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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]