Prepare yourself Familiarise yourself with the procedure, including the indications, contraindications, technique with anatomical landmarks, and the potential complications. Never perform a procedure unless you have first observed. that procedure being performed, and then performed the procedure at least once…
Finger Thoracostomy: Any pneumothorax in a patient undergoing positive pressure ventilation; Actual or near traumatic cardiac arrest; Shocked state with no apparent cause; Pleural drainage is not indicated in drowning or hangings unless pneumothorax is diagnosed. Remember pleural decompression will reduce the efficiency of the ACD and impedance valve
Previously known by various names including "universal precautions", standard precautions are designed to reduce the risk of microorganism transfer from both recognised and unrecognised sources to a susceptible host.
Indications Intermittent Measurement of bladder residual volume. Obtaining uncontaminated urine for microscopy and culture (especially in females or young children). Facilitating adequate bladder emptying (e.g. in conditions associated with atonic bladder). Intravesical installation of drugs (e.g. contrast media in suspected…
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