Transcutaneous Pacing – Skills

Transcutaneous Pacing Refresher for transcutaneous pacing. Please check with your facilities policies and procedures.   What is Noninvasive Transcutaneous Pacing? NTP is the technique of electrically stimulating the heart by use of a set of pads placed externally on the torso. ECG electrodes are also placed on the patient to sense ventricular events (spontaneous or paced), and the pulse generator […]

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IV Piggyback Medication Administration – Skills

The only item that I would add to this is that most facilities do not allow any medication or IV fluid to run on gravity anymore. Please be sure to check your facilities policy and procedures for medication administration. Six Rights Of Medication Administration The Six Rights When you are giving medication, regardless of the type of medication, you must […]

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How to setup and IV and IV Piggyback – Skills

Amazon.com Widgets When given intravenously, a drug is delivered immediately to the bloodstream and tends to take effect more quickly than when given by any other route. Consequently, health care practitioners closely monitor people who receive an intravenous injection for signs that the drug is working or is causing undesired side effects. Also, the effect of a drug given by […]

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Sterile Gloving and Catheterization Procedure

Amazon.com Widgets Foley Catheter Introduction A Foley catheter is a thin, sterile tube inserted into the bladder to drain urine. Because it can be left in place in the bladder for a period of time, it is also called an indwelling catheter. It is held in place with a balloon at the end, which is filled with sterile water to […]

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Medication Administration through a Gastrostomy Tube

1. Wash hands with soap and water. 2. Get supplies – medicine, water, syringe, small medicine cup, and towel. 3. Crush pills into a powder using a pill crusher. Always check with the pharmacist to make sure your medicines can be crushed and ask the pharmacy for liquid medicines when available. 4. In a small medicine cup, add water to […]

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Nasogastric Insertion Demonstration NGT

Nasogastric Insertion Demonstration NGT NG tubes may be used for feeding or for drainage – read your instructions thoroughly as this will dictate the type of tube you need to use. Essentially you are inserting a tube from the patients nose into their stomach. There are several absolute contraindications for insertion so you should be aware of these. For full […]

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Tracheostomy Suctioning and Care Skills

Tracheostomy Care/Tracheostomy Suctioning Procedure Purpose:to ensure and maintain a patent airway and help prevent infection. Equipment: sterile tracheostomy care tray with 2 trays sterile suction catheter trach dressing gauze sponges drape trach ties brush forceps pipe cleaner gloves Also need: cleaning solution; normal saline/sterile water; suction apparatus; sterile saline for instillation; anesthesia bag for hyperventilation prior to and after suctioning; […]

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