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Respiratory system

Fiona Branch and Frank Coffey

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199211043
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597949 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199211043.003.0010

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Respiratory system

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History-taking - Examination of the respiratory system 1: general observation, hands, face, and neck - Examination of the respiratory system 2: inspection and palpation of the chest - Examination of the respiratory system 3: percussion of the chest - Examination of the respiratory system 4: auscultation of the chest - Recording peak flow - Spirometry - Pluse oximetry and oxygen saturation monitoring - Administration of oxygen - Humidification with cold water - Heated humidification - Oral suction - Nasal suction - Obtaining a nasopharyngeal aspirate - Obtaining a sputum sample - Collecting sputum using nasotracheal suction - Obtaining sputum using endotracheal and tracheostomy tubes - Types and use of inhalers 1 - Types and use of inhalers 2: breath activated inhalers - Types and use of inhalers 3: dry powder inhalers - Nebulizers - Continous positive airway pressure (CPAP) - Measurement of end-tidal carbon dioxide - Assisting with pleural aspiration - Chest drain insertion: Seldinger technique - Chest drain insertion: open technique - Assisting with insertion of a chest drain - Routine care of a chest drain - Management of non life-threatening chest drain complications - Management of life-threatening chest drain complications - Management of suction in chest drains - Changing an underwater drain bottle - Removal of a chest drain - Assisting with bronchoscopy - Chest physiotherapy

Chapter.  20545 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Skills

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