LATTE is a "brain organization tool" that I developed while guzzling coffee and trying to come up with a systemic way to study a huge variety of medical conditions. Once I started using LATTE, things really started to make more sense...rather than feeling like I was driving around lost, LATTE gave me the map I needed to get from point A to point B each and every time. I love it, and hope you do, too!
A quick summary of the most important things you need to know about taking care of a patient in sepsis.
Sadly, you will see liver failure more often than one person ever should. It is a terribly debilitating disease and these individuals suffer immeasurably. A good nurse can help alleviate their pain, fear and misery.
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome is a complex illness that is actually quite common in intensive care units. Recovery is possible, but it can be quite prolonged.
Do you want to print out your own LATTE template and fill it in yourself? Well, here you go!!
Loads of other resources and reference sheets can be found here!
Wow, these are great!!! Thank you!
Oh wow! After 23 years as LVN, I am planning on going back to school next semester. I am so glad I found the Pinterest post! I love your ideas and I know I will be using them! Thank you very much for sharing. 🙂
So glad it’s helping you, Christi!
Hey, Nurse Mo!
This is my second semester of nursing school. I’m currently in Med-Surg I….OMG, my head is spinning. I thought the first semester with fundamentals & pharmacology was tough….how wrong was I! 🙁
This semester, I feel lost and it is overwhelming. By the grace of the universe, I stumbled across your blog and I feel like there’s hope now. The information on your page is very informative, simple to understand and thorough. Thank you so much for being the beacon light that we upcoming future nurses need. You’re a lifesaver!
Yes, I remember that head-spinning feeling well! I hope everything here helps you…report back and let me know how you’re doing! As long as you stay on top of your schedule, stay organized and study smart, you’ll be fine! Best of luck to you!
EXCELLENT – that will really keep all the information about these diseases and conditions organized!!
Is there a way to download a Latte Form that you can type directly on?
Not at this time, but the beauty of this method is that it is SO SIMPLE! Just go through LATTE and you’ll do great!
Can LATTE be used for studying meds or do you have another method for studying meds?
You can use LATTE for meds, but it might be overkill. For example…let’s say you have a patient taking a med with a LOT of side effects. The L could be for how they look (what signs/symptoms of the side effects do they exhibit?); A could be for assessment parameters (like monitoring blood pressure, for example); T would be for tests associated with that med (frequent PT/INR with Warfarin, for example); T would be for treatments…maybe the antidotes (if any exist) could go here…or any way to treat the side effects (MORE MEDS!?!?); and E would, of course, be for education.
I honestly did not study medications this way. I prefer to study them based on what disease they treat versus simply memorizing drug classes. Take a look at this post for an example (https://straightanursingstudent.com/antihypertensive-medications/)
Also, I did need to memorize a lot of drug details for my mental health class…so you can check out how I did that here…hope that helps!