Nursing Skills
Nursing Procedure: How to Give Intramuscular Injection?

Nursing Procedure: How to Give Intramuscular Injection?

Intramuscular (IM) injection is a type of venipuncture that is given into the central area of a certain muscle to distribute medication to the cardiovascular system by allowing it to be absorbed into the bloodstream at a faster rate and at a larger volume than an oral or intravenous medication would allow. It is sometimes...
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...
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....
Medical and Surgical Asepsis Nursing Procedure

Medical and Surgical Asepsis Nursing Procedure

Hand Washing Hand washing is the act of cleaning one’s hand with or without the use of water or any liquid to prevent the spread of infection or virus and to increase psychological comfort. In hand washing, one usually uses a soap, warm water, paper towel, trash basket, and wood sticks for nail cleaning. The...
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...
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