http://empowern.com/2015/04/533/ If you liked this video & want to see more like it, please give the video a thumbs up & post a comment! I read them all and love hearing from you :) Much love, - Caroline Music Credits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRtHl9n-G3o&feature=youtu.be&list=RD6dwXU2i-7r4 Legal Disclosure and Privacy Notice: These videos & blog post are intended for entertainment purposes only, provided by successful nurses. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel & website and in the videos on this channel & blog are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this website & and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. We are not experts and do not dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information presented is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, textbooks, teachers and protocols for specific information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction. While we strive very hard to offer 100% accuracy, we cannot guarantee the validity or accuracy of any content. Medical procedures are rapidly changing, and laws vary greatly from location to location. By viewing or accessing this website and or associated social accounts in any way, you agree to never us liable for any damages, harm, or misinformation that may result, and that you fully agree with our legal disclosure and privacy policy. Copyright Notice: All articles, eBooks, images, and information on this website and associated social sites is copyright protected and property of our website. You may not copy any information without our expressed written consent.
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NCLEX Question: When should you hold Metformin?
 
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EmpoweRN.com Hi guys! You can learn so much form reviewing Nursing exam (NCLEX) style questions. You can obviously learn from the correct answer, however, understanding why the wrong answer options also incorrect can help you gain further understanding, either in this topic or another. So I really hope you enjoy these questions with complete rationals! To sign up for immediate updates, you can go here: http://empowern.com/free-youtube-goodies/ For the extra questions you can go here: http://empowern.com/2015/04/533/ Cannot wait to see you in the next video!! xoxo - Caroline Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction. The nurse in the medical –surgical ward is taking care of a diabetic client who is scheduled for a thyroidectomy the following day. The client is taking Metformin as a maintenance drug, the nurse knows that this medication should be withheld during which of the following events? Select all that apply: A. Diet is resumed B. 48 hours after contrast material has been introduced C . Day of surgery D. Day of receiving contrast material E. While on NPO F. Hypoxic states So lets go though these answer options one by one. In option A. Diet is resumed. Well if your patient is eating then they definitely would need the medication. So this option would not be correct. Option B. 48 hours after contrast therapy. When patients are taking oral hypoglycemic medications, they need to stop taking medications like metformin because this medication in addition to the contrast can cause serious damage to the kidneys. However, the medication needs to be withheld for only 48 hours and this option indicated just that. Showing that it is now safe for the patient to start taking the medication again… which makes this option also wrong. In option C. The day of surgery. When your patient is NPO which is a medical abbreviation for nothing by mouth. Then you do not want to give oral hypoglycemics because they can cause a drop in the patients blood sugar levels. Making this answer option correct because you would indeed want to withhold the medication. In option D. The day of receiving contrast material - remember in option D. we discussed how it is important to know that your patient must wait 48 hours before they take this medication after receiving contrast. So this answer option would be wrong and therefore a correct option. In option E. While NPO. Like we discussed in option C (day of surgery) we do not want to take this medication on an empty stomach. This medication is always given with food so that it can help the cells absorb insulin, helping your body not have to work so hard to create it. And finally: Option F. Hypoxic States - In order to answer this question, you have to know what hypoxia means - the definition of hypoxia is when your body is not receiving enough oxygen. If your patient is not receiving enough oxygen, then they are most likely not in any state to eat; Remember back to the ABC’s which if you have not heard of this yet… then you will hear about this in nursing school: ABC’s Means Airway, Breathing and circulation…. when these are affected, these are the priorities and everything else can wait…. especially a metformine tablet.
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Nursing Pharmacology:  Heparin
 
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EmpoweRN.com Hi Guys!! Thank you so much for watching! A lot of you have requested nursing pharmacology tips. The truth is, I'm still studying pharmacology :)... nursing pharmacology is such a huge subject and there is so so much to know & since new medications are always introduced, we will always be learning!! I thought, if you are interested, I could share some things that I think about before administering each medication. In this video I speak specifically about the medication Heparin. Although not a comprehensive review: I could introduce some terminology to you & also help you "think like a nurse." If you find this helpful, please let me know by giving the video a thumbs up & posting a comment to let me know. If this is helpful, I could create videos about more medications as well. I hope you like this!! Looking forward to hearing from you soon!! Much Love, - Caroline Thank you: Johanna Pialisa Asis for editing this video :) Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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Nursing Preceptor Problems
 
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As a new nurse just starting out l, there may be many unforeseen issues. Things like time Managment, 12 hour shifts and interpersonal relationship conflicts may only be the beginning. Many new graduate nurses email me expressing their feelings of inadequacy... truthfully, I had many of the same feelings and it took me a while to build confidence. I will share many tips with you in this video, so hopefully it will not take you as long to feel better. As always, I hope you love this video! Please subscribe to the channel, give the video a thumbs up & I look forward to seeing you next week!
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How to Remove Surgical Sutures!
 
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EmpoweRN.com Hi guys! Thank you so much for watching my Youtube channel Empowern! In this video I'm going to share with you a quick & simple nursing skill, that I wish I would have learned before. Sometimes you do not see everything you need to on your orientation period & sometimes just seeing a short introduction could help you learn much faster. Each and every nursing task in & of itself are usually not terribly difficult at all, however when you add up everything that we nurses do, even the smallest of task can become very daunting. I hope that this channel helps you along your journey & inspires you to be the very best in every area of your life :) Thank you so much as usual for your love and support!! I'm grateful to be on this journey with you! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!! - Caroline P.S...... please give the video a "thumbs up" and post a comment to let me know you liked it!! xoxo Thank you: Life Medical Equipment for making this video possible. Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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Healthy Night Shift Tips!
 
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EmpoweRN.com Hi Guys! Here are the links to the earplugs that I talk about in the video: 2 pack: http://amzn.to/1LmnRTX 6 Pack: http://amzn.to/1SwHaJ7 Large Pack (this is the one I always get... usually last me about a week).: http://amzn.to/1CRxUxi Stay healthy, stay blessed ;) Love you! - Caroline
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ACE Inhibitors
 
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Here is a Video going over Ace Inhibitors! "Thumbs up" for more videos :) EmpoweRN.com Here is the page for the questions: http://empowern.com/2015/05/ace-inhibitors/ Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction. I would like to thank the video contributors: Rizalyn Joy Gadugdug Maria Salvacion Gonzales Yasmin Hashmi Artem Shestakov And Babar Hayatrana Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors or commonly known as ACE Inhibitors. This pharmaceutical drug is used to treat congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and many other medical conditions. Research and clinical studies prove it to be a very effective drug class for many, as it works by causing the blood vessels to become enlarged or dilated, and thus causing a reduction in the blood pressure. This lowering of the blood pressure makes it easier for the heart to pump blood and it can improve the function of a failing heart. In the United States, 10 ACE inhibitors are in use: Ramipril (Altace) Enalapril (Vasotec, Epaned) Quinapril (Accupril) Captopril (Capoten) Benazepril (Lotensin) Lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril) Fosinopril (Monopril) Moexipril (Univasc) Trandolapril (Mavik) Perindopril (Aceon) NOTE...that the brand names of all of these above end with the suffix “pril”. NOW.. let’s take a closer look at this drug class, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, these drugs are helpful in treating heart, blood vessel, and kidney problems... Mechanism of Action: The human body is an amazing organism…In order to regulate water and blood pressure, our body follows special mechanisms. For example when the blood pressure drops too low, the kidneys release renin into the bloodstream. Renin then reacts with a protein called angiotensinogen that is produced by the liver. As a result, they form angiotensin I. Then another reaction converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II, with the help of angiotensin-converting enzyme found in the respiratory system. This whole mechanism is known as Renin-angiotensin system (RAS). Angiotensin II is a powerful substance. It circulates around the body in the bloodstream and induces several changes on the cardiovascular system. Such as stimulating adrenal cortex to release adolsterone and Constricting or narrowing down the blood vessels around the body. Aldosterone increases the reabsorption of water and sodium in the tubules of the kidneys. As a result, The volume of the blood and the concentration of salt in the blood increase leading to high blood pressure. The constriction of blood vessels results in high pressure inside the vessels, which also means an increase in blood pressure. Both of these events cause the heart to exert more pressure while pumping blood into the main arteries. Hence, it reverses the low blood pressure but it can also lead to other cardiovascular disorders if it persists for a long time. ACE inhibitors reduce the impact of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) on the blood pressure by inhibiting the angiotensin converting enzyme. As a result, The conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II is slowed down which brings about several changes in the cardiovascular system. The rate of water reabsorption in the kidneys drops and so volume of blood decreases. And the blood vessels relax and become dilated. Both of these factors “reduce the work load on the heart,” (this phrase is a simple explanation that the nurse might give to her patient to explain how the ACE inhibitor
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NCLEX Question: Identifying Possible Causes of Acute Renal Failure
 
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EmpoweRN.com Hi guys! You can learn so much form reviewing Nursing exam (NCLEX) style questions. You can obviously learn from the correct answer, however, understanding why the wrong answer options also incorrect can help you gain further understanding, either in this topic or another. So I really hope you enjoy these questions with complete rationals! To sign up for immediate updates, you can go here: http://empowern.com/free-youtube-goodies/ Cannot wait to see you in the next video!! xoxo - Caroline Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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Pathophysiology!!
 
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EmpoweRN.com :) A question that I have been getting a lot recently is “what is Pathophysiology & How to Study for Pathophysiology? First I think that it is important to understand what the word Pathophysiology actually means. Once you break down the the word though, I think it makes the course seem a little more doable.... more text below these links ;) Here is the link to the audio: https://s3.amazonaws.com/websiteaudiosempowern/Patho+Audio.m4a Here is a link to the NCLEX Review book that I used: http://amzn.to/1pBpQXw Here is a link to: How to Succeed in Nursing School video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVX84uahMNE Here is a link to the Audio: Please give me 24 hours to produce this! Sorry for the delay... but check back my love!! Before we do this though, I just want you guys to know that none of this os “common sense.” So don’t ever feel like you are not super intelligent for not understanding things right away. It took me long time to understand this information: but I do hope this video helps you along the way! Also, just fyi, I’m making this video into an audio as well so you can take me along with you ;) Just look in the description below for a link! I hope you enjoy! So breaking down the word: Pathophysiology: Patho-: is derived from the Greek word "pathos" meaning "suffering or disease." Patho- serves as a prefix for many terms including pathogen Physio the scientific study of function in living systems Ology - means: the study of One of the things that makes pathophysiology so difficult is that you must have full understanding the of normal functioning of the organ to understand how the functioning of the organ can occur when disease is present. In order to properly care for you patient, you must have full understanding of their disease process so that you can anticipate their needs & properly care for them :) Etology - is a word that you will see a lot and this means the cause, causes or manner of causation of a disease or condition. So what you are looking for with “Pathophysiology is” what is the cause or in other words what is the: “Pathogen” Some pathogens can be: Virus, bacteria, fungi, environmental and also “Multi-Factorial” which means a number of different causes. In class pathophysiology will be broken down into systems: For example: Cardiovascular Disorders, Respiratory Disorders, Neurologic Disorders and so on & so forth. Since there are many different diseases with each system this class can be quite challenging. So in this video I’m going to go over some different disease processes and show you pathophysiology in action…… with a quick review of normal functioning first.
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Removing a Central Line
 
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EmpoweRN.com Hello love :) Thank you so much for watching my youtube channel for nurses! I hope you enjoy this nursing skills video! If you would like to watch the video without music though, feel free to go here: http://empowern.com/2015/09/central-line-dressing-change/ ‎ Also, if you liked the video, please give the video a "Thumbs up!" Those always make me feel a little better :D I really hope this video helps you & inspires you to be the best nurse possible. See you again soon! Much love, - Caroline http://empowern.com/2015/09/central-line-dressing-change/ ‎
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Cardiac Monitor (Telemetry) Lead Placement ;)
 
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www.Empowern.com Tele Lead Placement Hi Guys! This is a quick fun video to show you a little trick about how to place cardiac monitor leads also known as telemetry leads! When you are a cardiac nurse also known as a step down nurse, tele nurse, ICU nurse.... ect. You will need to monitor your patients heart rhythm. To do this we use what is called a ecg machine or electrocardiogram... this measures the electrical activity that the heart is producing from each of the areas. This allows you to see what is physically going on in your patients heart. What is cool about this is that it is an extra way to monitor your patient close. Many times these machines are build in on the walls and can restrict the patients activity due to the length of the wire. On most of the units that I work in we have what is called a remote telemetry monitor. It is basically the size of a hand and can be placed in the patients hospital gown pocket. This allows the patient to room around the room & most of the time the rest of the unit and we will still be able to see out patients cardiac rhythm. So in this video I will show you how and where to place the leads so that you can properly monitor your patient. I will also show you a trick that will help you remember where the proper placement is :) I really hope you enjoy this video... if you do. Please give it a thumbs up and post a comment to let me know! Cannot wait to see you again soon! xoxo - Caroline Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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How to Study for Nursing School!  6 of 7 :)
 
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Hi Guys! Due to a very high volume of request, I have not been able to respond to everyone in a timely manor... If you just go to my website: www.EmpoweRN.com And enter your name & Email address on the Contact page you can get all the tips (as well as a lot more goodies) immediately!! Here is the link! http://www.empowern.com/Contact.html LOVE YOU!! www.EmpoweRN.com Hello! Thank you again so much for watching! My name is Caroline Porter Thomas and I am so happy to share the advice that helped me through nursing school. When you get a chance please email me at Empower.RN@gmail.com for the full steps... remember there is only so much I can say in a 3 minute video. But now we are talking about!! Contact Your Instructor After you have done your best to understand the material, the next step is to "Contact your instructors" referencing any areas you do not understand. Go straight to the source and ask questions of the one who is going to test you on the material and give you a grade. Become close to your instructors since most instructors are very nice and will go out of their way to help you understand the material. Generally, the objective of most instructors is to impart their knowledge to you. Another reason to approach your instructors is to point out the specific areas you do not understand. Sometimes instructors noticed that there were many students asking about a particular topic. Consequently, they arranged extra sessions for large groups so everyone could go over the material with them. I have to admit that some instructors do seem unapproachable at first. Don't let that stop you. Some instructors put on a hard front in the beginning so students will not try to take advantage of them. What happened a few times to me was that during the first week of class I labeled an instructor as approachable or unapproachable, caring or uncaring. Usually, I was wrong about my initial judgment and was surprised on several occasions by the willingness of the instructor to provide extra help or clarification. Another interesting observation was that the instructors who gave off an unapproachable aura seemed to have more time to help because they were not being bombarded by other students. The opposite was also true; nice and approachable instructors were constantly bombarded by students and hardly ever seemed to have time. So the bottom line is approach the unapproachable whenever necessary! Please like the video (if you did like it ;) and please subscribe to my channel for immediate updates for new videos and email me anytime if you have any questions or need anything at Empower.RN@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!! Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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How to Become a Nurse!  LPN, RN, BSN???
 
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www.EmpoweRN.com Where Do You Start? I hear it said all the time, "I want to be a nurse." To the average layperson, there may be nothing wrong with this statement and they may think it will be an easy process. But honestly, the process of becoming a nurse is complicated. There are several different types of nurses ranging from LPN and RN to BSN. The education requirements for all are similar, yet different in ways I will explain as we proceed. The following section will give you basic guidelines of the different ways you can become a nurse. You can use this section to evaluate your current status and better determine which path is best for you. LPN or License Practical Nurse is may take you 1 to 2 years to complete. Your scope of practice is similar to the practice of the RN, however the pay is less and your scope of practice is also limited. This is not a bad idea however if you want to start in this program and bridge to an RN program. LPN schools usually have bridge guidelines that can take you from LPN to RN, LPN to BSN or I have even heard of LPN to MSN. May people chose this route because it is easier to gain acceptance into the programs. Associate Degree Nurse or ADN focuses more on technical nursing skills than nursing theory (BSN focus). You can usually get this degree at a community college and takes approx 4 to 5 semesters... not including pre-req time. You are more marketable as you have more opportunities for career progression. There are also many RN-BSN programs which usually take about a year to complete. BSN or Bachelors of Science in Nursing is the generic 4 year college route. The education trends more toward leadership roles with extensive training that prepares you for leadership roles. This education route opens up the most doors down the road as most employers favor BSN degrees. However it is also the hardest route to gain acceptance to. If you already have a Bachelors degree in ANY field you have the option to apply for the Accelerated BSN program. This program can take about 12-18 months and is a great option for those seeking their second career. One disadvantage is that you still have to complete pre-reqs of Anatomy & Physiology and other science courses before applying.... although some programs have added them into the package. I really hope this helped! There is more information in my book which you can download immediately or purchase the paperback (links below) and if you ever need anything else please email me at Empower.RN@gmail.com. Love you guys! Caroline Book Link: Kindle Edition (copy link below and past to browser). http://www.amazon.com/How-Succeed-Nursing-School-ebook/dp/B007AVHMC6/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top Book Link: Paperback (copy and past to Browser): http://www.amazon.com/How-To-Succeed-Nursing-School/dp/1467950254/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1367443977&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=how+to+succeed+in+nursing+school Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction. http://youtu.be/cQoTnihTk0g
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Energizing Lunch & Snacks for Nurses + Nursing Students!!!!
 
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Thanks for watching! "Thumbs up" for more Nursing Lifestyle Videos! xoxo!! - Caroline Here is a list of what I pack: 1. Sandwich containers - Arugula + Spinach + a slice of lemon 2. Nuts - Almonds, walnuts, pecans, macadamia 3. Hummis with Marys seed crackers 4. 1 whole tomato 5. 1 whole avacado 6. Berries - Usually Blueberries or Strawberries 7. 1 Grapefruit
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NCLEX Question: Based on these lab values: Where is the Kidney Failure originating from?
 
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EmpoweRN.com Hi guys! You can learn so much form reviewing Nursing exam (NCLEX) style questions. You can obviously learn from the correct answer, however, understanding why the wrong answer options also incorrect can help you gain further understanding, either in this topic or another. So I really hope you enjoy these questions with complete rationals! To sign up for immediate updates, you can go here: http://empowern.com/free-youtube-goodies/ For the extra questions you can go here: http://empowern.com/2015/03/acute-renal-failure-3/ Cannot wait to see you in the next video!! xoxo - Caroline Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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Pulmonary Embolism
 
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EmpoweRN.com For an organized list of all topics, go here: http://empowern.com/educational-videos-resources/ Additional Resources: How to Succeed in Nursing School: http://goo.gl/BQZGGu New Nurse? How to Get, Keep and LOVE Your Job: http://goo.gl/1UcKOc Popular Playlist: Nursing Topics: https://www.youtube.com/user/empowern/playlists?shelf_id=10&view=50&sort=dd Nursing Skills: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlBYNT9od8CW--GZal67oDirBgb92Chpa Popular Uploads: https://www.youtube.com/user/empowern/videos?shelf_id=3&view=0&sort=p Health & Beauty: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlBYNT9od8CWYuDkqrMwwPPYFNZlFp0ZG How to Become a Nurse: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlBYNT9od8CXogUuAmXtQxgEpAPxh4lHK New Graduate Nursing Tips: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlBYNT9od8CWYgBFp8wuNY9DS_-524Ayx I would like to thank the video contributors: Artem Shestakov Dr. Meena Rizalyn Joy Gadugdug Maria Salvacion Gonzales An Overview of Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a fatal and a life threatening disease that involves the blockage of the main artery of the lung or any of its branches through a substance that may have reached the lungs through the bloodstream. A common reason for this type of blockage is a clot in the blood. A blood clot may be large or small in size, and there may be multiple clots. PE belongs to a group of problems that are together known as venous thromboembolism (VTE). Venous signifies relation to veins, thrombosis means blockage of a blood vessel through a blood clot or thrombus and embolism takes place when a thrombus is detached from the site of its formation and travels with the blood flow to get struck in a narrow blood vessel at any place in the body. The thrombus is then known as an embolus. Causes of Pulmonary Embolism In majority of the cases, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the most common cause of embolism. In DVT, a blood clot or thrombus that has originated in a deep vein and travels in the blood circulation to get stuck in one of the blood vessels of the lung. The detached thrombus is known as an embolus and can lead to embolism. Most of the DVTs originate from veins in the legs or the pelvis. In rare cases, a PE may originate from a blood clot in the arm veins or from a thrombus originating in the heart. Signs and Symptoms of Pulmonary Embolism The symptoms are usually sudden in onset and may depend on the size of the clot. The present health status of an individual that is affected may also play some role in addition to how well the individual’s lungs can manage the clot. Small Pulmonary Embolism may result in: a) No symptoms at all which is common b) Breathlessness that may vary from very mild to a high level c) Chest pain which may be pleuritic and may result from the irritation caused by blood clot on the pleura around the lungs d) Hemoptysis or coughing up blood e) Mild fever f) Tachycardia A massive or multiple PE may result in: a) Severe breathlessness b) Chest pain that may be felt in the center of the chest behind the breastbone c) Collapse or feeling unwell or fainting as a large clot may have interface with the heart and the blood circulation that may lead to a great reduction in the blood pressure. d) Cardiac arrest in extreme cases where the heart may stop pumping blood due to the clot. e) Indications of a DVT such as pain at back of leg calf, tenderness in calf muscles or swelling of leg or foot may be present. Calf may turn warm and red. Diagnostic Tests for Pulmonary Embolism Multiple tests may be conducted in order to confirm the diagnosis that may include: a) A Blood test for D-dimer This detects the fragments of breakdown products of a blood clot. The higher the fragment level, the more chances of blood clot in the vein. But, this test may be positive in many other cases such as a recent surgery or pregnancy and therefore this test does not necessarily diagnose a DVT or PE, but may indicate the likely probability of having a blood clot. It can help in deciding if future tests are needed. b) CT Pulmonary Angiography and Ventilation/perfusion scan (V/Q or lung scintigraphy) These are specialized scans that monitor the circulation in the lung and are useful as they can accurately indicate whether PE is present or not. V/Q is used in some cases where a CTPA may not be available or it is recommended to clients allergic to dyes or have CKD. c) Ultrasound (Duplex Doppler) This test indicates the blood flow in the leg veins and any blockage to the blood flow. In case a DVT is found, then a PE may be assumed as the cause of the symptoms.
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Juicing for Nurses!! and I guess anyone else ;)
 
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Hi Guys! "Thumbs up" for more Healthy Nurse tips!! I hope you like this video :) Happy Nurses week!! Here is a link to the juicer that I use: New: http://amzn.to/1RfqqbM Refurbished: http://amzn.to/1dPj3s8 Green Powder: http://amzn.to/1RfqA2N Let me know if you need anything else! Stay healthy & blessed :) I love you!! - Caroline
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Ace the NURSE INTERVIEW! Plus Free Name Badge Reel for ALL!
 
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Nursing interviews are pretty challenging and preparation is absolutely necessary. You cannot just “wing” this. In this video brought to you by Relode I will show you how! Visit Relode for more information: https://www.relode.com/empowern Preparation is necessary, below are some notes from the video above. I used these bullet points to create the video. These are from my personal experience, however, If by chance you have any more tips to share, please post a comment so that others can learn too! If you would like you can also watch this video from a few years ago, which is still pretty good: https://youtu.be/id1N9u7q60U 1. Search very difficult interview questions - you will see a lot of open ended interview questions…. with a little bit of practice you do really well. Most people do not prepare, so when you do, it will show. Examples of open ended questions and answers are discussed in the video. - Tell me about yourself - prepare a timeline include your past relevant experiences… i.e. waitressing, relevant medical experience or even family situations that were medical in nature. - What do you know about our hospital - when you do your research this will be the easiest one to answer. But obviously research is necssary. - Why do want to work with us? You have to have something positive prepared, I have heard a lot about word of mouth, I compared this to other hospitals ect. - Questions - how do you deal with customers that are upset? Talk about a miscommunication where you triumph. Nurses are the first, last and middle face of the hospital and customer service over the last few years has become a hot topic. - Have you ever had a conflict with another nurse or nursing assistant - try to think of a time when you were able to push your emotions aside… is it possible that you approached this the wrong way. Did you attract this? Put emotions aside and try to make the situation better. - There will most likely be multiple interviewers in the room. These people can be other nurses, nursing directors or nursing administration. - Don’t be too much in a rush - take a deep breath in and then answer. When you are finished with your answer, stop talking and smile. - What is the nurse to pt. ratio, are there nursing assistance, do we have such. Avoid this question unless you already have multiple guaranteed job offers. This question can insinuate that when this expectation is not met you will be at the director/managers door complaining. - You need to go into the interview prepared enough to say that I’m worth $50k right now…. it is very expensive, it is a lot of work. Your training is usually about 3-4 months… prepare as much as you can, you will be happy that you did. - I can honestly say that I have been hired for almost every job, so your not hearing “theoretical” advice. You may also find it surprising to know that I’m not naturally a great speaker. I mess words up and stumble a lot. However, when I practice, I can do really really well. So even I practice for every interview for weeks. Then… blow them away :) Thank you for watching and please visit Relode, it was very nice of them to sponsor this video for you and they have a platform that honestly every nurse should be part of. See you soon my love! ~Caroline
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Nursing Interview Tips from Simple Nursing & EmpoweRN
 
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Getting that first nursing job interview can be tough. In this video Mike talks about his trick for getting your foot in the door. I honestly believe that once they see you & can place a face to your name, your changes of getting the interview are much higher! If this does not work though... always remember it is a numbers game and keep on keeping on :D We hope you like the video :) xoxo - Caroline Full interview video: https://youtu.be/id1N9u7q60U Follow Mike: https://www.youtube.com/user/SimpleNursing Follow Caroline: https://www.youtube.com/user/empowern Please post your question below as a comment because we are planning more collab videos and we can answer your question!! xoxo - Caroline
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Do I know Enough to Be a Nurse???
 
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www.EmpoweRN.com Hello and thank you so much for watching my Youtube channel! One of my favorite things about having this video blog is that I get emails from awesome people like you :) if there is anything that you would like to ask me you can always leave a comment or email me at: Empower.RN@gmail.com This particular email was concerning a nursing student who was about to graduate however was not sure that she was prepared enough to work as a nurse. Let me tell you... I absolutely felt the same way. I could study hard and ace exams... however when it came to the hospital setting everything was completely foreign to me. Rest assured that you do have a lot more to learn, however you will also learn most of what you need to know on the job. Your first jobs orientation will be about 3 to 4 months long. During this time you will know enough to get you started, but you will still have a lot to learn. For me it was not until about 8 months of working as a nurse that I finally felt like I had a pretty good amount of base knowledge. Which basically meant I knew enough to know when I needed help :) Now that I have been a nurse for 5 years I can honestly say that it is much better and I'm now able to enjoy the connection much more from my patients because I'm free from many of the details that used to bog me down. Although I'm still learning and always will be.... I can enjoy the process much more. If you liked the video please "like" it :) and also please subscribe to the channel for immediate updates on future videos that will be posted. And until next time... stay inspired with EmpoweRN :) Love you all!! - Caroline Porter Thomas Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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NCLEX Question! What does Peak Mean?
 
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EmpoweRN.com You can learn so much form reviewing Nursing exam (NCLEX) style questions. You can obviously learn from the correct answer, however, understanding why the wrong answer options also incorrect can help you gain further understanding, either in this topic or another. So I really hope you enjoy these questions with complete rationals! To sign up for immediate updates, you can go here: http://empowern.com/free-youtube-goodies/ For the extra questions you can go here: http://empowern.com/2015/04/533/ Cannot wait to see you in the next video!! xoxo - Caroline Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction. The client newly diagnosed with Diabetes type 2 asks the nurse the meaning of the insulin’s peak level. The nurse correctly explains that it is: A. the time the insulin will be working in your bloodstream B. the time it takes for the insulin to reach the bloodstream C. the time the insulin is working hardest to lower your blood sugar D. none of the above Ans.: C. Peak hours of the insulin is described as the time the insulin is working its hardest to lower the blood sugar levels. I like this question a lot, since there are so many different types of insulin it is difficult to keep track of them. It is always really important though to keep in mind which insulin you are giving to your patient and also when that medication is going to be working the hardest. I have had several episodes working as a nurse, especially on night shift, where my patients blood sugar crashed in the middle of the night from lantus or intermediate acting insulin. Although my patient had received these medications hours before.... the effects had not reached their peak. Mix this with not eating a sufficient dinner and also missing their evening snack and your patients blood sugar can really go down. If my patient has a lot of insulin that they take on a normal basis. However, I notice that they are not eating that much - I usually communicate with them… they know their bodies better than anyone else --- especially if they have had diabetes and been taking insulin for a while. I will say to them: Your blood sugar is: 126, we have an order to give 10 units of humalog with your meal…. is this how much you usually eat? And if you were home, would you take this much insulin. A lot of times they will tell me that their endocrinologist suggest a smaller dose when they do not eat that much. So with this information I will page the doctor and see what they would like me to do. When it comes to insulin, you can never be too safe and giving too much insulin, which can induce a hypoglycemic event…. even coma can be extremely dangerous…. Peak hours of the insulin essentially means when insulin is working i
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Cardizem Drip! Nursing Drug tips! Nursing Calculation Tips!
 
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EmpoweRN.com Hi guys! Thank you so much for watching! I really hope you like this video that I made for you :) In this video I explain a situation that I went through as a nurse with a patient. These types of scenarios do not happen every day, but when they do, they are great learning experiences for us all! In this video particularly I go over a patient scenario describing an event where my patient went into rapid atrial fibrillation. This is very dangerous cardiac rhythm if not treated. There is a great medication called cardizem which can help slow down the rapid pace & potentially regulate the rhythm. I hope you love learning from my experiences and if you do please let me know by giving the video a thumbs up and/or posting a comment! As usual, I cannot wait to see you next week!! Lots of love, - Caroline Porter Thomas Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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Hypertension Risk Factors: NCLEX Style Question
 
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EmpoweRN.com You can learn so much form reviewing Nursing exam (NCLEX) style questions. You can obviously learn from the correct answer, however, understanding why the wrong answer options also incorrect can help you gain further understanding, either in this topic or another. So I really hope you enjoy these questions with complete rationals! To sign up for immediate updates, you can go here: http://empowern.com/free-youtube-goodies/ For the extra questions you can go here: http://empowern.com/2015/04/hypertension/ Cannot wait to see you in the next video!! xoxo - Caroline Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction. As the nurse practitioner takes a comprehensive history of her client with high blood pressure, which of the following risk factors presented might contribute to hypertension? Select all that apply: A. Female over 55 years old B. African-American race C. Smoker D. Has high cholesterol levels E. Working as a phone operator F. Exercises 150 minutes per week Answer: B, C, D, E are risk factors associated with having high blood pressure. Rationale: Jobs that primarily involve the use of a computer or a phone are classic types of sedentary jobs and considered a risk factor. The age risk factor for women is when they are over 65, while that of the male individual is over 55-60 years old. 150 minutes a week of exercise is not a risk factor but a preventive measure for high blood pressure. Numerous studies have linked high cholesterol to cardiovascular disease; it has been shown to cause the blood vessels to constrict excessively, which may interfere with overall blood pressure regulation.
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Nursing - Did I Choose the Wrong Career?  Video Request!
 
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In this video you will learn how to overcome and master your first year as a nurse. You will also learn how to overcome any mistake and you will be given powerful tools to change your life for the better! You can do this, you can be an amazing nurse and I'm right here to help you do so! Here are all of my videos for new graduate nurses! https://goo.gl/Q3hI5E Also, I think you will really like my book also: goo.gl/BQZGGu Here is a list of my favorite authors, in random order: Rhonda Byrne Tony Robbins Brendon Burchard Jillian Michaels Joel Osteen Brian Tracey Maxwell Maltz There are so many amazing authors!! Just find someone who resonates with you and who you admire! Then I purchase my books from Audible.com, you can download the app on your smartphone! To your success! Much love, - Caroline
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How to Stay Organize as a Nurse with Nursing Report Sheet!
 
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www.EmpoweRN.com To enter the Giveaway: 1. Give the video a "Thumbs up!" 2. Post a comment about why you are excited to become a nurse or why you love your job as a nurse! - This is open to all ages & Countries!! To get the free report sheet just go here: https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?c=cart&i=1292944&cl=251487&ejc=2 Here is my baseline morning routine: 1st get my assignment. 2nd check my patients' labs. 3rd Get report in the room and greet my patient 4th Either get or check my patients' morning vital signs. 5th Pull my first patients' medications (if everyone is ok, I usually just go with the earliest medication scheduled). 6th while giving meds, I do a quick head to toe assessment and document it immediately. 7th See all patients, give their medications, assess & document. The video that I discussed this is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jna4iGnIuQ I hope you find all of this to be super helpful!! Love you guys!! xoxo Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction. http://youtu.be/4AsV_4Y5xyI
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NCLEX Question: Why is Insulin & Dextrose given to a patient with Acute Renal Failure
 
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EmpoweRN.com Hi guys! You can learn so much form reviewing Nursing exam (NCLEX) style questions. You can obviously learn from the correct answer, however, understanding why the wrong answer options also incorrect can help you gain further understanding, either in this topic or another. So I really hope you enjoy these questions with complete rationals! To sign up for immediate updates, you can go here: http://empowern.com/free-youtube-goodies/ Cannot wait to see you in the next video!! xoxo - Caroline Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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Introduction to Electrolytes
 
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Now, for the 2nd part let’s cover…The Importance of Stable Electrolyte Balances in Our Bodies? Electrolytes are minerals in the body that have electrical charges. They are important because they have the capability of conducting electricity which the cells, especially the nerve, heart and muscles cells, use to maintain the voltages across their cell membrane and carry electrical impulses from one cell to another. Electrolytes also regulate the fluid balance and hormone production, strengthen skeletal structures, and act as catalyst in nerve responses, muscle contraction, and help with the metabolism of nutrients. Electrolytes can be positively charged (cations) or negatively charged (anions). Electrolytes include calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphate, potassium, and sodium. The fluid in the different compartments, both intracellular and extracellular, contains electrolytes. Each compartment has a particular composition of electrolytes, which differ from that of the other compartment. The concentration of electrolytes in the body is controlled by a variety of hormones, most of which are produced in the kidney and the adrenal glands. It is extremely important for the electrolytes in the body to stay “in balance” so that the body functions smoothly. If the balance is altered, it creates a threat to several body systems including cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and central nervous system
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Tips for High School Students Who Want to be Nurses!
 
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Tips for High School Students Who Want to be Nurses! Preparing for your future starts in high school. The harder you study now.... The more doors will be open to you! If you are considering nursing, you should take classes now that will prepare you for college later. Coursework should include English/language arts, algebra For example, did you know that nurses use algebra daily when figuring medication dosages? The knowledge you learn in high school builds the foundation for your college education and career. Other recommended courses include biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, speech, foreign language, and anatomy and physiology. Many college advisors recommend higher-level Advanced Placement (AP) classes when possible. Do your best work and aim for good grades. Admission into nursing programs is competitive and grade point average (GPA) matters. Nursing programs are rigorous and organizational techniques improve your performance, so practice effective study and time management skills while you are in high school. - Visit the school website or campus that interests you the most. - Find out which entrance exams they require, such as the SAT, ACT, or others. STUDY STUDY STUDY for these exams... go to AMAZON.COM purchase the study book and go through every single part of it!! - Apply to multiple schools.... I would say at least 5!!! Give yourself options! What else can you do to prepare? How about volunteering at a local hospital or extended care facility? rewarding activity that may lead to mentoring and scholarship opportunities. Also it will help you with your college essay!! I hope this helps!! Keep in touch! Love you guys!! Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.
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