Fundamental skills

Edited by Edward Alan Glasper, Gillian McEwing and Jim Richardson

in Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198569572
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597901 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Fundamental skills

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Handwashing - Prevention and control of infection - Personal protective equipment - Patient equipment - Patient placement - Safe handling and disposal of clinical waste - Laundry - Meeting children's hygiene needs - Oral hygiene - Assessment of a child with a wound - Selecting a wound dressing for a child - Eye care - Ear care - Pressure ulcers - Fluid requirements in children - Fluid balance monitoring - Assessing dehydration - Assisting with taking a blood sample - Assisting with cannulation and cannula care - Site management of a peripheral cannula - Tunnelled central intravenous line care - Safe administration of blood products and blood transfusion - Caring for an indwelling urethral catheter - Care of a child with raised body temperature - Manual handling and children - Cervical spine injury - Care of the child with potential cervical spine injury: moving and handling - Radiological and clinical clearance of potential cervical spine injury - Supportive holding and restraint

Chapter.  11658 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics

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