Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Irrigation page 281 17th CPNE Study guide

Irrigations my be intermittent or continuous. Sterile technique is used to avoid introducing microorganism into a wound or body cavity such as the bladder.

determine the appropriate temperature of the solution
positions the patient
verifies the correct placement of the tube - ng instill 10-20 cc air if child 5 cc air and listen then aspirate gastric contents
instills the solution into the designated area
controls the flow rate
positions the receptacle
records the kind of irrigation solution  used and the amount of irrigation solution used, the patient's response or tolerance in the student pcs response form. check if irrigation solution is included in the i & o totals , ask what the hospital's policy is

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