During my first semester of nursing school our Med Surg professor would give us case studies to help prepare us for the exams. Each case study presented a patient with a particular issue (sometimes multiple issues), and then she would list a bunch of questions relating to the care of that patient. Since we didn’t know much about anything, we often felt like we were solving medical mysteries…which is so not the point of nursing. So, in order to keep my brain thinking about the nursing process, I came up with a streamlined and methodical way to think through each problem. It’s called “LATTE” and it’s just the thing to help keep you from feeling overwhelmed when faced with learning so much new information.