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How to insert a nasogastric tube and check gastric position at the bedside

Rationale and key points A nasogastric tube (NG tube) can be used to aspirate stomach...

How to care for a patient after death in the community

Rationale and key points This article provides nurses with information about how to care for...

How to remove an endotracheal tube

Rationale and key points The decision to remove an endotracheal tube (extubation) is taken...

How to perform open tracheal suction via an endotracheal tube

Rationale and key points Tracheal suction involves the removal of pulmonary secretions from...

How to inform relatives and loved ones of a patient’s death

Rationale and key points ▶ Informing relatives and loved ones of a patient’s death is a...

How to care for a patient after death in hospital

Rationale and key points This article provides nurses with information about how to care for...

How to perform transrectal ultrasound and prostate biopsy

Rationale and key points This article aims to help nurses to support patients who require a...

How to alleviate perineal pain following an episiotomy

Rationale and key points An episiotomy increases maternal morbidity in the postnatal period...

How to perform a tracheostomy dressing and inner cannula change

Rationale and key points Proactive tracheostomy management increases patient safety and...

How to manage an arterial catheter

Rationale and key points This article provides nurses with information on the safe and...

How to suction via a tracheostomy

Rationale and key points Patients with a tracheostomy tube may be unable to cough adequately...

How to apply vacuum-assisted closure therapy

Rationale and key points This article aims to provide an overview of the technique for...

How to remove a pulmonary artery catheter

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

How to repair an episiotomy

Rationale and key points Skilful repair of an episiotomy is an important aspect of maternal...

How to perform an episiotomy

Rationale and key points An episiotomy may be necessary to assist some women to give birth...

How to perform irrigation of the eye

Rationale and key points This article aims to help nurses to understand the importance of...

How to monitor blood glucose

Rationale and key points Capillary blood glucose monitoring is an essential component of...

How to measure blood pressure manually

Rationale and key points This article aims to help nurses to measure blood pressure (BP)...

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