NCLEX-PN Quick Tips



Left is the lungs – Right is the rest

Cushing’s Response = widening pulse pressure

Hypersensitivity to iodine can range from a local reaction (hives, itching) to a systemic reaction (widening pulse pressure, increased systolic BP and decreased pulse)

Babinski’s Response/Reflex = dorsiflexion of great toe when soles of feet are stimulated

Normal Specific Gravity = 1.010 – 1.030 (think of it in terms of time – 10:10-10:30)

”Comma, Comma, And Rule” => all parts of an answer choice MUST be correct or it’s not correct at all

A decrease in alertness or mental function may be an early indication of decreasing O2 levels => manifestation of hypoxia

3 ”P” of Diabetes: o Polydipsia (excessive thirst) o Polyuria (excessive production of urine) o Polyphagia (excessive hunger)

Hypersensitivity to iodine can range from a local reaction (hives, itching) to a systemic reaction (bronchial constriction, decreased BP

MRI – the magnet used can damage tissues if any metal is present – can cause the metal to heat up as it absorbs the energy

Tip – Always attempt to solve the ”root” cause

Tip – A mix forces you to go back to the stem of the question to validate your hunch of what’s really going on -> do you need another assessment to clarify something or are you free to just move on an implement

Tip – Your goal is to logically, methodically work your way through the question to eliminate as many answers as possible until you get to the legitimate, correct one

The 4 ”G’s” – will decrease platelet aggregation o Ginkgo o Ginger o Garlic o Ginseng

Tip – Always attempt to solve the ”root” cause



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