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Admitting a patient
Taking the patient’s blood pressure
Giving a shot

PROCEDURE CHECKLIST Admitting a Patient to a Nursing Unit Check (√) Yes or No Procedures steps 1. Assists patient into hospital gown. 8. Yes No Comments . Explains equipment. etc. Transfers patient to the bed. Verifies this information with the patient or family. measures weight while standing on a scale. including how to use call system and location of personal care items. and answers patient’s and family’s questions. including use of side rails. 3. 7. Measures patient’s vital signs.. Explains hospital routines. 9. Checks patient’s identification band to ensure if information. 2. Obtains nursing admission assessment (including health history) and physical assessment. Introduces self to patient and family. 5. including allergies. 6. is correct. meal times. 4. If possible.

If that is not possible. arranges to have valuables placed in the hospital safe. 12. Ensures that all admission orders have been completed.10. Encourages family to take home valuable items. Documents all findings. Initiates care plan or clinical pathway. Recommendation: Pass____________ Needs more practice____ Student:___________________________ Date:__________ Instructor:_________________________ Date:__________ . 13. Completes inventory of patient’s belongings. 11.

Dr a. No. date of birth . Match the abbreviations from an identity (ID) bracelet (1–4) to their meanings (a–d). admission date c. ADM 4.CHECKING A PATIENT’S IDENTITY (ID) BRACELET II. 3. doctor d. 1.Hosp. DOB 2. hospital number b.

weight . blood pressure cuff a. weigh a patient IV. h. records a patient’s blood oxygen saturation 5. wraps around a patient’s arm to take blood pressure 3. digital blood pressure monitor b. BP d. P b. 1. observations 3. takes a patient’s blood pressure 2. kg g. tympanic thermometer e. T a. kilograms 4. O2 SATS f. blood pressure 8. Wt e. takes a patient’s temperature 4. Match the equipment (1–5) to the definitions (a–e). pulse 5. 1. Obs. scales d. respiratory rate 6. Match the abbreviations (1–8) to their meanings (a–h). pulse oximeter c. temperature 7. oxygen saturation 2.EQUIPMENT TO TAKE PATIENT OBSERVATIONS III. RR c.

V. BP one twenty-five over eighty-five  RR 18 4. Pulse seventy-eight  BP 125/85 3.5 1. Resps. Written Spoken  T 36. 18  02 SATS 97% 5. Look at the following examples of written and spoken abbreviations.Sats ninety-seven percent .Temp thirty-six five  P 78 2.

 a) b) c) d) e) Practice reading the following abbreviations: BP 140/90 P 75 RR 16 O2SATS 96% T 36˚C f) RR 19 g) BP 120/80 h) T 37˚C i) P 60 j) O2SATS 99% .

Taking the patient’s blood pressure  What do you say? Try to answer these questions: -What is normal blood pressure? When is medical intervention necessary? . blood pressure or temperature? -What equipment is necessary for performing these procedures?  .What is normal body temperature? -What are some things that can cause changes in a patient’s pulse rate.

. Let’s take your blood pressure. . Let’s ….Important vocabulary: blood pressure cuff pulse breath temperature relax stethoscope place thermometer blood pressure monitor Language for procedures: I’m going to… I’m going to take your pulse. I’m going to take your blood pressure.

6 degrees Fahrenheit pulse: 70 beats per minute Temperature: Fahrenheit 95˚ 95˚9 96˚8 98˚6 99˚5 Celsius 35˚ 35˚5 36˚ 37˚ 37˚5 .Medical readings: blood pressure: 120(one-twenty) over 80 temperature : 98.

Please relax. I’m going to take your pulse. Nurse: First. I’m going to take your pulse. Great ! Your temperature and pulse are normal. Patient: Ok Nurse: Take a couple of deep breaths.Dialogue : Nurse: Good morning. temperature and blood pressure. Please place this thermometer under your tongue. At the same time. Nurse: That’s great. Is that ok? Patient: Sure. Your blood pressure is fine. OK. How are you feeling today? Patient: Better. thank you. . Now. It will be a little tight. let’s take your blood pressure. We’re all finished. Jones. let’s take your temperature and pulse. I’m going to place this cuff around your arm. Ms.

Giving a shot: What do you say as you give are giving the shot? Questions about injections: What types of injections are there? What are some of the most common medications you administer by injection? What are the most common sites of these injections? What supplies do you need to have ready before giving an injection? .

 Types of injection: intramuscular(IM).). vitamins (B12). influenza vaccines. easily markeable muscle  Supplies: syringe. subcutaneous(subcut. disinfectant. . needle. the upper arm intramuscular. etc.a site on your body that has a large.  Common sites of injection: subcutaneous – lower abdomen. intradermal Intradermal = (ID) injection is the injection of a small amount of fluid into the dermal layer of the skin for eg. the front of the thigh. allergy testing  Common medications you administer by injection: an antibiotic (Penicillin).

Important vocabulary: Injection shot syringe needle alcohol medication injection site immunization hurt administer relax tense up rub swab disinfectant dizzy nauseous scared still tingling numbness .

I don’t like shots. How are you feeling today? Patient: I feel fine. OK. Please sit here. let me know. Nurse: If you feel dizzy or nauseous. We’re going to take good care of you. Carter.Dialogue: Nurse : Good afternoon. This is going to hurt a little. . Patient: I’m sorry. Be still and don’t tense up. Nurse: There. OK now. All done. Patient: OK Nurse: Please show me your arm. I’m going to give you a shot. Nurse: Don’t worry. Do you feel any numbness or tingling ? Patient: No. relax your arm. This might be a little cold. Rub here lightly for a few minutes. I’m just a little scared. I’m going to swab your arm with alcohol. Ms.

Please be still. . For negative requests: Please don’t tense up. there are ways to be more polite: Would you sit here. please? Could you show me your arm? I need you to relax your arm. Try not to move.When giving orders. 0  . Taking a patient’s blood pressure: b0 2. Giving a shot or injection: videos 1.