Myers hale RN Pocket Procedure 2nd Edition 2019 [PDF] Download
Myers hale RN Pocket Procedure 2nd Edition 2019
Confirm that the order (if needed) is in Pt’s chart and ensure that a signed consent is present (if required).
■ Review medical record for allergies and conditions that may influence Pt’s ability to tolerate procedure
■ Observe the “6 Rights of Medication Administration” when giving medications, and triple check all medication orders.
■ Gather and assemble necessary supplies, and obtain assistance
from additional staff as needed.
■ Perform hand hygiene before contact with Pt, before and after putting on gloves, and prior to exiting Pt’s room.
■ Use standard precautions during every Pt contact.
■ Prepare the Pt; explain the procedure and offer reassurance.
■ Identify the Pt; use a minimum of two identifiers (e.g., name, date of birth) and compare against information on Pt’s chart and ID band. Use verbal confirmation when possible.
■ Ensure there is proper lighting (rooms are often dark).
■ Adjust bed height (usually to level of your elbows), and lower nearest side rail to facilitate proper body mechanics.
■ Provide comfort and maintain privacy, exposing only what is minimally necessary to perform procedure