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While both phlebotomists and nurses work with patients in a health care setting, a phlebotomist really specializes in doing one thing: drawing blood, whereas nurses can do a wide range of things.
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Collecting those items that would be helpful to you in your ongoing nursing practice are all listed here.
Build your confidence. Review these videos and handy tips on techniques for venipuncture using straight needle, or butterfly, vacutainer or syringe.
Find out the different types of catheters and when they are used as well as tips and techniques you can use for any catheter insertion.
An autonomic dysreflexia incident is a serious event. Know the signs, and ow to respond when it happens to your patient
There are a few ways that bladder irrigation can be performed. See how you can hook up a continuous or intermittent flow or opening a closed system for a one time procedure.
Neutropenic precautions, sometimes called protective precautions or reverse isolation requires protocol to protect your patient. Here is a summary of what you need to do
An old procedure that is still used today with a variety of methods to apply. Video demonstrations of unna boot applications are here for your review. Take your choice.
Hyperalimentation, also known as Total Parenteral Nutrition and abbreviated as TPN requires attention to detail. Learn how to administer here
There are a few variations of the CADD pump used by ambulatory patients. Get a good review on how to set things up for your patient as well as troubleshoot
A negative pressure dressing or wound vac can be involved and challenging depending on what body part needs the application. Watch how it's done here.
Specific to decubiti is a staging system that describes what the ulcer looks like. Learn proper staging here.
Normal Saline solution has many uses in health care. Find out how to make it at home for irrigations, wound care and more.
Hospital nurses will have a pharmacy to mix it up, but home care nurses will need to know how to make Dakin’s Solution. Don’t count on your local pharmacy.