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Saturday, July 7, 2007

Checklists for Nursing Procedures

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FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING

By Judith M. Wilkinson, PhD, ARNP
Nurse Educator/Consultant,Shawnee, KS

Karen Van Leuven, PhD, FNP
Associate Professor,University of San Francisco,San Francisco, CA

These checklists are designed for teachers to use when evaluating student skills and for students to use when practicing skills or participating in peer check-offs. The following documents require Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher. Click the button below to download the most recent version.

Measuring Vital Signs
Assessing Body Temperature
Assessing Peripheral Pulses
Assessing Respirations
Assessing the Apical Pulse
Assessing for an Apical-Radial Pulse Deficit
Measuring Blood Pressure

Health Assessment: Performing a Physical Examination
Assessing the Abdomen
Assessing the Anus and Rectum
Assessing the Breasts and Axillae
Assessing the Chest and Lungs
Assessing the Ears and Hearing
Assessing the Eyes
Assessing the Female Genitourinary System
Assessing the Hair
Assessing the Head and Face
Assessing the Heart and Vascular System
Assessing the Male Genitourinary System
Assessing the Mouth and Oropharynx
Assessing the Musculoskeletal System
Assessing the Nails
Assessing the Neck
Assessing the Nose and Sinuses
Assessing the Sensory-Neurological System
Assessing the Skin
Performing the General Survey

Growth & Development through the Lifespan
Assessing for Abuse

Facilitating Hygiene
Bathing: Providing a Complete Bed Bath
Bathing: Providing a Packaged Bath
Bathing: Providing a Towel Bath
Brushing and Flossing the Teeth
Making an Occupied Bed
Making an Unoccupied Bed
Providing Beard and Mustache Care
Providing Denture Care
Providing Foot Care
Providing Oral Care for an Unconscious Patient
Providing Perineal Care
Removing and Caring for Contact Lenses
Shampooing the Hair for a Patient on Bedrest
Shaving a Patient

Experiencing Health & Illness
Admitting a Patient to a Nursing Unit

Promoting Asepsis & Preventing Infection
Applying Sterile Gloves (Open Method)
Donning Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Donning Sterile Gown and Gloves (Closed Method)
Hand Washing
Preparing and Maintaining a Sterile Field
Removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Surgical Hand Washing

Promoting Safety
Using a Bed-Monitoring Device
Using Restraints

Facilitating Hygiene
Bathing: Providing a Complete Bed Bath
Bathing: Providing a Packaged Bath
Bathing: Providing a Towel Bath
Brushing and Flossing the Teeth
Making an Occupied Bed
Making an Unoccupied Bed
Providing Beard and Mustache Care
Providing Denture Care
Providing Foot Care
Providing Oral Care for an Unconscious Patient
Providing Perineal Care
Removing and Caring for Contact Lenses
Shampooing the Hair for a Patient on Bedrest
Shaving a Patient

Administering Medications Electronic Study Guide
Steps to Follow for All Medications, Regardless of Type or Route
Adding Medications to Intravenous Fluids
Administering Intradermal Injections
Administering Intramuscular Injections
Administering IV Push Medications Through a Running Primary IV Line
Administering IV Push Medications Through an Intermittent Device with IV Extension Tubing
Administering IV Push Medications Through an Intermittent Device (IV Lock) When No Extension Tubing is Attached to the Venous Access Device
Administering Medication Through an Enteral Tube
Administering Nasal Medications
Administering Ophthalmic Medications
Administering Oral Medications
Administering Otic Medications
Administering Subcutaneous Medications
Administering Vaginal Medications
Inserting a Rectal Suppository
Irrigating the Eyes
Locating Intramuscular Injection Sites
Mixing Medications in One Syringe, Using a Prefilled Cartridge and Single-Dose Vial - For Intravenous Administration
Mixing Medications in One Syringe, Using One Ampule and Vial
Mixing Medications in One Syringe, Using Two Vials
Preparing and Drawing Up Medications from Ampules
Preparing and Drawing Up Medications from Vials
Recapping Needles Using One-Handed Technique
Using a Piggyback Set
Using a Tandem (Secondary) Set
Using a Volume-Control Administration Set

Nutrition
Administering Feedings Through Gastric and Enteric Tubes
Checking Fingerstick (Capillary) Blood Glucose Levels
Inserting Nasogastric and Nasoenteric Tubes
Removing a Nasogastric or Nasoenteric Tube

Urinary Elimination
Applying an External (Condom) Catheter
Collecting a Clean-Catch Urine Specimen
Continuous Bladder Irrigation
Inserting a Straight Urinary Catheter (Female)
Inserting a Straight Urinary Catheter (Male)
Inserting an Indwelling Urinary Catheter (Female)
Inserting an Indwelling Urinary Catheter (Male)
Intermittent Bladder or Catheter Irrigation

Bowel Elimination
Administering a Cleansing Enema
Administering a Prepackaged Enema
Changing an Ostomy Appliance
Irrigating a Colostomy
Placing and Removing a Bedpan
Removing Stool Digitally
Testing Stool for Occult Blood

Sensory Perception
Performing Otic Irrigation

Pain Management
Connecting a Patient-Controlled Analgesia Pump

Activity & Exercise
Assisting with Ambulation (One Nurse)
Assisting with Ambulation (Two Nurses)
Dangling a Patient at the Side of the Bed
Logrolling a Patient
Moving a Patient Up In Bed
Transferring a Patient from Bed to Chair
Transferring a Patient from Bed to Stretcher
Turning a Patient in Bed

Sleep & Rest
Giving a Back Massage

Skin Integrity & Wound Healing
Applying a Hydrocolloid Dressing
Applying a Transparent Film Dressing
Obtaining a Needle Aspiration Culture from a Wound
Obtaining a Wound Culture by Swab
Performing a Sterile Wound Irrigation
Removing and Applying Dry Dressings
Removing and Applying Wet-to-Damp Dressings

Oxygenation
Administering Oxygen by Cannula, Face Mask, or Face Tent
Applying and Caring for a Patient with a Cardiac Monitor
Caring for a Patient on a Mechanical Ventilator
Caring for a Patient with Chest Tubes (Disposable Water-Seal System)
Collecting an Expectorated Specimen
Collecting a Suctioned Specimen
Monitoring Pulse Oximetry (Arterial Oxygen Saturation)
Performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, One- and Two-Person
Performing Nasotracheal Suctioning
Performing Oropharyngeal and Nasopharyngeal Suctioning
Performing Orotracheal Suctioning
Performing Percussion, Vibration, and Postural Drainage
Performing Tracheostomy Care
Performing Tracheostomy or Endotracheal Suctioning
Performing Tracheostomy or Endotracheal Suctioning Using Inline Suction Equipment

Fluids, Electrolytes, & Acid-Base Balance
Administering a Blood Transfusion
Changing IV Solutions, Tubing, and Dressings
Converting a Primary Line to a Heparin or Saline Lock
Discontinuing an IV Line
Initiating a Peripheral Intravenous Infusion
Regulating the IV Flow Rate
Setting Up and Using IV Pumps

Perioperative Nursing
Applying Antiembolism Stockings
Applying Sequential Compression Devices
Teaching a Patient to Cough, Deep-Breathe, Move in Bed, and Perform Leg Exercises

2 comments:

argenove said...

Thank a lot for giving these review materials. It will enhance and refresh my nursing knowledge. More power!

Hannah said...

The links have been removed, and the page won't show.. Please help.. Thanks! ^_^


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