NIH Stroke Scale

A stroke is a medical emergency that occurs when blood supply to a certain part of the brain is disrupted due to a blockage or rupture in any of the brain’s arteries. Interruption in blood flow causes an interruption in the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the pertinent brain area. Early intervention plays a …

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Vital Signs Assessment

What are Vital Signs? Vital signs are measurements of the body to check your body’s basic functions. You might be thinking, why do we call them “vital signs,” right? This is because accessing vital signs is the first critical step used to assess patients. If you’ve been to an emergency department, you have definitely seen …

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8 Rights of Medication Administration

Medication administration is one of the crucial responsibilities that a nurse has to fulfill. A nurse should be mindful of the 8 medication rights (previously 5) while administering medication to the patient. Following the 8 rights of medication administration leads to patient safety and patient safety is a nurse’s highest priority. This article discusses the …

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AIDET in Nursing Practice

AIDET refers to certain communication behaviors that build a positive relationship between a nurse and a patient. It was introduced by the Studer Group and stands for Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, and Thank you.  According to Huron (2021), AIDET is a framework used by health care professionals which helps reduce patient stress/anxiety and increases patient …

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What is C-I CARE?

Healthcare professionals have a duty to provide the best possible care to their patients. Therefore, they must ensure patient satisfaction with the quality of care they provide. To give the best possible care, nurses and healthcare providers should be able to build a therapeutic relationship with their clients. Communication plays a significant role in building …

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Medication Administration Routes

Administering medications is one of the most important parts of nursing care. As you know, Right Route is one of the most important rights of medication administration among other medication rights. When administering medications, it is important to assess whether your intervention is beneficial to your patient or not and monitor for any potential side …

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