Why Do So Many People Want To Be A Nurse?

Is it because of their cute uniforms?

Or because their parents want them to be a Nurse.

Because they love taking care of the sick.
They believe in health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

Or because of Job Security?

Okay because they will get good health insurance and good Benefit Package.

Simply because you want to work in the hospitals.

Is it because they could interact with so many different people.

Or you want to influence change and become different than before.

Or you want to be the agent of change.

Because you want to be knowledgeable about health and Pathophysiology.

Because you want to be Healthcare Professional.

No matter what is your motivation,I encourage you to find your niche and make sure that you LOVE what you are doing.Because Nursing is great but sometimes emotional draining and could be Challenging depending on your areas of specialization.

Nursing Student with cute uniform.


LET US CHECK OUT SOME LAB RESULTS.

Normal Lab Values

Hemoglobin 14-18(varies in some facilities)
Hematocrit 42-52g/dl
WBC 4.5-11.0g/dl
Platelet Count 150-350
Potassium level 3.5-5.5 mEq/L
Sodium level 135-145mmol/L
Chloride 95-1-5mmol/L
Calcium level 8.5-10.5
Phosphorus 2.5-4.5
Magnesium 1.7-2.5MeQ/l
Bun 7-18
Creatinine 0.5-1.2
Glucose level 70-110
Normal Ammonia level 10-20
Vancomycin level 15-20.
There are some slight variations from Hospital to Hospital.



HOSPITAL CODES TO REMEMBER.

CODE BLUE =Cardiac Arrest/Medical Emergency

CODE GRAY =Combative Person.
RRT= Rapid Response Team.
CODE RED =Fire.
CODE PURPLE = Child Abduction.
CODE PINK =Infant Abduction.
CODE WHITE =Medical Emergency Neonatal/Pediatrics.
CODE SILVER =Hostage or Shelter in place-person shooting weapon.
CODE YELLOW= Bomb Threat (Dial required #and Location)
CODE ORANGE = Hazardous Material Spill.





Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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