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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 Ep023: Know the Processes for Admission, Discharge and Transfer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:13

Procedures and policies for this will look different at each facility Paperwork and processes will different but it is essential to know what to do to ensure a smooth transition Correct orders must be in place from physician to facilitate … Continued

 Ep022: Use Approved Abbreviations and Standard Terminology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:02

Abbreviations are incredibly helpful and significantly reduce time to document and communicate Abbreviations are standardized because they can be easily confused and result in miscommunications and poor outcomes Example: QD = daily QID = 4 times a day Because of … Continued

 Ep021: Nursing Documentation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:16

  If it wasn’t documented, it wasn’t done!   Nurses are responsible for documenting many things. Some of which include: Care plans Medications (many facilities use barcode scanning) Nursing notes Assessments (focused, head to toe, vascular access devices, lines, tubes, … Continued

 Ep020: Provide and Recieve Report | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:52

Report will look different in various areas of the hospital ED report is very short and concise Critical care report is very detailed Floor report is more detailed than the ED, but less detailed than critical care Some facilities use … Continued

 Ep019: Intervene Appropriately When Confidentiality Has Been Breached By Staff | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:43

This can happen via technological devices (phones, social media, EHR breaches) or in person (discussing sensitive information in a public area or in the presence of others) This can be intentional or unintentional Facilities will have differing policies and procedures … Continued

 Ep018: Maintain Patient Confidentiality and Privacy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:57

Keep your password of EHR’s protected and confidential Don’t talk about sensitive information in public areas Speak with patient about which members of their support system they want involved in their care and identify anyone they may not want visiting … Continued

 Ep017: Assess Understanding of Confidentiality | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:33

Make sure the patient knows that their privacy is a priority to us It is one of their rights, it is not optional Intervene if necessary (episode 018)

 Ep016: Manage Conflict Among Patients and Staff | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:07

The nurse is at the bedside with the patient 24 hours/day and they typically feel most comfortable with their nursing staff.  Therefore, if a problem or personality conflict arises, the patient will most likely verbalize this to the nurse and … Continued

 Ep015: Identify Responsibilities of Each Health Care Team Member | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:15

Nursing staff Continual care provider, advocate, administer medications and orders placed by medical team, evaluate effectiveness, notify medical staff of concerns, facilitate collaboration of entire healthcare team, work with health care team to optimize care Manage additional nursing support staff, … Continued

 Ep014: Identify Responsibilities of Health Care Team | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:33

This needs to be done daily to ensure we are facilitating the appropriate plan of care As other members of the health care team assess the patient and develop plans and goals, we need to update our plans and goals, … Continued

 Ep013: Serve as a Resource to Other Staff | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:47

Work with others on the health care team to facilitate the plan of care and various consultations Know and understand your patient, work as their advocate Be aware of their needs, their struggles, and how they work with others You’re … Continued

 Ep012: Advocating for the Patient’s Rights | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:54

Make sure these rights are upheld across the board You may need to advocate for them to their loved ones, the physician, or other members of the health care team during different phases of their stay

 Ep011: Patient Rights: Discuss Treatment Options with Patient | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:49

Discuss treatment options with the health care team and make sure you understand them fully, then the physician (or support staff) will present to the patient The patient and their support system may have few questions when they hear the … Continued

 Ep010: Case Management: Initiate, Evaluate, and Update Plan of Care | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:54

Care plans / clinical pathways must be initiated upon admission and are complete at discharge Complete an initial evaluation to assess their current situation, read the notes from the health care team to understand what potential needs and realistic goals … Continued

 Ep009: Case Management – Ensure an Informed Discharge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:34

The patient and their support system must have all information related to the discharge process as early on as possible Location, contact information (and contact info for after-hours situations), financial information, transportation, follow-up appointments, equipment (ensure understanding of proper use … Continued


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