rules for use of physical restraints

Fundamentals Of Nursing

When should you place a patient in restraints and what are the rules for use of physical restraints (i.e. documentation, time, and site for tying).

What are the advantages or disadvantages of using a safety waist restraints?

When applying a mummy restraint who does it best serve and why?

Before a patient can go to surgery the nursery is responsible for patient teaching. What things will you teach your patient prior to surgery?

What does the nurse need to check prior to sending the patient to surgery on the day of surgery?

What are the things the nurse needs to do before assisting the patient with ambulation?

When a patient is confined to bed what type of aids can help with circulation?

To move a patient up in bed what is it that the nurse does to prevent injuries to her and others?

Hair, skin, and nails are observed by the nurse to assist in determining a persons overall health status. What signs and symptoms would you observe if these things were not healthy?

What is the order for abdominal assessment?

What is the order in which you would auscultate a patients abdomen?

When would you give a full bed bath to your patient?

Oral care for a dependent person is not the same as for an independent person. What are the deferences and similarities?

The nurse needs to prepare a diet that will promote wound healing and tissue repair. What types of food would be on it?

When doing tube feedings the nurse knows that the feeding tube is in the abdomen, when he/she hears what sound or aspirates content. What range is the PH in for gastric content?

After bolus tube feeding the nurse should follow with how much water and what position should the patient be in when he/she is done, and why?

What are the signs of proper tube placement and appropriate absorption of tube feeding?

What are the steps in wound irrigation?

Your patient is discharged home with a Jackson-Pratt drain.  The drain is emptied when and how often and what is noted about the characteristics of the drainage?

Collecting a wound culture requires that the nurse does what?

Changing a wound dressing the main goal is to prevent what?

When giving a large volume enema the nurse knows that instilling the solution is done through gravity.  Explain the procedure.

When is a nasal gastric tube used?

Explain the characteristics of fecal matter from a colonoscopy and an ileostomy.

When performing ostomy care the nurse knows that the device should be changed based on what factor?

What are the means for delivering O2 to your patient? List the types of oxygen delivery systems. What are the advantages and disadvantage for each.

When suctioning a tracheostomy tube, the patient is observed or assessed for what signs and symptoms?

What are steps for endotracheal tube care?

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