How to

How to undertake effective record-keeping and documentation

Understand the importance of keeping clear and accurate patient records

How to take a patient’s temperature

How to take a patient’s temperature

A step-by-step guide to the procedure using the oral, tympanic, axillary and forehead sites

Pre-operative care

How to provide preoperative care to patients

Understand the physical and psychosocial care required before surgery

How to develop and present a conference poster

How to develop and present a conference poster

Understand how precision, clarity, brevity and visual appeal will engage your audience

Verifying the death of a patient

How to verify the death of a patient

Understanding the legal implications, and the need for sensitivity and compassion

How to undertake oral medicines calculations

How to undertake oral medicines calculations

A step-wise, practical approach to undertaking oral medicines calculations

How to change a stoma bag

How to change a stoma bag

Enhance your understanding of the procedure and support patients in managing their stoma care

How to undertake intravenous infusion calculations

How to undertake intravenous infusion calculations

Refresh your knowledge on how to undertake intravenous infusion calculations

How to care for patients undergoing paracentesis for the drainage of ascites

The nurse’s role in monitoring the patient and administering treatment

Blood transfusion

How to undertake a blood component transfusion

Learn about patient identification, blood component checks and reducing potential hazards

How to assist in emergency tracheal intubation

How to assist in emergency tracheal intubation

Safe and effective emergency intubation of a patient with a compromised airway or respiratory function

ECG

How to record a 12-lead electrocardiogram

Understand the evidence that supports the practice of recording a 12-lead ECG

How to undertake venepuncture to obtain venous blood samples

Identifying a suitable vein and the appropriate needle or butterfly device for the procedure

How to undertake a nutritional assessment in adults

Using a structured approach and a variety of skills to determine nutritional status

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

Determining how and why a patient safety incident has occurred

How to administer an insulin injection

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

How to auscultate for heart sounds in adults

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

How to administer lidocaine in wounds

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

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