Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 6 | Lecture: c | Slide: 12
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Nursing Care Processes
Lecture:Nursing routines and procedures including performing invasive procedures, administering medication, documenting procedures, and using technology
Slide content:Invasive Procedures that Nurses Perform Give injections: Inject medications and therapies Start intravenous (IV) lines Insert Foley catheters Suture cuts Manage patient airways Insert nasogastric tubes 12
Slide notes:Nurses perform a range of procedures to manage and treat injuries and illnesses. The types of invasive procedures they do depend on their training. Nurses often inject patients with medications, vaccinations, and other therapies. They also start intravenous lines, or IVs, [I-Vs] to deliver fluids, medications, blood products, or other treatments directly to the patients vein through a thin tube called a catheter [ cath -uh-tur]. Nurses might also insert catheters elsewhere in the body. The Foley [ fo -lee] catheter, for example, is inserted into the urinary tract to drain urine. Nurses also clean and bandage wounds, and some nurses can suture [ sue -chir], or stitch, cuts on the skin. Some nurses provide airway management by inserting a breathing tube. Some nurses insert nasogastric [nay-zo- gas -strick] tubes that run from the nose to the stomach. Nasogastric tubes are used to deliver food and liquids to the stomach or to pump substances out of the stomach. 12