Nurses have a number of responsibilities to perform to maintain their patients’ well being, including collecting blood specimens. Blood culture collections are needed to make sure that patients do not have any foreign organisms in their bloodstream that can prevent them from remaining healthy. This relatively simple procedure must be executed correctly to ensure that […]
Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques
Clinical nursing skills and techniques: Browse our article database below to find great tips and tutorials for a variety of nursing skills such as giving an injection, putting on sterile gloves, catheter insertion, and much more. These articles and included videos are written to help give practical advice and show common techniques to nursing students, as well as those interested in the nursing profession. These can be a great way to learn how common procedures are performed. If you would like to know more about nursing skills, visit our main nursing skills overview article. To view an individual skill, just browse the articles below.
Nurses must learn to place nasogastric tubes into patients correctly so that they can receive the medical services that they need. Even seasoned nurses who have mastered the skill of nasogastric tube placement must follow certain measures to verify the placement of the tube. The verification methods are a relatively easy clinical skill as long […]
Nurses must make sure that a PICC line remains functioning properly and that the dressing around it remains sterile. PICC lines are catheters that help patients maintain their good health. At some point, patients must have their PICC lines removed so that they can continue to maintain their good health. Nurses must be prepared to remove PICC lines […]
Before most students decide to attend nursing school they wonder how it will be working as a nurse (hours, difficulty, salary, schedule) and if it is a career that fits their personality. Becoming a registered nurse can be one of the most rewarding careers a person can choose. However, it is important the potential nurse researches […]
Hey Everyone, I received another “ask me a question” and it comes from Marie and here is what she asked: “Does it matter what hospitals you do your clinicals at? I am starting a Registered Nurse RN program at a University that has 2 Nursing campuses in different cities. They are the same programs, but one […]
Hey Everyone, It has been a while since I have updated this nursing blog. I received another ask me a question. This question comes from Maria Capela and here is what she asked: “What’s the actual recital to tell a person when you are going to draw blood? For test purposes…and certification” Drawing Blood Procedure- […]