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By Penny Hilton

Univ. of Sheffield, united kingdom. Covers the most important parts of crucial nursing techniques, together with rationals for prompt activities. Promotes evidence-based perform and encompasses a reference component of universal terminology, conversion tables, laboratory effects, and extra. For starting nurses. Softcover.

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Are the temperature/conditions suitable? • Is this a safe environment for movement and handling of clients? A thorough assessment of all these factors and any other identified risk or hazards should always be undertaken prior to each move, and the identified risks reduced, removed or safe working practices used. 35 Mobilizing Moving inanimate objects Whatever the object to be moved and handled, it is essential to perform a thorough assessment of risk and to follow the simple principles of safe manual handling as outlined above when undertaking any manoeuvre.

Procedure Rationale Explain procedure to client To increase client co-operation and obtain informed consent Encourage and assist the client to cough into the specimen pot Coughing expels the sputum from the lung fields If experiencing difficulty in obtaining the specimen, gently percuss the client’s back in collaboration with the physiotherapist Gentle percussion dislodges sputum, making it easier to expel Check that expectorant contains sputum Test will be invalid if saliva is sent in error Obtain assistance from physiotherapist if you encounter difficulties in obtaining specimen Physiotherapists are trained specifically in techniques that may help to obtain a specimen Replace lid on pot ensuring an adequate seal To prevent leakage Put form and specimen pot in specimen bag and seal To ensure request and specimen arrive at laboratory together Offer mouthwash/oral hygiene equipment To maintain client comfort Send specimen promptly to laboratory To enable analysis of specimen.

It may also be prudent to inform the client’s next of kin. Care of an individual who has fallen Care of a client who has fallen or one who has been found on the floor should include the following steps: Procedure Rationale Assess the situation and approach if safe to do so To ensure personal safety Undertake a swift assessment of the condition of the client To assess for life-threatening problems which require urgent medical/nursing attention Are signs of life present? g. cardiac arrest, resulting in their being found on the floor 40 Fundamental Nursing Skills Procedure Rationale • Is the client conscious?

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