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By Claire Boyd

Specifically designed for scholar nurses, Clinical abilities for Nurses offers a convenient, moveable creation to either the information and functional techniques that first 12 months nursing scholars require. providing you with the data in the back of the ability, this publication will improve your self belief and competence to your medical placements and time within the scientific talents lab.


Clinical talents for Nurses covers the talents and systems used most often in scientific perform, and comprises element of Care education; blood transfusion and tracheotomy care; continence and bowel care; and early sufferer review and reaction. This ebook uniquely contains phrases of knowledge and suggestion from real-life scholar nurses; in different phrases: built via scholars, for students!

Special features:

  • Tips, suggestion and phrases of knowledge from real-life scholars incorporated throughout
  • Pocket sized for portability in your medical placement
  • Clear, user-friendly, and jargon-free
  • Ties in with the NMC criteria for pre-registration schooling and the fundamental abilities Clusters
  • Examples and questions according to genuine existence nursing & healthcare examples

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Let me show you what this means in practice. Let me show you an example... L Using the old system, we’d expect a 70 kg person to produce 30 mL of urine each hour. In 24 hours this equates to 720 mL (30 mL × 24 hours = 720 mL). This does not take into account the person’s body weight, however. 5 mL/kg/h This does take into account the person’s body weight. 5 mL × 70 kg × 24 hours = 840 mL This makes a huge difference: 120 mL. Putting this into practice, we thought that 720 mL was satisfactory when in effect this output was too low, as a person of this size should be producing 840 mL every day.

PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH CATHETERISATION The act of inserting a urethral catheter may present many complications to the patient, immediately and over the duration of its placement. Some of these problems may include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • urethral trauma resulting in infection and possible septicaemia/renal failure/death, formation of false urethral passage, bladder perforation, traumatic removal of catheter with balloon inflated, urinary tract infection and possible septicaemia/renal failure/death, by-passing of urine around catheter, urethral stricture formation, meatal tears, encrustation and bladder calculi, urethral perforation, pain, bleeding, bladder spasm, reduced bladder capacity, catheter blockage, latex sensitivity, altered body image, difficulties with sexual relations.

Ninety per cent of catheterised individuals will get a UTI within 4 weeks of a urethral catheterisation. 38 MALE URETHRAL CATHETERISATION Other problems associated with catheterisation are: • • • • • • • catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), tissue damage, pressure necrosis, abscess formation, discomfort, loss of dignity, paraphimosis. Paraphimosis A paraphimosis is a tightening of the foreskin behind the glans penis. The foreskin is unable to be drawn back, causing pain and swelling to the penis.

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