Procedures + Skills
Procedures are an important part of nursing and medicine. This is where we actually get put our skills to the test and perform important, relieving, and sometimes life-saving maneuvers!
Nursing procedures and skills pretty much encompass any time you place your hands on the patient and complete a task.
Common nursing procedures include:
- IV insertion and removal
- Blood draws
- Foley Insertion and remova
- NG insertion and removal
- CPR & Defibrillation
- Transcutaneous Pacing
There are also many procedures nurses assist with, including:
- Rapid Sequence Intubation
- Chest tube insertion
- Central line insertions
Learn everything you need to know about foley catheter insertion as well as advanced tips and tricks to help you and your patient!
Crash course on everything blood pressure including systolic, diastolic, “MAP”, and various types and treatment of hypertension and hypotension
Learn the steps of RSI intubation for nurses, which medications to administer and why, and what complications to monitor for.
In this article, we will talk about the different blood products, why they are given, and then dive into each type of blood transfusion reaction, what causes them, their signs and symptoms, and how to manage them as the nurse.
An I&D or Incision and Drainage and performed to drain purulent fluid (aka pus) from a fluid collection called an abscess.
Learn how to read an EKG Rhythm strip, which is an essential skill of any nurse!
Use these vagal maneuvers to stop your patient’s SVT and restore normal sinus rhythm!
Learn how to start an IV and feel confident in your IV abilities!
Learn how to suture with this comprehensive guide to get you stitching like a pro!
Performing these advanced physical exam maneuvers can help you recognize serious conditions in your patients. Use these signs to improve your physical assessment!
If you’re a nurse within the hospital, you must use IVs on the daily. However, IV insertion can be difficult and is a skill that takes time to develop. Use these 10 IV insertion Tips to improve your IV game!
There are many errors that novices and even some experts can make when taking vital signs, but these 5 errors will help any member of the medical team to provide accurate measurements.