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ECG

How to record a 12-lead electrocardiogram

Why you should read this article: • To acknowledge the importance of recording a 12-lead...

Venepuncture

How to undertake venepuncture to obtain venous blood samples

Rationale and key points Venepuncture and obtaining accurate blood samples is an important...

Nutritional assessment

How to undertake a nutritional assessment in adults

Rationale and key points Nutritional assessment in adults should begin on first contact with...

Root cause analysis

How to undertake a root cause analysis investigation to improve patient safety

Rationale and key points Root cause analysis is a tool that can be used when determining how...

Insulin injection

How to administer an insulin injection

Rationale and key points Effective insulin injection technique is essential to ensure...

Auscultation

How to auscultate for heart sounds in adults

Rationale and key points This article aims to improve nurses’ knowledge and understanding of...

Lidocaine

How to administer lidocaine in wounds

Rationale and key points Before a wound can be cleaned and/or closed, the use of a local...

Rhinitis

How to use a corticosteroid nasal spray

Rationale and key points This article outlines the appropriate and effective technique for...

Nasal douching

How to perform nasal douching

Rationale and key points This article provides information on nasal douching, which nurses...

Nasogastric intubation

How to set up and administer an enteral feed via a nasogastric tube

Rationale and key points Nasogastric tube feeding is a method of enteral feeding commonly...

Sit-stand transfers

How to assist patients with sit-stand transfers

Rationale and key points This article discusses optimal methods for assisting patients with...

AED resuscitation

How to use an automated external defibrillator following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Rationale and key points This article provides an overview of the skills required to safely...

How to promote patients’ sleep in hospital

Rationale and key points Disturbed or disrupted sleep is associated with adverse effects on...

How to carry out growth assessment in infants and children under two years old

Rationale and key points Measuring and monitoring growth in infants and young children under...

How to remove an indwelling urinary catheter in female patients

Rationale and key points This article aims to assist nurses to undertake the removal of an...

How to care for a patient’s eyes in critical care settings

Rationale and key points Eye care is an important aspect of the nursing management of...

How to insert a peripheral cannula

Rationale and key points This article aims to assist practitioners to undertake the safe and...

How to set up and use a Twitter account professionally

Rationale and key points This article encourages nurses to use Twitter to engage in...

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