I was surfing the web and came across this web site
It is mostly related to doctors but there are some good nursing tips... But I know that all of you experienced nurses have learned something about some tip or trick that you didn't learn in nursing school but now is a no fail tip
I know that one tip I have is for blood. Check component, blood band, patient name, order, and check with patient if they have ever had a blood reaction before. This has saved me from having to call the doctor after I had the transfusion reaction. I just called before I gave the blood to get some prophalaxis.
Another one that I know works is to put powder on the bed pan.
any others out there
Nov 13, '01
Dang...those are some GREAT tips!!!!!
I never knew that about the ativan...and the TED hose thing is brilliant!!! I do powder the bedpan...makes it much more comfortable for the patient!
Since we don't use pumps for out G-Tube feeders...I always fill the tubing with whater before adding the 2-cal, jevity, osmolite...etc. That stuff is ALOT thicker than it looks!!!
Although I have never had the need to do this, I once saw a Dr put his stethescope in the ears of a VERY hard of hearing patient while he talked into the bell...he didn't have to talk very loud and the patient heard him MUCH better!
And...when dealing with difficult/feisty patients...always remember...Approach...Approach...Approach!!! I wish I could get my co-workers to realize this.
I did not mean to forget you Karen...I will remember thos tips as well...catheterizing some patients can be EXTREMELY difficult. I have almost had to stand on my head to get some!!!!
Last edit by OneChattyNurse on Nov 13, '01