Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Tina Madamba-NCLEX-RN® Passer

Congratulations to Tina for recently passing the NCLEX-RN® exam. In Tina's case, the computer stopped because she consumed her 6-hours time limit. But she remembered what I told her that as long as the computer has not stopped, you are still in the game.

If the examinee rans out of time, the computer looks at how you did in the last 60 questions and the result of the test was based on that. Congratulations to Tina for passing the exam. I know she is in cloud nine.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Isolation Precautions

When caring for a client with hemophilia A, a nurse should take which of the following isolation precautions?

A. Wearing eye shields when entering the client's room.
B. Wearing a face mask when entering the client's room.
C. Wearing double gloves when performing invasive procedures on the client.
D. Wearing eye shields when assessing the client's central venous access port.

Answer: D. Eye and face shields must be worn when working over large skin lesions. Since hemophilia A is not airborne, it is not essential to wear a face mask or eye shields when entering the client's room. Gloves must be used when in contact with mucous membranes, but double gloves are not essential.

A nurse knows that the best precaution to prevent the spread of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in the hospital unit involves:

A. Washing hands carefully before and after client contact.
B. Getting personal vital titer levels to establish susceptibility.
C. Wearing a face mask when entering an infected client's room.
D. Wearing a gown when entering an infected client's room.

Answer: A. To prevent the spread of RSV, a nurse should wash their hands and avoid touching the nasal mucosa or the conjunctiva.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Thank You Message

I would like to express my sincerest gratitude and appreciation to those who extended their assistance & support to Entralink.

As we launched our nationwide flyer distribution campaign, a lot of you volunteered your time and even brought some of your friends & family members. Because of your passion and faith in the program, Entralink was able to increase its awareness and presence in a nationwide level. This is our very first nationwide campaign. I felt overwhelmed and encouraged by your support . In return, I will always pray and continue to whisper...PAPASAKAYO!!! I hope you take us with you, in thoughts & in spirits as you take your NCLEX exam.

Although I will not be able to mention all your name on the blogspot as the list is too long, I would like to mention a few like Julia Francisco for taking her friends, her family, and even providing her personal car for the campaign; also, Francis Lazarte for providing Entralink with available resources and extra hands.

Also, special thanks to the great staff and friends of Entralink; Gani Tan, Tim, Nancy, Rose, Ghie, Eric, Dante, Camille, Rafael, Michael, and of course my Mom. Everyone really worked hard for the successful campaign.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Eden Salispara-NCLEX-RN® Passer

I also would like to congratulate Eden Salispara for recently passing
NCLEX-RN® exam. I am very proud of your success.

See you in the US and my best regards.

Marianne Gabriel- NCLEX-RN® Passer

Congratulations to Marianne Gabriel, a new NCLEX-RN® passer. She is now a California registered nurse. Marianne has been diligent in her NCLEX-RN® and she is so passionate about Entralink.

Best wishes and I will see you in the US.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

More Practice

What do the following Drugs have in common?

Bactrim, Naproxen & Probencid ____________________________________
Answer: they must be taken with a full glass of water

Bisacodyl, Ferrous sulfate & Tetracycline _____________________________
Answer: they should not be taken with milk or dairy products

Mycophenolate, Isoniazid & Rifampin ________________________________
Answer: they should be taken on an empty stomach

A diabetic client is admitted to the ER by a coworker, who found him unconscious on the floor. A nurse would first:

A. Check the client's blood sugar level and start an IV infusion.
B. Contact the client's family and tell them to come to the hospital immediately.
C. Assess the client for head trauma.
D. Ask the coworker how long the client was unconscious.

Answer: A. It is priority to assess the client's blood sugar level. A low blood sugar level is life threatening & must be corrected immediately.

True or False. A client that has had a cataract removed should initially avoid shaving, coughing and brushing their teeth to prevent complications.


Friday, June 08, 2007

Attention: June 2006 Nurses

For those who will be taking the NLE this June 10 & June 11, I would like to let you know that I will be thinking about you. I will pray for your successful exam. I know you all worked hard.

Remember, prayers work wonders. Believe...Achieve...

Attention: Little Rock Nurses

Please join Ann H. Adams, MBA, RN at the VA Medical Center, Little Rock Room 701 on June 8, 2007 at 9:30-11:00 AM. She was invited as an educational resource speaker to present "Everything you need to know about Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid Base".

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

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Notice to Entralink Bloggers

Hello Everyone!

We hope that you find our blogspot helpful and informative. Due to the increasing volume of information posted on our blog, we will be removing some of the old entries. Please print the information you need - we will be updating the blog in the next few weeks.

Thank you for your continued support.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

NCLEX Sample Questions

A client with hepatic failure should be monitored for which one of the following?

A. Hyperkalemia
B. Hypercalcemia
C. Hyperglycemia
D. Hypokalemia

Answer: D. With hepatic failure, hypokalemia occurs because of elevated aldosterone levels. Aldosterone causes a loss of potassium.

A client has been diagnosed with dumping syndrome. Which of the following teachings should the nurse provide regarding fluid intake:

A. "Your fluids should be restricted to 1500mL/day."

B. "You can drink fluids anytime during the day."

C. "You should only ingest fluids with meals."

D. "You should only drink fluids between meals."

Answer: D. Taking fluids between meals allows for adequate hydration and aids in preventing rapid gastric emptying.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Lydia Geneblaza-NCLEX RN Passer

Congratulations goes to Dr. Lydia for recently passing the NCLEX-RN exam for California. Lydia is a die hard Entralink fan.

Thank you for your confidence on the Entralink program.