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Colostomy Care Nursing Procedure

Colostomy Care Nursing Procedure

A Colostomy is an artificial opening that is created as a means for evacuation of bowel contents in the event that the large intestine, otherwise known as the colon, is incapable of performing this function. A colostomy can be created for a number of reasons and they may or may not be temporary.In cases of […]

How to Insert an IV (intravenous) line

How to Insert an IV (intravenous) line

According to the Nursing Standards on Intravenous Practice, IV (intravenous) insertion should be done safely in the nursing practice. The ANSAP believes that nurses who practice IV therapy nursing are only those registered nurses who have been adequately trained and completed the training requirements of the IV therapy Program and are certified IV therapy nurse. […]

Intradermal Injection Nursing Procedure

Intradermal Injection Nursing Procedure

Intradermal Injection is the injection of a tiny amount of fluid into the layer of the skin. It’s usually done to test for drug sensitivity before administering larger amounts by other methods. The procedure usually painful, ensuring that needle inserted into the epidermis and not in subcutaneously would reduce patient discomfort. Gather all the equipment needed and […]

Blood Transfussion

Blood Transfussion

  Blood transfusions involves transfusing whole blood or blood components into venous circulation. It’s usually given to replace blood lost during surgery or life-saving situations such as massive blood loss due to trauma. They are also given when a person’s body does not produce enough blood because of certain illness. This  procedure is in accordance to […]

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 […]