Med/Surg II

Here we have the hairiest class of them all…Advanced Med Surg. It was also, by far, my favorite! This listing includes lecture notes, study tables and a few documents with the word “objectives” in the title…with these, I took the professor’s objectives and typed them out to ensure I got what was intended from the lecture. How did I have time for all this?


Arterial Blood Gas Analysis: ABGs  ABGs Table
Blood:  Blood Basics   Reactions
Burns: Burn  Burn Objectives
Coronary Artery Disease: Coronary Artery Disease
Cancer: Cancer  Cancer Objectives
EKG/Dysrythmias: EKG Interpretation  Atrial Dysrhythmias  Ventricular Dysrythmias
Electrolytes: Electrolyte Imbalances Table
Endocrine: Endocrine Disorders
Hemodynamics: Hemodynamics and Shock
Immune: Immunity
Inflammatory Heart Disease: Inflammatory Heart Disease
Renal: Renal Impairment
Hepatic: Liver  Liver Pathophysiology  Liver Objectives
Mechanical Ventilation: Ventilation  PIP  Mechanical Ventilation Study Sheet  Mechanical Vent Table
Respiratory: Respiratory Lecture 2  Pulmonary Disorders Table  Thoracic Disorders Table
Spinal Cord: Spinal Objectives

39 thoughts on “Med/Surg II

  1. Marissa

    Your notes are excellent!! Do you plan on adding anymore? I am currently learning the GI – any notes on that? Thanks!

    1. Nurse Mo

      I didn’t take notes for GI in A&P because that was the very last chapter and I didn’t need to take the final test to get my “A”, so I didn’t bother typing up my notes. I do have GI notes for nursing school, if that’s what you need. You’re the third person who’s asked this, so I’ll check and make sure the GI stuff is tagged so you guys can find it. Good luck!

  2. Lisa Woods

    Your notes are awesome sauce! Did you make up all these tables and such during the semester??
    I am getting ready to start my last semester of nursing school and I am so excited and nervous. I’m so glad I found your site. I will be visiting often!
    Thanks, Lisa

  3. Dawn Green

    Your website is awesome! I am entering my second year of nursing school and will definitely utilize your notes, study guides, and tips. By the way, I just ordered the rolling bag from Thanks again.

    1. Nurse Mo

      That’s great, Dawn! Glad you find it useful! I can’t wait to get my rolling bag…I don’t care if i look like a dork in front of all the other grad students…at least my back won’t hurt! 🙂

  4. erinlaurelle

    you are seriously a life saver! You have everything in such a great format! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!

  5. Betitnya

    Thanks for the notes!!! I’m in the last semester of nursing and just discovered your website…only got B’s so far if I knew about this website maybe I would have gotten A’s !!!!

    1. M. Osuna

      So glad you are finding them helpful! There’s all kinds of goodies here you can use after you find a job, too! Good luck with school…there’s a light at the end of the tunnel 🙂

  6. Raeanna

    I am in my last year for my BSN RN. I cannot believe I have missed out on this website for so long. Luckily my agenda that I just purchased mentioned it. Future resource from now on for my personal understanding. I was eating up the ABG article !!! Finally understand it after I thought all hope was lost. You are a life saver!

  7. Manou

    Do u any notes for med surg 1. I’m really struggling in this class! Please if u have any can u please share some with me 🙂

  8. Celeste

    Wow, I am so happy I found this website. I start Nursing School in Sept 2015 and I’m glad I found you. I am so nervous. Right now it looks like so much information. Hopefully I can retain it. It’s already overwhelming to me just reviewing this. Thank you! I am going printer crazy right now. lol

  9. Felisha

    This is great!!! I am in my last semester of Med-Surg. Do you have Respiratory Lecture 1 notes? I may have overlooked your site. I will most def be sharing with my fellow nursing classmates.

    1. Nurse Mo Post author

      Hi Cynthia…I don’t know if I have anything right now, but if I come across something I’ll let you know. Sorry I couldn’t be more help!
      I do have a LATTE reference sheet for liver failure, which is part of GI…not sure if that helps but you can find it under “RESOURCES.” I also have a few notes on Hepatic filed under Med/Surg II.

    1. Nurse Mo Post author

      The only thing I have from MS II in regards to GI is about the liver. Seems like the rest of GI we went over in MS I…I hope that helps! What problem specifically are you having?

    1. Nurse Mo Post author

      Hi Marisa,
      I am so sorry! I didn’t take a lot of notes for GI…this is all I have. Hoping to one day get it finalized!

  10. Jessica Tapp

    Hi I am now taking the ADVANCED MED SURG Nursing classes and the test given are Analysis and Application NCLEX style questions in which the instructors seem to choose the hardest and most confusing ones for our test. Our school gets its funding and accreditation based on the percentage of those passing NCLEX… so therefore, the program is very difficult… in many cases I have the knowledge but am having trouble comprehending the test questions. In class the power points are went over very fast and many times not even completely discussed. We are not taught how to think critically or how to apply clinical setting prioritizations except to think Maslow’s Hierarchy. I have already failed my first exam as did over half of the class with the class average being 77%.. anything below a 80 is failing. I am in desperate need of help and guidance to learn how to take these test and properly study for them. I try to use the boxes and diagrams in my book and have Saunders RN NCLEX prep book… but feel unprepared for the test as there is so much to read and learn and never enough time to cover it all and pull out just what is needed before the test. I am so overwhelmed and need help so that I don’t fail this class. Thank You for sharing your notes and reaching out to Nursing students like me who at many times feel like we have been thrown to the wolves so to speak. You are an inspiration and I am grateful for your site.

    1. Nurse Mo Post author

      Hi Jessica…first of all, know that you are not alone. All nursing schools operate in this way, in that they mainly use NCLEX style questions as the basis for all exams. So take a deep breath and know that others have been where you are, and if they found a way through it, so can you! This is why I always tell students to start practicing NCLEX questions from Day 1. Do you have access to NCLEX books? If so, make sure they are the type that provide rationales for both the right and wrong answers. Read every rationale (even the ones that tell you why the wrong answers are wrong). This will help tremendously!
      Also, answering NCLEX questions is more than just using Maslow’s hierarchy (though this does come in to play sometimes). There’s patient safety issues, ABCs, and emergency situations to take into account. I go into this in a lot more detail in my book, which you can find on Amazon (the title is Nursing School Thrive Guide). I hope this helps…I know it’s hard, but you can do it!!!


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