Giving an Insulin Injection

Lydia, a student nurse, is assigned to assist a staff nurse who is caring for a diabetic patient. According to the patient’s chart, the patient is due to receive an insulin injection in 15 minutes. Since it will be her first time to observe such procedure, she couldn’t help but feel both excited and anxious. […]

How to be Patient with your Patients

To care for the sick. To assist patients to independence. To be angels of the sick room. Those have always been some of the main reasons why nurses chose to enter the nursing profession. To care. To serve. To be of help. As we pursue our journey as nurses, we have learned along the way […]

How to Become a Nurse Educator

Nikka has always looked up to her instructors, in fact, once in her life, she dreamt of becoming one herself. A teacher. Someone who can impart their knowledge to others, someone who can help mold people to become better individuals and have brighter futures. But she also wanted to become a nurse and help the […]

Nursing How To’s: Changing A Wet to Dry Dressing

While there are wounds that heal on their own without the need for dressing to help them heal, there are also those that require a dressing to allow them to heal properly and keep out elements that can cause the wound not to heal properly. The wound’s dressing allows the dead skin cells to collect […]

Importance of Effective Communication in Nursing

One of the neglected aspects in nursing is the use of therapeutic communication in the profession. For nurses to be able to perform their jobs well, they should first be able to communicate well and effectively with a wide range of people, be it their co-workers, their superiors, subordinates and patients. Studies show a well-established […]

Nursing interventions for CSF Rhinorrhea

Elevate head of patient (approximately 15-30 degrees) to prevent a negative gradient between intracranial and paranasal sinus cavities that would allow an ascending path for the bacteria intracranially. This angle of inclination is sufficient to reduce the CSF pressure at the basal cisterns. Put patient on bed rest (7-10 day trial of bed rest) Apply […]