Quick Facts: Epistaxis

Epistaxis is the term for a nose bleed. It may be spontaneous or caused from trauma. It has also been seen in chronic or acute infection, chemical irritation, leukemias, HTN, anticoagulant therapy and other blood dyscrasias. In children, it tends to be mild and anterior in the nasal cavity. In adults, it tends to be … Read more

ACLS Practice – Skills

What is ACLS Certification for Nursing? Nurses who work in critical, urgent, or emergency care units are required to be ACLS certified. Other nursing positions where cardiac-related emergencies are common, such as senior care facilities, also typically require ACLS certification. RNs and LPNs are required to be certified and familiar with ACLS protocol since they … Read more

How to use an AED – Skills

  AED instructions. What Is an Automated External Defibrillator? An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA is a condition in which the … Read more

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 … Read more