Nurses’ Notes

Recommended Isolation Precautions in Hospitals

Standard Precautions (Tier One) Designed for all clients in hospital. These precautions apply to (a) blood; (b) all body fluids, excretions, and secretions except sweat; (c) nonintact (broken) skin; and (d) mucous membranes. Designed to reduce risk of transmission of microorganisms from recognized and unrecognized sources. Wash hands after contact with blood, body fluids, secretions, […]

Principles and Practices of Surgical Asepsis

All objects used in a sterile field must be sterile. All articles are sterile appropriately by dry or moist heat, chemicals, or radiation before use. Always check a package containing a sterile object for intactness, dryness, and expiration date. Sterile articles can be stored for only a prescribed time; after that, they are considered unsterile. […]

Nursing Medication Administration

General Nursing Responsibilities 1. Administering Drugs 2. Assessing drug effects 3. Intervening to make the drug regimen more tolerable 4. Providing patient teaching about drugs regimen Principles of Medication Administration 1. Legal and ethical consideration (Nursing Act) 2. Types of medication order a. Stat b. Standing order c. Renewal order d. PRN order e. Verbal […]

Placing the Patient in Different Positions for Examination

Role the Nurse in Physical Examination

1. Nurse plays an important role in the program of prevention of disease not only by encouraging the individual to have such as examination but also by her tact and a kill in assisting in such a way as to minimize embarrassment to the patient.

2. Explanation as to what is to be done and why usually facilitate the procedure both for the doctor and the patient and will make the patient more relaxed and more cooperative.

3. Nurse can render invaluable assistance in expanding the examiner’s work and in conserving the patient’s strength. Most thorough examination is lengthy and tiring.

4. When patient is a woman, the presence of nurse prevents embarrassment to the patient and it protects the physician from any court action in case patient complains.

5. Nurse is held responsible in having all equipment and articles ready for the examination, preparing the patient accordingly, anticipating the physician’s needs and taking care of the used articles after the examination.