Nursing Care Plans

This week we are working on our first nursing care plan. A nursing care plan consists of Assessment subjective (what the patient says) objective – physical assessment of patient Nursing Diagnosis These provide a basis for selection of nursing interventions.  Example: “acute pain related to (r/t)  pressure on spinal nerves as evidenced by pt oral …

Almost half way through…

Today was my check off for changing a Cental line dressing with Cardiac assessment and Male and Female Foley catheter insertion with Abdominal assessment.  I did fine on the two I did.  It was a coin flip to which I had to do.  I ended up with Female Foley Catheter instead of central line dressing. …

Lab time today

Did some Lab time with Ria today. She’s so funny. She’s very real. She doesn’t give a shit what people think of her. We practiced the NT suctioning and the trach care with trach suctioning. She went over Ear drop/ Eye drops/ anal and vaginal suppositories. I think we actually have to jam a suppository …

First Check off.

Today was a bit of a tough day.  I spent 3 hours in the nursing lab yesterday (Sunday) preparing for this wound dressing change. It was a wet to dry packed wound dressing change -a sterile procedure. I went over and over the procedure and the critical elements.  We have a little acronym to help …

Keeping a Sterile Field

I had always thought that not touching something that is sterile keeps it sterile.  Apparently even placing your hand or arm above a sterile field (unless your sterile)  contaminates the field.  I never knew that.   I found this out when practicing packing a wound in class yesterday. I found some info to back this up. …