Nurse’s 5-Minute Clinical Consult: Procedures by Springhouse

By Springhouse

Nurse's 5-Minute medical seek advice: Procedures covers over three hundred uncomplicated and complicated nursing procedures—from arterial strain tracking to wound irrigation—with gear lists, crucial steps, unique issues, sufferer instructing issues, and documentation directions in a quick-scanning layout. systems are prepared alphabetically, and every is gifted on a two-page unfold with constant headings, together with description, contraindications, gear checklist, coaching, key steps, exact issues, issues, sufferer educating, and documentation.

Recurring icons spotlight information for troubleshooting apparatus difficulties, details that's serious for sufferer defense, and age-related issues alongside the lifespan continuum. various quick-glance tables, charts, and illustrations supplement the text.

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The use of an electronic device that converts EEG waves into a statistically derived number that indicates the depth of a patient’s sedation, providing a measure of sedative and anesthetic effects on the brain. The procedure provides objective, reliable data on which to base care, thus lessening the risks of oversedation and undersedation. The bispectral index monitor is attached to a sensor applied to the patient’s forehead. The sensor obtains information about the patient’s electrical brain activity and translates it into a number from 0 (indicating no brain activity) to 100 (indicating a patient who is awake and alert).

Overlap one side of the binder snugly onto the other. ◆ Insert one finger under the binder’s edge to ensure a snug fit that’s still loose enough to avoid impaired circulation and discomfort. ◆ Close the Velcro closure, starting at the lower edge. ◆ Make darts in the binder as needed. WARNING Avoid making the binder too tight around the diaphragm because it may interfere with breathing. APPLYING A SCULTETUS BINDER ◆ A scultetus binder is placed under the patient’s hips and buttocks. ) APPLYING A T-BINDER ◆ Slip the T-binder under the patient’s waist, with its tails extending below the buttocks.

V. pole. V. line to remove all air, infuse the blood according to facility policy. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS PREOPERATIVE BLOOD DONATION ◆ Monitor the patient closely during ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ and after donation and autologous transfusion. Vasovagal reactions are usually mild and easy to treat but can quickly progress to severe reactions, such as loss of consciousness and seizures. Make sure that the patient isn’t bacteremic when he donates blood. Bacteria can proliferate in the collection bag and cause sepsis when reinfused.

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