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Antiplatelet Medication Cheat Sheet

An antiplatelet drug (antiaggregant) is a member of a class of pharmaceuticals that decrease platelet aggregation and inhibit thrombus formation. They are effective in the arterial circulation, where anticoagulants have little effect. They are widely used in primary and secondary prevention of thrombotic cerebrovascular or cardiovascular disease. Antiplatelet drug decreases the ability of blood clot to form by interfering with platelet activation process in primary haemostasis. Antiplatelet drugs can reversibly or irreversibly inhibit the process involved in platelet activation resulting in decreased tendency of platelets to adhere to one another and to damaged blood vessels... read more

Laboratory Values Cheat Sheet by Justin

Laboratory values with brief description on what it does. It is of utmost importance that nurses are knowledgeable about the different procedures and their values and results to make informed clinical... read more

Handy NCLEX Cheat Sheet

You may print this copy for your reference. A good and handy guide in preparation for your NCLEX exam. Nclex Cheat Sheet by LeeAnn Marie on... read more

How to Master NCLEX-Style Test Questions

As nursing students, there are several things you can do even now while in nursing school to help you master the skills needed to succeed at the NCLEX test. Some of these things include developing excellent study habits which mirror your personal learning style, as well as being in tune with the various tips and tricks to answering NCLEX style questions. One must self-discover and identify how you learn best. There are many different theories about learning styles but to keep things simple, one can be a visual learner, auditory learner, kinesthetic learner, or a combination. It has been said that people remember… 10% of what they read 20% of what they hear 30% of what they say 90% of what they say, see, hear, and do So the more active of a role you take in your own mastery of the nursing content, the better the outcome will be for you. Visual learners tend to understand best from pictures, metaphors, charts, graphs, videos, and highlighting when they read textbooks. Auditory learners will benefit from listening to live or taped lectures, discussing the content, and explaining the concept to others. Kinesthetic learners do best by studying in groups, touch models, practice procedures, action words, and demonstrations. Many students are combination learners and will do well to vary these different learning techniques to maximize learning. Active learning techniques that require hands-on and self-testing of concepts will benefit all learners and provide deeper learning (examples: creating your own flashcards and testing yourself out loud with various concepts, making concept maps from your memory on various disease processes with symptoms, meds, interventions,... read more

How to Interpret Heart Rhythms on EKG Strips

How to Interpret Heart Rhythms on EKG Strips | How to tell the difference between A-fib & A-flutter A-fib vs A-Flutter? How to read an EKG and interpret heart rhythms. This video explains how to interpret EKG strips and how to tell the difference between a-fib and a-flutter. It covers 5 easy steps on how to interpret any type of heart... read more

9 Tips from Graduates on Preparing for the NCLEX

Grad #1 As for prepping for the NCLEX, I was one of the few students who did not take a KAPLAN course, but instead bought a $5 book for my kindle that had approximately 500 NCLEX similar multiple choice questions with answers and rationales in the book. I started studying the day after I graduated, doing about 30 questions per night, and looking up the answers I didn’t understand. Some nights I studied with my friend that also hadn’t taken a KAPLAN course and we’d share our books. I scheduled my exam as soon as I received my eligibility letter (something I really recommend). I took my exam on June 2nd and was convinced that I had failed after it (who wasn’t?). I didn’t have any listening with headphones questions, or click on the diagram, but I did have plenty of select all that apply. My computer shut off after 75 questions which terrified me, but looking back I should have realized that I was getting progressively harder and harder questions because I was doing well. The best advice I had for studying is to study with someone, argue out your reasoning for the answer (it’s amazing from what you can learn from each other), and approach the select all that apply questions with a true or false attitude with each option. Grad #2 I would like to recommend to the nursing students to take the NCLEX as soon as possible. I was able to take my test in June, while I still had concepts fresh in my mind. I did not take an expensive Kaplan course but rather... read more

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