Suturing

AIM: closing an anaesthetised wound using interrupted sutures using an aseptic technique. Introduction to patient State your name and role and confirm patient’s identity State purpose of interaction and gain informed consent Check patient’s...

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Using a Nebulizer

Introduction Introduce yourself, check the right patient, explain confidentiality. Then ask the patient what they already know about a nebulizer. Then tell the patient what you are going to do – SIGN POSTING –...

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Using a Peak Flow Meter

Introduction Theory – PEFR – (peak expiratory flow rate) is a measure of the maximum speed of expiration. It is measured in litres/minute. It is used to asses if bronchoconstriction is reversible – i.e....

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Venipuncture

The Procedure Wash your hands and get your equipment ready – DO NOT FORGET THE SHARPS BIN! There are two types of alcohol wipe found around the hospital. You should try and use the...

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