Nursing responsibilities on Tracheostomy and bronchoscopy
- 0Jul 2, '07 by ALEXIS VALIENTEcan anyone help me to get a document or site that tells about the responsibilities of a nurse regarding bronchoscopy and tracheostomy?? i hope someone will help me! thanks
- 0Jul 2, '07 by Daytonitethere are some good sites where you can find information about these procedures which is where you start. you have to know what the procedure is and how it is usually performed so you can answer patient's questions about the procedure. your nursing responsibilities generally involve preparing the patient before the procedure and taking care of them after. so, you need to know the preparation the patient will need (pre-procedure medications, the signing of a consent form) and any complications that can occur afterward and how to manage them. all this comes from reading as much as you can about these procedures and what goes on during them. however, a doctor performs the procedure and a nurse will only assist the doctor by setting up and/or handing him the instruments he needs. here in the u.s. the nurses are often the ones who get the patient into the procedure room, positioned properly and administer the sedating medication at the verbal direction of the doctor who is doing the procedure.
- http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/t.../htm/index.htm - bronchoscopy interactive tutorial (there are three ways you can view the tutorial)
- http://www.medicinenet.com/bronchoscopy/article.htm - bronchoscopy
- http://tracheostomy.com/ - everything you want to know about tracheostomies and trach care. lots of pictures and explanations. if you go to the site map page you will find links to respiratory surgical procedures, many of which are videos.
- http://www.nda.ox.ac.uk/wfsa/html/u15/u1516_01.htm - percutaneous tracheostomy. includes pictures of the anatomy, a description of the insertion of the tracheostomy and a list of the complications. this article was written for doctors but it is reasonably easy to understand
- http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...cle/002955.htm - includes drawings of the anatomy
- http://www.medicinenet.com/tracheostomy/article.htm - tracheostomy