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A Step-by-Step Guide to Patient Counseling

Learn about the procedures, steps, risks, and requirements for patient counseling Patient counseling is a universal skill possessed by nurses around the world. To create an ideal environment for their patients, nurses should develop a supportive relationship with them. Patients who are provided with the proper knowledge regarding their condition can make vital positive changes […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Ear Irrigation

Learn about the procedures, steps, risks, and requirements for ear irrigation When wax builds in a patient’s ear canal, nurses may need to perform an ear irrigation. If performed incorrectly, ear irrigations can lead to adverse events such as infection and tympanic membrane perforation. Manually removing earwax with instruments like forceps requires adequate visualization, training, […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Catheterization

Learn about the procedures, steps, risks, and requirements for catheterization. Inserting catheters is an essential skill that is often used in medical environments by nurses. Not only can nurses alleviate discomfort for patients with this procedure, but they can also send the urine samples they’ve gathered for further testing. These tests may look for crystals, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]