Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, infection control in the workplace has become more important than ever. Successful infection control is based on good hygiene around a range of practices that arise from identifying hazards and implementing risk management for those hazards. This involves understanding: • the infectious agents • the work practices that prevent the transmission of infection in different settings • management systems that support effective work practices
Placing a nasogastric tube is a critical skill for nurses providing care in many different care settings. Their use is often indicated for both diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of patients, including to assess and treat upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding, withdraw gastric contents for analysis, allow gastric lavage, to provide long- and short-term feeding, to administer medications, and for gastric decompression. This program describes types of nasogastric tubes, looks at indications and contraindications for their use, demonstrates how to properly insert a tube, identifies signs of respiratory distress that indicate the tube has entered the trachea, and describes how to verify placement of the tube in the stomach. It also reviews the procedure for removing a tube and explains what to document.
This program presents stethoscope use for lung auscultation, the physiology of normal breath sounds, selected landmarks used for auscultation, and the basic procedures for a pulmonary auscultation assessment. It differentiates tracheal breath sounds, bronchial breath sounds, bronchovesicular breath sounds, and vesicular breath sounds and identifies anterior and posterior landmarks for breath sounds.
This video teaches how to perform a head-to-toe physical assessment using palpation and visualization. It explains how to develop a plan for an admission assessment, create a supportive environment for a patient, and ensure patient privacy.