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Nurses' Guide to Clinical Procedures


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Ch.1 Safety, Asepsis, and Infection Control

  • 1.1 Using Principles of Body Mechanics and Ergonomic Safety
  • 1.2Using Principles of Medical Asepsis
  • 1.3Using Principles of Surgical Asepsis
  • 1.4Using Precaution (Isolation) Techniques: Infection Prevention
  • 1.5Disposing of Biohazardous Waste
  • 1.6Using Protective Devices: Limb and Body Restraints

  • Ch.2 Documenting and Reporting
  • 2.1 Establishing a Nurse-Client Relationship
  • 2.2Providing Client and Family Education
  • 2.3Preparing a Shift Report (Interdisciplinary Information Exchange)
  • 2.4Following the Nursing Process (Preparing a Plan of Care)
  • 2.5Charting/Documenting (Nurses' Progress Report)
  • 2.6Reporting Incidents (Variance or Unusual Occurrence Reporting)

  • Ch.3Essential Assessment Components
  • 3.1Measuring Electronic Vital Signs
  • 3.2Palpating Blood Pressure
  • 3.3Obtaining Doppler Pulse
  • 3.4Measuring Apical-Radial Pulse
  • 3.5Assessing Pain
  • 3.6Obtaining Weight With a Sling Scale
  • 3.7 Obtaining Weight with Standard Scale (Standup,Chair, Pediatrics)
  • 3.8Performing Basic Health Assessment

  • Ch.4. Hygiene
  • 4.1. Providing a Therapeutic Back Massage
  • 4.2Preparing a Bed
  • 4.3Providing Hair Care
  • 4.4Shampooing a Bedridden Client
  • 4.5Providing Oral Care: Brushing and Flossing
  • 4.6Performing Denture Care
  • 4.7Caring for Contact Lenses and Artificial Eyes
  • 4.8Shaving a Client

  • Ch.5 Medication Administration
  • 5.1Using Principles of Medication Administration
  • 5.2Administering Eye (Ophthalmic) Drops
  • 5.3Administering Ear (Otic) Drops
  • 5.4Administering Nasal Medication
  • 5.5Administering Nebulizer Medication
  • 5.6Administering Oral Medication
  • 5.7Administering Buccal and Sublingual Medication
  • 5.8Preparing Medication From a Vial
  • 5.9Preparing Medication From an Ampule
  • 5.10 Preparing Medication With the Needleless System
  • 5.11 Mixing Medications
  • 5.12 Administering Intradermal Medications
  • 5.13 Administering Subcutaneous Medications
  • 5.14 Using a Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Pump
  • 5.15 Administering Intramuscular Medications
  • 5.16 Administering a Z-Track Injection
  • 5.17 Administering Intermittent Intravenous Medications
  • 5.18 Administering Medication by Nasogastric Tube
  • 5.19 Administering Rectal Medication
  • 5.20 Administering Vaginal Medication
  • 5.21 Applying Topical Medications

  • Ch.6. Oxygenation
  • 6.1Chest Drainage System Preparation
  • 6.2Maintaining a Chest Tube
  • 6.3Performing Autotransfusion/Reinfusion of Chest Tube Drainage
  • 6.4Performing Chest Physiotherapy: Postural Drainage, Chest Percussion, and Chest Vibration
  • 6.5Applying a Nasal Cannula/Face Mask
  • 6.6Inserting an Oral Airway
  • 6.7Inserting and Maintaining a Nasal Airway
  • 6.8Suctioning an Oral Airway
  • 6.9Performing Nasopharyngeal/Nasotracheal Suctioning
  • 6.10 Suctioning and Maintaining an Endotracheal Tube
  • 6.11 Caring for a Tracheostomy (Suctioning, Cleaning, and Changing the Dressing and Tie)
  • 6.12 Managing a Tracheostomy/Endotracheal Tube Cuff
  • 6.13 Capping a Tracheostomy Tube
  • 6.14 Collecting a Suctioned Sputum Specimen
  • 6.15 Obtaining Pulse Oximetry
  • 6.16 Maintaining Mechanical Ventilation
  • 6.17 Using Incentive Spirometry

  • Ch.7. Fluids and Nutrition
  • 7.1Managing Intake and Output (I&O)
  • 7.2Testing Capillary Blood Glucose

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