Therapeutic Procedures

by Diana Shenefield, PhD

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    Our next topic is Therapeutic Procedures. So be thinking about in your mind what are therapeutic procedures you do as a nurse? And what kind of policies and procedures go along with those? And what kind of interventions? What kind of preplanning, and what kind of monitoring goes along with that? This falls under the topic of reduction of risk. Again, with NCLEX we know we've got to keep our patients safe, and reduction of risk is a big part of what we do as nurses, not only are we caring for our patients, but we're keeping them safe. My name is Diana Shenefield, let’s get started. So what are we going to be talking about under this topic? We are going to be talking about therapeutic procedures. Again, when caring for your patient undergoing a therapeutic procedure, we know we need to assess responses, we need to assess their recovery, and we need to watch for potential complications, and we need to diminish the risk of harm to our patients. Our learning outcomes is to apply our knowledge related to nursing process. Again, that is a common theme that you are going to hear throughout all of these videos, but also throughout your nursing career, as we need to keep our patients safe and reduce risk. We also need to know how to monitor our patients, during and after procedures, and again in the back of our minds know, and anticipate for possible complications. So our first question we are going to look at is you're a nurse caring for a patient who underwent a surgical repair of a detached retina in the right eye. So think about detached retina, and what you have learned about that, and what kind of precautions and what kind of procedures would this...

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    The lecture Therapeutic Procedures by Diana Shenefield, PhD is from the course Physiological Integrity. It contains the following chapters:

    • Therapeutic Procedures
    • Questions
    • Patient Teaching
    • Assessing the Patient
    • Positioning

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Serous drainage
    2. Red, hard skin
    3. Purulent drainage
    4. Warm, tender skin
    1. Increasing restlessness
    2. A negative Homan’s sign
    3. Hypoactive bowel sounds in all four quadrants
    4. Blood pressure of 110/70 and a pulse of 86 beats/min
    1. On the nonoperative side with legs abducted
    2. Side-lying on the operative side
    3. Side-lying with the affected leg internally rotated
    4. Side-lying with the affected leg externally rotated
    1. Supine, with the amputated limb supported with pillows
    2. Prone
    3. Reverse Trendelenburg
    4. Supine with the amputated limb flat on the bed

    Author of lecture Therapeutic Procedures

     Diana Shenefield, PhD

    Diana Shenefield, PhD

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