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Incision and Drainage of Abscess

Incision and Drainage of Abscess

What? An abscess refers to a warm, fluctuant nodule with localized erythema caused by a bacterial infection (e.g., methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) with induration and a collection of pus as a result of a break in the epithelium. Incision and drainage...

Basic Splinting Technique

What? Orthopedic injuries are commonly encountered in primary care settings. Splinting is performed to manage various musculoskeletal injuries. Splinting is a non-circumferential application of immobilizers in injured extremities used to stabilize fractures, sprains...

ECG Interpretation

Pre-Procedure Steps Supplies: Paper strip Electrocardiogram machine Graph caliper Procedure Steps (Use a systemic approach) Identify the P waves, QRS, T or U wave Assess the ST segments and R wave progression Identify the axis, lead 1 and AVF Note that P wave is equal...

Suturing Techniques: Simple Interrupted Technique

What is Suturing? Suturing is the preferred method of wound closure to achieve hemostasis in clean, uncontaminated wounds. Use correct techniques, such as direct pressure, hemostats, and sutures to minimize bleeding risks; an anesthetic agent to provide pain control;...

Suturing Made Easy

Suturing is one of the most important skills to learn as a nurse practitioner, because patients expect the clinician to perform simple wound closure in primary care settings. Having a positive attitude and lots of practice will build the confidence you require for...