The Unofficial NCLEX® Prep Podcast by NRSNG show

The Unofficial NCLEX® Prep Podcast by NRSNG

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

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 Ep038 Report Unsafe Practice of Health Care Personnel and Intervene as Appropriate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:30

Substance abuse/diversion Improper care Staffing practices

 Ep037 Report Patient Condition as Required by Law | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:27

Abuse and neglect Child, elderly, domestic Know your local reporting agencies (Child Protective Services) Communicable diseases Vaccine Adverse Event Reaction System (VAERS, Report to Center for Disease Control (CDC) 2016 list of reportable conditions: Adverse reactions to vaccinations … Continued

 Ep036 Review facility policy and state mandates prior to agreeing to serve as an interpreter for staff or primary health care providers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:30

To be clinically appropriate medical interpreter, you must have appropriate credentials This is important because medical jargon is very different from fluency in a language, therefore competency and knowledge of specific medical jargon in various languages must be verified prior … Continued

 Ep035 Recognize Limitations of Self and Others and Seek Assistance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:42

Be able to know when something is outside of your comfort zone High risk, low frequency procedures Know your chain of command for both clinical “how-to” situations and also administration issues Document appropriately

 Ep034 Identify and Manage the Patients Valuables According to Facility Policy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:43

Most facilities have policies and procedures to properly secure valuables Ideally, valuables are given to family/friends to be taken home and secured If this is not possible, there should be a secured and locked location within the facility to keep … Continued

 Ep033 Identify and Educate About Legal Issues Affecting the Patient | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:40

Refusing treatment HCPOA disputes/living wills Mental illness and inability to sign own consents

 Episode 032 Utilize Information Resources to Enhance the Care Provided to a Patient | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:05

This includes evidenced-based research, information technology, policies and procedures) Access data for client through online databases and journals Most hospitals have subscriptions to journals Professional organization journals have a plethora of information available, directly related to nursing Consistent review of … Continued

 Ep031 Enter Computer Documentation Accurately, Completely and in a Timely Manner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:54

Apply knowledge of facility regulations when accessing patient charts Ideal to do chart and enter orders in real time, however this is not always possible Important to document in real time or as close to real time as possible because … Continued

 Ep030 Receive and or Transcribe Health Care Provider Orders | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:03

Each facility may have a different process Identify inappropriate and/or unclear treatments or medications A nurse must administer treatments unless they believe they are inappropriate or unclear If this occurs, you must contact the prescriber and discuss further, document appropriately, … Continued

 Ep029: Obtaining Informed Consent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:53

What is informed consent?  Basically the patient is giving permission for treatment and acknowledging that they understand the risks and benefits of the procedure as well as the consequences for not receiving the treatment. Wikipedia The patient must be an … Continued

 Ep028: Practice in a Manner Consistent with a Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:28

Two codes of ethics for nurses Last updated 2015 First developed in 1953 Last updated 2012 The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics The Code of Ethics for Nurses (International Council of Nurses) Remember, these codes are not laws Different … Continued

 Ep027: Recognize Ethical Dilemmas and Take Appropriate Action | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:05

Basic definition of ethics: attempt to distinguish between right and wrong as it relates to knowledge as opposed to opinion This can get very challenging in medical situations, especially related to death, suffering, rights, and religion Examples of various kinds … Continued

 Ep026: Evaluate Plan of Care for Multiple Patients and Revise As Needed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:22

While getting report, make sure to understand the overall goal(s) for each patient for that shift Examples Getting discharged today Remove feeding tube and start oral diet Get dialysis completed today Better pain control and adequate oral intake to discontinue … Continued

 Ep025: Apply Knowledge of Pathophysiology When Establishing Priorities for Interventions with Multiple Patients | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:20

Prioritize the delivery of care ANA: Helping new nurses set priorities Nurse Eye Roll: For the Overwhelmed New Grad Nurse How to figure out prioritization ABC’s – if something is compromising their airway, breathing, or circulation then it is a … Continued

 Ep024: Follow Up on Unresolved Patient Issues | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:21

Issues arise frequently that require the nurse to address them and ensure the problem has been resolved Examples Lab problems: unable to get serum sample, sample obtained hemolyzed, came to draw lab and patient at another test Nutrition issues: patient … Continued


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