4 Heart Murmurs You Need To Know (With Videos!)

4 Heart Murmurs You Need To Know (With Videos!)

If you’ve been around for a bit, you know that I LOVE the cardiac system. I mean, how fun is it to listen to that *thump thump,* and possibly that *thu thump thump,* or the *thump thump thu.* It’s super exciting to play detective and try to figure out what...
How To Create GRADE BOOSTING Concept Maps

How To Create GRADE BOOSTING Concept Maps

Hey there! Over the past few weeks I have gotten TONS of blog comments and emails asking for an example of a concept map and asking how to create them. If you’ve been around for a while, you know that I think concept maps are basically the bees-knees. They will...
3 Things To Do Before Nursing School Starts

3 Things To Do Before Nursing School Starts

Hey there friend! So first, I want to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! You’re in nursing school! That is a HUGE accomplishment and I am so proud of you. Whether you are just starting out or are in your last year, give yourself a long pat on the back for coming this...
Setting IV Pump Drip Rates

Setting IV Pump Drip Rates

Want to know the best two words a nurse can hear? IV PUMP. Okay, so maybe it’s not at the top, top of the list. I imagine “sinus rhythm” or “no bleeding” might be higher up there. But it must make at least the top 10. And why...
Calculating Basic IV Drip Rates

Calculating Basic IV Drip Rates

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Look at you go, girlfriend! You are just plowin’ on through this dosage calculation series and ready to rock that exam (and maybe show off a little at clinical). Today we’re talking about calculating intravenous (IV) drip rates. There are...
6 Easy Steps to Ace Dosage Calculations

6 Easy Steps to Ace Dosage Calculations

Two words that send most nursing students anxiety through the roof: Dose Calc. (I know that I just went tachycardic). Most nursing programs require you to take at least one dosage calculation exam to continue in their program, and a lot of schools require multiple...
The Contraction Sequence of the Heart

The Contraction Sequence of the Heart

Welcome back, friend! Last month we talked about the movement of blood through the heart. If you missed that post, you can find it here. So now, let’s add another layer: the hearts pattern of contraction. The Contraction Sequence of the Heart The pumping action...