Category Procedure
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Pericardiocentesis: procedure used to remove pericardial effusion by needle aspiration; treatment of pericardial effusion and/or tamponade

General Preparation for Procedures

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…

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Finger Thoracostomy

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
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Standard Precautions

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.