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1) When you take a patient's Blood Pressure you must PALPATE the Brachial Artery first before taking the Blood Pressure. (Treas, Leslie S; Wilkinson, Judith M. Basic Nursing Concepts, Skills & Reasoning (Page 457).

 

2) You must gel / wash your hands every time when you:

- Enter and/or leave the room

- Before you chart (if you touched ANYTHING)

- Take off your gloves at any time (even while in the room)

- Wait 15 seconds after gelling up to allow hands to dry If not you will FAIL !

 

3) You do NOT have to assess the patients MOUTH before giving medications (yay!)

 

4) Your 2 1/2 hour time limit will start AFTER you receive report in the PLANNING phase (yay!)

 

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