Nursing Skills
Patients with Endotracheal Tube - Nursing Roles, Management & Procedure

Patients with Endotracheal Tube – Nursing Roles, Management & Procedure

Endotracheal intubation is a very common procedure especially in the critical care unit for patients with airway problems. Patients who require mechanical ventilation needs to be intubated: either with endotracheal tube (usually for short-term use) or tracheostomy (long-term use). Thus, this article would like to expand the knowledge of nurses with the common management for...
Nasogastric Tube Insertion Procedure

Nasogastric Tube Insertion Procedure

Tubal insertion into the stomach is sometimes necessary in order to either diagnose or treat some existing digestive tract malfunctions. The usual tube inserted to have an access into the stomach is the Nasogastric Tube (NGT) commonly termed as Nasogastric Tube Insertion Procedure or simply put as NGT insertion.  Indications of NGT Insertion To drain...
Trouble With Pedia IV Insertion – Check These Tips

Trouble With Pedia IV Insertion – Check These Tips

Intravenous (IV) therapy is the quickest and most effective way to administer medicine or fluids to an ill infant. Because of this reason, it is commonly used in pediatric therapy. Undeniably, IV insertion among infants and children is one of the most daunting tasks for nurses. For pediatric patients, we could say it is also...
Tracheostomy Care Nursing Procedure

Tracheostomy Care Nursing Procedure

Tracheostomy, a surgical procedure done to provide artificial airway, is an important avenue for both clients needing temporary and permanent ventilation assistance. It is performed by making an opening through the neck to the trachea and by inserting an indwelling tube, which should be maintained in place to ensure that airway is patent (Anderson, 1990)....
Care for Patient with Mechanical Ventilator

Care for Patient with Mechanical Ventilator

Patients who are critically ill and need oxygen support are usually attached to mechanical ventilator. That’s why, nurses who are in the assigned in the intensive or critical unit should be competent in caring for the patient with mechanical ventilator. Though there are technicalities that a nurse should consider, in this article, we will be...
Thoracentesis Nursing Responsibilities

Thoracentesis Nursing Responsibilities

Every individual on Earth, regardless of race, economic status, gender or social status does the same thing every single minute to live – that is to breathe in air. But did you know even how natural and fundamental the process of breathing is, its purpose was unknown to humanity for a long time? It was...
Thoracentesis Nursing Procedure

Thoracentesis Nursing Procedure

Thoracentesis is the aspiration of fluid from the chest or pleural cavity. It is done for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. It is therapeutic for patients with hydrothorax when absorption of fluid fails, also for patients with dyspnea and pain resulting from accumulation of fluids and lastly to introduce medications. The puncture site for thoracentesis is...
Foley Catheter Insertion Nursing Procedure

Foley Catheter Insertion Nursing Procedure

Foley catheter insertion is a basic nursing procedure which refers to the insertion of an indwelling urinary catheter into the bladder to drain urine. The catheter usually remains intact into the bladder through an inflated balloon for a continuous urine flow to relieve bladder distention caused by urine retention secondary to trauma, surgery and post child...
Neurologic Vital Sign Assessment

Neurologic Vital Sign Assessment

A neurologic vital sign assessment is done in order to know the level of consciousness of the patients. By obtaining it, the nurse can determine if the cortical function is still normal. It will also provide an early sign of central nervous system (CNS) deterioration if assessed correctly. Equipment: Thermometer Penlight Sterile cotton ball or...
Hand Washing Technique: Steps to Break Away from Infection

Hand Washing Technique: Steps to Break Away from Infection

Keeping clean and sterile is the fundamental principle for breaking the chain of infection. One of the most well-known and basic ways yet practiced is hand washing. It is considered as the most important practice to control the spread of infection. The healthcare providers are not the only ones required to do hand washing. Even...
The Traditional VS Modern Circumcision

The Traditional VS Modern Circumcision

Whenever I see young boys at the health centers with an awkward posture, slightly bent at the waist, I would say to myself, “Yup! It’s summer alright. “This is because in the Philippines, circumcision is the trend amongst boys every summer for a number of reasons. Reasons for  Circumcision: Part of culture and tradition Rite...
Cricothyrotomy Procedure

Cricothyrotomy Procedure

Establishing a patent airway is top priority in all clients. In cases where endotracheal intubation or tracheotomy cannot be performed immediately to establish airway, it is necessary to perform a cricothyrotomy. This procedure is rarely performed and is done by puncturing the trachea through the cricithyroid membrane. The physician performs this procedure and the role...
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