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A Step-by-Step Guide to Splints and Casts

Learn about the procedures, steps, risks, and requirements for splints and casts It takes plenty of time and practice to apply a splint or a cast. Both of these hard wraps are used to immobilize a part of a patient’s body that’s been injured. They support and protect any injured bones, ligaments, tendons, and other […]

Nurse changing a patient's bandages

A Step-by-Step Guide to Wound Care

What is wound care? Learn about the procedures, steps, risks, and requirements for providing wound care. Wound care covers every stage of the wound management process. It’s a critical component of healthcare and one that may require special nursing skills. The wound care nurse is responsible for determining the proper treatment to promote healing and […]

Healthcare professional assisting a patient

A Step-by-Step Guide to Lifting Patients

Learn about the procedures, steps, risks, and requirements for patient lifts. It takes a lot of strength to move patients in and out of their beds. In fact, healthcare occupations hold some of the highest rates of musculoskeletal injuries from overexertion. The greatest risk factor for healthcare professionals is the manual lifting, moving, and repositioning […]

Nurse performing a tracheostomy on a mannequin

A Step-by-Step Guide to Tracheostomy Care

What is tracheostomy care? Learn about the procedures, steps, risks, and requirements for providing tracheostomy care. Tracheostomies are a potentially life-saving procedure that can be temporary or permanent. A tracheostomy may be performed during an emergency if a person’s airway is blocked. It may also be performed due to a disease, injury, or health condition […]

Female nurse preparing a patient

A Step-by-Step Guide to Blood Transfusions

Learn about the procedures, steps, risks, and requirements for performing a blood transfusion. Blood transfusions are a potentially life-saving procedure that replaces blood lost during surgery or injury. A blood transfusion can also serve as a treatment for patients with illnesses that stifle their ability to naturally produce enough blood cells for their bodies. This […]

Medical supplies for intubation

A Step-by-Step Guide to Intubation

What is intubation? Learn about the procedures, steps, risks, and requirements for performing intubation. Intubation can mean the difference between life and death. Doctors and nurses perform this procedure on patients who cannot breathe on their own. Patient may need to be intubated when anesthetized during surgery or because of a severe illness that affects […]