Archive by category Nursing Skills

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 […]

Scalp Vein Infusion – Pediatric IV Therapy

Scalp Vein Infusion – Pediatric IV Therapy

The most effective and quickest way to deliver fluids and medicine to a sick infant or child is IV therapy. Relatively, this procedure is commonly performed in the pediatric unit. IV therapy can be used for the following reasons: Maintain fluid and electrolyte balance Quickly produce therapeutic drug levels in the body Provide rehydration Provide […]

Blood Glucose Monitoring Procedure

Blood Glucose Monitoring Procedure

Monitoring blood glucose levels regularly is a necessity for diabetic clients. The readings provided in each test determine the best strategy in managing blood sugar levels. Changes in glucose level pattern can alert health professionals to a possible need for alterations in managing diabetes. Blood glucose monitoring procedure detect or monitor elevated blood glucose levels […]

Parenteral Medications – Four Injection Routes

Parenteral Medications – Four Injection Routes

It is an ESSENTIAL SKILL that separates nurses from other profession. Professional nursing life is considered INCOMPLETE if this skill has never been tried or has never been practiced. The skill is the ability to INJECT parenteral medications. Nurses must remember by HEART the various injection routes, as well as, the injection sites, injection equipments, […]

Chest Physiotherapy

Chest Physiotherapy

Optimum respiratory health is not possible without clearing secretions in the airway. Normally, a healthy person can get rid of these secretions in two ways: (1) mucociliary clearance system and (2) coughing. However, presence of diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, dystrophy of the muscles and immunodeficiency, can cause poor lung health and […]

Gastric Gavage Feeding

Gastric Gavage Feeding

Patients who have inability to ingest, swallow or chew foods but is able to digest and absorb nutrients requires feeding via tubes. Tube feedings deliver liquid feeding formula directly to the stomach, duodenum or jejunum. For a patient who cannot normally eat due to dysphagia, oral or esophageal obstruction or injury, gastric gavage feeding is […]

Physical Assessment – Head to Toe

Physical Assessment – Head to Toe

Physical Assessment is the subjective and objective data obtained to determine the patient’s state of wellness or illness, physical and health status, limitations, assets and liabilities. Physical Assessment Techniques (Nettina, 2006) Inspection – Scrutinize the patient’s body and behavior. Be highly sensitive to visual clues. Palpation – Touch without or with pressure (as indicated) the […]

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 […]