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Abdominal Assessment Post Surgery

Hey guys, it’s Sheri with ATL Clinical Workshop. I had a question online the other day where a student said, “What if my patient had surgery and they had this big, bulky dressing on their stomach, how am I supposed to do an abdominal assessment? Do I have to remove the bandage to listen to…

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Vital Signs Tip

Hey, this is Sheri with ATL Clinical Workshop and a student asked me if I would give one good tip for vital signs. Now, most of us are in the medical field, we’ve been doing vital signs and then we pass the buck and the techs now do our vital signs for us, so maybe…

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How to Create CPNE Mnemonics to Recall Critical Elements

S.M.A.R.T.S. Studying mnemonics always renders testers successful! When it comes to the CPNE® there is a lot of information to know so it helps to use some memory tricks to make the learning process more manageable. A mnemonic is a memory aid that creates association between elements on a list. For the CPNE®, your “lists”…

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Congrats to Our CPNE Passers!

Feeling a little overwhelmed?  Unmotivated?  It happens, but hang in there.  You’ll have up days and down days but just remember what you’re working for.  We know can do it.  You’ll never forget the day you pass the CPNE.  Your “PASS” is coming and when it does, hold those papers up!  Congrats to all of…

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Setting Up A Mock CPNE Lab at Home Without Bruising the Bank

A critical element to passing the CPNE is to set up realistic practice beforehand so you’re able to get hands on experience prior to test day. Your lab stations represent the most controlled environment you will experience during your exam weekend therefore they encompass the easiest phase of the weekend to pass presuming you have…

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The CPNE Grid: Why You Need It and How to Use It

When I first started studying for the CPNE, I have to admit I was lost. Sure, there was a lovely 500 page study guide for me to read, and I read every word. I was still lost. Then I went online and did some searching for CPNE tips and tricks, and one of the first…

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Don’t Let CPNE Stress Take Over

We have all heard a lot of ideas on how to control stress – take a bath,get some sleep, treat yourself to a massage, take a long walk, and many more. These are all good ideas, but the stress surrounding the CPNE is a special kind of stress. There are so many things to learn…

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How To Know If You’re REALLY CPNE Ready

The moment of truth has arrived. It is time for you to take, and pass, the CPNE, but one question remains: Are you really ready to take this exam? Is there any way to be 100% sure that you are ready? I am reasonably certain that nobody can offer you a magic formula that can…

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5 Common Reasons People Fail the CPNE

While there are numerous things that can factor into a failure of the CPNE, there are a handful of common mistakes that will buy you a ticket back home in short hurry. Be sure you do not make these mistakes during testing weekend. 

1. Nerves. One of the most common mistakes students make during the…

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Finding the Right Support System for the CPNE

There are fewer things more challenging than the CPNE. As you begin to study and seek out CPNE tips and advice, you are liable to find that it will require a lot of preparation and study, thereby taking you away from your normal routines and activities. Your family and friends may start to feel a…

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