These flashcards contain essential information to help you build a strong foundation of nursing knowledge and succeed in Nursing school. This knowledge isn’t just pertinent for NEW nursing students; it’s also essential for all classes throughout nursing school and in preparation for the NCLEX. We will help you focus on what is MOST important, so that you can excel on your exams and in clinical practice.
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This section helps you learn the key ethical, legal, and safety considerations in the nursing profession.
This section covers the nursing process and best practices to care for your patient’s physiological needs. Topics included in this section:
With an aging population, understanding the expected changes in older adults and how to best care for this population is essential from the start of nursing school. Chances are, your first clinical rotation will be at a Skilled Nursing Facility, where you will be caring for older adults before any other patient population.
These flashcards will help you be better prepared for clinical practice AND get you ready for your nursing exams that cover Gerontology information. Some schools cover this information in Nursing Fundamentals, and some schools cover it in a specific Gerontology class. Either way, you’ll be ready!
Gerontology topics: Psychosocial Changes, Physiological Changes, Effective Communication, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia vs. Delirium vs. Depression, Polypharmacy, Elder Mistreatment.
Nursing Leadership practices aren’t just important for supervisors or managers. Every nurse needs to be skilled at prioritization, delegation, and quality improvement. Plus, many Nursing Leadership exams are primarily focused on Nursing Fundamentals concepts with a few managerial topics thrown in. So you can use these flashcards for both Fundamentals AND Nursing Leadership courses!
Nursing Leadership topics: Patient Prioritization, Delegation, Efficient Nursing Practice, Conflict Management, Performance Appraisals, Disciplinary Action, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety Events and Occurrence Reporting.
Nursing practice doesn’t just happen in an acute care setting. As a nurse, you need to understand the continuum of care, including the impact of the patient’s environment on their health, key health risks across the lifespan, care of vulnerable populations, and management of emergencies. This section will help you prepare for your Community Health nursing exam AND help you be better prepared to care for your patients both in and out of the hospital setting. Topics included in this section:
Community Health topics: Community Health Nursing Roles, Prevention Levels, Determinants of Health, Environmental Hazards, Vulnerable Populations, Medicare/Medicaid, Health Risks Across the Lifespan, Family Nursing, Epidemiology, Nationally Notifiable Diseases, Bioterrorism, Disaster Management, Triage in Mass Casualty Events.
We designed the Fundamentals of Nursing Flashcards to help nursing students on the following exams:
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Have you heard the legend of Cool Chicken? It is our most memorable (and talked about) memory aide. As it turns out, nursing material is a lot more fun to learn when you make up silly stories to "explain" the concepts.
This wacky hint has its origin in our Pharmacology videos!
Colchicine is a medication used to treat an acute gout attack.
HINT: Colchicine kind of looks like 'cool chicken'.
Guy to his friend with a chicken: "Hey man, cool chicken. OUCH! Your chicken just pecked and cut my gouty toe!"
The Level Up RN community loved this hint, and it was the reason we started adding more hints to our flashcards.
The Cool Chicken highlights a silly memory device that makes it easier to learn the material you need to know!