Drug calculations

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22 Drug calculations Drug calculations overview Competency and proficiency in the calculation of drug doses are vital for the safety of neonates, infants and children. The margin for error is…

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Weight, BMI, height/length and head circumference

Oct 25, 2018 by in NURSING Comments Off on Weight, BMI, height/length and head circumference

17 Weight, BMI, height/length and 
head circumference Weight, BMI, height/length and head circumference overview Accurate measurement of height, length, weight, head and chest circumference is a vital part in the…

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Care of the dying child

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65 Care of the dying child Care of the dying child overview In the United Kingdom in 2012, over 5000 children under the age of 19 died. This is illustrated…

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Transfusion of blood and blood components

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63 Transfusion of blood and blood components Transfusion of blood and blood components overview The safe transfusion of blood and blood products is an essential skill in everyday practice. The…

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62 Obtaining blood samples

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62 Obtaining blood samples Obtaining blood samples overview Venepuncture requires the introduction of a needle into a vein for the purposes of obtaining a blood sample for haematological, biochemical or…

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Transfer of the critically ill child

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57 Transfer of the critically ill child Transfer of the critically ill child overview Every paediatric emergency department should provide all the essential steps that are needed for a child….

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Peak expiratory flow

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28 Peak expiratory flow Peak expiratory flow overview Peak expiratory flow measures the maximum rate of air blown out of the lungs on expiration. A small portable hand-held device is…

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3-lead electrocardiography

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52 3-lead electrocardiography 3-lead electrocardiography overview ECG monitoring looks at the electrical impulses in the cardiac muscle (myocardium). This is generated through placing three electrodes in designated positions. Myocardial cells…

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Wet wrapping in atopic eczema

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50 Wet wrapping in atopic eczema Wet wrapping overview Wet wraps are a bandaging technique that may be used as part of treatment for moderate to severe atopic eczema. Wet…

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Preparation for lumbar puncture

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45 Preparation for a lumbar puncture Preparation for a lumbar puncture overview A lumbar puncture is an invasive procedure that involves the insertion of a needle into the subarachnoid space….

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