Random Nursing Bullets

PLEASE SHARE! Tongue blades are contraindicated with acute epiglottitis and may cause the epiglottis to spasm. The classic signs of epiglottitis are drooling, sitting upright, and leaning forward with chin thrust out, mouth open, and tongue protruding. Keep a child with epiglottitis upright to ease breathing and prevent aspiration or airway obstruction. Hyperplasia is anContinue reading “Random Nursing Bullets”

Fact Sheet: Manipulation

Types of Manipulation (B-A-S-E) Management of Manipulation (K-E-E-P) Management: The KIND-FIRMNESS approach involves being both kind and firm with someone who is attempting to manipulate you. This means treating the person with respect and empathy, while also setting clear boundaries and enforcing them consistently. To ESTABLISH RAPPORT, try to build a positive relationship with theContinue reading “Fact Sheet: Manipulation”

Fact Sheet: Intraspinal and Epidural routes

An epidural catheter is a small, flexible tube that is inserted into the epidural space in the spine through a needle. It is typically used to deliver pain medication to the epidural space in order to manage pain during labor, surgery, or other medical procedures. The catheter is usually managed by a nurse, who isContinue reading “Fact Sheet: Intraspinal and Epidural routes”

Fact Sheet: Decision Making, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking & Clinical Reasoning

• Decision making involves choosing a course of action from available options • Problem solving involves finding a solution to a difficult situation • Decision making is often a part of problem solving, but can also occur without the full analysis required in problem solving • Decision making may not focus on eliminating the underlyingContinue reading “Fact Sheet: Decision Making, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking & Clinical Reasoning”