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Fundamentals of Nursing

A collection of all our articles and study guides for the fundamentals of nursing. Included in this category are basic concepts of nursing, procedures and skills, nursing history and more. Test your knowledge by answering the questions from our nursing test bank about the fundamentals of nursing (located under each study guide).

IV Fluids and Solutions Guide & Cheat Sheet (2020 Update)

Get to know the different types of intravenous solutions or IV fluids in this guide. Differentiate isotonic, hypertonic, and hypotonic IV solutions and the nursing interventions and management for each.

How to Start an IV? 50+ Tips & Techniques on IV Insertion

These are 50+ intravenous or IV therapy tips and tricks for nurses who would want to master this essential nursing skill. Learn more here!

Client Teaching: 6 Ways to Preventing Back Injuries

The back is essential to performing activities and maintaining...

Patient Education: 5 Nursing Tips in Creating Effective Written Teaching Aids

Here are five tips to writing effective teaching aids for patient education.

Hand Hygiene and Handwashing

Handwashing is the act of cleaning one’s hands with the use of any liquid with or without soap for the purpose of removing dirt or microorganisms.

Safety First: A Nurse’s Guide to Promoting Safety Measures Throughout the Lifespan

Here is a guide to promoting safety measures throughout the lifespan.

The Aging Body Systems: Explaining Physiological Aging

Here are the body systems and the changes they undergo while aging.

Nurse Snooze: 7 Sleep-Promoting Tips Nurses Must Share to their Clients

Individuals should need to realize the importance of sleep and its relation to fulfillment, productivity, and activity. Here are seven sleep-promoting tips nurses must share to their clients:

Nasogastric Intubation

For most patients who cannot attain an adequate oral intake from food, oral nutritional supplements, or who cannot eat and drink safely, they may be given proper nutrition via nasogastric tube feeding.

10 Tips on How Nurses Can Improve Documentation

Here are some tips that would make your documentation a stand-out and an example among the rest.