Foley Catheter Insertion – Nursing skills

Foley Catheter insertion for nursing students

How to insert, remove and care for a patient with a Foley catheter Policies/Procedures: 1. Identify the patient using the required two patient identifiers. 2. Verify that the patient is not allergic to latex, iodine or betadine. If the patient is sensitive or allergic to latex, replace the catheter in the kit with a silicone … Read more

How to check pulses – Skills

How to check pulses This article will give a brief synopsis on how to take your pulse or your patients pulse. The pulse is the heart rate, or how many times your heart beats per minute (BPM).  While pulses rates differ from person to person, it is also important to note that the pulse in … Read more

Normal and Adventitious Lung Sounds tutorial for nursing students

Normal and Adventitious Lung Sounds What are lung sounds Lungs sounds are the same as breath sounds or respiratory sounds, these sounds can be heard (auscultated) on the anterior (front) and posterior (back) of the patients chest wall using a stethoscope. Normal Breath Sounds Normal lung sounds are classified as bronchial, tracheal, or bronchovesicular. When … Read more