Chapter

Skills reminder

Robert Crouch

Edited by Alan Charters, Mary Dawood and Paula Bennett

in Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199203499
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597932 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199203499.003.0020

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Skills reminder

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Introduction - Airway management - Manual airway opening manoeuvres - Removal of foreign bodies/secretions - Simple airway adjuncts - Laryngeal mask airway (LMA) - Endotracheal intubation - Surgical airway - Percutaneous needle and surgical cricothyroidotomy - Arterial blood gas sampling - Arterial line insertion and invasive blood pressure monitoring - Bag–valve–mask ventilation - Basic life support—adult - Basic life support—paediatric - Blood transfusion - Cannulation - Capnography - Cardiac pacing - Cardioversion - Catheterization—female - Catheterization—male - Central venous pressure (CVP) line insertion and monitoring - Cervical collar application - Chest drains - C‐spine assessment - Defibrillation - Diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) - Donway splint - ECG recording - Eye irrigation - Eyelid eversion - Gastric lavage - Inhaler technique - Intraosseous (IO) insertion - Minor injury treatments - Neighbour/buddy strapping - Slings - Collar and cuff - Splints and thumb spica - Trephining - Mobility assessment - Nasal packing - Nasogastric (NG) tube insertion - Needle thoracocentesis - Neurological assessment: the Glasgow Coma Score - Neurological assessment: other tests - Neurological assessment in children - Oxygen delivery - Pain assessment and management - Peak flow measurement - Pelvic fixation - Pericardiocentesis - Plastering skills - Upper limb casts - Lower limb casts - Pulse oximetry - Rapid infuser - Sengstaken tube insertion - Skin traction: application - Spinal boards - Thomas splint application - Transporting the critically ill - Venepuncture - Ventilation: mechanical - Ventilation: non‐invasive (NIV) - Visual acuity (VA) - Vital signs in children - Wounds: stages of healing - Wound care - Wound cleansing - Wound closure: tissue adhesive - Steri–Strips™ - Local anaesthetic infiltration of wounds - Suturing - Simple sutures - Deep sutures and mattress sutures

Chapter.  33013 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Emergency Medicine

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