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Study guides for nursing school!


How to Change a Hospital Gown for Patients with IV Line

Changing a patient's hospital gown is needed to maintain their cleanliness and the feeling of freshness. But how can you change into a new one with an intravenous infusion line attached? Just follow the steps below and you can be a pro in changing hospital gowns for patients with IV line.

Communication, Documentation & Reporting in Nursing

Communication is one of the means in establishing rapport and a helping-healing relationship to our clients. It is an essential element in nursing and this post will help you understand the concept of communication. This is also a primer teaching you documentation and reporting in nursing.

Nursing Care of the Dead

Death is one of the two aspects of life that will happen to everyone. Whether the death is sudden and unexpected, or ongoing and expected, nurses should provide information and help to address the impact of death to the dying and to the family.

Hot Sitz Bath Nursing Interventions & Procedure

Sitz bath or hip bath is a bath in which a patient sits in water up to the hips to relieve discomfort and pain in the lower part of the body. Sitz bath works by keeping the affected area clean and increasing the flow of blood.

Vaginal Irrigation (Douche)

Vaginal Irrigation or Vaginal Douche is the injection of fluid either plain or medicated into the vaginal canal under low pressure to facilitate cleansing of the vaginal tract.

The Nightingale Pledge And Its Versions

The Nightingale Pledge is a modified version of the Hippocratic Oath created by Lystra Gretter and a Committee for the Farrand Training School for Nurses in Detroid, Michigan in 1983.

Urinary Catheterization Nursing Procedure & Management

Urinary Catheterization is the introduction of a catheter through the urethra into the bladder for the purpose of withdrawing urine.

Metabolic Acidosis

Metabolic Acidosis is an acid-base imbalance resulting from excessive absorption or retention of acid or excessive excretion of bicarbonate produced by an underlying pathologic disorder.

Metabolic Alkalosis

Metabolic Alkalosis is an acid-base imbalance characterized by excessive loss of acid or excessive gain of bicarbonate produced by an underlying pathologic disorder. Metabolic alkalosis causes metabolic, respiratory, and renal responses, producing characteristic symptoms. This condition is always secondary to an underlying cause.
Respiratory Acidosis Nursing Management

Respiratory Acidosis

Respiratory Acidosis is an acid-base imbalance characterized by increased partial pressure of arterial carbon dioxide and decreased blood pH.