Quick Overview on Drawing Blood
SELECTING A SITE
It is important to select the most suitable site for venipuncture. Positioning
the patient correctly will help in locating the best site.
Supine (laying down) position is preferred, flat o
Catheterization Lecture Notes
Important Definitions related to Catheterization & the Urinary System
Bladder- Hollow muscular sac.
Catheterization- The process of inserting a catheter into the bladder.
Foley or Indwelling Catheter-Remains in the bladder vi
Proper Nutrition "Lecture" Notes
PART A - Promoting Proper Nutrition
Culture- a system of behaviors people learn from the people they grow up and live with.
When you look at that definition it is easy to see why culture effects how and what we eat. There
Module 10 Lecture Notes
An ostomy is a surgically created opening into the body. There are many different types of ostomies. Reasons for ostomies include:
obstruction, cancer, bowel disease, or trauma. The opening that comes to the outside of the body is
Module 12 Lecture Notes
Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the body cannot use glucose appropriately to meet energy
needs. There are two forms (types) of diabetes:
Type 1 or insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM)
Type 2 or non-insulin dependent
PART B - Alternative Methods for Providing Nourishment Notes
Gastric gavage is used when patients are unable to be nourished by mouth but are still capable of absorbing food. Definition of
gavage: feeding with a stomach tube or with a tube passed through
Fecal Impaction Notes
Constipation-passage of dry, hard stool.
Defecation-excretion of feces from the rectum.
Fecal impaction-prolonged retention and build up of dry hard feces in the rectum.
Vagus nerve-located in the rectum; stimulation of t
Role of NAII "Lecture" Notes
As the population ages, we are seeing an increased number of people needing health care services. We
are reaching a time when the number of people needing care will outnumber those available to provide
the care. We are also se
Wound Irrigation "Lecture" Notes
Wound Care: Wound Irrigation
Wound irrigation is the process of washing debris, drainage, or exudate out of the wound to promote
healing. The physician will order the type of fluid to be used. You will need to know if rins
Dressing Change Lecture Notes
Sterile Dressing Change For Wounds Over 48 Hours Old
A wound is any damage to the skin or the soft tissue. Tissue damage can occur due to a variety of
reasons. Some of them include: cuts, blows, poor circulation, chemicals, e